The 2018 Giant Reign Advanced 0 has class leading sizing and geometry plus a race-tuned coil shock and revised suspension linkage.
The Shimano ME5 SPD shoe straddles the line between XC race style disco-slipper and DH casual in a package designed around trail riding.
With updated geometry that’s been designed specifically around fatter 2.8in Plus tyres the 2018 Whyte 905 looks set to raise the bar once again.
Revised specification and pricing within the Crush range makes the Crush Pro £2K, but the entry-level Crush S has also been upgraded to fill the void.
The Nukeproof Scout 275 Comp has seen a lot of development. Its low-slung profile remains, but the bike has been stretched to a more generous cockpit.
One Up Aluminium Pedal takes a different approach to others, with a single size, slim profile and oversize inboard bearing sitting close to the crank.
Adding to the array of tubeless tyre installing gizmos is the Specialized Air Tool Blast Tubeless Tyre Seater. And it does exactly as it says on the tin.
E13 TRS+ dropper is killer value, fully serviceable and, in the long term, may be more reliable than a conventional post, but the function feels dated.
As the name suggests, the Five Ten Freerider Pro is a beefed-up version of the standard Freerider. These ‘Pro’ features add £25 to the price.
Pint-sized and portable. The Karcher OC3 fits into any sized boot to bring easy cleaning convenience right to the trail head.
We ten-out-of-ten loved the Ragley Blue Pig, so will the cheaper and lighter alloy Ragley Mmmbop turn it up to eleven? Here's our longterm test verdict.
The Xeccon Zeta 1300R's wide beam pattern smoothly lighting up the trail in front is what we tend to look for in a bar mount.
It is a bit of a surprise to find that a helmet mount isn’t actually included in the - already pretty salty - price of the Niterider Lumina 1100.
Although the Moon Vortex Pro is sold as 900 lumens, we found it was almost indistinguishable from the Blackburn Central 650 lumen unit on test.
Although the Gemini Duo 1500L is the most expensive of our ‘helmet’ lights, is it also one of the most versatile.
The Blackburn Central 650 comes with what they describe as a ‘universal mount,’ which is supposed to manage both bar and helmet mount duties.
The Lumicycle Explorer 2 differs from the previous model by utilising only one LED at the lower power levels to save on power and extend burn times.
Very little to complain about the simple yet effective Light And Motion Seca 2500 Enduro. If they could just tweak the cable layout it would be perfect.
With 2300 lumens the ITUO Wiz-XP3 pushes some serious candlepower down the trail and, despite the very reasonable price, it doesn’t skimp on build quality.
Hope R4+ readily showcases the advantages of a Hope. Every mounting piece is precisely crafted, every connection and switch is crisp and positive.