Paul Burwell

Paul Burwell

Every mountain biker should have a good pair of gloves. Something not too chunky but not too skimpy. Full length fingers are a must regardless of the time of year.…

ibis 942

We can’t knock the Ibis 942 in terms of quality but it's a high price. And six bolt disc option and narrower rim width might be the better for most…

hope tech enduro wheels

Apart from the Sapim stainless steel double butted spokes and brass nipples, the rest of the Hope Tech Enduro wheels is made in its factory in Barnoldswick.

sun ringle duroc

With four rim widths and all the hardware included for any configuration the Sun Ringlé Düroc has all the bases covered and is killer value for money.

FSA Afterburner Wider

The FSA Afterburner Wider is really well put together and a good weight, reasonable price and available several axle options and 27.5 and 29in diameters.

lezyne classic over drive

This is an updated version of mountain bike specific Lezyne Classic Over Drive. It’s solid, stable and will easily seat the most stubborn tubeless tyres.

ht pa03a

The simply named HT PA03A flat pedal is made from a nylon reinforced plastic and has a 105 x 107mm platform, with a slight amount of concavity.

race face next sl g4

In terms of power to weight the Race Face Next SL G4 really is a superb – it’s also silly light, sensibly stiff and cheaper than other carbon cranks.

Truvativ Descendent Carbon

The Truvativ Descendant Carbon is a great first step on the carbon crank ladder; factor in £80 worth of chainring and, it’s actually more of a bargain.

praxis works lyft

Praxis has done an excellent job on the Praxis Works Lyft crank, it’s stiff, lightweight, top quality and it should stay that way too.

storage bib shorts

Going out for a short ride and don’t have a bottle cage on you bike? Then you need storage bib shorts. Here's our group test of the best.

fassa separator

The Fassa Separator does what it says on the tin. It fits between bikes to stop them being scratched when they’re being transported.

mavic xa pro

It’s taken a while but Mavic has finally come up with a carbon wheelset for trail riding. Called the Mavic XA Pro Carbon.

tsg 2nd skin

The updated TSG 2nd Skin A 2.0 knee sleeves for this year have a new Arti-Lage (artificial cartilage) foam pad and pierce-proof insert.

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.