Issue 90 of Singletrack delivers columns about crashing and packing, and overseas travel stories from Croatia and the Alps. Closer to home they’ve been testing knee pads and visiting Walna Scar Road, Salter Fell and a couple of classic British movie locations too. Grinder is crammed with all the bits and pieces they’ve been testing for the past few months, the bike test looks at trail toys from Ibis, Pivot and Rocky Mountain, and a marathon machine from Whyte rounds out the tests. And, of course, there’s a great big Tweed Love-In.
Walna Scar Road: Steve and Barney hit up a Lakeland classic for a day of riding in the sunshine, with beer and pies. Out of office? Absolutely.
Trans Velebit: What happens when two mountain bike journalists get hitched and want a ‘different’ honeymoon? They ride across a Croatian mountain range, of course…
Valley Of The Bike People: If you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past fortnight then you may have missed just how awesome the Tweedlove festival was. Never fear, though – Sam Needham and Dave captured the best bits for your pleasure.
Moments Of Movie Misery: More Sam Needham content, in conjunction with Pete Scullion, Withnail and Renton. This time the brothers get grim.
Ubaye Summit Hunters: Even pro riders need holidays! Dan Atherton and Hans Rey hit up the big mountains (deckchairs optional).
Salter Fell: Salter Fell’s a fell we know well but we’ve never seen it like this before (or indeed tried to say that rapidly on #drinkbeeratyourdeskfriday). Beate and her sketchbook take on a long ride home.
3 Bikes For Riding Pleasure Trails: This issue’s bike test looks at trail bikes from Ibis, Pivot and Rocky Mountain, so we thought it only fitting – and sensible – to grouptest as many knee pads as we could get our hands on, too*. Elsewhere there’s a tasty array of Grinder products ground to bits and seasoned with the traditional selection of chewy columns, delicious photography and pithy commentary on the state of the mountain bike nation. Ahem.
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