Kona is better known for its freeride bikes but it’s no stranger to XC racing either, the 100mm travel Kona Hei Hei being its weapon of choice.
Cannondale Scalpel SE's extra travel front and rear, and components like 150mm dropper post, makes it a different animal to its race stablemates.
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.
Is this new Santa Cruz Megatower a big wheel Nomad or something completely different? Here’s the low-down and our first ride review thoughts.
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.
The Process has evolved over the years and the latest Kona Process 153 DL 29 sports 153mm of rear travel and a 160mm fork, just like the 27.5in bike.
The 2019 Cube Stereo 150 29 is bang up-to-date with a stretched out, low-slung frame with neat features, great lines and added standover clearance.
The Whyte S-150C looks set to be the new benchmark 29er trail bike. It feels more solid than a YT Jeffsy and more capable a Specialized Stumpjumper.
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.