Dyfi Bike Park

Nothing beats the first time you ride a new mountain bike trail. You might mess up every corner but you’ll get to the bottom buzzing with the latest MTB fix.…

Tool kit MTB workbench

I’m not a natural mechanic. Bike parts break in my hands, bolts strip, threads rip and tools shatter. Many an evening I’d sheepishly besiege my mechanically-minded neighbour’s house, nursing the…

Vitus Mythique 29 VRX

When we tested the original Mythique 29 back in 2019, we were blown away by the suspension performance, build kit and frame quality. But we criticised the 29in version for…

Nukeproof Blackline waterproof jacket

With its 2.5 layer construction, the Nukeproof Blackline is around 150g lighter than the heaviest three-layer jacket we’ve tested in compiling our guide to the best waterproof jackets for mountain…

Altura Kielder Trail gloves

Altura’s ultra-thin Kielder gloves weigh in at a scant 32g. Most of that minimalism is down to an airy polyester/elastane mix back panel and slender synthetic suede palm. There really…

Enduro mountain biker riding with snowcapped mountain in the background

Get ready for one of the biggest shake-ups in the world of mountain bike racing and the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup series in… well, pretty much since it began.…

The latest issue of MBR is out now, and as ever it’s packed full of inspiring ideas and routes to help you find new places to get out and ride.…

Is new stuff all it’s cracked up to be? Veteran mountain bike journalist Guy Kesteven wonders whether bikes are good enough now to stop the constant churn. It’s not a…

Forget Raleigh Grifters and Burners, kids these days can nag you for a proper shrunken trail bike, complete with full-suspension, disc brakes and 1x drivetrains. So if they’re faster than…