Mountain Bike Rider - September 2016 (MR0916)


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Mountain Bike Rider issue MR0916 published by Time Inc.

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The latest issue of MBR is out now, packed full of inspiring ideas and route maps to help you find new places to get out and ride. What about the magazine itself? Here’s a taste of what you’ll find inside… FEATURES Trail centre focus: Queen elizabeth country park, Hampshire Think the South Downs is just fire road trails and long-distance schleps? Think again: QECP has tight singletrack forest trails, steep descents and now a thriving enduro scene Arrochar, Scotland In search of Scotland’s steepest trail, we head into the Highlands and find razor edge riding that’ll push you to the limits of what’s really sensible on two wheels Tasmania, Australia Hans ‘No Way’ Rey witnesses the transformation of a Tasmanian backwater into a mountain bike mecca — expect dust, devils and even some back-wheel hops BIKES & GEAR The Bowie bike If David Bowie had been a mountain biker, this would have been his ride: meet the custom paintjob honouring The Thin White Duke First rides Check out Vitus’s carbon-fibre enduro bike for just £2.5k, plus first rides on the Whyte 801 hardtail ripper, Kona’s new carbon Hei Hei, the Lapierre Overvolt e-bike and Scott Spark with Plus tyres Longtermers It’s results day for Dave’s Specialized’s Stumpjumper FSR Comp 6Fattie: do Plus size tyres complement or hinder the venerable Stumpy? Product testing Reviewed: Hope Spiderless Crankset, Osprey Viper pack, DT Swiss rims, Shimano AM5 shoe, Burgtec Penthouse flat pedal, Gore Power Trail shorts, Bontrager Lithos helmet and loads more Tyres grouptest Do-it-all trail tyres: what’s the best all rounder for front and rear use? We find out, pitting Maxxis, Schwalbe, and the best of the rest E-bikes Pedal-assist e-bikes are here to stay, so it’s time to find out whether Spesh, Trek or Giant makes the best, and whose electric motor carries the most oomph and control HOW TO Learn from roadies From training to nutrition, goal-setting to bike care, here are the best roadie skills Skills: techy climbs How to conquer tricky climbs: Dirt School dishes out the skills advice you’ll need, including power, control and balance mbr7879 Workshop: headset service The must-do service any home mechanic can master, servicing your headset will keep your steering smooth for next-to-no money REGULARS Big Pictures Buzz Real-world riding Born-again rider Mailbox Reader photos Ride guide Afterimage

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Publisher Time Inc.
Title Mountain Bike Rider
Frequency Monthly
Sector Hobbies & Interests
Date 1 Sep 2016
Month September
Year 2016