All the latest bikes comprehensively tested. If we don’t think a product is worthy of our hard-earned, we won’t tell you to part with yours for it. That’s the promise we make with our bike and equipment tests. For all our tests we guarantee that:

1. They’re conducted by some of the most experienced and knowledgeable riders in the business.
2. Ratings are awarded only after a thorough testing process on a variety of terrain.
3. Tests are independent, and in no way influenced by our advertisers.

In most cases, we fit control tyres, bars and stems to the test bikes to ensure a level playing field and to highlight differences in handling. Tyre pressures are equalised to keep grip levels identical. We also weigh and measure the bikes ourselves, because this data doesn’t always tally with the manufacturer’s official figures. The numbers you read in the tests are the actual angles and measurements.

Our ratings are awarded out of 10, with 10/10 being the top mark.

1-4  Means something’s wrong. Possibly a design flaw or a major weakness.
5-6  OK – one or two faults but has potential
7  Worth considering
8  Very good – for the money, we’d buy it
9  Excellent – a slight mod or two and it might be perfect
10  Simply the best!

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Whyte e-150 RS

Joining the E-180 and E-160 in Whyte’s e-bike range is this new E-150. With a little less travel and bigger wheels it promises to take you further and faster without…

£5,499.00
Merida Ninety-Six 8000

Merida Ninety-Six XC full-suspension range gets a fresh look and a down-country makeover. Available in two versions: 100mm RC and a 120mm down-country bike.

£6,200.00
Whyte E-160 RS V1

Building on the success of the E-150, Whyte have launched new Whyte E-160, and it's even more capable. Bosch Gen 4 motor and Fox 38 fork lead the charge.

£5,750.00
Score 9

Merida eOne Sixty 8000

The new Shimano EP8 e-bike motor has just hit the market and the new Merida eOne-Sixty 8000 is the first e-bike to get it.

£6,000.00
Score 8

Cube Stereo Hybrid 160 HPC

Dressed in top-of-the-range Fox Factory suspension with Kashima coating there’s no quibbling with the spec of the Cube Stereo Hybrid 160 HPC.

£5,799.00
Score 7

canyon stoic

It’s prime hardtail season, and just in time is this Canyon Stoic, with aggro components and geometry, a full spread of sizes and real world availability.

£1,799.00

Transition Spur joins the downcountry mountain bike wave. Sporting modest amounts of suspension travel but not shying away from aggressive geometry.

£5,999.00
Score 10

Third-generation Evil Following includes a jutting jawline that’s sharper-edged, a seat tube brace for improved standover clearance and internal cabling.

£5,500.00
Score 10

Cotic Jeht

The new 140mm travel Cotic Jeht boasts high end suspension and now a Taiwanese-made steel frame option to lop hundreds from the price.

£4,949.00