Trail Guide - Grande Sassière

Fabian Gleitsmann aims for the Aiguille de la Grande Sassière, the highest ridable peak in the Alps but gets more than he bargained for. On the way, they take in some of the most exceptional riding in the area and eventually get to the top.

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Issue 60

Fri 16th Aug, 2019

This issue we head into the wilderness and get rad whilst bikepacking, Ewen chats to Jasper da Seymour about the creative film making process and Fabian Gleitsmann heads to the highest mountains you can ride in the Alps. We chat to Kilian Bron about mass start racing on snow and talk to Dr Leatt about neck braces. On top of all this, we have bikes from Pivot, DMR and Radon on test alongside three of the best short-travel forks on the market. Plus technique with Clive Forth and lots more inside!

Issue 59

Thu 27th Jun, 2019

Summer is on the horizon and we've already been playing in the dust. This issue sees us head to British Columbia, talk about modern XC bikes and find out more about two iconic World Cup photographers. We catch up with Merida rider Toni Ferreiro and get some science behind riding eyewear, whilst the test team check out bikes from Pole, Cube, Ragley and Marin alongside kit from Leatt, Marzocchi, Motion and Julbo.

Issue 58

Fri 19th Apr, 2019

Spring is here in the Northern hemisphere, and the trails are drying out nicely. This issue we get adventurous and head to the French and Slovenian Alps for some epic journeys through the mountains, Ewen Turner talks to Darrell Voss, the man behind Naild and team IMB head to New Zealand to compete in The Pioneer. Testing features the new bikes from Cannondale, Cube, Ghost, Greyp, Haibike and Merida as well kit from Hope, Lake, Leatt, SRAM and Box. Clive Forth is on hand with the technique once again, this issue he is looking at going around corners with speed and style there is plenty more inside too!

Issue 57

Mon 18th Feb, 2019

2019 is well and truly underway now, and we are stoked on another fantastic year of mountain biking. Shock horror spring might have sprung already outside the office, and it’s great to get back on the trails! This issue we talk to Dan and Gee Atherton about racing and catch up with Brendan Fairclough and crew to talk about Rampage 2018. We have some exciting destinations to visit including the sublime Revelstoke and Yukon! As ever Clive is on hand with the technique, he’s looking at improving your riding in wild conditions, and we have some new bikes on test and much more inside too!

Issue 56

Fri 19th Oct, 2018

We're heading into Autumn in Europe and the trails are running prime after a great summer. This issue we head to Wales both for Red Bull Hardline and to check out the mighty Black Mountains Cycle Centre. We also chat with Alistair Beckett about bike design and Ewen Turner takes a budget hardtail to an enduro race. Short and long travel bikes get some testing alongside components to make your riding life better!

Issue 55

Fri 24th Aug, 2018

In this issue Isac Paddock delves into the relationship between Aaron Gwin and his mechanic John Hall. We chat to Katy Winton about racing and life as a full factory enduro pro. Plus the team go electric and ride some of the best ebikes around to see what the fuss is all about, and take a trip to the Tweed Valley in Scotland. Tests feature some fresh new bikes and wheelsets for every budget.

Issue 54

Wed 27th Jun, 2018

Summer is here, trails are dusty, and everything is good with the world. This issue we catch up with Jill Kintner and find out how to become Queen at Crankworx, Emily Horridge gets adventurous in the French Alps and Damian Rosso heads to Vermont. The FS Funn Factory team bring us up to speed with World Cup action, and we test hot new bikes and the best dropper posts around.

Issue 53

Mon 30th Apr, 2018

It's looking like spring in Europe but the snow is still clinging onto the trails. This issue we head south to escape the winter and catch up with the Trippin' Fellaz to get a solid dose of adventure. Isac Paddock takes us 'up north' and Ross Bell experiences the magnificent scenery and trails of Colorado. Bikes, kit and even some 2019 suspension gets a once over to finish off another fantastic issue!

Issue 52

Mon 26th Feb, 2018

It's the first issue of 2018 and things are already set for a great year of mountain bike action. This issue we head to the Alps and the Canary Islands, test out some drop bar bikes and get behind the scenes with the FSFUNN downhill team. Plenty of bikes and kit have been tested along with the usual collection of amazing photos and videos.

