Dainese HGL Aokighara short

The Dainese HGL Aokighara could be a decent short thanks to its unfussy styling, but the waist closure is over-thought and needs to add zips on the pockets.

7Mesh Slab short

There are five different shorts in the 7Mesh range, with this 7Mesh Slab model being aimed at the enduro end of the spectrum.

100% Celium short

Two inches longer in the leg and a wider fit would have the 100% Celium short rocket up the rankings. But as it stands it’s expensive and oddly-sized.

MBR October 2021

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

Focus Thron 6.9

The Focus Thron 6.9 is an appealing all-rounder with alloy frame, 29in wheels and 130mm travel shared across three-bike range starting at £2,199.

Forbidden Dreadnought XT

Forbidden now has a big gun but who needs the Forbidden Dreadnought XT when the Druid is already billed as capable? In short... everyone. Let me explain.

SCOR 4060

BMC has a new enduro bike brand, with SCOR. And its first bike, the 4060, looks like a winner from the get-go, with two travel options.

Kona Honzo ESD

Hardcore hardtails are all the rage agina and Kona has updated the Kona Honzo ESD, the 150mm forked steel 29er, that can ride down anything.