x-fusion trace

The X-Fusion Trace 36 HLR suspension fork is over £200 cheaper than some other top-tier forks, and, aside from the price, there’s a lot to recommend it.

trek roscoe 6

Trek Roscoe 6 is a plus bike with 120mm travel fork, a bolt through axle, and an aluminium frame that wouldn’t look out of place on a £1,000 hardtail.

ion shelter softshell

ION Shelter Softshell jacket is a hooded jacket which comes across more technical hoodie than thick soft shell. It uses double-woven, 4-way stretch fabric.

RockShox Lyrik Ultimate

We got the chance to ride the current 2019 RockShox Lyrik RC2 back-to-back in an ABA test format with the new 2020 RockShox Lyrik Ultimate.

scott aspect 930

At the heart of the Scott Aspect 930 is a lightweight aluminium frame making this one of the lightest bikes in the Sub-£750 Hardtail of the Year test.

hebo defender

Hebo Defender is more of a padded knee warmer (they do get pretty warm on a hot summer's day) than full-blown armour. Super light at less than 200g a pair.

Master your position and you won't need to grab the brakes when the ground falls away. This guide looks at how to ride steep trails specifically.

dmr midi vault

DMR Midi Vault cut down version of award-winning DMR Vault, in that it has a 10% smaller platform.16g lighter and offers a bit more cornering clearance.

saracen traverse

Saracen Traverse 29er sports a modest 100mm rear travel via a pivotless ‘Flex Stay’ carbon rear triangle, this combined with an aluminium front triangle.

Evil The Offering

140mm 29er Evil the Offering addresses past issues, and also adds more reach to each frame size so you no longer need to upsize to get a good fit.

We caught up with Joe honing his skills and asked for some top tips for riders trying to get the most out of bike time, whatever their expertise.