While off.road.cc is a purely digital thing, we still appreciate the power of the printed word (and picture) which is why we're quite excited that the latest instalment of Sender Magazine had landed. If you're a fan of gravity riding and the feel of something you can physically thumb through, it's well worth checking out.
It's a quality affair that won't look out of place on your coffee table, should you wish to let guests know where your tastes lie. It's packed with features from luminaries of the downhill and slopestyle world, with the likes of Steve Peat, Sam Hill, Manon Carpenter and Tahnee Seagrave gracing its pages.
If you want to know about the process of designing a bike despite having the odds stacked against you, then the feature about bike industry legend Michael Bonney and Pat Campbell-Jenner collaborating to create the progressive Identiti Jekyll is a highlight. Michael has been confined to a wheelchair since a severe riding accident that left him paralysed in 2013, but he hasn't stopped him from continuing to shape the bikes we ride today.
Elsewhere, World Champion downhiller Manon Carpenter talks about why her father Jason - the man behind the Dragon Downhill series that forged most of today's top British riders - is such a legend. Big names such as Steve Peat also contribute with the story behind his latest film and the team ponder the success of crossover downhill-to-enduro hero Sam Hill.
Respected writer Seb Kemp also takes you on a tour of the backcountry riding of Retallack in British Columbia and closer to home, top coach Alan Milway reveals his insights on what it takes to get up and carry on after crashing hard. There's also an appearance from Starling Cycles' Joe McEwan, talking about what it takes to start a bike brand from nothing.
In addition to that, the likes of Swedish slopestylers Vero and Leo Sandler, Ryan ‘R-Dog’ Howard and Neko Mullaly all appear. If that sounds like your kind of thing, Sender Magazine can be purchased via their webstore for £10 with domestic shipping priced at £2.75 and a flat rate of £5 for the rest of the world, or you can find it at one of their local stockists.
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