Issue 51

Thu 21st Dec, 2017

It's the last issue of 2017, but don't worry, we've not hit the sherry yet and we've still got the best content and tests from around the world to finish off the year in style. From insane dirt jumps with Matt Jones to riding into the heart of darkness in Tazmania, this issue takes us far and wide with the finest photos, videos and tests all in one place. Merry Xmas!

Issue 50

Thu 26th Oct, 2017

It’s issue 50, so we’ve been travelling the globe to seek out the very best in mountain bike content just for you! From Norway to Finale Ligure, Wales to New Zealand we left no stone unturned! Be sure to check out the latest issue, which is packed with the best stories, photos and videos from around the world. We’ve got technique, tests and so much more inside! Enjoy!

Issue 49

Tue 22nd Aug, 2017

It’s a fantastic collection of bikes, people and destinations to get you inspired, motivated and generally psyched for all things mountain biking. We catch up with Greg Callaghan and find out what has made this year so successful, and take a trip to Croatia with Ross Bell. Part two of our Northern Ireland adventure finishes in Rostrevor and we get behind the scenes with Italian brand Formula. Enjoy!

Issue 48

Thu 29th Jun, 2017

It’s another stunning edition with loads of amazing stories, images and videos to keep you entertained! Inside we venture off to Ireland to discover what the vibrant MTB scene has to offer! Rebecca Parker asks they question all women want answering; do you really need a Women’s Specific Design bike? And Ronny Kiaulehn heads off to Fuerteventura and there is loads more inside too, be sure to check it out!

Issue 47

Wed 19th Apr, 2017

It’s another cracking edition with loads of fantastic stories, images and videos to keep you entertained! Inside we chat to one of mountain biking’s most entertaining characters, Yoann Barelli tells his incredible story! Ewen Turner spends an unhealthy amount of time investigating the modern hardtail, and James Swann heads to Tasmania to sample the stunning trails there!

Issue 46

Tue 21st Feb, 2017

It’s another huge edition with loads of fantastic stories, images and videos to keep you entertained! Inside Stu Lill goes heli-biking in New Zealand getting dropped in the wilderness and riding his way out with his buddies. Damien Rosso and Nico Quéré discover amazing trails in Hong Kong and Ewen Turner discovers what it really takes to be get on the podium at a World Cup!

Issue 45

Tue 20th Dec, 2016

It’s another packed edition just in time for the festive season to keep you entertained when you are off the bike! Inside Steve Shannon heads to the Canary Islands with Emily Slaco, we chat to Chris Cocalis from Pivot in our Behind the Brand feature and how about a bit of bikepacking in Iceland for the trail guide? Of course we have all the usual suspects too, be sure to check it out!

Issue 44

Mon 24th Oct, 2016

In this issue Euan Wilson heads on a bike adventure to Norway, using a boat to navigate the fjords and sniff out the trails! We head to Torridon in Scotland for our trail guide and Endura, the people who clothe Danny MacAskill feature in our Behind The Brand article. As usual Richard Kelly is on hand with the technique and we have loads more inside too, be sure to check it out!

Issue 43

Mon 22nd Aug, 2016

In this issue Ewen Turner puts himself into full race mode and heads to the Alps, taking on the Enduro World Series in La Thuile and revisiting the Megavalanche in Alp d'Huez and asking the question ''Is this iconic bike race still relevant?'' Elsewhere O’Neal feature in our Behind the Brand piece and Steve Shannon takes us on a tour of Cumberland and Hornby Island in Canada.

Issue 42

Sat 25th Jun, 2016

In this issue Graham Beaumont travels to New Zealand with no particular plans. Sandra Sabitzer travels to the Azores in the Atlantic to check out some stunning trails and we feature Vitus in our Behind the Brand feature! We’ve also got technique with Richard Kelly, bike tests and a feature on the Tweed Valley, there is plenty more inside too...

Issue 41

Tue 19th Apr, 2016

In this issue Ewen Turner takes a look at the booming female enduro scene, these girls can shred! Steve Shannon heads to Nepal to do some serious bike trekking on the trip of a lifetime and we feature Commencal in our Behind the Brand feature! We've also got technique with Richard Kelly, bike tests and a feature on Crankworx Rotorua, there is plenty more inside too...

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Thu 19th Feb, 2015

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Sat 18th Oct, 2014

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Tue 19th Feb, 2013

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Sat 17th Dec, 2011

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Tue 18th Oct, 2011

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Tue 21st Jun, 2011

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Mon 18th Apr, 2011

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Thu 17th Feb, 2011

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