Maximum Mountain Bike (UK Magazine) Magazine

4.42/5 (12 Reviews)
MSRP : $2.95


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Maximum Mountain Bike (UK Magazine)


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Richard a Downhiller from Gloucs

Date Reviewed: March 4, 2004

Strengths:    Sometimes has good reviews of things that you are likely to buy

Weaknesses:    Lots of boring articles on trial riding, 4X, jumping and the street sceen. To much aimed at the teenage market. If I wanted to read this rubbish I would buy a BMX mag

Bottom Line:   
Used to be a great mag but now is trying to appeal to a younger market of spokey kids. Dont know why they have deserted the old skool as we are the ones with the $$$$

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Favorite Trail:   Lecky Hill

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   MBR and What Mountain Mike (by the same publisher as MBUK but better!!)

Bike Setup:   SC Heckler, Hope, XT etc..

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Vendor a Cross Country Rider from Warsaw Poland

Date Reviewed: February 24, 2003

Strengths:    Lots of useful stuff-tests previews with a bit of humour:>

Weaknesses:    Sometimes boring articles-i.e. mbuk and marines

Bottom Line:   
Buy.Read.Repeat.(i know that's from specialized:P)

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Mountain bike action


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Simo a Cross Country Rider from Helsinki

Date Reviewed: August 1, 2000

Strengths:    Tests are great, pics are awesome and I like about their style!

Weaknesses:    Hard to find from finland... :(

Bottom Line:   
Great mag for non-racers, who just like to have fun with their bikes... and have a nice touch of humor too!

Give it a trie! You'll be addicted...

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   --

Bike Setup:   C'dale, XTR, raceface...

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Gary Puttock a Cross-Country Rider from London England

Date Reviewed: January 6, 2000

Strengths:    
Imformitive articles are written for adults to be read by adults.


Weaknesses:    
Dropping issues every now and then


Bottom Line:   
Excellent magazine. Lets you know whats good and whats not in a readable manner. Does not treat its readers as though we're all under 15 as most do in th UK. Hopefully this magazine will go from strength to strength.

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Favorite Trail:   
Box Hill

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
MBR
Total Bike
MBUK


Bike Setup:   
Specialized FSR Comp
Mavic 517s hope hubs, xtr group
easton carbon bars and post
race face stem

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by jonathan a Weekend Warrior from St Helens, England

Date Reviewed: December 9, 1999

Strengths:    
Well written, informative, aimed at true mountain bikers, not play bikers or kids who next month are into somthing else. Accurate equipment reveiws


Weaknesses:    
poor subscription service (you recive it days after its out in the shops)


Bottom Line:   
The only decent bike mag in thr UK, plus I got a free pair of De-feet socks from an offer in the first issue. I subsribed afetr issue one, it is that good. Much like the old MTB pro, and there are a few names (Brant Richards, John Stevenson) that keep cropping up. Now where have I heard those names before? Only 4 stars because by the time I get my copy through the post, I've already read it in WH Smiths

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Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
All the rest


Bike Setup:   
Marin Pinemountain, LX/XT, Judy sl's, synchros, control tech, ritchey, mavic, geax

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Bikecrash a Weekend Warrior from Wellington, NZ

Date Reviewed: November 17, 1999

Strengths:    
reviews, writing, maps, ads, glossy, good quality, big size


Weaknesses:    
maps only for UK (natch), expensive, no A-Z bike list at back


Bottom Line:   
MMB, as other reviews state, is more adult (20+!) in tone than other UK mags, which is good, but it still has the same 'jokey' photos which are kept to a sensible number, unlike MBUK, and MBR to a lesser degree, which are a bit tits 'n lager mags. The reviews are good, but it needs an A-Z list at the back of bikes and bits. The pull out maps would be great if they had an utility here! How about maps of places visited like the recent trip to Cuba? Excellent quality print and pictures, why are US mags which are full of ads on every page such sh!te quality?

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Duration Product Used:   
tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   
MBUK (for spotty young boys/children/oiks) MBR (OK) MBA (good previews/reviews)



Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Ashley a Cross-Country Rider from Godalming, UK

Date Reviewed: November 8, 1999

Strengths:    
Informative, Good articles, Great read, Doesn't consetrate on one area or price bracket, Adult orriateted


Weaknesses:    
Could be bigger. All routes tend to be in Scotland/Wales and not where the majority of the population lives.


Bottom Line:   
This is by far the best magazine for 20+ riders in the UK. The others seem to concetrate on jumping and this weeks trends and are moving towards BMXing every month. Every one who rides properly must read this mag at least once. You will read it every month after that.

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Favorite Trail:   
Ceasers Camp / Farnham

Duration Product Used:   
2 Years

Similar Products Used:   
MBR, MBUK, MBI


Bike Setup:   
99 Spec FSR XC (Great bike - crap Air shock, and own brand components)

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Steve a Cross-Country Rider from Sarnia, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: September 13, 1999

Bottom Line:   
I have bought every issue of this magazine since it started and have not missed one. I really love the repair section of the magazine and the way they spent a little extra on the coated paper. If you're working on your bike and you get some grease on one of the pages you can just wipe it clean with a damp cloth. I collected all the magazines and now have an excellent repair manual. The magazine also does a good job of keeping all classes of rider in mind. They do product testing on some everyday bikes for the average person and some of the elite products as well. I recommend this magazine to everyone. It is however, a little expensive but I realize that it has a long way to travel to get to Canada and that is also why all the issues I get are a month behind. It is still worth the $10/month I spend.If anyone from MMB is reading this, please tell everyone there to keep up the good work and congratulations on a very great magazine.

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Duration Product Used:   
1 Year


Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Justin a Cross-Country Rider from Woodstock, GA

Date Reviewed: August 22, 1999

Strengths:    
Great Mag!


Weaknesses:    
none


Bottom Line:   
This magazine is the best!

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Favorite Trail:   
Carter's Lake

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
Mountain Bike, Bike, Mountain Biker, Bicycling, etc.



Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Mikko Mellin a Weekend Warrior from Finland

Date Reviewed: July 23, 1999

Strengths:    
Lots of ordinery trail riding and CrossCountry photos.


Weaknesses:    
Well,ok.Maybe i need a bit more stunt riding...


Bottom Line:   
Great mag,i hope that it would keep it`s readers in UK because i buy it regularly in my country of kiosk nearby me!I also like the way they test their bikes plus that they test ordinery bikes too and not just ELITE bikes with full XTR & Chris King bits.

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Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
Mountainbike international,mountainbike,mountainbiker,mountainbike action,fillari,this maximum mm...Got it?Pretty much them all!


Bike Setup:   
And this got to do with it???...

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by hans kristian a Weekend Warrior from norway

Date Reviewed: April 24, 1999

Strengths:    
great reviews of normal bikes. luckily no downhill-porn!


Weaknesses:    
can`t wait for the next issue!


Bottom Line:   
Best there is

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
all of them


Bike Setup:   
trek 8900sl

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Andy a Cross-Country Rider from UK

Date Reviewed: April 14, 1999

Strengths:    
Good Reviews, Well Written, Takes a slightly more adult view than some of the other mags.


Weaknesses:    
Difficult to find


Bottom Line:   
Best British mag if your interests extend beyond downhill / trials.

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Duration Product Used:   
6 months


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