Mountain Bike Rider caters for off-road trail riding enthusiasts. Every issue contains all the latest news with extensive bike and equipment tests, plus free pull-out route guides and inspirational features.

Trek Roscoe 6

Launched back in 2019, the Trek Roscoe 6 is definitely showing signs of ageing. Yes, it’s had a fresh lick of paint and some specification updates since then, the biggest…

Stevie Smith Leogang

An incredible rider, a total character, a man driven by his love of the sport, and beloved by others, who rose from tough beginnings to global renown. Long Live Chainsaw…

Sweet Protection Trailblazer mountain bike helmet in blue

For the last couple of years, I’ve ridden a Sweet Protection Trailblazer helmet whenever I’m not in a full-face lid or reviewing a rival product. It’s become my go-to and…

Specialized Rockhopper Elite 29

The Specialized Rockhopper is a stalwart of the hardtail world, and the 29in version is well designed with an impressive spec list that almost places it amongst the best hardtail…

Sam Dale Santa Cruz Nomad MY23

The new Santa Cruz Nomad is built for adventure in the big mountains, and that’s exactly where rider Sam Dale took his new Nomad this summer, for the ultimate Alpine…

Vitus Sentier

In the last Hardtail of the Year test, where we review all the best hardtails on the market under £1,000, the Vitus Sentier threw shade on big names like Nukeproof…

Whyte 429

You won’t find mounts for a rack or a kickstand on the Whyte 429 hardtail. That’s because it’s been designed by mountain bikers, for one thing and one thing only……

Evil Epocalypse MY23 eMTB

Evil finally adds the pulse of electricity to its bikes with the new Evil Epocalypse. The brand’s first electric mountain bike is an all-mountain enduro beast of a bike, with…

Pivot Shuttle SL

Pivot is the latest brand to join the lightweight e-bike movement with its Fazua-equipped Shuttle SL and a headline-grabbing weight. At just 16.44kg (36.25lb) it’s one of the lightest production…

Santa Cruz Nomad V6 MY22 in Gypsum purple

The all-mountain enduro-slaying Santa Cruz Nomad has frequently impressed us with its performance, and we rate it amongst the best mountain bikes out there. 2022 sees the release of version…

Kona Mahuna

The latest Kona Mahuna 29er quickly proved to be the class act in the shop bought category of our best Hardtail of the Year test, 2022.From the very first pedal…