We found it hard to fault the Shimano MW5 boot — warm, perfect stiffness and cheap. A worthy winner. Supremely comfortable, on and off the bike.
More than 10 years old, but even up against far more modern competition it’s still a great caged clipless pedal.
If experience is anything to go by you can guarantee it will last and last
Great value and performance - £219.98
Shimano’s new XT groupset promises better versatility than XTR at a fraction of the cost. What better way to test it than 10,000m of Alpine descending?
With its massive front flap, the Shimano AM41 is the best shoe for keeping out the wet and mud. It’s also lightweight, doesn’t hold on to dirt, and is super-easy…
Does this pedal live up to its popularity - £44.99
Is this budget pedal too good to be true? - £34.99
For some reason Madison is not importing the 15L Unzen into the UK, so at present the Unzen 10 is the go-to pack from the big S. >>> Click here…
A benchmark among current disc brakes for consistency and modulation
The price is low but the weight, alas, is high
The Shimano shoes are very light for a mountain bike shoe, beating much of the competition at this pricepoint. Reinforced sides, heels and toes make them just as tough as…
Shimano relaunches XTR for 2015 with an 11-speed, wide-range cassette and lots more
Ahead of this year's big press launch, we indulge in a little bit of speculation...