Continental Xynotal tyre

This Xynotal is another one of  the brand new Continental tyres to have emerged from a lengthy development process that’s taken in dozens of prototypes and revisions. Like its sister…

Leatt MTB 3.0 trousers

The 3.0 trouser uses flexible fabric that stretches in all directions. And, like the best mountain bike trousers, there’s a tapered cut that’s roomier in thighs and knees, for freedom…

Hope XCR Pro – X2

The XCR Pro X2 is Hope’s new lightweight disc brake designed for XC and marathon-style riding. How does it measure up against the best MTB disc brakes on sale? It…

Lazer Jackal MIPS helmet

Lazer helmets always look a little conservative compared to the best MTB helmets on the market, but the Jackal MIPS breaks that mould and looks properly aggressive. In fact, we…

IXS Trigger AM helmet

This high-end trail/all-mountain helmet from IXS has won an award for its design and innovation, but how does it stack up against the best MTB helmets on the market? Although…

Bontrager Blaze WaveCel helmet

In our last helmet group test in search of the best MTB trail helmets we featured Bontrager’s Rally WaveCel but on this shootout we’ve been given an upgrade. The new…

Photo of Topeak JoeBlow Tubi 2Stage floor pump and tubeless tyre inflator

The name is a mouthful but the Topeak JoeBlow Tubi 2Stage does have a long list of features, including the elements you’d expect from a pump that aims to be…

Urge All Air helmet

French brand Urge has been making helmets for a long time now, with input from multiple World Champion, Fabien Barel. It is particularly known for very lightweight lids, often with…

Fist Evel Knievel gloves

There’s no missing these tributes to the most famous airman on two wheels, but are the Fist Evel Knievels a match for the best mountain bike gloves? When these Evel…

Photo of Specialized Air Tool MTB floor pump and tubeless tyre inflator

The Specialized Air Tool MTB is a floor pump that doubles as a tubeless tyre inflator, and thanks to a number of features performs impressively in each of these roles.…

Photo of Lezyne Pressure Overdrive floor pump

Offering both regular tyre inflation and an chargeable air chamber for seating and inflating tubeless setups, the Lezyne Pressure Over Drive has plenty of the features you’d want from one…

Bontrager Dual Charger pump

The Bontrager Dual Charger floor pump is one of the best floor pumps on the market at a price that won’t break the bank. With its steel barrel and base,…

Photo of Lifeline Airblast floor pump

All Lifeline products are competitively priced and the Lifeline Airblast tubeless pump is no different. For the price, you get impressive performance and while it’s not the number one, it’s…

Photo of Blackburn Core 3 bicycle floor pump

The Core is Blackburn’s flagship floor pump and features a lightweight 6061-series aluminium construction, a nicely shaped ergonomic handle and a stable, three-point base. All good features, and the elements…

Photo of Alpina Rootage helmet 2022

Alpina isn’t a brand we see a lot at mbr, but the company has a range of mountain bike helmets including the oddly named Rootage. Apparently, rootage is defined as…

Giro Montaro II helmet

Obviously with this being called the Montaro II, the Montaro has had a reboot. The big question is is it still good enough to rate a high score and place…