Without any branding it would be easy to recognise the Trek Roscoe 9 as a product of the Trek stable. Signature E2 tapered head tube is a give away.
The Merida Big Trail 500 frame certainly looks modern, with its compact rear triangle, Boost 148mm dropouts, hourglass head tube and low-slung top tube.
Fabric’s Scoop saddle range offers a bewildering array of options that, on first glance, can feel overwhelming. But when you start to break the range down you’ll see that there’s…
The Norco Fluid 1 HT strikes a great balance between performance and value. Low BB height makes you feel more in the bike and boosts stability.
Camelbak Skyline LR 10 has a 3L bladder and 7L of storage capacity and is the perfect size for trail riders who don’t need to carry everything with them.
I’m a sucker for a good name and bad tattoos so the NS Holdfast grip had to be included in this test. Name aside, the Holdfast is marketed as the…
The PRO Turnix Offroad flies in the face of most modern saddle convention, offering a shape some would deem ‘old school’. There’s only the merest hint of a channel and…
Renthal Traction grips bring the stickiest rubber to keep your hands locked to the bars. When I used to work in a bike shop I used to hate it when…
The eleven function Lezyne SV-11 is a slimline bike oriented multitool. Suitable for carrying in a pack or pocket it has the most commonly needed tools.
The Blackburn Core is a minipump aimed at the off-road market. With a wider barrel and flexible hose, it is well suited to pumping modern MTB tyres.
With a single layer, synthetic leather palm and thin, mesh like back, the 661 Comp is a minimal glove for riders who prefer wearing practically nothing.
The Dirtlej Trailscout Half and Half short is perfect for use when trails are wet and muddy. Waterproof at the rear, comfortable and stretchy at the front.
The Volt is a saddle we rated very highly in the lower Race version when tested last year. This is the higher specced WTB Volt Pro version and whilst it…
The Race Face Grippler is a low profile handlebar grip available in two different diameters, along with a huge range of colour options.
The Endura MT500 Spray Trouser II is a stretchy, tapered, tough riding pant designed for colder weather. Secure, breathable, comfortable and durable.
White Lightning Wet Ride is a thicker, heavier lube designed to stay put in the worst conditions. You want to know if it works, right? It sure does.
Alpkit is an outdoor specialist making inroads into mountain biking. Its range of bikes fly includes this Sonder Transmitter as its do-it-all Plus hardtail.
The Orange Alpine 6 E is their first foray into the e-bike market has yielded a motorised version of an old classic.
The Giant Anthem Advanced Pro 29 is Giant's short (90mm) travel, carbon XC race weapon. Matched to a 100mm fork it delivers almost trail bike handling.
These Mavic Crossmax Ultimate H2O waterproof shorts are perfect for providing wet weather protection for your legs. Highly packable and very lightweight.