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 Neuron AL

Canyon's new Neuron AL range consists of two models – the AL 6.0 and the AL 7.0. There's a women-specific version of each, with gender-specific contact points.

£2,049.00
kinesis rise

The Kinesis Rise SL is something different. It's an e-bike that looks and rides like a cutting edge hardtail. Sounds intriguing...

£3,200.00

The redesigned Canyon Spectral:ON e-bike has 150mm travel front and rear; mismatched wheels (29in front, 27.5in rear); 203mm rotors and four-piston calipers; clever kick-tail saddle. >>> Best electric mountain bikes…

£6,499.00
specialized enduro

With 29in wheels and 170mm travel the latest Specialized Enduro S-Works 29 is a scaled down version of the new Specialized Demo 29 DH bike.

£8,999.00
Score 8

pivot firebird 29

Designed to excel in the heat of enduro competition, the new Pivot Firebird 29 is a direct descendant of Pivot’s downhill race bike, the Phoenix 29.

£8,600.00
Score 8

giant reign 29

The Giant Reign 29 is the long awaited 29er version of the Giant Reign. Full carbon frame with Maestro rear suspension delivering 146mm travel.

£7,499.00
Score 7

orange switch 6 rs

This is the brand new Orange Switch 6 trail bike, aka the mullet. As such, it has a 29in front and 27.5in rear wheel. 160mm fork with 145mm rear.

£5,400.00
ribble ht ti

The Ribble HT Ti is Ribble Cycles' first mountain bike in 20 years and it blends the old and the new with classic titanium tubes and modern geometry.

£3,199.00
Score 7

Cotic Bfe Gold

For 2020, Cotic Bfe has been revamped. The head angle is now a degree slacker for more control, while a steeper seat tube improves the climbing position.

£3,102.00
Score 8

pace rc 627

The Pace RC 627 has the ride quality and specification to back up the geometry, and with that sleek, slender look, it will become a modern classic.

£3,179.99
Score 9

yeti sb150

Ultimately, we have a lot of great bikes passing through the mbr office, but none this year have impressed us as much as the Yeti SB150.

£7,199.99
Score 10