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ARC8 Evolve FS

This new featherweight whippet from little-known brand ARC8 aims to compete with the best XC race bikes on the market. And with progressive sizing, low mass and some clever engineering,…

Trek Roscoe 6

Launched back in 2019, the Trek Roscoe 6 is definitely showing signs of ageing. Yes, it’s had a fresh lick of paint and some specification updates since then, the biggest…

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Sweet Protection Trailblazer mountain bike helmet in blue

For the last couple of years, I’ve ridden a Sweet Protection Trailblazer helmet whenever I’m not in a full-face lid or reviewing a rival product. It’s become my go-to and…

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Specialized Rockhopper Elite 29

The Specialized Rockhopper is a stalwart of the hardtail world, and the 29in version is well designed with an impressive spec list that almost places it amongst the best hardtail…

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Vitus Sentier

In the last Hardtail of the Year test, where we review all the best hardtails on the market under £1,000, the Vitus Sentier threw shade on big names like Nukeproof…

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Whyte 429

You won’t find mounts for a rack or a kickstand on the Whyte 429 hardtail. That’s because it’s been designed by mountain bikers, for one thing and one thing only……

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Kona Mahuna

The latest Kona Mahuna 29er quickly proved to be the class act in the shop bought category of our best Hardtail of the Year test, 2022.From the very first pedal…

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Voodoo Bizango Pro

We’ve lost track of how many times the Voodoo Bizango has won its price category in our best Hardtail of the Year test. But it’s always operated in a bit…

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Cube Attention SL

For a hardtail mountain bike that’s had a very recent overhaul, the 2022 Cube Attention SL manages to keep one foot firmly planted in the past. Yes, it has a…

BMC Fourstroke 01 LT One

Tom Pidcock’s race machine with a bit more oomph, BMC’s Fourstroke LT gives mere mortals a bit of a safety net that takes it into best down-country territory. Need to…

Squirt Chain Wax e-bike

Wet lube works fine in the winter but come the summer it can get a coating of dust like sherbet on a Dib Dab. That’s no good at all for…

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Dainese HGR Pants

Dainese claims the HGR is the most resistant, high-performance MTB pant in its range and when it turned up it was obvious the finish, weight and quality were right up…

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POC Oseus knee pad

The oddly named Oseus is the latest and greatest knee pad from POC to use its VPD technology. Like D3O and Sastec, VPD is a smart polymer that’s soft and…

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Leatt Airflex Pro

To cut down on bulk but still provide adequate protection, the Leatt AirFlex Pro knee pad uses a 3D moulded AirFlex gel protector. As you can see, it has an…

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Hope Tech 4/E4 brakes

Hope’s been making some of the best MTB disc brakes in Lancashire for over 25 years now, with its basic lever shape remaining pretty similar for quite some time now.…

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Smith Leadout PivLock sunglasses

Leading eyewear brand Smith has a huge range of MTB sunglasses that always seem to fit my face really well. These new Leadouts are designed with slightly less wrap to…

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