Alan Muldoon

Bike Test Editor

YT Izzo

First ride review of the YT Izzo full carbon 130mm travel 29er. YT's 29in trail ripper's got a twist-grip lockout remote - will it turn us on or wind us…

Formula Cura 4

With the latest pads fitted, the Formula Cura 4 is a fantastic brake. Its sleek design masks its raw power and it’s also proven to be 100 per cent reliable.

scott genius

The Scott Genius 920 is definitely a contender If you’re into shredding singletrack, big rides and climbing. It's efficient but it's also a lot of fun.

gt sensor carbon

The GT Sensor Carbon Pro is the top-end bike in 130mm-travel 29er Sensor range. And it bears more than a passing resemblance to the 150mm Force.

cube stereo 150

On the Cube Stereo 150 C:62 SL 29, the C:62 of the mealy-mouthed model name indicates the level of carbon used for the frame construction.

Scott Scale 920

If you’re after a cross country race hardtail with a proven track record, then look no further than the Scott Scale 920.

Mondraker Chrono Carbon R

From the very first pedal stroke, the Mondraker Chrono Carbon R felt purposeful, poised and precise, instantly reacting to the most subtle of rider inputs.

Zipp 3Zero

What’s most interesting about the Zipp 3Zero Moto carbon wheels is weight-saving is a secondary concern; it’s performance that headlines this class act.

whyte s-150c

The Whyte S-150C trail bike continues to impress, even three years after its launch.

best cheap mountain bikes

Be warned: all of these great value bikes will hook you into a new sport and a whole new way of life. Find the best mountain bikes under £500 for

trek procaliber

The Trek Procaliber 9.7 crossed our finish line first because it’s the fastest bike on test. And in XC racing, that’s all that counts.

specialized enduro

With 29in wheels and 170mm travel the latest Specialized Enduro S-Works 29 is a scaled down version of the new Specialized Demo 29 DH bike.

pivot firebird 29

Designed to excel in the heat of enduro competition, the new Pivot Firebird 29 is a direct descendant of Pivot’s downhill race bike, the Phoenix 29.

giant reign 29

The Giant Reign 29 is the long awaited 29er version of the Giant Reign. Full carbon frame with Maestro rear suspension delivering 146mm travel.