Mountain Bike Rider

Bontrager Rhythm Elite shoe

The Bontrager Rhythm Elite shoe is designed for enduro. Low-profile ratchet buckle and full Tachyon rubber lugs. And no one can miss the day-glo lugs.

Diodora X Trivex Plus spd

The Diodora X Trivex Plus SPD features Suprell-Tech upper as seen on many of their road shoes, which gives it a supple and moulded feel around the foot.

scott fr 10

For flat pedal riding the Scott FR 10 Flat Cycling Shoes are a lifestyle-inspired shoe (no SPD) with a comfortable fit. With the Sticki rubber outsole.

specialized tahoe

Specialized Tahoe mountain bike shoes are designed to deliver rugged and dependable off-road performance especially if your rides see a good deal of hiking.

shimano saint m810 disc

For many world cup downhill racers the Shimano Saint M810 disc brake is standard equipment, proven on multiple occasions it's worthy of a medal or two.

hope tech 3 v4

The Hope Tech 3 V4 is their flagship high powered brake and sits just above their E4 when we're talking power.

sram level tlm

The SRAM Level TLM is aimed firmly at the XC and trail segment and is one of the lightest disc brakes in our test.

shimano xt m8000 disc

Another bike brand favourite, the Shimano XT M8000 disc brake showcases big performance features for the lowest priced brake in the mid-price category.

clarks m3

The Clarks M3 is the updated version of their incredibly low priced M2 brake system. At just under £50 per end it's still astonishing value for money.

hope tech 3 x2

The Hope Tech 3 X2's consistency and its comfortable and highly-adjustable brake lever secures it as our favourite dual-piston disc brake.

cutty

The classic cutty. The what now? Sliding the rear wheel, without using the rear brake. This is one of the most enjoyable skills to master.

Spring is on the way (after a seemingly eternal winter) and the perfect time to grab an early morning ride. Here's why, how and when to get going.