7Mesh Thunder Pant

While the Thunder Pant sounds like the kind affliction you might experience after a curry and a few pints, it is in fact a waterproof trouser from Canadian outerwear wizards…

Alpkit Morphosis jacket, softshell with fleece lining

The Alpkit Morphosis is an interesting garment that stands out from the best mountain bike jackets on the market. From the outside it looks like a bog standard wind and…

SKS Mudrocker mudguard

What do we want from the best mountain bike mudguards? Protection from mud and spray flicked up by the front wheel, obviously, but there are other important features too. A…

Ibis was an early proponent of ultra-wide rims. When most mountain bikes were being built with rims just shy of 30mm in width, Ibis equipped its range with 35mm internal…

Riders can argue wheel size, axle standards and trick suspension bits, but the longer dropper post has arguably been mountain biking’s most influential component of the last decade. Getting your…

Fasthouse Blitz glove Alpkit Morphosis jacket

Ride, rinse, repeat. The Fasthouse Blitz (formerly called the Wheeler) never strays far from my kit bag, hands, or the washing machine, in fact it’s one of the best mountain…

YT Jeffsy Unchanged 6 with RockShox Flight Attendant

YT’s contender for best trail bike on the market is the acclaimed Jeffsy, and the flagship bike in the Jeffsy line is the Uncaged 6. Why uncaged? Well, not only…

Giant Trance Advanced Pro 29 1 with Live Valve

Fox Live Valve equipped bikes have always demanded a premium. And while that’s unlikely to change any time soon, the recent introduction of the new Giant Trance Advanced Pro 29…

MBR front cover March 2022

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…

Santa Cruz Heckler CC AXS RSV (2022)

The original Santa Cruz Heckler didn’t set the world alight: with updated geometry, bigger wheels and a larger capacity battery, Santa Cruz aims to take on the best electric mountain…

The concept of ‘Canadian camo’ isn’t unusual in mountain biking. It relates to flannel outdoor and riding gear, perfect for those late afternoon autumn rides that inevitably loop around the…

Mountain bike contact points are a deeply personal preference, and with the variety of rider sizes, a single standard doesn’t work for all. Grips are a particularly personal issue, especially…

American boutique mountain bike brand, Reeb, has revealed a V4 version of its Sqweeb dual-suspension platform. Designed as a confident descender, the Sqweeb is available in three configurations. There are…

Better shock mount durability and progressive geometry appropriate forks offsets, are the latest product updates from DT Swiss. The company’s suspension offering sees improvements to its R 232 One and…

Spanish mountain bike brand, Mondraker, is going recyclable. Following the trend towards greater sustainability and environmental awareness in mountain biking, Mondraker has focussed on its packaging. And how to make…