The Marin Mount Vision 5 is blisteringly fast, without being edgy, and it’s one of only a handful of bikes that delivers being long, low and slack.
Expanding its range, sorting its sizing and making the best of Plus-size tyres — Genesis Tarn 20 is another trail-ripping hardtail from Genesis.
The Cannondale Bad Habit 1 is the company's latest trail bike, it maxes out the Plus points and goes big when it comes to old-school fun.
The Specialized Fuse Comp 6Fattie has standout specification, great size range and thoroughly modern geometry.
The Scott Scale 730 Plus will instantly win you over as you carve effortlessly through corners, blast down the rowdiest descents and spin up loose technical climbs with aplomb.
The Marin Pine Mopuntain rides more like an adventure bike than a trail hardtail designed to get your pulse racing.
The Cannondale Beast of the East 3 is a lightning-fast bike and a blast to ride.
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The latest Rocky Mountain Slayer eats trails for tea and cleanses its palate with boulders and rubble.
Long, low and slack, and with a frame that apes the ride of a full-susser, the Stif Morf XT is a blast to ride.
The NS Snabb Carbon E is a lightweight all-mountain offering that is only a tweak or two away from perfection.
Revised geometry, sizing and travel take the Specialized Enduro 29 6Fattie to the next level, but has Specialized gone far enough?
Giant reworks its classic 140mm-travel trail bike to make it even more capable.
Named after a venomous North American spider, the Intense Recluse is a 140mm travel trail bike rolling on, what we now consider, ‘traditional’ 27.5in wheels.
Don’t let Transition’s joker attitude fool you; the new Patrol Carbon is a serious bit of kit.
A fun, playful bike that rewards a dynamic riding style, can be ridden off the brakes in the roughest terrain thanks to the excellent rear suspension.
The Santa Cruz Bronson CC is quite possibly the best 150mm travel trail bike we’ve ever tested.
Trek’s WSD Remedy 8 uses the exact same geometry as the unisex Remedy — so no messing around with a shape that works to make it ‘suitable’ for the female
B’Twin is Decathlon’s bike brand and the Rockrider 740S is its latest 27.5in full-suspension trail bike. It sports NEUF anti-bob suspension design delivering 120mm travel.
The new Orange Alpine 6 felt much more like an exacting enduro race bike than the all-mountain assault of the old Alpine 160.