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:

  • They’re conducted by some of the most experienced and knowledgeable riders in the business.
  • Ratings are awarded only after a thorough testing process on a variety of terrain.
  • 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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The new Capra offers an amazing package for the price. Can it deliver the riding thrills to match? - £3,186

£3,186.00
Score 10

Trek Stache 8 £1,800

First introduced last season, the Stache is billed as a trail-ready 29er hardtail designed to meet all the exacting demands of the modern mountain biker. The frame shares most design…

£1,800.00
Score 8

Vitus Sentier 275 VR: best hardtail under £1,000

Our £1,000 Hardtail of the Year offers a good all-round package and an amazingly fun ride — and it's now reduced to £799.99

£799.99
Score 10

Full review of Giant's popular Trance trail bike, now with ever-so-slightly bigger wheels

£2,299.00
Score 8

Cube’s new 120mm travel Stereo covers ground like an XC bike, while its fun character and relaxed attitude still shine through. We ask, is this the best Stereo to date?…

£2,299.00

While most bikes companies are coming to terms with 650b wheels, Saracen is celebrating the Zen's second birthday

£1,499.99
Score 6

Orange Five 29 S review

Orange's classic Five turns 29er, but does it match up to the cream of the big-wheeled crop?

£2,500.00
Score 8

XC capabilities paired with progressive geometry that makes it feel like a short-travel enduro bike. There isn’t much out there as competent as this for the price, £1,700