Norco’s new Sight VLT e-bike is designed for all-mountain use and builds on lessons learned since the Canadian company introduced its first full-suspension electric bike in 2019. The 2020 Sight VLT features 29in wheels and 150mm rear travel paired with a 160mm fork. There are three carbon and two aluminium models available in four sizes each, with geometry almost identical between the two materials. The aluminium bikes aim to bring the “electric all-mountain experience to more riders”, according to Norco, and is the first aluminium full-suspension e-bike launched by the company. Norco Sight range “matches each individual bike to the human who rides it” Shimano gearbox patent for road and mountain bike A Shimano Steps E8000 or E7000 drive system with 630 or 500Wh battery is fully integrated into the frame, with an optional (sold separately) range extender battery mount on the down tube. If you don’t opt for the 50 to 70 per cent increased range, there’s space for a full-size water bottle instead. Norco launched its Ride Aligned bike setup assistance app late in 2019; it can be used with the Sight VLT 29 to help get the bike working at its best in varying conditions, according to Norco. Norco says this helps provide “the same All-Mountain performance and handling as the 2020 Sight non electric platform, with authoritative climbing, eager descending, and high-speed confidence that can only come from the complete integration of rider fit, frame geometry, suspension kinematics and precise bike setup.” Norco Sight VLT 29 range Norco Sight VLT A1 29er e-bike costs £4,695. Norco The A2 is the cheapest in the range at £4,095. Norco Norco’s Sight VLT C1 is the top of the range Sight e-bike and costs £6,995. Norco Three carbon Sight VLT 29s are available. The C2 is priced at £5,995. Norco The carbon Sight VLT C3 is equipped with similar kit to the aluminium A1, but it comes in at £5,295. Norco All of the bikes in the Sight VLT 29 range feature Maxxis Minion tyres with sturdy DoubleDown casing – a nice touch for e-biking. SRAM and Shimano groupsets adorn the bikes at different price points, with specific e-bike forks and four-piston brakes across the board. There are five total price levels in carbon and aluminium, from £4,095 to £6,995, and the bikes will be available this month. All five bikes are pictured in the gallery above; otherwise, we’ve included the full specs of the flagship carbon and alloy models below. Norco Sight VLT C1 29 Norco’s Sight VLT C1 is the top of the range Sight e-bike. Norco The top of the range carbon C1 has a RockShox Lyrik Ultimate fork and SRAM GX parts mixed with a Shimano Deore XT crankset and Steps E-8000 motor. Frame: Carbon main frame, seatstays, aluminium chainstays, 150mm travel Fork: RockShox Lyrik Ultimate 160mm travel, e-rated, Charger 2 RC2, short offset Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Select + Debonair trunnion mount, custom tune Shifting: SRAM Eagle GX, 12-speed Crankset: Shimano Deore XT Hollowtech II, FC-M8050, 165mm, 34t Cassette: SRAM Eagle Xglide 1230, 11-50t Brakes: SRAM Code RSC four-piston, 200mm discs front/rear Rims: DT Swiss E 1700 Hybrid e-bike rated wheelset Hubs: DT Swiss E-1700 sealed bearing, 15 x 110mm Boost (front) / 12 x 148 Boost (rear) Tyres: Maxxis Minion DHF WT 29 x 2.5in MaxxGRIP DD TR (front) / Maxxis Minion DHR II WT 29 x 2.4in MaxxGRIP DD TR (rear) Motor: Shimano Steps E-8000 Battery: In-Tube 630Wh (range extender compatible) Price: £6,995 / $7,499 / €7,799 Norco Sight VLT A1 29 Norco Sight VLT A1 29er e-bike. Norco The priciest of the two aluminium options, the A1 features the same motor and battery as the C1, albeit with some downgraded components elsewhere. Frame: Aluminum, 150mm travel Fork: RockShox Yari RC 160mm travel, e-Rated, Motion Control, short offset Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Select + Debonair, trunnion mount, custom tune Shifting: SRAM Eagle SX Crankset: Shimano FC-E8000, 165mm w/34t Cassette: SRAM Eagle Xglide PG 1210 11-50t Brakes: Shimano BR MT520 four-piston, 203mm discs front/rear Rims: e*thirteen LG1 DH 29in Hubs: Shimano Deore HB-6010. 15 x 110mm Boost (front) / 12 x 148 Boost (rear) Tyres: Maxxis Minion DHF WT 29 x 2.5in MaxxGRIP DD TR (front) / Maxxis Minion DHR II WT 29 x 2.4in MaxxGRIP DD TR (rear) Motor: Shimano Steps E8000 Battery: In-Tube 630Wh (range extender compatible) Price: £4,695 / $5,499 / €N/A
