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race face aeffect 35

The Race Face Aeffect 35 is a no-nonsense, forged and CNC finished 6061 aluminium stem at a bargain price. Winner of Best value in our stem group test.

Score 8

renthal apex

The Renthal Apex stem is available right down to 31mm in length. At 110g it’s the lightest 35mm option we've tested and that helps justify the cost.

Score 8

ks ether

KS has now added bars stems to its line-up. Designed for enduro, the KS Ether stem is light and strong enough for everything from XC to DH.

Score 9

gravity grid

There’s nothing to complain about here. The Gravity Grid stem’s price is fair, the finish is good and performance is right up there.

Score 8

chromag bza

The Chromag BZA is perfectly in keeping with aggressive riding ethic. It works great, but doesn’t provide anything over a stem that’s half the money.

Score 7

azonic rock

The design of the Azonic Rock proved stiff enough and the unusual 45mm reach may be useful. Solidity and steering response is good too.

Score 6

truvativ descendant

Not the lightest, but the Truvativ Descendant is still perfectly acceptable for trail riding and XC. The price is excellent considering the quality.

Score 9

syntace megaforce

The Megaforce 2 is mega expensive, but comes with a 10-year guarantee and, if money were no object, would be our first choice. Syntace really has ticked all the boxes.

Score 9

Let’s state the obvious: the Pedaling Innovations Catalyst pedal is huge! Or, to be more specific, it’s much longer than a traditional flat pedal.

Score 7

madison addict softshell shorts

These Madison Addict Softshell shorts are three-layer waterproof. This pair of breathable DWR shorts are surprisingly weather-resistant.

Score 9

sram guide re

SRAM Guide RE brake is designed to deliver the extra stopping power required by a 20kg e-bike, but it works really well on any regular trail bike.

Score 10

Pretty boy, café-rider looks. The Giro Alpineduro boot offers good warmth and protection, it’s just a shame the laces are so exposed to the elements.

Score 7

The Specialized Defroster Trail was very comfortable and warm, with the Boa performing well for easy tightening, loosening and adjustment on the move.

Score 8

We found it hard to fault the Shimano MW5 boot — warm, perfect stiffness and cheap. A worthy winner. Supremely comfortable, on and off the bike.

Score 10

If you suffer from cold feet, the Northwave Celcius Arctic 2 is the boot to buy. Easily the warmest boot on test with luxurious fleece lining.

Score 8

The Lake MX180 is a solid shoe, with plenty of protection and a reasonable price tag. The Ice Lock tread sticks to most surfaces, no matter how greasy.

Score 9

Great coverage, excellent Boa system, Gore-Tex waterproofing, easy clean exterior, the Mavic Crossmax SL Pro Thermo boots ticked pretty much all our boxes.

Score 9

If you’re riding dry and rocky, and want a long-lasting tyre that absolutely rules in these conditions, the Continental Der Kaiser is totally recommended.

Score 9

Loud and proud colour scheme that continues onto the straps, the 7iDP M2 helmet is not subtle, but the rugged design combines to make it an aesthetic win.

Score 8