Get your bikes out, the wet and filthy weather is almost upon us! In Cranked #11 we get to tear across the granite and moss of Dartmoor and bomb between the monkey puzzle trees of Chile and there is plenty of mud to be had. Inside top photographer Joolz Diamond introduces us to the female mechanics, retailers, CEOs and skills coaches behind the sport, we meet Isla Rowntree, the founder of frame building sensation IslaBikes and get welding and brazing with the owners of the Sick Bicycle Company. Elsewhere we meet mountain bike pioneers (and raconteurs) Charlie Kelly and Joe Breeze, ponder the extinction of the downhill bike and Dan Milner wonders just how green mountain biking is.
Cranked is a British quarterly publication which celebrates mountain biking in all of its forms. A combination of great personal stories, in-depth interviews and brilliant photography.
Love a pun, so the article titled 'Is it going downhill fast?' wins!