[Press Release] – Norco Bicycles is excited to announce their next generation of electric All-Mountain full suspension bike. The 2020 Sight VLT 29 is an exciting evolution to the bike that received praise from both riders and cycling media – including being named “2019 e-MTB of the Year”. “It’s been just over a year since we launched our first electric full suspension mountain bike, and there’s been a lot happening at Norco since then.” said Product Manager Jim Jamieson. “Earlier this fall, we introduced Ride AlignedTM, and we’ve also seen the emergence of some exciting new e- MTB technology, like the range extender battery. The benefit to the new design and tech is really big – and riders really want a 29er – so we had to go for it to keep this bike on top!” The Sight VLT 29 features Norco’s exclusive Ride AlignedTM design system, providing the same All- Mountain performance and handling as the 2020 Sight non-electric platform, with authoritative climbing, eager descending, and high-speed confidence that can only come from the complete integration of rider fit, frame geometry, suspension kinematics and precise bike setup. By engineering the entire bike around a Shimano STEPS e-MTB drive unit with in-tube battery technology and an efficient power management system, e-MTB longevity and performance is brought to the next level. With the optional range extender battery (sold separately), you can add 50 to 70% more battery capacity to make All-Mountain rides even more epic. The new Sight VLT 29’s refined design and geometry hold the perfect line through high-speed corners, send gaps with ease and provide all the pedal assistance you need to open the door to bigger adventures, bolder routes, and increased accessibility to rides that used to seem out of reach. With five models that integrate e-MTB-specific components – including robust, easy-rolling 29-inch wheels with Maxxis Double Down casing tires, e-rated suspension forks and strong 4-piston brakes – the Sight VLT 29 now makes the next level of electric full suspension mountain bike performance available to more riders in both carbon and aluminum. The carbon frame is strong and stiff in all the right places, and built as light as possible. The aluminum employs the same engineering principals to duplicate the performance and handling characteristics built into the carbon bike with minimal weight penalty. The Sight VLT 29 is available in S, M, L and XL with 29” wheels in three carbon and two aluminum options. This new Norco model is scheduled to arrive in February 2020 and will be available at Norco Dealers and through www.norco.com in partnership with a Norco Dealer.
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That’s right folks, we’ve got big news out of Canada today with the arrival of a brand new electric mountain bike; the 2020 Norco Sight VLT 29. The good news? There are four models available, and not one of them costs over $10K. In fact, two of them are actually priced under $7K, which is pretty incredible given the specifications. The even better news? We’ve got the C1 model in for testing right now, and holy cow is this one beast of a bike! Here we’ll be taking a closer look at what’s new, how the Sight VLT 29er compares to its smaller-wheeled sibling, and what our first impressions are of