The Avid Code brake is dead. Long live the SRAM Code brake! New brand name for a heavily overhauled brake system.
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.
The Specialized Stumpjumper 29 is a great trail bike – the suspension offers grip, the Yari fork is stiff and it has unique features like Autosag and SWAT.
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.
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.
If we ignore the specification for moment and just consider the ride quality, the YT Jeffsy 29 CF Pro is one of the fastest 29er trails bikes we’ve tested.
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.