Mountain Biking UK October 2021

Mountain Biking UK has got all the latest news, kit and exclusive info on the newest and best bikes. The MBUK Wrecking Crew testing team are out there right now, riding new bikes and products to destruction, to give you expert reviews you can count on to be brutally honest. We live to ride - and that's what makes MBUK Britain’s best-selling bike magazine.

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CAPTIVATING ME WITH THEIR SPEED AND STYLE, MAKING ME YEARN TO RIDE, MY HEROES HELPED SPARK A LIFELONG LOVE OF MOUNTAIN BIKING As a teenager, posters of Jason McRoy and John Tomactornfrom MBUK jostledforspaceonmywall with Nirvana and other musical heroes, captivating me with their speed and style, making me yearn to get out and ride, and helping to spark a lifelong love of mountain biking. I’m sure many of you have similar memories. So what better way to celebrate our 400th issue – a momentous milestone for any publication – than by paying tribute to some heroes. Not just mine, but those who mean the most to you, too. After all, if it weren’t for our passionate, mountain biking-mad readers, there’d be no MBUK. Simple as that. It’s you who motivate…

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in the mag this month

STEVE PEAT MTB LEGEND The big man from Sheffield is our guest columnist and among those paying tribute to their heroes on p41 DAN MILNER WRITER/PHOTOGRAPHER Dan’s explored the world’s wildest places, but finding the coolest new kit in the vast halls of Eurobike was his toughest challenge yet! TASH BRADLEY 4X CHAMP & SKILLS COACH With two World Champs silver medals, Tash knows a thing or two about hitting jumps, and shares her expertise on p114 JAMES BLACKWELL MBUK ART EDITOR A special shout-out to Jimmer, who slaved over our cover and refreshing key sections of this special issue, with more to come…

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meet the team

JAMES COSTLEY-WHITE EDITOR Jason McRoy was the man; so fast and cool. I watched the Dirt movie so many times I wore out the VHS! JAMES BLACKWELL ART EDITOR Cédric Gracia. RAD on a bike and wild off it – the best parties I’ve ever been to were with Gracia! CHRIS BARNARD PRODUCTION EDITOR Long rides in vast landscapes are my thing – something Mike Hall did better than anyone JULIA BROUSSIER DESIGNER The top women are going faster, gnarlier and bigger than ever. I can’t pick one – they’re all inspirations! WILL SOFFE STAFF WRITER Sam Hill, for his flat-pedal style, effortless cornering, innovative line choice and laidback Aussie attitude…

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evie richards gets the gold!

The long wait is over! Evie Richards became Britain’s first ever Elite cross-country world champion this August with an inspired performance that left the world’s best riders in her dust. The 24-year-old from Malvern stayed cool to overtake three-time world champ Pauline Ferrand-Prévot of France on lap two of the race in Val di Sole, Italy, and lead all the way to the finish. Dutchwoman Anne Terpstra outsprinted the chase group for the silver medal, while Sina Frei beat fellow Swiss rider Jolanda Neff, this year’s Olympic champ, to third. Evie just missed out on the win in the short-track XC race too, with a photo finish giving her the silver medal. In the men’s XC, Nino Schurter took an incredible ninth World Champs gold, ahead of fellow Swiss athlete Mathias…

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dirty great diy project!

With plenty of time on their hands earlier this year, the Oneplanet Adventure team who run Coed Llandegla trail centre in North Wales challenged themselves to use their DIY skills to spruce things up. They’ve put a huge amount of work into refreshing the visitor centre, workshop and cafe, including building a new all-weather canopy for the deck. But that’s not all – they’ve also resurfaced the trails and added a new section. Oneplanet’s Jim Gaffney tells us: “It’s a very flowy red-graded section that links the blue trail at Shotton View to the red at Gelders Glider. Basically berm after berm of flowy descent, it’ll eventually form the second part of a much longer trail section from the top of the forest. It’s the first new section we’ve built since…

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protect and swerve

Hand guards gained prominence when three-time Enduro World Series champ Sam Hill began running them in races, but the jury remains out as to whether they’re a useful accessory or simply a fashion trend. Proponents say they provide valuable knuckle protection – in the words of our staff writer Will: “After some nasty over-the-bars crashes where tree branches grabbed my brake lever, I like to have hand guards fitted, especially with all the summer undergrowth!” Doubters aren’t keen on the aesthetics and consider them an extra expense that adds weight and clutter. Wherever you stand, it’s good to have more choice, and French brand SendHit are aiming to challenge industry leaders AVS with their new Nock hand guards. At 169g a pair they’re a little heavier, but their 10mm-wide aluminium clamp…