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Photostory | Dolce Vita and riding by the seaside in Finale Ligure

Pizza, pasta and wine – planning a holiday to Italy and these are the first things on your mind surely? But this warm-blooded country, where mamma’s home-cooking, motorway chaos and gelatos reign supreme, has tons more to offer –just think about those breathtaking trails that lead you right down towards the Med. You’ve either heard Read more…

On Location | Belfast Urban Trails and City Life

On the sixth day of our Irish MTB tour we headed out of the sparsely inhabited Northern Irish countryside into the busy heart of the Belfast City outskirts, to check out Barnett Demesne urban trails and pump track, plus a bit of riverside tarmac trail leading all the way into the city centre. It was Read more…

Simmons & Co riding the Black Canyon Trail on the new Sherpa

The Black Canyon Trail – Words by Wade Simmons. Photography by Margus Riga. For some, adventure is defined by harrowing near-death experiences. For me, having the intent to adventure is what defines it—even just getting away from civilization for a short while. And with that in mind we organized a trip to Arizona’s Sonoran Desert Read more…

On Location | Davagh Trails, Northern Ireland

Day seven of our Irish adventure, it was to be our last day of riding on the Emerald Isle. We had had a wicked time traveling around and visiting all the different riding spots Ireland had to offer. Our final trail ride was to be just over an hour’s drive over to the very quiet Read more…

On Location | Rostrevor Mountain Bike Trails

For day four and five of our MTB tour of Ireland we headed over to the stunning spot of Rostrevor Mountain Bike Centre, again in the North of Ireland, thirty minutes further up the coast from Castlewellan. Yet again we were all treated to stunning mountainous and forestry views as we headed through old-fashioned looking Read more…

Travel | SRAM Far and Wide: Austin, Texas

Far and Wide is the catchphrase for the new SRAM GX drivetrain, a few of their riders set out to Austin, Texas to explore its capabilities. Although not normally known for mountain biking, it brought together friends from widely different locations and riding disciplines. And isn’t that what biking is all about? I can’t seem Read more…

Local Heroes, Local Trails | Philipp Gerken & the Deister

My name is Philipp Gerken, I’m 27 years old and have been biking off-road for 15 years. I studied in Stuttgart and Berlin and at the moment I work for CamForPro in Hannover. After having tried out various sports I discovered biking through my uncle who took me biking in the Deister hills near Hannover. Read more…

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…