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.

shimano xtr m9100

It’s hard to know where to begin with the new Shimano XTR M9100 groupset. Not least because it’s essentially three groupsets in on!

Scott MTB AR Lace Flat

Scott’s latest high-end flat pedal shoe, the Scott MTB AR Lace Flat, uses a special ‘Sticki’ rubber outsole welded to a sculpted, splash-resistant upper.

shimano steps e6000 switch

Super slim and refreshingly simple, the E6000 unit can sit happily between your grip and your dropper remote without impeding access to either.

all in multitool

The All In Multitool is genius in its simplicity and execution. It inserts into your hollow bottom bracket axle and is held in place by a strong magnet.

sweet protection hunter

Sweet Protection Hunter short does nothing revolutionary, but, subtly revised for 2018, nails the essentials of comfortable fit, durability and looks.

cube edge trail

Cube Edge Trail is a mid capacity pack capable of swallowing everything for a day in the hills. It also adds in a few neat features unique to Cube.

blackburn tradesman multi-tool

The new Blackburn Tradesman multi-tool can remove chain quick links out on the trail. If, like me, that’s a task you’ve struggled with, rejoice!

fabric accubar

The Fabric Accubar has been specifically designed for high-volume tyres that run at less than 40psi, where the tyre pressure is crucial.

best mountain bike tyres

We know our knobblies and so here are mbr's best mountain bike tyres of the moment. For every condition, type of terrain and trail, here’s a perfect tyre.

wtb vigilante

WTB Vigilante is practical versatile tyre that’s become a UK staple. And WTB tyres have earned a good reputation as being tough and durable.

vittoria morsa

Big in the road bike world, Vittoria is making a major MTB push. But one of their established all round trail tyres is the Vittoria Morsa.

specialized butcher 2.6

Another brand reworking its tyres is Spesh. Bigger, meatier rubber is on the menu, like this Specialized Butcher 2.6 served up with Gripton compound.