riding this chunky-looking e-MTB. Norco has a brand new Sight VLT 29er joining its e-MTB range for 2020. Wait A Minny Mate – Doesn’t The Sight VLT Already Exist? Yes, yes it does! The current Norco Sight VLT (now known as the Sight VLT 27.5) has barely been on the market for a year, having arrived in late 2018. As you’ll read in our long term review it’s a bike that we didn’t take long to fall in love with thanks to its superb handling, lively suspension and generous battery range. Thankfully the Sight VLT 27.5 isn’t going anywhere – it’s just being joined by a beefcake brother. Surely Norco Has Just Thrown 29in Wheels Onto The Same Bike? Nope. The Sight VLT 29 doesn’t just have bigger wheels, it features an entirely new chassis. As we’ll get onto shortly, the geometry is quite different between the two. The Sight VLT 29 takes a lot of inspiration from the naturally-aspirated Sight, building on Norco’s ‘Ride Aligned’ ethos. Like the 27.5in version, the Sight VLT 29 uses a 630Wh In-Tube battery. Why Another Sight VLT Then? There are a couple of reasons. For a start, riders are simply asking for 29er e-MTBs. While we have thoroughly enjoyed the easier handling of the 27.5in wheels on the Sight VLT (and more recently the 27.5in Santa Cruz Heckler), there’s no denying the climbing and rollover benefits of a bigger 29in wheel – something that becomes more obvious the more technical the terrain is. Also, and in case you hadn’t noticed, Norco’s been on a bit of a blinder over the past 12 months. The Canucks have rolled out an all-new Optic, and they’ve also brought back the Torrent enduro hardtail in all its steel-framed glory. Then there was the release of the totally revamped Sight, as well as the arrival of Norco’s biggest and baddest e-MTB yet; the Range VLT. With that last bike (an absolute monster of an e-MTB with 180/170mm of travel, coil suspension and DH-worthy geo), Norco created a pretty significant gap in its full suspension e-MTB lineup. And so to fill that gap between the Sight VLT 27.5 and the Range VLT, we now have this brand spanking new Sight VLT 29er. As you’ll see, it does share a few things in common with the 27.5in version, though there are some significant differences too. The Norco Sight VLT 29er – Give Us The Lowdown First, let’s start by covering off what carries over from the 27.5in version. In terms of suspension travel, it’s exactly the same as the Sight VLT 27.5. So we’ve got a 160mm travel fork on the front, and 150mm of rear wheel travel courtesy of a four-bar suspension platform. The motor and battery system are also the same. There’s a Shimano STEPS mid-drive motor integrated into the frame, and a non-Shimano battery that is stowed inside that huge downtube. As with the Sight VLT 27.5, Norco has gone for a big 630Wh rechargeable battery, though unlike a lot of other e-MTBs on the market, it isn’t designed to be easily removable. This does mean the frame can be built lighter and sleeker. There’s 150mm of rear wheel travel via a 4-bar suspension design. Because of the motor, the chainstay length is over 20mm longer than the regular Sight. Up front is a 160mm travel reduced-offset fork and a beefy 2.5WT Maxxis Minion DHF. So What’s Different Then? Aside from the obvious wheelsize difference, the biggest change with the Sight VLT 29er is the geometry. Much like the new Optic, Sight and Range VLT models, the new Sight VLT 29 shares Norco’s new-school geometry concept with a significantly slacker head tube angle, a longer top tube, a steeper seat tube angle and a lower BB. Consequently, the wheelbase has expanded. Big time. For those wondering, here are some of the headline geometry figures of the Sight VLT 29 and how they compare to the Sight VLT 27.5; Head Angle: 64° (vs 66°) Seat Angle: 78.3° (vs 75°) Chainstays: 458mm (vs 440mm) Reach: 455mm (vs 440mm, Medium) BB drop: 