The Jeffsy CF Pro Race 27 takes the stock 27 platform and pumps the travel up to 160mm. It’s something of a lone wolf within the Jeffsy 27 range.
The Identiti Mettle GX enduro bike is a sturdy unit, and it benefits from SRAM’s latest RockShox Deluxe shock and wide-range GX Eagle drivetrain.
On small to medium hits, the back end of the 160mm travel DMR Sled feels amazing with a RockShox Monarch RT3 shock takes care of damping duties.
With the Pivot Mach 5.5 the brand waited seven years before deeming itself ready to bring out the successor its most popular bike ever, the Mach 5.7.
Flattering and instilling rider confidence isn’t a trait all trail bikes manage, so the Forme Lathkill LTD deserves props for delivering the fundamentals.
With the 2017 Cube Stereo Hybrid 160 HPA SL 500 the ultimate power-assisted enduro rig is no longer just an electric dream.
The Norco Fluid 7.3 FS makes everything feel easy. So whether you’re a total beginner or and accomplished rider it’s impossible not to have a total blast.
The Marin Hawk Hill has nearly all the makings of a great bike. The frame is solid, the sizing is on point and the specification is competitive.
The Calibre Beastnut is a Bossnut on steroids. Same 130mm aluminium skeleton, but the 'Nut's extra muscle makes for a completely different animal.
The Specialized Levo Carbon expands Spesh's eMTB range for 2018 to include three new carbon framed models. Reduced weight and increased stiffness.
With its wide-ratio Pinion gearbox, the Zerode Taniwha enduro rig marries innovation to aesthetics. Superlative suspension, excels on rough terrain.
Giant’s Reign and Trance range of full suspension bikes have long been absolute favourites here at MBR for their superlative handling, suspension and sizing. So putting the shorter travel, race…
The Orange Five certainly isn’t new, but the Halifax brand has made significant changes for 2017 that pep up this trail riding classic.
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.
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.
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.
The Scott Spark 710 Plus has been ridden to two Olympic gold medals; well now it can add our Trail Bike of the Year award to its glittering palmarès.
It’s been a long time coming but the Commençal Meta TR is back where it needs to be and it’s taking no prisoners. It's a total trailblazer.