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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Yeti 160E

Long-awaited Yeti 160E T1 e-bike is built to race with a complex six-bar linkage that claims to bring efficiency and composure on the roughest descents.

£11,899.00
Canyon Spectral CF 7

As a two time winner of our Trail Bike of the Year award the Canyon Spectral CF 7 has always been the bike to beat.

£3,399.00
Score 9

Whyte T-160 RS V1

Whyte T-160 is a brand new addition to their trail bike range. Available in two models; entry-level T-160 S at £2,800 and top-end RS version we have here.

£3,600.00
Score 9

Nukeproof Reactor Pro 290 Alloy

If you’re a rider that’s focused on shredding singletrack rather than bike parks, the Nukeproof Reactor Pro 290 Alloy is a superb mid-travel trail bike.

£3,699.99
Score 9

Focus Jam 6.9

The Focus Jam 6.9 is incredibly clean and it’ll stay that way for a long time because there are no cables scuffing the frame or fork crown.

£3,199.00
Score 8

Nukeproof Megawatt 297 Factory

Designed around the compact Shimano EP8 motor, the aptly named Nukeproof Megawatt shares a strikingly similar profile with the acoustic version.

£7,000.00
Score 9

Santa Cruz Bronson CC AXS Reserve

For the longest time, the Santa Cruz Bronson has been the quintessential 150mm travel trail bike in the Santa Cruz line, the new Bronson offers mullet.

£8,599.00
Score 8

Specialized Status 160

With one model, five frame sizes, mixed wheels, two geometry settings and 160mm travel, the new Specialized Status ticks all the right boxes.

£2,399.00
Score 10

Merida Matts J24 Plus

Merida Matts J24 Plus is a 24in wheel kids mountain bike aimed at riders 129-137cm in height (I won't give you an age range because it is irrelevant).

£470.00
Score 8

Trek's Top Fuel 8 offers a high-octane ride

New Trek Top Fuel 8 is a short travel - 120mm travel front and rear - down-country trail bike with internal frame storage for both alloy and carbon models.

£3,750.00
Vitus Sommet CRX

There are three levels of Vitus Sommet 29 and all share the exact same frame with its carbon front end. Impressive, given that the entry-level CS retails for £2,399.99 with…

£2,899.99
Score 9

Privateer 161

If imitation really is the highest form of flattery, then the engineers at Raw must have blushed when they saw the Privateer 161, because when we first set eyes on…

£3,149.00
Score 8

Whyte E-180 RS V3

The Whyte E-180 RS V3 is self-shuttling gravity enduro machine with 170mm travel out back, paired with a 180mm fork and the Bosch system.

£7,250.00