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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.