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What Mountain Bike issue 136 in the shops now!

| Blog, What Mountain Bike | 07/06/2012 12:07pm

We’re a bit late with this, what with long weekends and being busy waving flags for the Queen! If you’ve already grabbed your copy of What Mountain Bike issue 136 – good work, hope you’re enjoying it. If you haven’t, here’s what you need to tempt you to head out to the shops.

As ever What Mountain Bike is packed full of bike and gear reviews to help you make the right buying decisions.

For First Rides we’ve taken the Devinci Atlas RC out for a spin to see how packing 29in wheels into a 26in-style frame works out. Hint: the results look positive. Considering the potential for wheelsize hype, we test the Jamis Dakar 650b Comp to find out if the middle wheelsize (27.5in) is indeed where things should be at. Plus tests on the Stevens Fluent ES and Silverback’s Storm 1.0.

First Rides - Devinci Atlas RC

First Rides - Jamis Dakar 650b Comp

First Rides - Stevens Fluent ES

First Rides - Silverback Storm 1.0

Our bike test concentrates on homegrown big wheelers, pitting five UK cutting edge 29ers against each other – Singular Swift, Cotic Solaris, Kinesis FF29, Pace RC129 and Genesis Fortitude Adventure.

Genesis Fortitude Adventure and Pace RC129 battle it out in our bike test

Our look at the best UK trail centres finds its way to Scotland to bring you our top 10 centres of excellence north of the border.

There are trails to suit all abilities at Glentress

More series continue with the second part of WMB‘s Ultimate Skills Guide -  this month our expert advice shows you how to scrub off speed safely and stop on a dime. Our ‘Brief History of…’ continues with a look back at how mountain bike wheels have evolved over the years.

Expert advice on where and when to haul on the brakes

Fancy a challenge? We show you how to put the mountain back into mountain biking with a ride/push and carry up North Wales’ Cadair Idris and a fun blast back down.

What goes up has fun coming down - descending Cadair Idris, North Wales

If you want adventure, but on a slightly smaller scale, our route guide riders and writers head to Dartmoor to bring you three routes over the moors, taking in the scenery, myths and magic of the area.

Take in the tors as you traverse the terrain of Dartmoor

 

What Mountain Bike 136 brings you all this plus grouptests on trail helmets, 1×10 chain devices, £1000 women’s hardtails, technical advice and workshop knowhow, and loads more.  On sale now!

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