Does the new Santa Cruz Hightower version have the same significance, or will it simply languish in the shadow of the Santa Cruz Megatower?
The Intense Primer has evolved with a broader purpose, and carries the entire weight of Intense's trail expectations on its shoulders.
Based in Poland, NS has built a reputation for modern, forward-thinking bikes like this new NS Define 130 2 29er.
Does it matter that the YT Industries Capra 29 CF Pro Race hasn't racked up Enduro titles like the YT Tues downhill bike? We don't think so.
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?
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.
The full carbon Transition Sentinel frame looks super slick, and ticks just about every box in the ‘modern geometry’ checklist.
After a long and very public development process the new Scott Gambler has been unleashed, and it's lighter and faster than ever before.
Saracen Traverse 29er sports a modest 100mm rear travel via a pivotless ‘Flex Stay’ carbon rear triangle, this combined with an aluminium front triangle.
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.
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 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.
Specialized Stumpjumper EVO Comp Alloy 29 is a totally different beast. It's not a regular Stumpjumper that has a longer-travel fork and beefier tyres.
High pivot idler designs like the Forbidden Druid are nothing new - DH bikes have flirted with them - what is relatively new is seeing one on a trail bike.
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.
With 29in wheels, cutting-edge geometry and 150mm of travel, the £2k Calibre Sentry race bike looks set to transform the entry-level 29er enduro category.
Canyon Lux CF SLX 9.0 Pro Race sticks to 100mm of rear wheel but it now has both 100mm and 110mm front travel options dependent which model you choose.