The new Santa Cruz Tallboy blends big bike geometry with small bike travel: so is it a trail bike, an XC bike, or something else entirely?
The Intense Primer has evolved with a broader purpose, and carries the entire weight of Intense's trail expectations on its shoulders.
With the introduction of the reborn Nukeproof Reactor, the brand has its first dedicated trail bike since the Nukeproof Mega TR back in 2015.
Hope launched its first complete mountain bike, the HB160, to a lukewarm reception. Now it's back with a brand new 29er trail bike - does the Hope HB130 pack some…
For the latest Kona Process 134, Kona has combined the best parts of two platforms to produce a trail bike that fast, fun and ridiculously capable.
By using wheelsize specific frames for the size S and M bikes, Merida gives riders the option of 27.5in or 29in wheels on the two smallest sizes.
This year, Jamis has upped the stakes. The price of the entry-level Jamis Dakar A2 has crept up by £100 and Jamis has made some key revisions to the spec.
It’s been three years since we last tested the Giant Stance and a lot has changed in that time. For starters, the price has shot up by £400.
Calibre does it again. If you want a full-suspension bike that's a total blast without blowing your budget, you have to get the Calibre Bossnut Evo.
The Specialized Stumpjumper FSR ST Comp Carbon 29 is a short-travel bike with a big name. It has a 130mm fork and 120mm at the rear.
The Merida One-Twenty 6000 is 120mm travel bike with a triple butted 6000-series aluminium rear end paired with a carbon fibre front triangle.
The Giant Trance 29 sits squarely between the Anthem 29 and the 27.5in Trance. Delivering a modest 115mm of travel, but this is a seriously capable bike.
Cannondale Habit Carbon 3 gets a carbon frame, progressive geometry, 29inch wheels, large volume 2.5in tyres and 130mm front and rear travel.
If you look at the geometry on the Kona Hei Hei Trail it appears to have been designed to have more in common with modern XC bikes that its rivals.
The flagship model in the Commencal Meta Trail 29 range comes with several UK components - Renthal bar, stem and grips, and a Fabric saddle.
This year, the YT Jeffsy 29 CF Comp is back with a vengeance, a new frame, new geometry but the same keen pricing and 140mm travel.
Coil-sprung suspension combines attitude and aptitude but is the Ghost SL AMR 6.7 AL's extra weight compensated for by better performance?
The alloy Scott Spark 940 shares an almost identical frame design to the RC version but tweaks to the geometry and tubing really boost its trail confidence.
The Marin Rift Zone 1 is the entry-level bike in the range. Designed as a 120mm travel 29er trail bike, all Rift Zones share the same alloy frame.
We've tested the top of the range GT Force, this time it’s the entry-level GT Sensor Alloy. Opposite ends of the price spectrum, they have a lot in common.