Paul Burwell

Paul Burwell
Race Face Stage short

The Race Face Stage is a short for all seasons. It’s made from a mix of Polyester, Nylon and Spandex so it’s lightweight, breathable and stretches easily.

rockshox reverb 1x remote review

It’s taken RockShox quite a while to come up with a compatible remote for the Reverb. It has done a great job but it’s expensive.

Burgtec WR Carbon Enduro handlebar

In terms of width and stiffness the Burgtec WR Carbon Enduro handlebar is bang up to date. A great addition to a longer travel trail or all mountain bike.

endura mt500 helmet

The Endura MT500 helmet is pricey but you are getting a lightweight, well-vented trail lid that takes impact protection to the next level.

nukeproof scout

The shape of the Nukeproof Scout Sport is everything a modern hardtail should be, and it is one of the most playful hardtails in the £750 category.

cannondale trail

The Cannondale Trail 4 has the best-finished frame on test, with some nice touches like the slim seat stays, which really help soften the ride.

sram gx eagle

This is our first look at the new SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain. A single-ring 12-speed drivetrain with a 10-50t cassette at an affordable price.

2toms buttshield

Chamois creams and their ilk are a delicate area - literally. 2Toms Buttshield isn't actually a traditional chamois cream. It's better than that.

sram eagle

SRAM Eagle is the new 1X drivetrain with distinctive 12-speed 10-50t cassette and chain hugging, X-Sync 2 chainring. How does it ride?

whyte t129

The Whyte T129 RS really comes into its own on smooth, flowing trails where it has a great turn of speed. It's less convincing on rough trails, though.

rockshox yari rc 140

Easier to set up than the Pike, with its 35mm stanchions and deeper crown, the RockShox Yari RC 140 is stiff, but it is carrying a bit of extra weight.

ohlons rxf 34

The Öhlins RXF 34 is a quality fork from Öhlins with adjustable spring progression. But its weight and damping make it less suitable for lighter riders.

cube stereo 140 29

Some positive changes to the geometry and handling of the Cube Stereo 140 29 C:62 SL for 2017. It’s also upgraded to a full carbon chassis and handlebar.

orange four

With a revised frame construction, the new Orange Four is light, fast and a bundle of fun. Short-travel trail bike with 130mm travel front, 120mm rear.