25mm (vs 15mm) Wheelbase: 1246mm (vs 1184mm) We love the current Sight VLT 27.5, and thankfully it isn’t going away – the two Sight VLTs will coexist. For now at least. Given those differences, we can see why the Sight VLT 29 and Sight VLT 27.5 will coexist. For riders who want a more playful and easy-handling bike, the 27.5in version is likely going to remain the more logical option. For those who are chasing all-out speed and stability, the 29er appears to be the sled you’re looking for. One other thing to note on the geometry is that while it is very similar to the naturally-aspirated Sight (a bike that we just finished reviewing), the rear centre length is the same between all four frame sizes (the regular Sight has a different RC length for each size). This is purely down to the mid-drive motor, which unfortunately makes it impossible to change the BB location to extend or shorten the RC length. 2020 Norco Sight VLT 29 Geometry Moar Battery! Moar Water! Moar Alloy! Geometry aside, there are some other functional differences to be found on the Sight VLT 29. Whereas the current Sight VLT 27.5 is only available in carbon fibre, the Sight VLT 29 comes in both alloy and carbon variants. The addition of two alloy models helps to bring the cost of entry down significantly, with the cheapest A2 model coming in at $6,199. We’ve got specs and pricing on all four models below. One update that is likely to make many riders happy is the provision of a water bottle cage inside the mainframe – something that the current Sight VLT 27.5 misses out on. This has been achieved by twisting the rear shock by 90°, which helps to increase clearance for a bottle while still accommodating the shock’s piggyback reservoir. Also good news is the option of running a range extender battery pack. Just like the Range VLT, this additional 360Wh battery is designed to sit on top of the downtube and plugs into the frame just above the Shimano motor. The battery sells separately for $699 and increases total capacity to 990Wh, which is an extraordinary amount of juice. If you do choose to run a range extender battery, you will have to forgo the water bottle though. Unlike the 27.5in version, the Sight VLT 29 comes with water bottle mounts, and it’s also compatible with Norco’s aftermarket range extender battery pack. Which 2020 Norco Sight VLT 29 Models Are Coming To Oz? There are four different Sight VLT 29 models available in Australia – two carbon (the C1 & C2) and two alloy (the A1 & A2). Norco also makes a cheaper C3 carbon bike, but we won’t be seeing that one locally. Oh, and unlike all the other new bike releases we’ve covered for the start of 2020, not one of Norco’s Sight VLT models will sell for over $10K. Phew! We suspect there’ll be a lot of demand for the A1 model in particular, given its super competitive $6,999 list price. For your monies, you’ll get the same Shimano E8000 motor as the carbon models, a proper RockShox Yari fork, a piggyback rear shock, 1×12 drivetrain, 4-piston Shimano brakes and high-end Maxxis tyres, complete with the heavy duty DoubleDown casing and sticky 3C MaxxGrip rubber compound. Ticks a lot of boxes hey? Read on for a closer look at all four models that are hitting our shores over the coming months; The top-end Norco Sight VLT C1 29er is decked out with a Lyrik Ultimate RC2 fork, DT Swiss wheels and a Reverb Stealth dropper post. 2020 Norco Sight VLT C1 29 Frame | Carbon Fibre Mainframe & Seatstays, Alloy Chainstays, Four-Bar Suspension Design, 150mm Travel Fork | RockShox Lyrik Ultimate, Charger 2 RC2 Damper, 42mm Offset, 160mm Travel Shock | RockShox Super Deluxe Select+, DebonAir, 185×55mm Drive Unit | Shimano STEPS E8000, 70Nm Battery | In-Tube 630Wh Wheels | DT Swiss E 1700 Hybrid, 30mm Inner Rim Width Tyres | Maxxis Minion DHF DoubleDown 3C MaxxGrip 2.5WT Front & DHR II DoubleDown 3C MaxxGrip 2.4WT Rear Drivetrain | SRAM GX Eagle 1×12 w/Shimano XT 34T Crankset & NX Eagle 11-50T Cassette Brakes | SRAM Code R 4-Piston w/200mm Rotors Bar | Deity Ridgeline 35, 25mm Rise, 800mm Wide Seatpost | RockShox Reverb, 34.9mm Diameter, Travel: 150mm (S), 175mm (M), 200mm (L/XL) RRP | $9,799 The C2 utilises the same carbon chassis as the top-end C1, but specs a Shimano XT 1×12 drivetrain, a cheaper fork damper and a TranzX dropper post to lob a grand off the price. 