New School XC

Time's are a-changin' once again: this time it's cross-country bikes that are getting the long, low and slack treatment and Ewen Turner is all for it! Ditch the Lycra, but keep the speed with modern XC bikes.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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