Looking at the new Specialized Sport MTB it’s hard to tell it is the company’s entry into clip-in mountain bike shoes. This latest version takes its styling cues from shoes…
The Specialized S Works 6XC shoe represents the current pinnacle of the company’s off-road range and crams in a myriad of technical innovations to create one of the most hi-tech…
The Specialized Stumpjumper Carbon 6fattie is short by modern standards and with other options now available, upsizing may no longer be an easy get out.
Trek’s venerable Fuel gets a high-octane boost in the form of Plus-size wheels with the Trek Fuel EX Plus 9.8 27.5. Beautiful to behold and a joy to ride.
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.
For a modern 140mm trail bike Giant has nailed the geometry and sizing on the 2017 Giant Trance 2. A couple of component niggles loses it some points.
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.
Whyte should be commended for doing such a sterling job with the Whyte T-130 S. It's still one of the best short-travel rippers on the market.
In lustrous Sriracha red, you can’t failed to be won over by the stunning looks of the Santa Cruz Hightower C. The beauty goes beyond skin deep too.
When the Canyon Spectral was lauched it was cutting edge. It underscored Canyon’s transition from a value focused brand to one that delivers hi-tech bikes.
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.
When it comes to riding fast, confidence is everything, and no 29er we’ve ridden has instilled us with more confidence than the Evil Wreckoning.
The new Trek Slash 29 sounds rock and roll and looks stunning, but does it go like a bat out of hell? When it’s time to go fast it gets…
Revised geometry, sizing and travel take the Specialized Enduro 29 6Fattie to the next level, but has Specialized gone far enough?
Pearl Izumi has a range of clothing under the Divide label. Aimed more at exploring the trails and days in the saddle rather than shredding the DH track, they feature…
Lezyne has obviously been taking design cues from seventies F1 teams, as the Digital Shock Drive pump looks more like a suspension strut from a JPS race car than a…
Full carbon handlebar from Shimano's component brand. Light enough for racing, strong enough for general trail duties
The B’Twin Cycling 900 sunglasses might look a little ‘no frills’ compared to some of the bigger eyewear brands’ offerings. B’Twin doesn’t go out of its way to give its…