Alan Muldoon

Alan Muldoon

Hot on the heels of the recent launch of the RXF 36 Trail fork and TTX Air shock, Ohlins introduces the RXF 36 Evo.

Ohlins TTX Air shock

Sporting the same proven twin-tube damping technology as the TTX Coil, the new Ohlins TTX Air version even mirrors the external damping adjustments.

scott ransom

The Scott Ransom replaces the old Genius LT and builds on the success of the shorter travel Genius and Spark (our previous Trail Bike of the Year winners).

Yeti SB150

Ultimately, we have a lot of great bikes passing through the mbr office, but none this year have impressed us as much as the Yeti SB150.

pedaling innovations catalyst

Let’s start by stating the obvious: the Pedaling Innovations Catalyst pedal is huge! Or, to be more specific, it’s much longer than a traditional pedal.

trek roscoe

Now in its third year of production, the Trek Roscoe 8 is a Plus tyred trail-hardtail that’s decked out with all the modern luxuries you could want.

Marin San Quentin 2

With progressive geometry, generous sizing and a sorted specification, we couldn’t wait to do time on the new Marin San Quentin 2.

b'twin rockrider am 100s

The B'Twin Rockrider AM 100S is available with three different wheel sizes. From smallest to largest, the same bike takes 27.5in, 27.5 Plus and 29in wheels.

boardman mtr

With smooth double pass welds and a matt finish the alloy frame on the mid-range Boardman MTR 8.8 could easily pass for carbon.

gt sensor carbon

In the low position the new 29er GT Sensor Carbon Pro sports a 65.5 degree head angle, which is pretty slack for a 130mm travel bike.

giro riddance

The Giro Riddance sports Vibram’s stickiest sole to date and a hexagon design sole that bears more than a passing resemblance to a rival brand.

canyon spectral:on

The Canyon Spectral:ON is sporting 150mm of rear wheel travel and short 432mm chain stays that mirror the regular Canyon Spectral bike.

specialized turbo kenevo

Most great ideas start with “what if?” The new Specialized Turbo Kenevo is how they answer the question, "What if we could have our own personal uplift?"

Vitus E-Sommet VR

Using Shimano’s smooth STEPS motor and 2.5in tyres, the Vitus E-Sommet VR delivers the same great value as the original, non-motorised version.

shimano xtr m9100

It’s hard to know where to begin with the new Shimano XTR M9100 groupset. Not least because it’s essentially three groupsets in on!

mondraker dune

Launched over three years ago, the Mondraker Dune XR is still streets ahead of its rivals in terms of sizing, our size L dwarfing most brands XXLs.

santa cruz nomad cc

Hard not to love the Santa Cruz Nomad CC. It looks drop dead gorgeous, pedals better than most 140mm bikes but you have 170mm to get you out of trouble.