Mick Kirkman

Contributor/tester

endura mt500 full face

Endura’s new MT500 full face is the lightest fully DH-certified product on test. With sculpted good looks, it’s aimed at enduro racing or simply hitting up downhill trails at the…

bell super air r

The all-new Bell Super Air R standout feature is how it’s way lighter and better ventilated than Bell’s previous Super 3 and Super DH MIPS pair.

My theory is every serious mountain biker should ditch the innertubes in their tyres if they haven’t already for better performance.

Suntour Durolux

Packed with features for the cash, the Suntour Durolux R2C2 is their top-tier enduro fork. R2C2 refers to the damper being 4-way adjustable.

best mountain bike stems

The best ountain bike stems are an important factor when it comes to the control of your mountain bike, but which one should you choose?

five ten freerider pro

As the name suggests, the Five Ten Freerider Pro is a beefed-up version of the standard Freerider. These ‘Pro’ features adds to the price.

Ergon GE1 EVO Factory grips

The aim of the updated Ergon GE1 EVO Factory grips was to amplify the rider's grip on the handlebars while reducing the required holding strength.

Maxxis Minion DHR II

Maxxis Minion DHR II WT arguably offers the most grip of all Maxxis models suitable for mixed conditions, and works fine year round.

UK brand Hunt offers three different MTB options, with this Hunt Wheels TrailWide package aimed at heavy-duty XC through to all-mountain riding.

Canyon Torque CF 8.0

The new 175mm travel Canyon Torque CF 8.0 shares a lot of the same design cues as the Trail Bike of the Year winning Canyon Spectral.

ANVL Tilt V3

Transition Bike Company’s component division ANVL has a completely redesigned Tilt flat pedal. The new 6061-aluminium platform is 105mm across, 17mm tall and uses an offset parallelogram design.

PeakRider and PeakShaper kit

PeakRider is a hike-a-bike solution that enables a hands-free, comfortable way to carry your bike, and PeakShaper is its portable trail tool attachment.

Giant Shuttle Flat Pedal

The brand new Giant Shuttle flat pedal shoe features a dual compound sole with an exclusive own-brand sticky rubber called ‘GRIPR’.

Deity Skywire 35 carbon

Deity has only recently offered bigger bore, 35mm diameter, handlebars. The range includes two carbon options, with the Skywire here the lighter weight enduro/all-mountain model.