2020 Norco Sight VLT C2 29 Frame | Carbon Fibre Mainframe & Seatstays, Alloy Chainstays, Four-Bar Suspension Design, 150mm Travel Fork | RockShox Lyrik Select, Charger RC Damper, 42mm Offset, 160mm Travel Shock | RockShox Super Deluxe Select+, DebonAir, 185×55mm Drive Unit | Shimano STEPS E8000, 70Nm Battery | In-Tube 630Wh Wheels | Shimano XT Hubs & e*thirteen LG1 DH Alloy Rims, 30mm Inner Width Tyres | Maxxis Minion DHF DoubleDown 3C MaxxGrip 2.5WT Front & DHR II DoubleDown 3C MaxxGrip 2.4WT Rear Drivetrain | Shimano XT 1×12 w/XT 34T Crankset & 10-51T Cassette Brakes | Shimano XT 4-Piston w/203mm Rotors Bar | Norco 6061 Alloy, 20mm Rise, 800mm Wide Seatpost | TranzX YSP-39JL, 34.9mm Diameter, Travel: 150mm (S), 170mm (M), 200mm (L/XL) RRP | $8,799 Prefer metal? The Sight VLT A1 is sure to become a best-seller given its $6,999 price tag and the fact that it comes with proper suspension, proper tyres and proper brakes. Plus it has the same motor and battery as the carbon models. 2020 Norco Sight VLT A1 29 Frame | Hydroformed Alloy, Four-Bar Suspension Design, 150mm Travel Fork | RockShox Yari RC, Motion Control Damper, 42mm Offset, 160mm Travel Shock | RockShox Super Deluxe Select+, DebonAir, 185×55mm Drive Unit | Shimano STEPS E8000, 70Nm Battery | In-Tube 630Wh Wheels | Shimano Deore Hubs & e*thirteen LG1 DH Alloy Rims, 30mm Inner Width Tyres | Maxxis Minion DHF DoubleDown 3C MaxxGrip 2.5WT Front & DHR II DoubleDown 3C MaxxGrip 2.4WT Rear Drivetrain | SRAM SX Eagle 1×12 w/Shimano FC-E8000 34T Crankset & NX Eagle 11-50T Cassette Brakes | Shimano MT520 4-Piston w/203mm Rotors Bar | Norco 6061 Alloy, 20mm Rise, 800mm Wide Seatpost | TranzX YSP-39JL, 34.9mm Diameter, Travel: 150mm (S), 170mm (M), 200mm (L/XL) RRP | $6,999 As the entry-point into the Sight VLT lineup, the A2 may well be one of the most capable e-MTBs going at this price point. 2020 Norco Sight VLT A2 29 Frame | Hydroformed Alloy, Four-Bar Suspension Design, 150mm Travel Fork | RockShox 35 Gold, Motion Control Damper, 42mm Offset, 160mm Travel Shock | RockShox Super Deluxe Select+, DebonAir, 185×55mm Drive Unit | Shimano STEPS E7000, 60Nm Battery | In-Tube 500Wh Wheels | Shimano Deore Hubs & WTB ST i29 Alloy Rims, 29mm Inner Width Tyres | Maxxis Minion DHF DoubleDown 3C MaxxGrip 2.5WT Front & DHR II DoubleDown 3C MaxxGrip 2.4WT Rear Drivetrain | Shimano Deore 1×10 w/Alloy 32T Crankset & Deore 11-42T Cassette Brakes | Shimano MT420 4-Piston w/203mm Rotors Bar | Norco 6061 Alloy, 20mm Rise, 800mm Wide Seatpost | TranzX YSP-39JL, 34.9mm Diameter, Travel: 150mm (S), 170mm (M), 200mm (L/XL) RRP | $6,199 The Sight VLT C1 comes with a SRAM GX Eagle 1×12 drivetrain, though a cheaper (and heavier) NX Eagle cassette. Compared to the 27.5in version, the Sight VLT 29 is considerably longer and slacker. It’s also lower in the BB too. First Impressions The model we’ve got our hot little hands on is the top-end C1. In terms of its overall shape and geometry, it shares a lot in common with the naturally aspirated Sight – a bike that I only just finished testing. The reach and head angle are identical between the two, but because the Sight VLT 29 has a slightly steeper seat angle, the cockpit does feel shorter and more upright in direct comparison. With the same bars, grips and 160mm Lyrik fork, the front-end feels reassuringly familiar. The saddle is an e-MTB specific number