Alan Muldoon

Alan Muldoon
best enduro mountain bike

Enduro is still the hottest ticket in mountain biking, we cut through they hype and find the very best enduro mountain bike.

Ancilotti Scarab Evo 29

The Ancilotti Scarab Evo 29 is the mountain bike equivalent of Savile Row and takes customisation a step further than most.

giant trance 2

There’s a directness to the ride of the Giant Trance 2 that makes it feel very efficient and fluid. And it doesn’t trade big hit capacity to achieve it.

merida one forty

Modern geometry and 2.6in tyres make the new Merida One Forty 700 trail bike a delight to ride. Joins a line-up featuring One Twenty and One Sixty.

santa cruz nomad cc

Hard not to love the Santa Cruz Nomad CC. It looks drop dead gorgeous, pedals better than most 140mm bikes but you have 170mm to get you out of trouble.

giant reign advanced

The 2018 Giant Reign Advanced 0 has class leading sizing and geometry plus a race-tuned coil shock and revised suspension linkage.

canyon spectral cf 8.0

Make no mistake, the new Canyon Spectral CF 8.0 isn’t just a facelift with a nip here and a tuck there to extend the shelf life of an existing platform.

mondraker dune

Launched over three years ago, the Mondraker Dune XR is still streets ahead of its rivals in terms of sizing, our size L dwarfing most brands XXLs.

RockShox Revelation

With the switch to 35mm upper tubes, the RockShox Revelation RC is now in line with the Pike. And it’s just the shot in the arm it needed.

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trek roscoe

Without any branding it would be easy to recognise the Trek Roscoe 9 as a product of the Trek stable. Signature E2 tapered head tube is a give away.

merida big trail 500

The Merida Big Trail 500 frame certainly looks modern, with its compact rear triangle, Boost 148mm dropouts, hourglass head tube and low-slung top tube.

norco fluid 1 ht

The Norco Fluid 1 HT strikes a great balance between performance and value. Low BB height makes you feel more in the bike and boosts stability.

sonder transmitter

Alpkit is an outdoor specialist making inroads into mountain biking. Its range of bikes fly includes this Sonder Transmitter as its do-it-all Plus hardtail.

specialized enduro pro 29

With its recently revised geometry the 2018 Specialized Enduro Pro 29 now has the attitude and riding position to capitalize on its 165mm travel.

orbea rallon

Orbea Rallon combines efficient pedalling dynamics with light weight and it feels like a very capable 29er trail bike with enduro race bike geometry.

whyte g-170 s

The new Whyte G-170 S is smooth, composed and balanced. It is easy to set-up and even easier to ride flat-out. A full-blown gravity focused race weapon.