The Sonder Broken Road is built for adventure, so where better to test it than on a 10-day expedition in the Himalayas? Great geometry and pricing.
The new Trek Slash 29 sounds rock and roll and looks stunning, but does it go like a bat out of hell? When it’s time to go fast it gets…
The Merida eOne-Twenty provides a thrilling and intoxicatingly addictive ride. Great geometry, rapid and flickable. One of the lightest e-mtbs available.
Great geometry and progressive sizing give the Specialized Demo 8 Alloy an edge. Everything about the Demo’s parts package is pretty much bombproof.
The Cannondale Habit 5 has totally nailed the fit and sizing and the tighter suspension response makes it feel fast, efficient and fun to ride.
Get the front end dialled and the Giant Trance 3 is instantly transformed into a weapon. The suspension response is super stable, it’s not lost any sensitivity.
The Trek Fuel EX Plus 5 eats up boulders and roots on the descents. On dry or rocky trails it would be our go-to bike.
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.
Need to know 29er trail bike with adjustable travel 115mm or 130mm travel with carbon upper link SL frame saves 300g with titanium hardware and high-modulus carbon-fibre Lower link incorporates…
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.