from Ergon though, with a pronounced scoop at the tail that’s designed to provide a stronger platform for your sit-bones while seated on steep, technical climbs. It’s comfortable, though I’ll be playing around with saddle tilt and fore/aft positioning to get it dialled in properly, as right now it feels like I have too much weight on the grips. One other key geometry difference is the rear centre length, which is over 20mm longer on the Sight VLT 29 (458mm vs 435mm). On the climbs, this helps to keep the front end from pitching, and it all feels very steady and calm. On the descents, the longer back end does give the electric version a bigger footprint on the trail, and it also helps to shift a little more weight distribution onto the front tyre. This is complemented by the extra weight of the battery and motor, giving the Sight VLT 29 an enormously planted feel at speed. Despite only having one solid ride on it so far, I’m already feeling very comfortable – something that took me a few rides on the regular Sight to achieve. 800mm wide riser bars from Deity, along with Ergon GE1 grips and SRAM Code R brakes. It’s a tough-looking cockpit, if quite messy with all those Shimano Di2 wires. For those wondering, our medium sized Sight VLT 29 weighs in at a not-feathery 23.43kg. Part of the weight comes down to the Maxxis Minion DoubleDown tyres, which tip the scales at 1.23kg for the DHF and 1.17kg for the DHR II. They also feature the mega-sticky 3C MaxxGrip rubber compound, which offers an insane amount of grip, albeit with a noticeably slower rolling speed. Not as big of a deal when you’ve got a 70Nm motor between the crank arms though. We’ll be testing the Sight VLT 29 over the coming weeks, and I’ve got a few big rides planned to see how it’ll handle a variety of trail types and conditions. Norco also supplied us with a range extender battery pack. According to the workshop scales, this weighs in at 2.3kg, which brings the total bike weight close to 26kg. Yeesh! However, it does give you nearly 1000Wh of battery to indulge in, which opens up some pretty cool riding adventure opportunities. Your suggestions are welcome! Stay tuned to the Flow website for the full review, though in the meantime, by all means shoot us through any questions you’ve got, and be sure to tell us your thoughts on the new 2020 Norco Sight VLT 29. The range extender battery pack sells separately for $699 and adds 2.3kg of mass to the bike. It does jack up capacity to 990Wh, which opens up some the possibility of bigger adventures. Mo’ Flow Please! Enjoyed that article? Then there’s plenty more to check out on Flow Mountain Bike, including all our latest news stories and product reviews. And if you haven’t already, make sure you subscribe to our YouTube channel, and sign up to our Facebook page and Instagram feed so you can keep up to date with all things Flow! The post First Ride | Norco Releases All-New Sight VLT 29er appeared first on Flow Mountain Bike.
This month in MBUK magazine, find out if you can get a trail-smashing full-suspension bike without breaking the bank, demystify the market with the ultimate bike-buying guide and get the lowdown on some great British trails with rides in the Peak District and North Wales’s Revolution Bike Park. The MBUK team speak to YouTube trials-riding superstar Fabio Wibmer and get the latest news from Gee Atherton. There’s also expert advice, tips, tricks and guides from Elliott Heap, Olly Morris and Alan Milway. Plus, first-ride impressions of new bikes from VooDoo, Orbea and Indentiti, and tons of the latest product and bike reviews and news. Wallet-friendly full suspension A grand-and-a-half is the price point where full-sus mountain bikes start to mean business. But can you get a serious trail-destroyer without forking out a lot more? Four affordable full-sussers from Norco, Marin, Vitus and Calibre are put through their paces, to see which of these trail bikes offers solid geometry and kit without an eye-watering entry fee. Calibre’s Triple B – the latest in their lauded Bossnut range of affordable full-sus bikes. One of four bikes in this month’s biketest. Baselayers on test Layering is the key to savvy clothing selection for the trails. And the layer that’s next to your skin is one of the most important, as it contributes to comfort and temperature control more than any other. 