Fox Ranger pants

Fox offers a fairly bewildering array of riding pants for mountain biking. There are the pro level Defend pants as worn by World Cup racers, the ultralight Flexair models and…

Vee Flow R-CP tyre

This semi-slick forms part of a subset of MTB tyres targeting fast rolling in drier conditions. Rear-specific, other options include Schwalbe’s Rock Razor and Maxxis’s Minion SS, which, like Vee’s…

Specialized Stumpjumper Evo Expert

As winner of our 2022 Trail Bike of the Year test, the Stumpy Evo Comp has more than proved its worth. So what, if anything, does the more expensive Expert…

Ditch the cleats and learn how to ride flats. Pedal choice, pedal pin customisation, foot placement, getting loose and how to put it altogether.

Looking for a bike adventure somewhere a bit different from the usual spots? Åre in northern Sweden is Scandinavia’s mountain biking hub. With one of the largest bike parks in…

100% Tarka Protection Vest

The 100% Tarka Protection Vest has thick flexible protection panels on both front and rear sides and is available in three different versions, including more expensive short and long-sleeve versions…

Leatt 3DF Airfit vest

Leatt made its name in MTB protection, and specifically neck braces.  This Leatt 3DF AirFit Body Vest might not be explicitly DH-targeted but it’s still seriously solid and protective and…

Ion Scrub Amp Protection Vest

The Ion Scrub Amp Protection Vest is an impressively lightweight piece of body armour that offers performance and comfort good enough for us to rate it among the best body…

Evoc Protector Vest

The best mountain bike body armour offers the right blend of high protection, breathability and comfort while riding, and EVOC’s protector vest offers a great blend of those attributes. Among…

Orbea Rallon M-Team

rbea The new Orbea Rallon will be ripping it up on the EWS circuit this year piloted by Martin Maes. We swung a leg over it to see how it…

Trek Slash test winner

The Trek Slash 9.8 XT is an enduro bike with progressive geometry and 29er wheels and 170/160mm of travel, and offers a performance that seriously impressive. Good enough to make…

Peaty’s Bicycle Brush Set

The best way to clean a mountain bike is to start with the proper gear. That means a cleaner and degreaser, lube for afterwards, and something to work it all…

A photo of the Canyon Strive CFR in silver and black standing on a forest path

It’s already the EWS’s fastest bike under Jack Moir, but that hasn’t stopped Canyon pushing the boundaries with the brand new Strive CFR with the goal of becoming one of…

Photo of the Lezyne Shock Drive suspension pump

Lezyne offers the Shock Drive in both digital and analogue formats, and we’ve also given the Lezyne Digital Shock Drive a full test and review. Both pumps use the same…

Photo of the Cane Creek Digital Shock Pump

Cane Creek make some premium bicycle components including forks and shocks, so it’s hardly a surprise to learn they also produce a shock pump for tuning the aforementioned suspension. Featuring…

Photo of the Topeak Pocket Shock Digital mountain bike pump

Topeak are known for making a wide range of great value cycling tools and products, and the Pocketshock Digital shock pump is no exception. In the world of high pressure…