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 G-180

Progress is relentless and for 2021 Whyte has turned up the 29er heat once again with the Whyte G-180. 167mm rear travel married to 180mm RockShox Zeb fork.

£5,150.00
Score 9

nukeproof giga 290

For when Mega just isn't enough, here's the Nukeproof Giga 290 – a 170mm travel 'super-enduro' bike. But is it 1,000 times better? We find out.

£5,499.00
Score 10

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