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Best mountain bike tyres for 2018 - MBR

We know our knobbles better than anyone and here is our recommended rubber<p>We know our knobblies and so here are mbr’s best mountain bike tyres of the …

The 10 tools you should have in your workshop toolkit - MBR

Chain tools, keys and cutters<p>Fettling with your bikes is sometimes half the fun. Here’s the ultimate workshop toolkit to ensure you can fix, upgrade …

Four exercises to do from home which will directly translate into better riding - MBR

Fitness begins at home<p>Condition yourself any way and anywhere you can, to ride harder and faster. Four domestic exercise ideas from the maestro Alan …

How to set up your brake levers perfectly - MBR

Where to put the clamp and what angle of dangle to go for<p>Want to go faster? Just let go of the brakes, right? Well, not exactly. You need to know how …

Cycling

Is it safe to switch your bike out of winter mode yet? - MBR

No doubt that's cursed it<p>Dare you ditch the mud spikes? Is it time to switch to your lighter weight gloves? The ceremonial de-winterising of your …

Which Five Ten mountain bike shoes are right for you? - MBR

Know your Freeriders from your Impacts<p>With more than twenty models, the range of Five Ten mountain bike shoes is baffling. Don’t worry, we’ve sorted …

Mountain Biking

Eight weeks with no riding - what do you do?! - MBR

In case you didn't know, injuries suck<p>mbr’s Jamie Darlow spannered himself and couldn’t ride for a couple of months. Here’s how he survived without …

10 MTB skills you can practise anywhere - MBR

Ten handy trail skills to have<p>Mates running late? Spare hour on a Sunday? All you need is an empty car park to improve your riding.<p>Try these ten …

The Science of Picking the Right Saddle | Mountain Bike Action Magazine

Views:<p>55<p><b>How to find the perfect fit</b><p>The wrong saddle can quite literally be a pain in the butt. There’s nothing worse than being uncomfortable on a …

Mountain Biking

13 of the best mountain bike suspension forks: a buyer’s guide - MBR

A decent fork is essential for getting the most out of mountain biking.<p>We’ve tested a whole lot of mountain bike suspension forks and here are the …

How to lubricate your Shimano pedal bearings - MBR

Spuds keep spinnin'<p>Service your Shimano pedals in just 10 minutes flat with mbr’s latest how to video, and get smooth running bearings for maximum …

Strava Global Heatmap and how to opt out of it - MBR

Keep your secret stuff secret<p>Back in November last year Strava released an updated version of the Strava Global Heatmap. This new version has another …

Data Visualization

How to ride faster... without pedalling - MBR

Free speed<p>Coasting and pumping can actually be faster than turning the cranks.<p>Gulleys, off-cambers and tight trees<p>Threading your mountain bike …

How to ride your mountain bike faster - MBR

Speed it up.<p>Everyone wants to know how to ride faster. Employ this simple traffic light system to increase your pace and get maximum thrills from …

65 causes of bike creaks and other annoying noises - MBR

Silence is golden<p>Creaks. Clicks. Knocks. We show you how to hunt down and fix those annoying and potentially dangerous bike creaks and noises.<p>Things …

Three essential skills you need at every trail centre - MBR

From Scotland to Suffolk, trail centres demand a different skill set to natural rides. Here’s how to ride further, faster and safer.<p><i>Words and pics:</i> …

Three simple steps to extend the life of your chain - MBR

Clean, check, lubricate<p>Too many riders leave neglect proper bike chain maintenance, which leads to excess wear, increased chain slap and poor …

How to ride berms - MBR

Berm, baby, berm!<p>You need to learn how to ride berms. Berms are no longer the preserve of the BMX track, they’re increasingly cropping up on trails …

7 Cool Night Photography Tutorials For 7 Different Situations

Heading indoors after the sun sets deprives you of some wonderful photographic opportunities. From shooting the starry sky and the milky way to …

5 Ideas to Kick Start Your Photography Again

Last week I was speaking with an amateur photographer who told me that he’s been struggling for photographic inspiration and ideas lately. He …

Life in Focus: Scott Serfas on Capturing The Essence of Snowboarding

Scott Serfas is a man that chases adventure on a daily basis in the form of documenting the world of action sports. His main focus involves the realm …

Your First 10,000 Photographs May Include Some of Your Best

<i>“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson</i><p>This sage advice is from perhaps the most influential photographer and art …

The Basics of Photography: B for Bokeh

A while ago we started our new educational series covering the basic terms of photography. The letter ‘A’ covered the term ‘Aperture’, and today we …

A Stack of Photography Links That Just Plain Rock

Join us once again as we enjoy this list of links from Toad Hollow Photography that shares the best tutorials, reviews, special features, …

How To Shoot Landscapes Under a Full Moon

This article is about taking photos at night under a full moon or near a full moon. At night, the moon will act as a light source in exactly the same …

Five Lenses for The Discerning Landscape Photographer

So you want to shoot landscape images? All you have to do is slap on a wide angle and head out, right? WRONG! There is so much more to landscape …

How to Get Great Photo Effects With Camera Shutter Speed

Shutter speed is one of the three pillars of the exposure triangle along with aperture and ISO. It is also one of the fundamental ways that we can …

This is Why Your Pictures Suck

Dear Charlie,<p>You’ve asked me in evaluating your work to be brutally honest. Admittedly, it’s something that other photographers have asked for, but …

20 Photography Tips Every Travel Photographer Must Know

1. Get up Early The best light to capture most kinds of subjects is in the golden hours- one hour after sunrise and one hour before sunset (depend …

10 Simple Yet Effective Photography Tips

<b>1. Move closer to your subject.</b> Nothing kills a photo quicker than a distracting background. If you have a great background try bringing the subject …