The September issue of MBUK is out now

The latest issue of MBUK is hot off the press and here's what's in store for you

Mountain bikes can be ridden in so many different ways and this month’s MBUK is a celebration of that. There's everything from enduro racing in the Yorkshire Dales to urban street riding, cross-country racing and even strapping bikes to the back of a moped for an epic roadtrip to the Alps.

As well as misinformed motorbike adventures, team challenges at the Ard Rock Enduro and ride reports from Grizedale Forest in The Lake District and Aston Hill Bike Park in Buckinghamshire, the latest issue is packed with product focused content too.

MBUK features editor Alex and team rider Al Bond take on the Ard Rock Enduro
MBUK features editor Alex and team rider Al Bond take on the Ard Rock Enduro

This month the Wrecking Crew heads to Buckinghamshire to sample Aston Hill's classic trails
This month the Wrecking Crew heads to Buckinghamshire to sample Aston Hill's classic trails

In this issue's Bike Test we’ve been putting in the miles aboard four lightweight 29-inch hardtails in pursuit of finding the fastest race bike, while in our grouptest we’ve tested 15 trail lights, which should have you prepared for winter night rides regardless of your budget.

We put four 29-inch wheeled, lightweight, XC hardtails to the test
We put four 29-inch wheeled, lightweight, XC hardtails to the test

15 trail lights have been tested for every budget
15 trail lights have been tested for every budget

If full-sus bikes are more your thing, then don’t worry, we’ve got first ride reviews on YT’s Jeffsy CF Pro 27, Merida’s latest e-bike and Orbea’s new Rallon enduro bike, which is truly sublime.

We also talk to Jeff Steber at Intense Cycles about 29-inch-wheeled downhill bikes and get up close and personal with one of only four prototype team race bikes.

Find out the story behind Dean Lucas's Intense M29 from boss and designer Jeff Steber
Find out the story behind Dean Lucas's Intense M29 from boss and designer Jeff Steber

We also test a huge range of individual products including Specialized’s new 2FO flat pedal shoes, the KS Lev Ci dropper post and kit from Alpinestars, Scott, Troy Lee Designs, Mavic and more.

And, haven’t you heard? Bumbags are cool again. So this month we’ve tested six of the best rucksack alternatives in all different shapes and sizes.  

Somehow, between compiling all this great content, the MBUK staff have managed to get out on their long-term test bikes and you can read all about how their rides are faring after a full summer of abuse as well as what upgrades they’ve made.

Find out how Ed's Specialized Enduro 29er is holding up in our Long-term Rides section
Find out how Ed's Specialized Enduro 29er is holding up in our Long-term Rides section

Issue 347 is on sale in all good shops right now. Go grab it while it’s hot!

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