The Canyon Exceed CF SL 7.0 Pro Race is one of those bikes that is helping to redefine a complete genre of mountain biking.
When we unboxed the Norco Charger 2 we thought it was a commuter bike, due to the skinny 2.1in WTB Nineline tyres.
After going AWOL from Hardtail of the Year test last year, the Voodoo Bizango is back in our line-up for 2018 and the break seems to have worked wonders.
Specialized Chisel Expert is a fun mix of privateer race bike for those that can’t justify an Epic and a trail bike capable of long distance adventuring.
The Specialized Rockhopper is a name dripping in MTB history. There are not many other bikes boasting a heritage spanning over four decades. For many of us, the Rockhopper was…
Lapierre has gone all out in producing a completely revamped ProRace for 2018. Going beyond what is expected from a modern cross country hardtail, the French company has revealed what…
The Cannondale Trail 4 has the best-finished frame on test, with some nice touches like the slim seat stays, which really help soften the ride.
The Sonder Broken Road is built for adventure, so where better to test it than on a 10-day expedition in the Himalayas? Great geometry and pricing.
The Trek looks amazing and has a decent spec, it’s just a shame the frame isn’t more trail-focused
A 29er with a 100mm-travel fork, Maxxis Ikon tyres and an equally cross country/race focus
Stable 29er wheels and great contact points
Hamstrung by its geometry, proportions and small volume tyres
If you want to gallop flat out over big miles the thoroughbred Boardman is first past the post
This is still the bike for fast trail rides and covering distance
Great fun, but a little short - £1,549.99
Retro inspired hardtail with a modern touch
The Transition TransAM 29 is a total blast to ride but it needs to go on a diet
Lighter and more agile than the original, the aluminium Honzo has a whole new attitude - £1,199
Need to know: New vertical-flex frame design for more comfortable seated ride Ultra-wide Boost hubs create stiffer, stronger wheels Carbon frame, with internal cable routing for clean lines Size-specific wheels: 15.5in…
We challenge anyone who loves mountain biking to ride this bike and not come away impressed - £2,700