The hooded Gore Power Trail jacket has a tighter fit than most mountain bike trail riding jackets. It’s cut from three-layer Active shell.
Norco Range A3 is an economically viable enduro option from the Canadian big hitters. Eats up rough ground, stops confidently with good composure.
The Cane Creek Helm Air has taken five years to develop and is made entirely in the USA. With beefy 35mm stanchions and a chunky wheel arch.
The latest Leatt DBX 3.0 helmet has 18 vents, an angular profile and a quality, fully wrapped, matt finish that’s very durable.
The Troy Lee A2 uses a MIPS low friction liner inside. It isn’t that light but one reason is the level of detail in the integrated protection.
Specialized Ambush Comp is a wallet friendly version of Specialized’s premium helmet. It shares a very similar low-profile as the £30 more expensive model.
Scott Vivo Plus is an affordable lightweight trail lid. Scott’s top-tier MRAS2 fit system with its comfy rear cradle tightened by a micro-adjust dial.
MET Roam's stylish shell has 22 vents and a significantly sculpted polystyrene interior to help drive air over to the exhaust ports littered all over.
With 14 vents, the Giro Chronicle runs a little hot, but it’s the perfect helmet for harder trail riding — it’s also killer value.
The Endura MT500 helmet is pricey but you are getting a lightweight, well-vented trail lid that takes impact protection to the next level.
Launched last year, the latest Specialized 2FO 2.0 shoes are more flexible, much lighter and use a tackier sole than the first generation.
With fantastic quality, finish and features, the Bell 4Forty ticks all the boxes. Performs exactly as you’d want from an all-day trail helmet.
Modern geometry and 2.6in tyres make the new Merida One Forty 800 trail bike a delight to ride. Joins a line-up featuring One Twenty and One Sixty.
This top-end Topeak Ratchet Rocket Lite NTX model here also offers miniature ‘Nano TorqBits’ in 4, 5 and 6Nm increments to accurately tighten on the move.
Supple Shimano GR9 feels pretty invisible on your foot, with a planted sole that gives good pedal feedback, but it’s not that supportive or locked in place.
The Endura MT500 Spray Trouser II is a stretchy, tapered, tough riding pant designed for colder weather. Secure, breathable, comfortable and durable.
White Lightning Wet Ride is a thicker, heavier lube designed to stay put in the worst conditions. You want to know if it works, right? It sure does.
The Orange Alpine 6 E is their first foray into the e-bike market has yielded a motorised version of an old classic.
Looking for some quality flats? Here's our pick of the best mountain bike flat pedals, complete with comprehensive buyer's guide advice.
Joystick Emulator pedal is the Brit brand's latest offering. It’s one of a breed of flats with the inboard bearing housed in a raised part of the platform.