For the 2017 Ragley Marley the biggest change is the rejigged frame sizing. Gone is the XS size option, making way for an XL.
The Cannondale Trail 4 has the best-finished frame on test, with some nice touches like the slim seat stays, which really help soften the ride.
The original Specialized Pitch was an entry-level full suspension bike with a cult following. It's been born again, this time as and entry-level hardtail.
The Diamondback Sync is the latest addition to their range of alloy hardtails. With prices starting at £375 the bikes are targeted squarely at new
The Whyte 605 is our Hardtail of the Year in the £750 category, but it isn’t perfect. A proper front tyre and a wider bar…
Superior geometry of the Vitus Nucleus 275 VR, combined with the fork and tyres, means that the only limiting factors here are your skill level…
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
If you want to gallop flat out over big miles the thoroughbred Boardman is first past the post
Best Hardtail of the Year under £750!
Read the full review of the Scott Scale 710
An EVO spec but lacks the EVO attitude - £1,2000
In the £1,000 category of our Hardtail of the Year test, MBR reviews the Giant Talon 29er 1
29in wheels and solid frame which can be easily upgraded - £500
Compact, capable and completely free of flowery graphics - £750
Last year's £1000 hardtail winner comes back for more. Can it deliver two years in a row? Tested by Danny Milner
A smooth ride but lacks precision due to poor tyre choice and a long stem
A great frame let down by mediocre components
Read the full review of the Trek X-Caliber 7 hardtail
Read the full review of the Saracen Mantra Pro hardtail
Read the full review of our women-specific Hardtail of the Year