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.
The Rocky Mountain Instinct trail bike gets a big-travel makeover worthy of its North Shore Inspiration with the Carbon 90 BC Edition.
Far from abandoning its innovative Shapeshifter system, for the new Canyon Strive CFR 9.0 Team, Canyon has partnered with Fox to improve and refine it.
The rugged Trek Full Stache 8 can pretty much go anywhere and roll over anything, making it the human-powered equivalent of a Land Rover.
Canyon Neuron is a 130mm travel trail bike. Aimed at riders who want to enjoy the climbs as much as the descents. Prices range from £2,449 to £5,099.
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.
The full-carbon Niner RIP 9 range shaves weight with a new production process. This redesigned enduro rig climbs like it's on rails.
In the low position the new 29er GT Sensor Carbon Pro sports a 65.5 degree head angle, which is pretty slack for a 130mm travel bike.
The all new Intense Carbine 29C is a 155mm travel enduro weapon rolling on 29-er wheels. We had a thrash of the top-end Factory model.
Designed to meet requirements for tough EWS races, the Ibis Ripmo is a longer travel 29er from a brand with reputation for fast pedalling, efficient bikes.
The Santa Cruz Hightower LT uses their older style VPP configuration, with the shock tucked under the top tube and driven by the upper rocker link.
A compelling combination of light weight, long travel and grin-inducing handling puts the Scott Genius 900 top of its class.
The 2018 Norco Sight A2 is the perfect prescription for big-wheeled trail fun. It's a versatile aluminium trail bike with sorted components.
The new Marin Alpine Trail 150mm travel 29er might look generic from the side, but jump on board and it’s anything but run of the mill.
You’re only looking at around 150g in weight saving over an aluminium frame, but the carbon fronted Trek Fuel EX 9.7 29 is easily the stiffest bike in those we
Called the Whyte S-150 S, it has 150mm of travel, Boost spacing and Whyte’s dedicated SCR (Single Chain Ring) frameset design.
Twelve months ago, Trail bike of the Year in the 29in category was the YT Jeffsy 29 CF. It’s back again this year to defend its title.
The 2018 Lapierre XR 529 is the bike Lapierre developed to meet the demands of XCO and Marathon cross country racing but it's a capable trail bike too.
Starling Murmur Factory 29 is made from Reynolds 853 tubing, TIG welded in Taiwan, delivering 140mm travel through its single pivot suspension.