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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canyon spectral al

The carbon Spectral CF walked away with our Trail Bike of the Year award. Does the more affordable Canyon Spectral AL offer the same level of performance?

£2,299.00
Score 9

norco fluid fs

The Norco Fluid FS has long been one of the best entry-level suspension bikes on the market, and for 2019 Norco has raised the bar once again.

£1,450.00
Score 7

marin rift zone

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.

£1,350.00
Score 9

insta360 one

The Insta360 One camera is billed as a user-friendly way of capturing impressive 360° videos and images.

£319.00
Score 8

gt sensor alloy

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.

£1,599.99
Score 7

voodoo bantu

The Voodoo Bantu might be right at the entry point of Voodoo's mountain bike range but it shapes up as anything but entry level in ride quality and spec.

£450.00
Score 9

Lapierre Edge XM 127 review

Lapierre Edge XM 127 is the entry point into UK-specific Edge range of hardtails. Designed in collaboration with Lapierre's UK distributors Raleigh UK.

£399.00
Score 6

gt force carbon pro

While £4k represents the starting point for some carbon enduro bikes, with GT you get the top of the range model. That model is the GT Force Carbon Pro.

£3,999.99
Score 7

Winner of our 2018 Trail Bike of the Year test, the Canyon Spectral proved beyond a shadow of doubt that it really is the compete package.

£3,649.00
Score 9

whyte t-130c

Whyte T-130C is still a really capable trail bike and can be ridden harder than the original, but has fun-loving personality has been traded for raw speed?

£3,050.00
Nukeproof Mega 275c

The combination of the race tuned geometry, floaty suspension and functional build kit, makes the Nukeproof Mega 275c Pro an extremely capable bike.

£4,199.99
Score 10

best plus bikes 2019

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.

£3,200.00
orange alpine 6

This Orange Alpine 6 is a special edition celebrating 30 years of Orange bikes. Stealthy black and gold finish with XX1 bling and Cane Creek suspension.

£6,900.00
intense tazer

The Intense Tazer e-bike joins a select group bikes at the top of the tree. It rides and handles as well as the best e-bikes on the market.

£6,899.00
Canyon Neuron

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.

£3,349.00
Insync Riddick RD900

Sitting like a shining beacon at the top of their range is the Insync Riddick RD900. Some great kit adorning the aluminium alloy frame.

£1,599.00

Laura Bailey saddles up her new Trek Remedy 8 27.5 Women's in a bid to ascertain whether or not women's specific rigs are worth it.

£2,700.00
Score 9