New 12-speed groupset SRAM NX Eagle breaks new ground with the most affordable wide-range 1x drivetrain yet. Twelve speeds for £365 SRP.
We loved the original Giro Chamber, but does the Giro Chamber II address the little issues and improved an almost perfect pair of shoes?
The USE Ultimate Vyce stem is a little different to most others on the market currently. It uses a simple expander wedge design to generate clamping forces.
Certified as strong enough for riding anything up to DH yet the first thing that strikes you is how amazingly light the USE Ultimate Boom Carbon bar feels.
Put the Leatt DBX 3.0 Enduro on, the first thing you notice is now light it is. At 757g it’s only marginally heavier than the one-piece Fox Proframe.
The Bell Super DH MIPS takes the removable rap-around chin bar first introduced on the Super 2R to a whole new level of protection.
With one Fassa Defender you can effectively keep three bikes from harm, simply by fitting it to the middle one. It's like their Separator but on steroids.
The latest X-Fusion Manic is the latest in a long line of X-Fusion droppers and it’s available in 125mm and 150mm drop for only £200.
Specialized has a long dropper post heritage and has evolved its range to the point where the latest Specialized Command IRCC dropper is pretty bombproof.
Available in a multitude of shapes and sizes, the RockShox Reverb isn’t the original dropper, but it’s definitely the most successful.
For such a huge brand, Shimano was pretty slow to launch a dropper post, but here's the component sub-brand Pro Koryak dropper.
Fresh for 2018 is the all-new Manitou Jack dropper for £300. It’s a collaboration between the engineers at component brand Answer and Manitou.
A proprietary and patent-protected roller-clutch bearing design resists stanchion (and saddle) twist on the KS Lev Integra dropper post.
The Fox Transfer is infinitely adjustable throughout its travel. It features internal cable routing and, on this Factory version, a gold Kashima coating.
Crank Brothers Highline is a totally new design. Crank Brothers are so confident about the performance that it’s offering a three-year guarantee.
The Bike Yoke Revive is stunning, well made, easy to use and the most versatile post out there. It’s also lightweight and reliable.
The Endura Singletrack Backpack fulfils the storage needs for riders wanting a pack big enough to cram a full day's worth of kit and spares.
Bavarian component company Newmen is only a couple of years old, but has serious pedigree. Michael Grätz, who started Syntace and Liteville heads it up.
The Brand X Ascend dropper post comes direct from Chain Reaction for the bargain price of £120 (at time of writing this review).
The USE Helix is the first dropper post the British component brand has produced. The Helix is available in a standard 125mm drop or a whopping 165mm.