The recently revived Trance X 29 family expands to include two Giant Trance X Advanced carbon options, with entry-level Pro 29 1 at £4999.
NS Synonym TR is one of the most down-country bikes in attitude. And that’s because, at its heart, it is a hopped-up cross-country race bike.
Geometry and sizing is consistent across the Marin Rift Zone range, so the fit is going to be identical, right down to the stubby 35mm stem.
When the Giant Trance Advanced 29 was launched back in 2018, it was one of the first brands to promote the idea of doing more with less.
With its latest hardtail - the Yeti ARC T1 - this iconic brand reimagines one of its retro classics for the modern era. If only the pricing was retro too...
Downhill Focus: the Focus Sam2 e-bike is now totally optimised for descending, with the chunkiest suspension around, enduro-ready geometry.
First ride review of 2021 Trek Slash 9.9. Trek’s 29in enduro trail blazer returns with more travel and a progressive makeover.
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.
Shimano EP8 has sufficient power, a refined engagement, improved software and a really quiet operation, all wrapped up in a lightweight, compact package.
The Whyte G-170C Works 29 V2 is the latest in a line of UK-designed gravity enduro bikes that have evolved from 27.5in wheels.
The new Nukeproof Mega 290C Factory is part of range that gets a travel boost, carbon models and Sam Hill-honed geometry.
Sharing several strands of DNA with Demo 29 downhill bike, the latest Specialized Enduro Elite is a major departure from the X-frame design of old.
These bikes are the best hardtail mountain bikes available. From £350 up to £1,000 price points, we have chosen four winning options for any budget.
Radon Render has a carbon front end and Bosch gen 4 motor. This Render 10.0 has RockShox suspension, 29in DT Swiss wheels and high-end components.
With a single-minded focus on success, Canyon’s new Exceed hardtail is aimed at vanquishing long-distance stage races, such as the Cape Epic, and blitzing short-course XC sprints. Need to know…
The Vitus E-Escarpe electric mountain bike doesn't get a hidden battery or carbon frame, but it delivers an addictive ride at an impressive price.
The Merida Big Trail 600 is the eerily quiet new hardtail from Merida, with 29in wheels, modern geometry and some delicious little details.
New Specialized Status 160 uses Specialized’s FSR four-bar suspension, but with a simpler no-frills design to the through-shock Specialized Enduro 29.
Transition Spur joins the downcountry mountain bike wave. Sporting modest amounts of suspension travel but not shying away from aggressive geometry.
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.