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Chipps suggests that you wake up and smell the broad beans. International Adventure - Costa Rica. This tiny Central American country has a hidden network of beautiful singletrack. Holger Meyer teams up with one of the country’s best riders to get to the good stuff. Room 101. Charlie the Bikemonger dons wig and prepares to hand out justice. In the dock this issue are secret trail snitches and over-biked canal riders. Trailhunter - Gettin’ Grizzly. Tom Fenton goes off the beaten trail centre at Grizedale forest to find out what exactly makes a ‘must-do’ trail. Singletrack Recommended. Only the products that we fully endorse, make it into Singletrack Recommended. This issue we have forks, wheels and a shock pump. Column - Jason Miles. Being a winning endurance racer is fully achievable, reckons Jason. Being a tidy one is a completely different thing. Bike Test - Twentyninegnars. 29in wheeled bikes have come a long, long way in the last decade. We check out three mid-travel trail monsters from Evil, Orange and Pivot. Interview - Intense Cycles’ Jeff Steber. The charismatic founder of Intense talks product development, company expansion, carbon evolution and why he’ll always be at home with his TIG welder. Classic Ride - Northumberland. This most empty of English counties gives up some singletrack treats for those willing to make the journey. Kit Bag - Bothy Bags. Tom Hill unpacks his overnight bothy bag to show what he takes out on a mountain night in the hills. Grouptest - Flat Pedals. Flat pedals are not created equal. David Hayward’s been testing 16 and has whittled those down to his favourite four flat pedals. International Adventure - Menorca. Antony takes an off-season winter jaunt around the singletrack of this Mediterranean island best known for its summer beaches. Column - Dom Perry. How come, at the end of a riding week, it starts to feel like work?

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Living life to the full in Costa Rica.
Every issue we highlight some of those niggly aspects
Tom Fenton’s search for the must-do trails of the UK has resulted in some surprising soul-searching. And a great lap of Grizedale Forest in the Lake District.
24-hour racer Jason Miles takes a moment to admire the neat rows of shelving that hold all of his beautifully organised bike-racing kit. The hell he does…
In case you hadn’t noticed, 29ers are kind of hot right now. Wil and the test team take on three of the best to see if big wheels are back.
Seattle-based Evil Bike Co. Hasn’t been on the scene
Of our three 29ers on test, the Orange Stage 5 is the
Unlike Evil and Orange, Pivot Cycles has been making
Specific results aside, if there was one thing to take
The founder of Intense, Jeff Steber, talks to Chipps about keeping up with the times and thinking about the future. Without forgetting the past.
Olly Townsend sneaks up to nearly touch the Scottish border in this most northerly and unridden of English counties.
We brought you cheese last issue. Now we’re going to
David Hayward has been testing 17 pairs of flat pedals and here presents his top four.
You might think flat pedals are a solved problem, but
If you ask a gaggle of bike journalists to recommend
First introduced in 2012, Hope’s F20 flat pedals have
The original DMR V8s, now referred to as the DMR V8
When people ask ‘What flat pedals?’ on the internet
During this test, we rode 17 pairs of flat pedals,
In total, we tested 17 diTherent pairs of pedals in
Who we are, what we do (but not why) and what our best
A winter adventure round the Cami de Cavalls long-distance path that encircles Menorca.
Dom Perry starts resenting his perfect mountain bike holiday. Has it really become hard work?
We sent Pete Scullion to the small Scottish town of Dunkeld to see if it really is the best mountain bike town you’ve never heard of…
Antony De Heveningham explores a potent word that’s used often and sometimes inappropriately.