Our Pick of the Best Print Mags to Keep Yourself Busy.

Being stuck indoors can lead to some massive screen time, so offset that with the best of the magazines still running in print to keep you occupied.

Whether it’s next to the coffee table or the porcelain, a top quality print magazine can have you not missing your phone one bit.

Here’s our pick of the best print magazines out there.

Hurly Burly

If you’re already missing the World Cup circuit and that this year’s opening round has been postponed, why not get tuned into one, or all four, of the downhill World Cup yearbooks in the form of Hurly Burly.

Hurly Burly 4 covers the unforgettable 2019 season where Tracey Hannah pipped Marine Cabirou, as Bruni did likewise to Pierron at the final round in Snowshoe after going head to head all season long.

Get yourself a copy of Hurly Burly 4 here.

The World Stage

Relive the domination by Sam Hill, Isabeau Cordurier and Cecile Ravanel in the World Stage, your Enduro World Series yearbook by Misspent Summers.

The last few seasons of the Enduro World Series have gone down to the wire, certainly in the Men’s event, and the Silent Assassin, Sam Hill, came out on top every time.

Plug the gap in your need for top level enduro racing by reliving the 2019 season before the EWS returns to Olargues in May.

Get your hands on a copy of The World Stage 3 here.

Cranked

If you don’t want a magazine full test product and jammed full of original content, then you can’t go far wrong with Cranked.

What’s even better is, in issue #20 you can read Pete’s story of a wonderful day turned sour while exploring some unridden trails high on a mountain above a Norwegian fjord.

Get your copy of Cranked #20 here.

Singletrack

With arguably the best covers in the business, Singletrack have been churning out top quality magazines since 2001.

If you’re after bike and kit tests of all shapes and sizes, route guides, destination guides and some prime time unique content, then Singletrack is where it’s at.

Get your copy of Singletrack issue 130 here.

MBR

MBR has always been full of long term tests, grouptests, route guides and some amazing photography from some of the best in the business.

If you want to know where to ride and what to take with you, you can’t go wrong with MBR. Their Editor’s Choice Awards pick out the best of the best too.

Get your February 2020 issue of MBR here. 

MBUK

The UK’s best-selling and we think we’re right in saying longest-running print magazine has not showed any signs of slowing down.

Formerly the magazine that brought you such delights as articles on whether a camel or a bike is faster in a desert, or a kayak is faster down a river than a bike, MBUK has blossomed into a magazine chock full of bike tests and features of containing some serious wanderlust.

Get your April 2020 issue of MBUK here.

Shredder

What started as a college design project grew arms and legs, and before long, Shredder had put out six editions of its MTB zine.

Get your hands on a copy of Shredder here.

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Eskapee Athology

The original Misspent Summers collaboration with famed Aussie photographer Damian Breach, the stories that made it into the Anthology 1 and 2 were the stories that made the one online magazine that everyone wanted to be a part of.

Get your hands on an Eskapee Anthology here.

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Bicycle Nightmares

You might not get a more aptly-titled book right now than Bicycle Nightmares’ E”verything Is Falling Apart And That’s Alright Book”, which is volume one of their three book (so far) run of photos from Hector Saura documenting the freestyle mountain bike culture.

Get your copy of Bicycle Nightmares’ books here.

Vojo Magazine

For all you French speaking mountain bikers out there, Vojo Magazine has three volumes available through ProBikeShop at 25 Euro a piece for all your Gallic flair and stoppy turns.

Get your mains on a copy of Vojo Magazine here.

Freehub Magazine

Based in Bellingham, Washington, Freehub Magazine is a community driven mountain bike magazine that focuses on adventure and seeking out the less than obvious places of the World on a bicycle.

You can buy your copy of Freehub Magazine here.

Spoke Magazine

Spoke poked its head above the generic MTB mags in New Zealand in 2001 and has continued to do so ever since. Publishing five times a year gives Spoke the ability to concentrate on quality over quantity whether it’s features on the NZ scene or international adventure.

Get your copy of Spoke Magazine here.

Sidetracked

Your quarterly dose of adventure travel can be found in Sidetracked, a collection of personal stories of adventure, misadventure, journeys, and exploration.

“The concept is simple: to capture the emotion and experience of adventures and expeditions throughout the world… and to inspire.”

Get your copy of Sidetracked on their website here.

Smith Journal

In these trying times, Smith Journal might be just the antidote with its recipe of taking complex, funny, or downright absurd stories and presenting them in a way that you might overhear them in a pub (that you currently can’t go to)…

Be careful not to burn through it too quickly as the journals are quarterly.

Grab a copy of Smith Journal #33 here.

Outdoor Photographer

Whether you’re a phone snapper, have a compact or DSLR, or even if you just like good photos and might fancy learning more about how a shot is made then Outdoor Photographer might just be the magazine to get you taking some amazing photos with whatever kit you’ve got.

Get your copy of Outdoor Photographer here.

Outside

Into its fifth decade of publishing, Outside Magazine is definitely the magazine for those who have more than mountain biking in their lives.

Since its first issue in 1978, Outside Magazine promised to be “dedicated to covering the people, activities, politics, art, and literature of the outdoors.”

Get your copy of Outside Magazine here.

National Geographic

Arguably the standard-setter for all magazines to follow, National Geographic have been killing it for the last 130 years.

Even if you’re reading isn’t on point, the photography in National Geographic is out of this world.

If you want any inspiration whatsoever, you don’t often have to go far beyond the cover shot.

Get your hands on a copy of National Geographic here.

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