• Singletrack Magazine Singletrack - Issue 81 May 2013

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What’s in Issue 81?

  • Editorial. Chipps channels his inner Spinal Tap in order to achieve marginal improvement.
  • The Big Feature: Poachers Turned Gamekeepers.When your secret trails are discovered… you can either move on – or you can go legit.
  • The Big Column: Benji Haworth. Benji’s just thrown away his hardtail. For good. And he’ll tell you why you need to as well.
  • Jewel Of The Isle: Peaslake Village Stores. Home of the world-famous cheese straw. And near some tasty trails too.
  • Stat Of The Art. Which Singletrackworld.com viewers are on the organ transplant register, then?
  • Column: Careless Talk Costs Rides. Meerkat dispenses advice for marital bliss. Almost.
  • UK Profile: Empire Cycles. A UK-built bike company that isn’t afraid to do things differently. Very differently.
  • International Travel: Sedona, Arizona. Imagine a red rock Glastonbury, with conspiracy theorists and some world-class mountain biking. You’re about 20% of the way there. Sedona has it all.
  • Stan the Man. An interview with one of the most influential designers of our time. Stan, of Stan’s NoTubes.
  • Singletrack Style: The Core Collection. Our new fashion guru runs through the clothing essentials you must have in your riding wardrobe.
  • International Travel: New Zealand’s Fiordland. Alec Connon ignores the ‘Trail closed’ signs for an unforgettable adventure.
  • Classic Ride: Borrowdale Bash. This Lakeland loop is a true classic that every British mountain biker must ride.
  • Through The Grinder. Seven pages of shiny products made dull and scratchy by our all-weather test squad.
  • Grouptest: Cross Country Race Brakes. The lightest, pimpest race brakes available from Avid, Formula, Hope and Shimano.
  • Bike Test: Two Grand Bikes. How much bike do you get for 2,000? A lot – and in how many different ways? Bikes from Canyon, Norco and Specialized.
  • Premier Listings. Got a Singletrack Subscriber card? Here’s your list of where you can get sweet discounts.
  • We Just Work Here. Who does what. Who to call and who helped us put the issue together.
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