With brand new carbon-framed 140mm-travel and revised geometry, can the new 2021 Vitus Escarpe CRX eclipse its illustrious forebears?
It's been a gaping hole in Canyon's mountain bike range for some time, but now the German direct-sales giant has finally launched a Canyon Spectral 29.
The new 140mm travel Cotic Jeht boasts high end suspension and now a Taiwanese-made steel frame option to lop hundreds from the price.
The NS Bikes Define AL 150 range shares the same frame as its AL 130 stablemate - what difference will the extra travel make on the trails?
With the new Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper Evo, Specialized revamps its most radical trail bike to date. More sizes and multiple geometry configurations.
Voodoo has three full suspension bikes. The Munster at £850, the Voodoo Canzo at £1,000 and the Zobop at £1,250. All three use the same 130mm alloy frame.
With chunky tubing and a tidal wave of travel with the Kona Process 153 CR/DL 29, is Kona out to prove that bigger is better?
The Scott Genius 920 is definitely a contender If you’re into shredding singletrack, big rides and climbing. It's efficient but it's also a lot of fun.
On the Cube Stereo 150 C:62 SL 29, the C:62 of the mealy-mouthed model name indicates the level of carbon used for the frame construction.
Since we first gave the Vitus Escarpe 29 our Trail Bike of the Year award two years ago, it has slipped down the pecking order in subsequent tests.
The Whyte S-150C trail bike continues to impress, even three years after its launch.
Back to defend its Trail Bike crown is the YT Jeffsy 29 CF Comp 29. Revamped last year: a new carbon frame, adjustable geometry, top-quality spec.
Radon Slide Trail 9.0 includes a carbon composite front triangle, alloy rear end, full Fox suspension and the latest Shimano 12-speed drivetrain.
The Giant Reign 29 is the long awaited 29er version of the Giant Reign. Full carbon frame with Maestro rear suspension delivering 146mm travel.
This is the brand new Orange Switch 6 trail bike, aka the mullet. As such, it has a 29in front and 27.5in rear wheel. 160mm fork with 145mm rear.
The latest version of the classic Pivot Switchblade 29 trail bike has 142mm travel married to a 160mm Fox 36 fork. Prices start from £5,700.
The Vitus Mythique 29 VRX is the flagship bike in a new range of full-sussers that is designed to blow your mind, not your budget.
Ultimately, we have a lot of great bikes passing through the mbr office, but none this year have impressed us as much as the Yeti SB150.
Does the new Santa Cruz Hightower version have the same significance, or will it simply languish in the shadow of the Santa Cruz Megatower?
Our Trail Bike of the Year 2018, the Canyon Spectral AL is the 27.5in bike which all others are measured. It’s undergone revisions to make it more capable.