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.

intense tazer

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.

ebike of the year YT DECOY Shred

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.

radon render

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.

canyon spectral:on

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...

vitus e-sommet

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 RS

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

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.

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

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.

Cannondale Moterra Neo SE

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

Formula Mod coil shock features Compression Tuning System with three distinct flavours. Bladder-backed reservoir increases sensitivity and reduces heat.