Mick Kirkman

Mick Kirkman
cane creek helm air

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.

Truvativ Descendant DH 35

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.

evoc hip pack race 3l

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.

camelbak repack lr 4

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

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.

vitus e-sommet vr

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.

x-fusion manic

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.

pro koryak

For such a huge brand, Shimano was pretty slow to launch a dropper post, but here's the component sub-brand Pro Koryak dropper.

manitou jack

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.

KS Lev Integra

A proprietary and patent-protected roller-clutch bearing design resists stanchion (and saddle) twist on the KS Lev Integra dropper post.

fox transfer

The Fox Transfer is infinitely adjustable throughout its travel. It features internal cable routing and, on this Factory version, a gold Kashima coating.

bike yoke revive

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.

Brand X Ascend

The Brand X Ascend dropper post comes direct from Chain Reaction for the bargain price of £120 (at time of writing this review).

smith session mips

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.