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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Pole-EVOLINK-140-DS

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…

x_ROO9978

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…

xwhyte

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…

£3,481.00
Score 9

xxc8

The Trek looks amazing and has a decent spec, it’s just a shame the frame isn’t more trail-focused

£749.00
Score 7

macina_lycan_27_x1_cx5+_48_matt_black_(orange)

Need to know 650b e-bike designed specifically for trail riding New 250w Bosch CX system offers power assist Fox rear shock delivers 125mm travel Weighs 20.8kg (45.9lb) Despite the hefty weight and…

£3,749.99
Score 7

xBMC-Speedfox59

Need to know Redesigned around 27.5in wheels, rather than 29in Trailcrew name points to shorter stems, fatter tyres and bigger rotors for a more aggressive attitude 150mm travel at both ends…

£3,800.00
xwhyte_801_650b_hardtail_mountain_bike_2016

Stable, well-balanced and you don’t have a fight on your hands when riding down technical terrain

£750.00
Score 8