Alan Muldoon

Bike Test Editor

Alan Muldoon

Position: Bike test Editor

Mostly rides: Surrey Hills

Height: 5ft 11in (180cm)

Weight: 83kg

Al raced BMX for years before picking up a mountain bike in the early ’90s. After a brief stint racing XC, he switched to DH and 4X, competing at an elite level in the UK on one of the first Intense M1s in the country.  He’s worked for MBR magazine since 2001 and and tested, on average, 50 bikes a year since then. Which means he’s reviewed somewhere in the region of 900 mountain bikes – no mean feat.

Extremely well respected in the industry, he has an in-depth knowledge of the market and an exceptional ability to assess a bike’s handling and performance.

banshee titan

A 29er enduro/trail bike boasting 155mm travel, the Banshee Titan is one of several models in the Banshee range to use the latest KS2 suspension layout.

roadon swoop 10.0

Radon Swoop 10.0 is a 29er enduro bike with 170mm travel at both ends. Carbon front triangle with alloy stays. M, L and XL frame sizes.

Third generation YT Capra moves the needle once again with an asymmetric bracing wing to make space for a full size water bottle.

Whyte G-180

Progress is relentless and for 2021 Whyte has turned up the 29er heat once again with the Whyte G-180. 167mm rear travel married to 180mm RockShox Zeb fork.

nukeproof giga 290

For when Mega just isn't enough, here's the Nukeproof Giga 290 – a 170mm travel 'super-enduro' bike. But is it 1,000 times better? We find out.

Most rotors will also get worse before they get better, so expect to spend at least 15-20 minutes, maybe longer, on this job.