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.
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.
The Fox Transfer is infinitely adjustable throughout its travel. It also features internal cable routing and a gold Kashima coating.
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.
They're are fewer things that will transform your wet weather riding as significantly as mud tyres do. Well, that's that then. Not quite...
The E13 TRSr wheelset is really well put together with quality bearings and proper sealing. Great value for a carbon wheelset of this quality.
These Madison Addict Softshell shorts are three-layer waterproof. This pair of breathable DWR shorts are surprisingly weather-resistant.
Ignore the DH label because this is the best caged clipless pedal for trail riding and easily deserves top marks.
The Nukeproof Horizon CL is the larger of the two platforms designed as a "more gravity focused pedal". The smaller CS is aimed at regular trail riders.
If you can be bothered careful application, Rex chain lube is one of the best out there.
Light, reliable and cheap. It’s taken a while, but the Crank Brothers Highline may have finally cracked the dropper post.
The Magicshine MJ-902 2000 is great value, and bright with a long run time, even on full beam, but the lack of a head mount and the battery shape makes…
There’s a lot of light on offer — the Lupine Piko 4’s twin lamps bang out 1,468 lumens on full beam. It’s a really intense white light, with a good…
Good lumen count and beam pattern for a helmet light, but the Light and Motion Imjin 800 needs to improve the quality, shorten the cable and include a helmet mount…
The Lezyne Power Drive 1100 XL is great value, solid and lightweight, but is let down by the high-slung mount and low light output.
The Exposure Joystick Mk11 is at the upper end, price-wise, but low profile, lightweight and has a near perfect beam and focus.
The Blackburn Central 700 RC comes standard with a stretchy rubber bar mount, but the light has a GoPro fitting, so you can bolt it directly to any helmet with…
The NiteRider is almost as bright as the test-winning BBB, but it’s more expensive and 100g heavier, so it gets the runner-up slot this time round.
The Lezyne Deca Drive 1500 XL is 30 per cent more expensive than the company’s Power Drive 1100 XL, but you get a third LED and a third more light
Run time is impressive, on full beam the Hope R2 puts out 1,105 lumens. This is more than claimed and, is OK as a bar light if you add a…