This month’s MBUK features the huge Bike of the Year special, Scotland’s Strathpuffer 24-hour race, women’s trail bikes tested, travel tales from Israel, Spain and Italy, plus all the latest tech, tips and more!
April’s MBUK brings you the huge, 36-page Bike of the Year special. Plus, hand-built trails in Israel’s Holy Land, bikepacking adventures over Spain’s TransAndalus and urban danger in Naples.
Our own Aoife Glass gives women’s trail bikes the ‘wrecked and rated’ treatment, and much more – including rides in the Cairngorms and Swinley Forest, the stunning photography of JB Liautard and all the latest tech and tips.
Bike of the Year 2019
Twenty of the greatest trail bikes around are pitted head-to-head by the world’s most talented testers to determine 2019’s best ride. Months of blood, sweat, tears and arguing have resulted in this mammoth 36-page supplement — pick up your copy to find out the winner!
Surviving the Strathpuffer
Ed braves the intense permafrost at StrathpufferAndy McCandish
Ed Thomsett and Ben Cannell push themselves to the limits of their endurance, fighting through brutal permafrost and serious sleep-deprivation — all while having an incredible time — at Scotland’s infamous winter 24-hour race.
Women’s trail bikes tested
Rebecca Smith testing the Liv Intrigue in the Forest of DeanSteve Behr
Aoife puts four top women’s trail bikes through MBUK’s ‘wrecked and rated’ testing treatment, and finds out whether or not female-specific bikes are the best option for riders like herself.
Trails and tribulations on the TransAndalus
The epic Sierra Nevada mountains bring some serious sightsDuncan Philpott
Photographer and mountain biker Duncan Philpott took an unpredictable 1,000km+ bikepacking holiday through Andalusia to avoid the British weather, but found the icy clutches of winter hard to escape! Snow, camping and hungry vultures in the Sierra Nevada mountains all contributed to a truly memorable journey.
All the gear…
Tech chief Rob tests Calibre’s weighty enduro bike, the SentrySteve Behr
This issue’s stuffed to the spine with tons of tech, testing and tips, including Calibre’s astonishingly good value Sentry, high-capacity holdalls rated, how to shoot great footage with your GoPro, and much, much more!