These bikes are the best hardtail mountain bikes available. From budget up to mid-range price points, we have chosen four winning options for any budget.
Launched in 2018 the Intense Tazer was ahead of its time and it retains the full carbon frame, progressive sizing, mullet wheels and competitive pricing.
With the Commencal Meta Power 29, you have the battery capacity and the power, but the elevated BB height perches the rider on top, rather than in the bike.
Here’s the YT Decoy Shred: mid-priced mullet bike that comes with a coil-sprung Fox DHX2 shock that’s guaranteed to make it the life and soul of any party.
What’s changed on the Radon Render 10.0 for 2021? In terms of the frame, not much other than the colour, so it’s still a 140mm travel 29er.
When released, the Canyon Spectral:ON CF managed to shave 1kg off the frame weight compared to the alloy version. That, however, was just the beginning...
The Latest Vitus E-Sommet VRX stays true to its enduro roots, but a new frame layout and all the latest e-bike tech bring it bang up to date.
Whyte T-160 is a brand new addition to their trail bike range. Available in two models; entry-level T-160 S at £2,800 and top-end RS version we have here.
Fox Flex Air gloves have stretch mesh panels between each finger to increase air, while the contoured cut of the fingers give them a second-skin like fit.
It's been a gaping hole in Canyon's mountain bike range for some time, but now the German direct-sales giant has finally launched a Canyon Spectral 29.
If I had a penny for every time I’ve checked the tyre pressures on a bike in the past 25 years I could easily retire. Why am I so obsessed…
Vitus E-Sommet VRX is an enduro ready e-bike with progresive sizing and geometry. New frame design with Shimano EP8 motor and integrated 630Wh battery.
Escarpe and Sommet Vitus mountain bikes get updated suspension layouts and geometry, carbon front ends and impressive build kits yet same killer pricing.
Specialized Turbo Kenevo Expert isn't just slapping on a 180mm-travel RockShox Boxxer fork and calling it a day though. It's a completely redesigned frame.
Nukeproof updates its sucessful Mega race bike - revised geometry and extra sizes all with space for a bottle, but is the new Nukeproof Mega 290 better?
Cannondale Moterra Neo SE has been modified for more extreme riding; same 160mm travel frame but it has been hopped up with a 180mm RockShox Boxxer fork.
Formula Mod coil shock features Compression Tuning System with three distinct flavours. Bladder-backed reservoir increases sensitivity and reduces heat.
A bike's angles and dimensions are the key to the way it rides; understanding how they interact will help you choose the right machine and unlock its potential.
We've shown how your bike’s geometry influences things, now we look at how you can manipulate components and settings to improve your shape on the bike.
The recently revived Trance X 29 family expands to include two Giant Trance X Advanced carbon options, with entry-level Pro 29 1 at £4999.