MBUK's October issue hits the shelves today!

Bike and gear testing, major event reports and loads more in the latest edition

Step out of the dark and ride into the light this month with MBUK's grouptest on 15 sets of high-powered trail lights. The October issue also includes a 2K full-susser bike test, a load of the industry’s best kit is given the Wrecked and Rated treatment, and there's a behind the scenes look at some of the year’s top events.

Two-grand trail slayers

Does buying online at around the £2k+ mark provide any benefit over your local bike shop? Find out as we put four mid-travel trail bikes from Radon, YT Industries, Canyon and Whyte to the test.

Bikes from Canyon, YT Industries, Radon and Whyte reviewed head-to-head
Bikes from Canyon, YT Industries, Radon and Whyte reviewed head-to-head

Going for gold

MBUK joins the Great Britain Cycling Team at the recent World Champs in Lenzerheide Switzerland. Through the eyes of track analyst Rich Thomas, you'll get an inside line on how the top riders prepare and work together in pursuit of the coveted rainbow stripes.

We get an exclusive fly on the wall look inside the GB Team pits from this year's World Champs
We get an exclusive fly on the wall look inside the GB Team pits from this year's World Champs

Light brigade

Turn dark evenings into an opportunity for epic rides with our grouptest on 15 trail lights. All the jargon is explained and there's detailed guidance on what to look for as well as three winners depending on your requirements and budget.

Plus, there's how-to advice on riding in the dark, how to prepare and what to take and where to go.

15 sets of lights tested plus tips for getting out riding after the sun's gone down
15 sets of lights tested plus tips for getting out riding after the sun's gone down

High moors and the Scottish Highlands

Features editor Ed visits Glencoe and discovers just how beautifully rowdy the Highland trails can be, while route master Max Dawkins explores the Peak District in the Big Ride.

MBUK explores the rugged mountain-sides of Glencoe with a clan of Scotland's best
MBUK explores the rugged mountain-sides of Glencoe with a clan of Scotland's best

Mini pumps

Six of the best mini pumps that will get you back on the bike in a flash, rather than leave you deflated by the trail side, are reviewed.

Free gift

Free with every issue is MBUK’s Ultimate Guide to Kids’ Bikes which examines the latest and greatest in youth bikes, gear and places to ride.

MBUK's ultimate kids' guide comes free with every issue
MBUK's ultimate kids' guide comes free with every issue

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