Mountain Bike Rider caters for off-road trail riding enthusiasts. Every issue contains all the latest news with extensive bike and equipment tests, plus free pull-out route guides and inspirational features.

A nine-year old has become the latest victim of trail traps, in Kent. Troy Baldock was out riding with his father Grant and brother, Blake, in the late afternoon, when…

Many enduro riders know the agony of crushing their hand in a tree impact, whilst still wrapped around the handlebar. A momentary deflection or misjudged line option can see you…

Teravail Kessel tyre

We’d never heard of Teravail before, so its Kessel tyre was something of a wild card in this test. The US firm makes several gravel and MTB models, with this…

Specialized Butcher T9

This new Specialized Butcher retains the familiar old tread pattern with its tightly-packed complex knobs and siping, but the T9 label on the side describes the new rubber compound and…

Pirelli Scorpion Enduro S

Trail and enduro versions are available of the new Pirelli Scorpion; the latter here with a meatier tread and casing suitable for all-mountain riding. Read more: Buyer’s guide to the…

Michelin Wild AM 2

This Wild AM2 is another brand-new Michelin for 2021. It’s meatier and knobblier than the Force AM, with a more uniform, square, blocky tread pattern. Central paddles are similar to…

Michelin Force AM 2

Available in 2.4in and 2.6in sizes in both 27.5in and 29in diameter, the Michelin Force AM 2 is designed to be lighter and faster-rolling than the popular Wild Enduro with…

Maxxis Rekon

Maxxis’s Rekon is essentially a beefed-up Ikon XC tyre with broader shoulders. It’s a pure trail tyre and a popular choice on shorter-travel full-suspension and hardtail complete bikes to inject…

Nukeproof Nirvana Women’s Short

These Nirvana shorts are one of our baggier options on test, are packed full of features and boast a gravity bias. Read more: Buyer’s guide to the best women’s mountain…