All the latest bikes comprehensively tested. If we don’t think a product is worthy of our hard-earned, we won’t tell you to part with yours for it. That’s the promise we make with our bike and equipment tests. For all our tests we guarantee that:
1. They’re conducted by some of the most experienced and knowledgeable riders in the business.
2. Ratings are awarded only after a thorough testing process on a variety of terrain.
3. Tests are independent, and in no way influenced by our advertisers.

In most cases, we fit control tyres, bars and stems to the test bikes to ensure a level playing field and to highlight differences in handling. Tyre pressures are equalised to keep grip levels identical. We also weigh and measure the bikes ourselves, because this data doesn’t always tally with the manufacturer’s official figures. The numbers you read in the tests are the actual angles and measurements.

Our ratings are awarded out of 10, with 10/10 being the top mark.

1-4 means something’s wrong. Possibly a design flaw or a major weakness.
5-6 OK – one or two faults but has potential
7 Worth considering
8 Very good – for the money, we’d buy it
9 Excellent – a slight mod or two and it might be perfect
10 Simply the best!

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saracen kili flyer

Saracen is aiming to recapture its glory years with its latest Saracen Kili Flyer. Will a fresh start breathe new life into this venerable brand?

£1,849.99
specialized enduro pro 29

With its recently revised geometry the 2018 Specialized Enduro Pro 29 now has the attitude and riding position to capitalize on its 165mm travel.

£6,500.00
Score 8

orbea rallon

Orbea Rallon combines efficient pedalling dynamics with light weight and it feels like a very capable 29er trail bike with enduro race bike geometry.

£5,699.00
Score 9

whyte g-170 s

The new Whyte G-170 S is smooth, composed and balanced. It is easy to set-up and even easier to ride flat-out. A full-blown gravity focused race weapon.

£2,399.00
Score 10

nukeproof mega 275

Nukeproof has done an amazing job with the new Nukeproof Mega 275 Comp. The geometry and sizing are on point, the specification is on the money.

£2,399.99
Score 9

trek remedy

We’ve been impressed by the sensitivity of Trek’s RE:aktiv dampers from RockShox and Fox, but the Trek Remedy brings sensitivity to another level.

£4,500.00
lapierre overvolt am700i

A discreetly housed battery and bombproof build offers all-day action on Lapierre's latest e-rig, the Lapierre Overvolt AM700i electric mountain bike.

£5,249.00
bergamont trailster

The Bergamont Trailster range is based around bikes with 140mm/150mm of rear wheel travel, with a geometry that emphasises a more all-mountain/enduro bias.

£3,499.00
Score 7

whyte 905

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.

£1,699.00
Score 10

orange crush

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.

£1,700.00
Score 8

nukeproof scout 275 comp

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.

£1,699.99
Score 9

ragley mmmbop

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.

£1,349.99
Score 10

bird aeris

The Bird Aeris 145 is an enduro machine with 145mm travel with modern geometry and sizing. This is a big, slack bike for tall as well as short riders.

£2,912.00
strider pro 12

The Strider Pro 12 is probably the lightest balance bike on the market. But does this mean it's any good? We give it to our junior tester to find out.

£110.00
Score 9

specialized epic review

Specialized Epic Expert is one seriously fast cross country race bike. For 2018 the Epic range has had a complete overhaul with some interesting changes.

£4,800.00
Score 9

trek fuel ex 29

Bike Of The Year 2017! The sheer pace of the Trek Fuel EX 29 throws petrol on the heated wheel size debate and then fans the flames. A real firestarter.

£2,200.00
Score 10

transition scout

The Transition Scout Carbon 3 has a great shape and ground-tracking suspension. But for that cash, some equipment isn’t at the level we’d expect.

£4,995.00
Score 8