The all new Intense Carbine 29C is a 155mm travel enduro weapon rolling on 29-er wheels. We had a thrash of the top-end Factory model.
Lapierre has gone all out in producing a completely revamped ProRace for 2018. Going beyond what is expected from a modern cross country hardtail, the French company has revealed what…
For the 2017 Ragley Marley the biggest change is the rejigged frame sizing. Gone is the XS size option, making way for an XL.
The Forme Ripley has impeccable trail manners. A really neutral riding position, it maintains speed incredibly well, and there’s also compliance.
The shape of the Nukeproof Scout Sport is everything a modern hardtail should be, and it is one of the most playful hardtails in the £750 category.
The Cannondale Trail 4 has the best-finished frame on test, with some nice touches like the slim seat stays, which really help soften the ride.
The original Specialized Pitch was an entry-level full suspension bike with a cult following. It's been born again, this time as and entry-level hardtail.
The Diamondback Sync is the latest addition to their range of alloy hardtails. With prices starting at £375 the bikes are targeted squarely at new riders.
There's nothing logical but something magical about the Transition Smuggler. On paper it shouldn't really work. On dirt it's a different story.
Two years in development, the BMC Trailfox AMP ebike is finally ready. A showstopper at Eurobike the Trailfox AMP is powered up and ready to shred.
Swing a leg over the Trek Top Fuel 9 and the first thing you notice is the suspension is keen to get working. It’s a seriously rapid bike on the…
Fatter tyres' ability to take the edge off the roughest trails makes perfect sense and the new Norco Fluid HT+ 7.2 offers a blissfully quite, smooth ride.
The Canyon LUX CF 6.9 Pro Race 100mm travel bike is aimed squarely at XC and marathon racers. The LUX promises to be a seriously rapid machine.
The Whyte 605 is our Hardtail of the Year in the £750 category, but it isn’t perfect. A proper front tyre and a wider bar it would be on a…
The Orange Five certainly isn’t new, but the Halifax brand has made significant changes for 2017 that pep up this trail riding classic.
Superior geometry of the Vitus Nucleus 275 VR, combined with the fork and tyres, means that the only limiting factors here are your skill level and fitness.
Watch this video to see MBR put 18 hardtails through their paces as part of our Hardtail of the Year test. Bikes from £500 up to £1000.
The Specialized Stumpjumper Carbon 6fattie is short by modern standards and with other options now available, upsizing may no longer be an easy get out.
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.
The Whyte T129 RS really comes into its own on smooth, flowing trails where it has a great turn of speed. It's less convincing on rough trails, though.