Expensive carbon enduro bikes are two a penny, and cost a pretty penny too, the Antidote Carbonjack has an identity and a ride quality that’s truly unique.
Another brand reworking its tyres is Spesh. Bigger, meatier rubber is on the menu, like this 2.6in Specialized Butcher served up with Gripton compound.
The Saracen Tufftrax Disc has a quality 6061 aluminium frame that endows it with a smooth and rewarding ride. Shimano shifting adds to the quality.
What do you get if you tweak the Maxxis Minion DHF to suit wide rims? This ‘Wide Trail’ version is designed to square off less with the beads stretched out.
The Fizik M3B Uomo sits near the top of the Italian company's MTB shoe range. A carbon sole offers immense levels of performance and efficiency for racing.
If you are a rider that favours a soft and flexible shoe then the durability and styling of the Race Face Chester pedals makes them a very appealing option.
The new new, wider Bontrager SE4 - the SE stands for Super Enduro - has a relatively low tread pattern and works best as an aggressive trail tyre.
We can’t knock the Ibis 942 in terms of quality but it's a high price. And six bolt disc option and narrower rim width might be the better for most…
Apart from the Sapim stainless steel double butted spokes and brass nipples, the rest of the Hope Tech Enduro wheels is made in its factory in Barnoldswick.
With four rim widths and all the hardware included for any configuration the Sun Ringlé Düroc has all the bases covered and is killer value for money.
The FSA Afterburner Wider is really well put together and a good weight, reasonable price and available several axle options and 27.5 and 29in diameters.
Up hill or down, ebikes take an absolute beating, so the new Trek Powerfly LT 9 has a beefed up the parts package to handle the additional abuse.
The Olfi One Five action camera packs a big performance punch despite its relatively cheap price. Reliable and easy to use for capturing quality footage.
The Carrera Vulcan is a mainstay of the Halford brands range. It offers a relatively high spec for the price including capable hydraulic brakes.
With the new Merida EOne-Sixty 900E they've done an amazing job. It has a fun, playfully ride quality that few e-bikes can match.
Syncros makes two shock pumps; a basic model called the SP2.0 and this all singing all dancing SP1.0.
Born in World Cup XC racing, the DT Swiss XRC 1200 wheels are designed to be lightweight and accelerate rapidly; also strong enough for aggro trail riding.
This is an updated version of mountain bike specific Lezyne Classic Over Drive. It’s solid, stable and will easily seat the most stubborn tubeless tyres.
A lot of money for a summer short the Troy Lee Skyline Air shorts look great, well made, those panels definitely make a difference to breathability.
It’s not geometry on the BMC Speedfox 02 that’s revolutionary, it’s the new integrated dropper post that changes shock settings as you change saddle height.