Less is more: the new Orange Stage Evo 29er packs big bike geometry into a nimble 120mm package.
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…
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.
The Specialized Rockhopper is almost as old as mountain biking itself. But having such a rich past comes with constraints, its heritage woven into it very DNA.
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.
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.
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.
If you’re after a cross country race hardtail with a proven track record, then look no further than the Scott Scale 920.
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.
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.
New YT Izzo is a 130mm travel trail bike 29er that’s designed to be fast, light and agile. Full carbon frame keeps the weight low.
The Whyte S-150C trail bike continues to impress, even three years after its launch.
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If you crave ultimate performance, and personal service from a local shop, the Nukeproof Reactor 290c Elite is the bike to get
Arrival of the new DebonAir spring warrants a closer look, not least because it's backwards compatible with existing RockShox 35mm forks.
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.
The Fox Float 38 is the new addition to the range with 38mm upper tubes and 160-180mm travel. Designed for Enduro racing (and e-bikes).
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.
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.
The Giant Reign 29 is the long awaited 29er version of the Giant Reign. Full carbon frame with Maestro rear suspension delivering 146mm travel.