Chromag’s new Synth plastic flat pedal is based on the company’s machined Scareb, but it also shares a similar DNA to the Contact we tested a few years ago and…

Like cricket bats, tennis rackets and even darts, some of the best mountain bike grips are available in different diameters, and one of the companies offering alternative sizes across its…

“Hey mate, that E-bike is really quiet”. Not once. I had that comment three times on one ride. Okay, so a Saturday afternoon at Cannock Chase isn’t the World Cup…

If you have a van, you’re likely to have plenty of space for your bike, but unless you’ve bolted some fork mounts to the floor, your pride and joy is…

The latest model from legendary Swedish suspension brand Öhlins is this 34mm stanchioned RXF fork. It’s the lightest and most expensive fork in our comparative test against the Fox 34…

Specialized has been nailing it over the past year with its shoes, turning out some of the grippiest flats we’ve ever tried… and that includes FiveTen. Why is the 2FO…

Canyon Spectral CF 8 K.I.S.

This new steering stabiliser was conceived by Syntace, developed in conjunction with Canyon and is fitted to one of the brand’s best trail bikes. It aims to improve control and…

After ditching bulky backpacks a decade ago, I’ve tried MTB bum bags (more commonly labelled hip packs these days) from all the leading brands. This Fox Racing version has two…

Cotic Rocketmax 150 Gold XT

Cotic is probably best known for its hardcore steel hardtails, originally the Soul and more recently the BFe. And what started out in the Peak District over 20 years ago…

The Mavic Lombarde jacket uses Gore-Tex Shakedry material and has been developed in partnership with outdoor experts Arcteryx – but does it have the features, durability and performance we look…

This new Caipi is a more affordable MTB helmet from an Italian brand with a cult following on the road bike scene. Kask already offers a more angular, enduro-styled, Rex…

Orange Switch 7 SE

When it comes to manufacturing bikes in the UK, no one can accuse Orange of simply flag waving. Based in Halifax, and with over 25 years of manufacturing knowhow, it…

YT Jockey Tech

YT is also a newbie to the mountain bike technical apparel market, with eight long and short sleeve tops in various sombre hues that are totally in keeping with the…

Hope HB916

Hope has a lofty aim. It doesn’t just want to build bikes in the UK, it wants to make every single component right on its doorstep in Barnoldswick. So while…

Suntour Durolux 36 EQ RC2

SR Suntour might not be the first name that comes to mind when looking to upgrade your enduro fork, but the Durolux proves that it can compete with the best…

After shifting from its traditional home in Bristol to Harrogate last year, Bespoked, the handmade bike show, upped sticks once again in 2022, and pitched up centre track at London’s…

Race Face Conspiracy DWR LS Jersey

The Conspiracy is one of the most interesting mountain biking jerseys I’ve ever ridden in, it’s designed to replace a lightweight jacket, the idea being it’s both water resistant and…

Marzocchi Bomber Z2 Rail

Legendary Italian suspension firm Marzocchi, pretty much built its entire reputation on simplicity, plushness and durability. It came into the same ownership structure as Fox a few years ago though,…

Intense Tracer 29 Pro enduro mountain bike with mountains in background

Intense has just released the all-new Intense Tracer 29, the final bike in the brand’s Enduro stable, and as you probably guessed from the name, it’s a 29er front and…