You know that annoying post squish? Simply depress the Vent Valve, compress the post, and you’re good to go.
With an excellent four sizes in the range the GT Aggressor Sport should suit pretty much every rider’s size, lanky old me included.
With progressive geometry and a top quality frame the Pinnacle Kapur 2 has a really nice feel to it – direct and efficient without any jarring.
Though all of the bikes in the sub £500 category L, the Calibre Rake is by far the biggest; and not simply because it has 29in wheels and meaty WTB
The first of two 29er to make it into the sub 500 category, the Trek Marlin 6 certainly didn't behave like a fish out of water.
Specialized Pitch Sport underwent a round of revisions – updates to the geometry and layout that dramatically improved handling and standover clearance.
In its black and orange livery, the KTM Chicago Classic makes you think of motorcycles blasting though the desert at events like the Dakar rally.
The Norco Storm 4 is our only 29er on test and as such it gets off to a good start, rolling over rough ground more easily than the 27.5in wheel
Carrera Vulcan has some of the best components and spec on test, and it’s clear this is where Carrera has spent its money, creating a good entry level bike.
The Saracen Tufftrax is a fun bike to ride, the frame is just big enough to accommodate my frame and there’s something playful and poppy about it.
The Giant ATX 2 feels lightweight, comfortable and quiet on the descents, despite the poor fork, which we’ll get to in a minute.
With short crank arms, 165mm in this case, you don't actually have much choice. Essentially you've got Shimano and SRAM mid-tier options. Or Race Face.
These Dirty Deals are either specific products that we’ve ridden and rated, or at the very least are brands we’re familiar with and rate highly.
Richie Rude has announced that he is about to return to racing at the Enduro World Series after testing positive for banned substances in 2018.
The shortest day of the week continued to push riders as tired bodies from the previous five days battled coastal heat and torturous rock.
Day 5 leant heavily towards the descent, with over 4.5 kilometres of descending to test how well the riders are pacing themselves through the week.
The DVO Diamond is a multi-adjustable enduro fork that’s now available with reduced offset. With 35mm legs and big tyre clearance.
By adding Fazua's 250W motor and 250Wh battery, the Lapierre eZesty is a sub 40lb e-bike or a 33lb enduro bike that blurs the lines.
A backpack is heavy, gets in the way and often means you’ll get a sweaty back. On a short, two-hour ride do you really need all that? We don’t think…
Day 4 saw riders fully traverse two valleys, the Vésubie and the Bévéra, the latter housing the infamous medieval town and MTB mecca of Sospel.