Mountain Bike Rider caters for off-road trail riding enthusiasts. Every issue contains all the latest news with extensive bike and equipment tests, plus free pull-out route guides and inspirational features.

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...

This Crug Mawr route is all about the super-flowy, sandy, singletrack descent. Proof that you don’t need to go far over the Welsh border for amazing riding.

Stake Pass is brutal, intimidating, and downright hard, Stake Pass is also rewarding, fun to ride (when you’re not pushing) and achingly beautiful.

sombrio prodigy

Aimed as much to all-day trail riders as enduro racers and dirt jumpers the Sombrio Prodigy glove has several features to increase comfort and durability.

dunoon

Here are our pick of the pics from the last week in the world of mountain biking. This week's accidental theme: why is it only filthy mucky in the UK?

KickStarter becomes reality with Redshift's ShockStop suspension stem and a generation of greying mountain bikers think back to the iconic Girvin Flexstem.

e13 trsr wheelset

The E13 TRSr wheelset is really well put together with quality bearings and proper sealing. Great value for a carbon wheelset of this quality.

vitus escarpe 29

Having endured all four of the UK’s seasons as one our fleet of long termer test bikes, how has the keenly priced Vitus Escarpe 29 VR held up?

The Vitus Sommet CR is a great do-it-all option. It offers a carbon frame for an excellent price and has a pace and a turn of speed that's amazing.

Merida is relatively unknown on the enduro race scene. That could change with the introduction of the Merida One-Sixty enduro bike.

mountain bike stems

Mountain bike stems are an important factor when it comes to the control of your mountain bike, but which one should you choose?

ragley stubbing

The Ragley Stubbing stem comes in a multitude of colours, all with a two-tone finish. The smaller size doesn’t result in a below average weight.

hope am freeride

Machined out of a solid billet of 2014 T6-series aluminium, the Hope AM Freeride stem is exactly what you’d expect from the Lancashire component giant.