The hooded Gore Power Trail jacket has a tighter fit than most mountain bike trail riding jackets. It’s cut from three-layer Active shell.
Once fitted to our test bike, our initial impressions of the SRAM Code RSC disc brake were how noticeably firm it felt as you grabbed the lever.
The Hope Tech 3 X2's consistency and its comfortable and highly-adjustable brake lever secures it as our favourite dual-piston disc brake.
Shimano Deore M6000 disc brake keeps bumping up the standard of what a budget stopper can really be, premium performance with a great price.
Invisiframe also do kits for cranks and forks if you want to keep everything nice, and will do custom kits for bikes that haven’t been covered already.
The Cane Creek Helm Air has taken five years to develop and is made entirely in the USA. With beefy 35mm stanchions and a chunky wheel arch.
New kid on the block the Vee Tyre Co Flow Snap is an aggressively treaded tyre designed for use in all conditions from dry, loose to wet mud.
The latest Leatt DBX 3.0 helmet has 18 vents, an angular profile and a quality, fully wrapped, matt finish that’s very durable.
The Troy Lee A2 uses a MIPS low friction liner inside. It isn’t that light but one reason is the level of detail in the integrated protection.
Specialized Ambush Comp is a wallet friendly version of Specialized’s premium helmet. It shares a very similar low-profile as the £30 more expensive model.
Scott Vivo Plus is an affordable lightweight trail lid. Scott’s top-tier MRAS2 fit system with its comfy rear cradle tightened by a micro-adjust dial.
The Specialized 2FO Cliplite blends gravity shoe looks and comfort with race-like pedalling efficiency. Making it suitable for all styles of riding.
MET Roam's stylish shell has 22 vents and a significantly sculpted polystyrene interior to help drive air over to the exhaust ports littered all over.
With 14 vents, the Giro Chronicle runs a little hot, but it’s the perfect helmet for harder trail riding — it’s also killer value.
The Endura MT500 helmet is pricey but you are getting a lightweight, well-vented trail lid that takes impact protection to the next level.
The Granite Design Hex Stand is perfect for stashing in the car or even in the bike bag to help make these little jobs easier.
We review the Dirtlej Dirtsuit, the original bright green waterproof onesie that's perfect for protecting you from the elements when out on the bike.
Comfortable, economical and unobtrusive, the Altura One 80 G2 glove gets two thumbs up from me.
Launched last year, the latest Specialized 2FO 2.0 shoes are more flexible, much lighter and use a tackier sole than the first generation.
The Vaude Tremalzo rain Jacket II provides a practical, lighter weight option. Packable yet still durable enough to take on the mountains.