The Scott Spark 700 Plus Tuned is a blazingly good short-travel ripper that owns the rowdiest of trails. Choose from 27.5in, 27.5 Plus and 29in versions.
Trek’s latest e-bike isn’t simply about climbing higher, riding further or exploring more; it’s also about having a total blast in the process.
If this were a beauty contest the Specialized Turbo Levo FSR Comp 6Fattie would have wooed the judges with its stunning aluminium frame, dazzling LED control pad, clever design and…
As it stands, the Full E+ 1 is more of a towpath power-house than a genuine singletrack slayer. It wouldn’t take much to bolster the Giant’s rating though.
The Swiss are obsessed with purity and order, and these values are exemplified by the Linkin Trail from Bold Cycles. Hidden shock This exquisite full carbon 29er stashes its shock…
Point the GT downhill and it starts to make sense
Jumping onto the Giant was akin to getting a shot of adrenaline straight in the arm
The Zobop had us shredding descents every bit as fast as we would on bikes costing considerably more money
The last time we tested the Team FS we complained that our knees knocked on the upper shock linkage and that the 130mm travel suspension felt too comfort focused, lacking…
The Switchblade pivots (sorry) between 29in and 27.5 set-ups but which version really impressed?
While we’re constantly hearing about bikes getting longer, lower and slacker the reality is rarely radical. With two notable exceptions. These are Mojo’s Nicolai-built Geometron and the Pole that you…
Trek’s venerable Fuel gets a high-octane boost in the form of Plus-size wheels
Need to know £2,350 frame-only with Fox Float X2 29er version of the groundbreaking Mojo/Nicolai Geometron 150mm rear travel married to a 160mm fork Fully customisable geometry and sizing Flip chip in…
Guaranteed to put a massive smile on your face every time you take it for a blast
Need to know 27.5in carbon-frame trail bike, 130mm travel Boost hubs front and rear Single chainring frame design Out of the box performance: short stem, wide bar, quality Maxxis tyres…
With its radically sloping top tube, it has good standover clearance, and a lighter, stiffer frame
GT has gone a long way to recapturing the magic of the old Zaskar
The Trek looks amazing and has a decent spec, it’s just a shame the frame isn’t more trail-focused
Lightweight, excellent wheels, amazing spec
A 29er with a 100mm-travel fork, Maxxis Ikon tyres and an equally cross country/race focus