After going AWOL from Hardtail of the Year test last year, the Voodoo Bizango is back in our line-up for 2018 and the break seems to have worked wonders.
Hardtail of the Year two years running, Vitus could have rested on its laurels and the Vitus Nucleus VR would still have bagged a hat trick.
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 switch to aluminium not only expands the range, it also means the Merida One-Sixty now comes in four frame sizes rather than being restricted to three.
New Saracen Ariel Elite has suspension and character influenced by the Myst downhill bike and it’s gained a new sense of purpose.
The new 175mm travel Canyon Torque CF 8.0 shares a lot of the same design cues as the Trail Bike of the Year winning Canyon Spectral.
The Rocky Mountain Pipeline Carbon 50 uses a single frame for both this Pipeline Plus bike and the big wheel Rocky Mountain Instinct 29er.
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You’re only looking at around 150g in weight saving over an aluminium frame, but the carbon fronted Trek Fuel EX 9.7 29 is easily the stiffest bike in those we
Called the Whyte S-150 S, it has 150mm of travel, Boost spacing and Whyte’s dedicated SCR (Single Chain Ring) frameset design.
Twelve months ago, Trail bike of the Year in the 29in category was the YT Jeffsy 29 CF. It’s back again this year to defend its title.
The 2018 Lapierre XR 529 is the bike Lapierre developed to meet the demands of XCO and Marathon cross country racing but it's a capable trail bike too.
Starling Murmur Factory 29 is made from Reynolds 853 tubing, TIG welded in Taiwan, delivering 140mm travel through its single pivot suspension.
The Ancilotti Scarab Evo 29 is the mountain bike equivalent of Savile Row and takes customisation a step further than most.
We crowned the Commencal Meta TR our 2017 27.5in Trail Bike of the Year. A lot has changed in a year so has Commencal done enough to retain its crown?
There’s a directness to the ride of the Giant Trance 2 that makes it feel very efficient and fluid. And it doesn’t trade big hit capacity to achieve it.
Modern geometry and 2.6in tyres make the new Merida One Forty 700 trail bike a delight to ride. Joins a line-up featuring One Twenty and One Sixty.
The new Cube Stereo 150 is the latest 150mm, 29er Enduro race weapon from the German brand. Three new models are launched, all with carbon frames.
Hard not to love the Santa Cruz Nomad CC. It looks drop dead gorgeous, pedals better than most 140mm bikes but you have 170mm to get you out of trouble.
The 2018 Giant Reign Advanced 0 has class leading sizing and geometry plus a race-tuned coil shock and revised suspension linkage.