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.
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.
The Kinesis Rise SL is something different. It's an e-bike that looks and rides like a cutting edge hardtail. Sounds intriguing...
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…
Fresh from a tenure with enduro bikes, Ben swaps big hits for more zip. Does the NS Synonym promise of XC pace with enduro attitude add up?
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.
With the short travel 29er Cotic FlareMax the British steel specialist forges agead again with upgraded geometry and flexible speccing.
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.
With a bigger battery and beefier fork can the new Specialized Turbo Levo Expert Carbon retain it top-status in the e-mountain bike market?
The Giant Reign 29 is the long awaited 29er version of the Giant Reign. Full carbon frame with Maestro rear suspension delivering 146mm travel.
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.
We test the Early Rider Seeker 16; a scaled-down mountain bike with chunky tyres and an alloy frame aimed at adventurous kids aged four and over
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.
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.
Specialized Turbo Levo SL brings a natural ride experience and dynamic handling thanks to low-power, low-friction motor and small capacity battery.
The latest version of the classic Pivot Switchblade 29 trail bike has 142mm travel married to a 160mm Fox 36 fork. Prices start from £5,700.
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.
The new Merida eOne-Forty 9000 is the little brother in Merida’s new range of e-bikes with their battery hidden away inside the down tube.
The Vitus Mythique 29 VRX is the flagship bike in a new range of full-sussers that is designed to blow your mind, not your budget.
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.