Alan Muldoon

Bike Test Editor

bmc trailsync

The BMC Trailsync is a revolutionary new dropper post from BMC that automatically flips between suspension settings as you change your saddle height.

diamondback sync

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 riders.

bmc trailfox amp

Two years in development, the BMC Trailfox AMP ebike is finally ready. A showstopper at Eurobike the Trailfox AMP is powered up and ready to shred.

evil wreckoning

When it comes to riding fast, confidence is everything, and no 29er we’ve ridden has instilled us with more confidence than the Evil Wreckoning.

The Cannondale Habit 5 has totally nailed the fit and sizing and the tighter suspension response makes it feel fast, efficient and fun to ride.

giant trace 3 2017

Get the front end dialled and the Giant Trance 3 is instantly transformed into a weapon. The suspension response is super stable, it’s not lost any sensitivity.

The Scott Scale 730 Plus will instantly win you over as you carve effortlessly through corners, blast down the rowdiest descents and spin up loose technical climbs with aplomb.

There’s no denying that the Scott Airstrike 22 is a quality product, but at a penny shy of £80 it’s expensive, especially given there’s no bladder included.

Named after a venomous North American spider, the Intense Recluse is a 140mm travel trail bike rolling on, what we now consider, ‘traditional’ 27.5in wheels.

A fun, playful bike that rewards a dynamic riding style, can be ridden off the brakes in the roughest terrain thanks to the excellent rear suspension.

B’Twin is Decathlon’s bike brand and the Rockrider 740S is its latest 27.5in full-suspension trail bike. It sports NEUF anti-bob suspension design delivering 120mm travel.

Eight of the best big-hitting 160mm suspension forks tested, including the RockShox Lyrik, Fox 36, Bos Deville, Suntour Durolux and Manitou Mattoc Pro.