This month in MBUK magazine, the bike test is back! The team bring you comprehensive reviews of the six hottest trendsetting bikes in 2020. They also document the rise of West Country lad Laurie Greenland, embark on an MTB adventure in Italy’s Dolomites and finally head out on the first group ride since lockdown began.
MBUK also goes behind the scenes with DMR pedals and Zipp Wheels, and gets the lowdown on all the latest kit in Wrecked and Rated.
The testing team is finally able to go out and review new bikes!
Over the course of 2020’s UK lockdown, the MBUK bike shed has been steadily filling up with all sorts of exciting machines and, now that restrictions are easing, six of the hottest new trendsetting bikes have been taken out to the trails for a good old thrashing. It’s about time!
Check out the in-depth review of Santa Cruz’s 5010 CC X01 RSV in this month’s bike test.
Stepping up to the big league
From wildcard outsider to podium-pusher, the trajectory to success of Bristol’s Laurie Greenland seems unstoppable. MBUK catches up with the West Country wonder and plots the course of his meteoric rise to World Cup winner.
Recent World Cup winner Laurie Greenland on his rapid rise to stardom.
Legends of the fall line
Freeride legends Darren Berrecloth, Richie Schley and Geoff Gulevich pioneered stylish mountain biking back in the ’90s, but they aren’t ready to hang up their helmets just yet.
Join this rag-tag band of MTB heroes on a crazy trip through Italy’s Dolomites and see if these old dogs can nail some new tricks.
Freeride legends from the ’90s take a trip to Italy’s Dolomite mountains.
Getting the band back together
Like most of the UK, MBUK’s staff have been sitting forlornly indoors for months, unable to go out on proper MTB rides.
Thankfully, things are changing for the better and, with the sun shining and social-distancing in practice, they finally get together for a proper ride in the Gloucestershire woods.
The MBUK team riding in North Nibley, Gloucestershire.
Pangbourne, Chilterns Big Ride
Map maker Max Darkins, heads to the Chiltern Hills AONB and discovers a picture-postcard summer landscape of aromatic wild flowers, sun-dappled woodland tracks and lush pine forests – all located just outside London.
Max Darkins riding through the woods near Pangbourne for this month’s Big Ride.
Tidworth Freeride Trail Crew
The crew pop over to Tidworth Freeride in Wiltshire to check out the awesome trail features on offer – but end up with front-row seats at a photo competition between Ben ‘Deakinator’ Deakin and Grant ‘Chopper’ Fielder.
Tidworth Freeride Trail Crew.
And that’s not all…
This issue of MBUK is jam-packed with all the latest and greatest bikes, product reviews and news stories from the mountain biking world.
There’s brand new kit from Yeti and SRAM, along with pages of product reviews that include Giro’s Manifest Spherical helmet.
Giro’s Manifest Spherical helmet, reviewed in this month’s Wrecked and Rated.
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Official Mint Sauce beer mats featuring original artwork by creator Jo Burt!
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