Behind every famous ride there's a less well known but often equally stunning alternative route to tickle your fancy. Here's four alt classics.

look x-track en-rage plus

For the latest Look X-Track range of pedals Look has adopted a ‘Can’t beat them, join them’ approach of Shimano-style mechanism.

Specialized Demo Pro Pant

Specialized Demo Pro Pant is a comfortable, slim-fitting riding trouser with good ventilation. I've been using it for trail riding and racing enduro.

Stans Race Sealant

Stan’s No Tubes Race Sealant is expensive, but contains twice as many sealing crystals and uses bigger particles that can make larger holes air tight.

Yeti SB150

Ultimately, we have a lot of great bikes passing through the mbr office, but none this year have impressed us as much as the Yeti SB150.

pedaling innovations catalyst

Let’s start by stating the obvious: the Pedaling Innovations Catalyst pedal is huge! Or, to be more specific, it’s much longer than a traditional pedal.

vitus e-sommet vr

Alongside the widespread revamp of almost the entire catalogue of 'normal' mountain bikes, Vitus has decided to not spare eMTBs either.