The Cane Creek Helm Air has taken five years to develop and is made entirely in the USA. With beefy 35mm stanchions and a chunky wheel arch.
The Truvativ Descendant DH 35 bar is part of a fleet of bigger bore models in both carbon and alloy, with plenty pro rider signature geometries and widths.
With this Chromag Fubar OSX 35 handlebar Chromag now offers a full 800mm wide alloy bar using the oversized 35mm bar bore.
EVOC Hip Pack Race 3L has a roomy 3l of cargo space. It’s well organised with a main chamber that houses a reservoir and larger clothing or pumps.
The Camelbak Repack LR 4 is their second attempt at an enduro-style bum bag. The brand have clearly learnt lessons from its older Palos LR 4.
EVOC Bike Travel Bag Pro is a firm staff favourite here at mbr. It’s solid and secure with the quickest and best internal bike retention system.
Using Shimano’s smooth STEPS motor and 2.5in tyres, the Vitus E-Sommet VR delivers the same great value as the original, non-motorised version.
The latest X-Fusion Manic is the latest in a long line of X-Fusion droppers and it’s available in 125mm and 150mm drop for only £200.
Specialized has a long dropper post heritage and has evolved its range to the point where the latest Specialized Command IRCC dropper is pretty bombproof.
Available in a multitude of shapes and sizes, the RockShox Reverb isn’t the original dropper, but it’s definitely the most successful.
For such a huge brand, Shimano was pretty slow to launch a dropper post, but here's the component sub-brand Pro Koryak dropper.
Fresh for 2018 is the all-new Manitou Jack dropper for £300. It’s a collaboration between the engineers at component brand Answer and Manitou.
A proprietary and patent-protected roller-clutch bearing design resists stanchion (and saddle) twist on the KS Lev Integra dropper post.
The Fox Transfer is infinitely adjustable throughout its travel. It features internal cable routing and, on this Factory version, a gold Kashima coating.
Crank Brothers Highline is a totally new design. Crank Brothers are so confident about the performance that it’s offering a three-year guarantee.
The Bike Yoke Revive is stunning, well made, easy to use and the most versatile post out there. It’s also lightweight and reliable.
Bavarian component company Newmen is only a couple of years old, but has serious pedigree. Michael Grätz, who started Syntace and Liteville heads it up.
The Brand X Ascend dropper post comes direct from Chain Reaction for the bargain price of £120 (at time of writing this review).
The Sweet Protection Bushwhacker II MIPS is the latest generation trail helmet from the Scandinavian brand. Improved in every way over the original Whacker.
Brand new for 2018, the Smith Session MIPS is an all-mountain lid offering Koroyd technology for a cheaper price than its flagship Forefront helmet.