Alan Muldoon

Alan Muldoon
whyte s-150 review

The Whyte S-150 C Works looks set to be the new benchmark 29er trail bike. It feels more solid than a YT Jeffsy and more capable a Specialized Stumpjumper.

sled jeffsy mettle

Sled v Jeffsy v Mettle: these all-rounder dream machines need to handle every type of terrain with a special emphasis on slaying the downhill sections.

identiti mettle review

The Identiti Mettle GX enduro bike is a sturdy unit, and it benefits from SRAM’s latest RockShox Deluxe shock and wide-range GX Eagle drivetrain.

dmr sled review

On small to medium hits, the back end of the 160mm travel DMR Sled feels amazing with a RockShox Monarch RT3 shock takes care of damping duties.

btwin rockrider 560

With mbr’s Hardtail of the Year test still fresh, it's impossible not to compare the B’Twin Rockrider 560 with the winning bike, the Vitus Nucleus 275 VR.

norco optic

With the Norco Optic A9.1 the brand has the sizing of the bikr dialled in, the weight distribution sorted and the specification is on point.

norco fluid 7.3 fs

The Norco Fluid 7.3 FS makes everything feel easy. So whether you’re a total beginner or and accomplished rider it’s impossible not to have a total blast.

marin hawk hill

The Marin Hawk Hill has nearly all the makings of a great bike. The frame is solid, the sizing is on point and the specification is competitive.

calibre beastnut

The Calibre Beastnut is a Bossnut on steroids. Same 130mm aluminium skeleton, but the 'Nut's extra muscle makes for a completely different animal.

kona hei hei

The Kona Hei Hei is on another level. Tight responsive ride. A fast efficient bike. None of the twitchy-ness associated with short-travel rigs.

trek fuel ex 29

The sheer pace of the Trek Fuel EX 7 29 throws petrol on the heated wheel size debate and then fans the flames. A real firestarter.

specialized camber

The 2017 Specialized Camber Comp 29 is still a rapid, fun bike though, and with tweaks to the specification it could bump it’s rating up a notch.

Trek Powerfly LT 9

Up hill or down, ebikes take an absolute beating, so the new Trek Powerfly LT 9 has a beefed up the parts package to handle the additional abuse.

bmc trailsync

The BMC Trailsync is a revolutionary new dropper post from BMC that automatically flips between suspension settings as you change your saddle height.

specialized pitch

The original Specialized Pitch was an entry-level full suspension bike with a cult following. It's been born again, this time as and entry-level hardtail.

diamondback sync

The Diamondback Sync is the latest addition to their range of alloy hardtails. With prices starting at £375 the bikes are targeted squarely at new riders.

bmc trailfox amp

Two years in development, the BMC Trailfox AMP ebike is finally ready. A showstopper at Eurobike the Trailfox AMP is powered up and ready to shred.

vitus nucleus 275 vr

Superior geometry of the Vitus Nucleus 275 VR, combined with the fork and tyres, means that the only limiting factors here are your skill level and fitness.