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Meltdown: Mamma Mia!


We have been working on our 2020 Mountain Bike Yearbook, Meltdown, endlessly now for what seems like months. Actually, it has been months.

The good news: the book is now at the printers. Finally.

The bad news: we had a couple of delays (the B- and C-words got in our way a bit). So we will be shipping from 9 February.

This is a little later than we had hoped and promised (originally we gave ourselves a nice amount of time and said mid-late Jan… somehow here we are two months later and we’ve only just crossed the finishline). We apologise to anyone who has already pre-ordered and might be disappointed to have to wait a little longer.

However, the wait will be well worth it. Mamma mia, do we have a treat in store for you.

We went to town on this book, pulling in photography and contributions from dozens of people around the world. In the events section, we have included the downhill and cross-country World Cups and Champs, Enduro World Series, and Crankworx Rotorua and Innsbruck. Elsewhere in the book, you’ll find an array of short features recounting different riders’ years and sometimes just going off on random rants, too. There are cartoons, doodles, a quiz, a non-competition photo gallery, and much more.

Frankly, it’s the best book we’ve ever made, by far.

We can’t wait to show you the finished product.

Stay tuned.

PS: Oh yeah, we’ve got a couple of super-amazing BTR Trail Tools to give away as part of a Meltdown launch competition. Keep your eyes peeled!

Oh and also, here’s a Meltdown music mashup by the book’s designer, Chris Jones.

Cranked issue 23 now in stock. Get your copy
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