100% Trajecta Fidlock 2022 front right view

100%’s Trajecta is one of a growing breed of modern full-faces designed for e-biking and aggressive all mountain riding, rather than full-on downhill racing. As such, it’s lighter, airier and…

Santa Cruz Tallboy X01 AXS RSV 2023

The Santa Cruz Tallboy is the short 120mm travel 29er but don’t let the travel numbers decieve you – this is a bike that’s designed to be aggressively fast, full-send…

POC Kortal helmet

When you think of Scandinavian firm POC, you likely think of a premium, safety-first brand with the high-end price tags to match. That’s fair comment considering this stylish Kortal lid…

Fox Proframe RS right front view

Fox’s DH-certified lightweight full-face lid has already been a top-scoring helmet at MBR in its previous generation, so has Fox made it even better with this RS version, or has…

100% Altec Fidloc helmet

The Altec is 100%’s only half-shell helmet and it has been around for a couple of seasons already. It boasts Fidlock’s rapid-to-fasten magnetic chinstrap buckle to boost what’s already a…

When Rapha, originally a road cycling brand, decided to jump into the world of trail and mountain bike kit, it was understandably viewed with suspicion. But it turns out the…

Canyon Pathlite:ON 9 LTD SUV being ridden through a river

There’s a new breed of bike, and the Canyon Pathlite:ON 9 LTD SUV is the latest addition. An electric hardtail mountain bike, it’s designed for exploring and touring on mixed…

Leatt MTB 4.0 Enduro helmet V23 right front view

Leatt’s snap-together convertible MTB 4.0 Enduro helmet is one of only a couple of helmets with full DH certification that can still multitask as a lightweight open face trail lid…

Abus Moventor 2.0 MIPS helmet

German brand Abus has really stepped up its MTB helmet game recently, with this Moventor 2.0 one of a trio in a reinvented range. Targeting the trendy down-country sector, it’s…

Dainese HGL Pant mountain bike trousers

Dainese is an Italian company better known for its arm and knee pads, but it also has a range of riding clobber, including this new HGL Pant. Best mountain bike…

Yeti SB120 T-Series T1 MY 23 mountain bike pack shot

The top-line Yeti SB120 T-Series T1 is now longer, slacker and has more travel – as the name suggests. And it’s comfortably one of the best down-country bikes on the…

Deity Speedway Carbon handlebar

Designed for DH and enduro, Deity’s Speedway is the brand’s burliest 35mm carbon bar. It comes in a massive 810mm width, laid up with unidirectional carbon using in-house only moulds.…

Pivot Trail 429 Pro XT/XTR pack shot

Boasting low weight and impressive climbing efficiency, the Pivot Trail 429 Pro XT/XTR is a 110/130mm 29er built for trail riding. This is the top-spec model, which features Fox Live…

Man wearing Leatt Jacket MTB Trail 3.0

In addition to a good-quality waterproof jacket, it’s nice to have something like Leatt’s MTB 3.0 trail jacket in your armoury. A waterproof jacket is highly breathable and should be…