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 stoic

Canyon Stoic frame is constructed from 6061 alloy, there are 3 models to choose from all built using the same frame, of which this Stoic 4 is the flagship.

£1,749.00
Score 9

canyon torque:on 9

Canyon Torque:ON 9 is Canyon's newest electric mountain bike boasts both catlike agility and big travel… can it really balance both?

£5,800.00
stif squatch pro

Stif Squatch Pro is a progressive hardtail with a steel frame and super-low bottom bracket height, 29in wheels with 2.6in tyres enhance grip and comfort.

£2,499.00
Specialized Epic Evo Expert

Specialized Epic Evo Expert is streets ahead of its rivals in sizing and geometry. Long reach gives you freedom to get creative on any trail.

£6,750.00
Score 8

Merida Ninety-Six

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
Score 7

Haibike AllMtn 6

The e-bike specialist has specced its Haibike AllMtn 6 all-mountain model with Yamaha’s latest PW-X2 motor complete with InTube 600Wh battery.

£5,399.00
intense tazer

Launched in 2018 the Intense Tazer was ahead of its time and it retains the full carbon frame, progressive sizing, mullet wheels and competitive pricing.

£4,999.00
Score 7

ebike of the year YT DECOY Shred

Here’s the YT Decoy Shred: mid-priced mullet bike that comes with a coil-sprung Fox DHX2 shock that’s guaranteed to make it the life and soul of any party.

£5,399.00
Score 10

radon render

What’s changed on the Radon Render 10.0 for 2021? In terms of the frame, not much other than the colour, so it’s still a 140mm travel 29er.

Score 9

canyon spectral:on

When released, the Canyon Spectral:ON CF managed to shave 1kg off the frame weight compared to the alloy version. That, however, was just the beginning...

£5,999.00
Score 9

vitus e-sommet

The Latest Vitus E-Sommet VRX stays true to its enduro roots, but a new frame layout and all the latest e-bike tech bring it bang up to date.

£5,499.99
Score 8