Issue 62 is here! It’s taken a few late nights and long days but all the words and pictures have been stuck together and magazine has been sent to the printers. Inside there are all the high quality words and pictures you should rightly expect – Matt’s epic tale from the Trans Provence race, a special gallery from the very talented Geoff Waugh, lightweight hardtails put through the Grinder plus loads more. There’s a full contents list below to whet your appetite.
As it’s this year’s final Issue, there’s also a lovely 2011 calendar absolutely free to help you organise your riding time, filled with lots of amazing pictures to keep your inspired throughout the next twelve months.
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What does touch-typing have to do with subtle brake use on a bike? Chipps knows…
10. Trans Provence
Matt rides an event designed to show you some of the best trails in Provence, while breaking you and fixing you at the same time.
20. Geoff Waugh gallery
A true legend in the UK bike industry. Photographer Geoff Waugh has a new exhibition out and we have some of his shots here.
28. Industry Insider
A new column revealing some of the behind-the-scenes bits of the bike industry
30. Blame the Dog
Mike Ferrentino gives thanks for the little things. Like thumbs.
33. Bike Test: Sub 20 pounders
Three bikes weighing in at the magic 20lbs from Burls, Niner and Scott.
42. Singletrack interview: Saracen’s Simon Wild
A look at a real phoenix of the UK bike industry.
52. UK Trails: The Pennine Bridleway
One day it’ll stretch 340 miles from Derbyshire to Scotland. For now, Chipps rides a new 25 mile section in some awful weather.
60. Christmas with Singletrack
Stuck for ideas? Relatives stuck for ideas? Either read this or leave the magazine ‘accidentally’ open at this page. Problem solved.
62. Subscribe to Singletrack.
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64. Through the Grinder
Real world product testing in the grit and the grime around Singletrack HQ
76. Competition – Win Magura Brakes!
We have a pair of Magura Marta FR brakes to give away in this issue’s competition.
78. World Travel: Club Alpino Siciliano
Jon and Sim ride and eat their way round this sweet Mediterranean island.
88. Editors’ Choice
Our favourite products of 2010. Good enough to be given the Editors’ Choice seal of approval!
96. Grouptest – Helmet lights
Whether you run one as a backup, or as your main light, most riders use a helmet light and we’ve reviewed ten of the best.
104. Chicken and Egg
Does where you ride determine the bike you ride? Or vice versa? Benji Haworth investigates.
110. Fitness Questions with Matt Hart: Recovery.
We’ve covered a lot about training, but how about recovery?
114. Route Guide – The ‘other’ West Yorkshire.
There’s more to W.Yorks than Calderdale, here’s a look at the best of the rest.
126. Singletrack Premier
Exclusive content, sneak previews, videos and special deals. Here’s why you need to go Premier.
Words can not describe things. So pictures will have to do.