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Race Report | Vitus First Tracks Enduro, Castlewellan

Day two of our tour of Ireland took us up from South to North, we passed through the border where things changed dramatically, money changed back from Euros to Pounds, road signs became more familiar and the accents of the natives switches from soft and gentle to that much tougher sounding ‘Norn Iron’ slang! Although Read more…

Back Issue | Local Heroes: Wellington, New Zealand

Blustery, with a High Chance of Singletrack Spoke Magazine’s Brett Kennedy shows us his local trails in Wellington, New Zealand There’s a chill in the air, even though it’s Spring. Rain has been pelting the roof throughout the night, periodically waking me from my slumber. The wind, the seemingly ever-present wind, is pushing the rain Read more…

Travel | MAXIMFLOW Four Sessions – Max Schumann rides Winter!

For many who live in the mountains, winter means a change of sports, something that will float on top of the snow. For Max Schumann, skiing is only part of his winter, he just can’t seem to stay off of two wheels. This year he trained on this cross bike in frigid conditions and tested Read more…

Adventure | A Drop in the Ocean – Madeira with Marco Fidalgo

Marco Fidalgo from Portugal is a professional mountain bike racer and ambassador for Berg Cycles. Always dreaming of adventure, he recently travelled to the North Coast of Madeira in order to show why this hidden gem is as special as its people! Marco conceived this project himself, and now ‘A Drop in the Ocean’ is Read more…

Home Sweet Home – Unknown Home: Flimser Mountains

During last year’s mountain bike season, we unfortunately saw far too little of our adopted home of Flims. Travelling from race to race meant that we were almost always on the move. And even after eight years of living in this paradise for mountain bikers, climbers and winter sport lovers, we still haven’t ticked off Read more…

Adventure | The crossing of Lake St-Jean: Fatbike in the white desert

Thirty-two kilometers. It probably doesn’t sound much but when its on one of America’s largest frozen lakes deep in the heart of Canada with temperatures around -25°C and a continuous 40 km/h lateral wind blowing you off balance – things are a bit different. The figure thirty-two should be written down in big, bold letters. Read more…

Travel | Andiamo, ragazzi! – Kicking off the season in Finale Ligure

Finale Ligure does not really need an introduction. Having evolved over the last decade into a biking hotspot, this location on the Ligurian coast is recognised all over the world for enduro riding. Fabrizio D’Aloisio is a guide at the Bike School Engadin and the start of March marked the beginning of his season in Read more…

First Look | TT-MK1 Custom Trail Tool

Any self respecting trail builder needs good tools, however in the UK these can sometimes be hard to source – until now! We check out the first proto-type of a very handy trail building tool called the TT-MK1. Made in Shropshire, UK using locally sourced craftsmanship and material. Sandy Plenty, Director of The Trailhead got Read more…

Adventure: Two months on the roof of the world in Nepal

As a guide for Asia Guide Adventures, Taner Yalcin spent the past autumn crisscrossing the Himalayas, encountering cyclones, snowstorms and breathtaking trails. Read it here. The start of October marked the beginning once again, time for the annual autumnal tours of the Himalayas. This year I had three pre-booked tours on the Annapurna circuit ahead Read more…

Travel | Nelson NZ – One City’s Enduro World Series Stars

New Zealand, most often thought of in the world of mountain biking as a mecca, a hotspot and hub for cyclists. A country with its heart firmly in the outdoors lifestyle it’s not surprising that it produces some pretty talented riders. One city in New Zealand it seems is producing some of the top enduro Read more…