14 of the best baselayers around are tested for cosiness, efficiency, fabric and build quality to find out which one deserves to claim your hard-earned cash. The FINDRA Leithen Merino Striped baselayer, one of 14 tested head-to-head for this month’s grouptest. MBUK’s ultimate bike buyer’s guide With more choice than ever before and technology advancing faster and further each year, buying a mountain bike can be a mind-boggling challenge. MBUK want to end that confusion, so they’ve put together a comprehensive buyer’s guide, explaining exactly what to look out for when choosing a new ride. From wheel sizes to riding disciplines, the team show you how to find that one bike out there that’s a perfect fit, without bamboozling you with heaps of jargon along the way. With so many bikes to choose from, MBUK have made a handy guide to make finding your next steed an easy and enjoyable experience. Ain’t no mountain high enough MBUK‘s production editor Chris and art editor Jimmer take a trip to the Alps with a difference – using the electronic assistance of e-MTBs to ride higher, faster and further. From snow-blasted ridgetops to sweltering forest ravines, they discover the beautiful sights of France’s Queyras national park (and the legendary hospitality of its inhabitants), and are amazed by how far it’s possible to go with a little extra push in the pedals (and a bellyful of fondue). Chris and Jimmer take an alpine riding trip with a difference – using e-MTBs to get farther and higher than they ever have before. Progression Sessions The team’s staff writer Luke is no stranger to throwing himself down a mountain as fast as he can between the tapes. He’s stood on a podium or two in his time, but can you teach an old dog new tricks? MBUK enlist the talents of EWS pro racer Joe Connell to sharpen up Luke’s racecraft skills – and find out what it takes to go from a good racer to a great one. Joe Connell and Luke Marshall riding at Cwmcarn Forest in South Wales, for part two of MBUK’s Progression Sessions series. Peak District Dirty Weekender MBUK‘s resident man of maps, Max Darkins, heads to Derbyshire’s Peak District and returns with three superb riding routes around the High Peak. As part of the Dirty Weekender series, Max tells you how to make the most of trip to the Peaks and cram in all the amazing riding that you can. There’s a wealth of technical rocky trails out on the barren moorland of the Peak District. Revolution Bike Park Trail Crew What could be better than heading to deepest Wales for a day at Revs to ride Veronique Sandler’s acclaimed ‘Vision Line’? Riding it with Veronique herself, of course! MBUK‘s Luke gets to do the honours, riding some seriously crazy jump lines with Vero, her brother Leo and the rest of this month’s Trail Crew. Veronique Sandler at Revolution Bike Park in Wales – the home of her own Vision Line. And that’s not all… This issue of MBUK is jam-packed with all the latest and greatest bikes, product reviews and news stories from the mountain biking world. There are first rides of VooDoo’s Bizango Carbon, Orbea’s Oiz and Identiti’s Mettle Mk.2, and pages of product reviews, including Troy Lee Designs’ brand-new D4 full-face helmet. MBUK features editor Ed rides an Identiti Mettle II RC at Cwmcarn Forest in South Wales. 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