The Specialized Stumpjumper 29 is a great trail bike – the suspension offers grip, the Yari fork is stiff and it has unique features like Autosag and SWAT.
Whyte should be commended for doing such a sterling job with the Whyte T-130 S. It's still one of the best short-travel rippers on the market.
In lustrous Sriracha red, you can’t failed to be won over by the stunning looks of the Santa Cruz Hightower C. The beauty goes beyond skin deep too.
When the Canyon Spectral was lauched it was cutting edge. It underscored Canyon’s transition from a value focused brand to one that delivers hi-tech bikes.
Some positive changes to the geometry and handling of the Cube Stereo 140 29 C:62 SL for 2017. It’s also upgraded to a full carbon chassis and handlebar.
The Scott Spark 710 Plus has been ridden to two Olympic gold medals; well now it can add our Trail Bike of the Year award to its glittering palmarès.
With a revised frame construction, the new Orange Four is light, fast and a bundle of fun. Short-travel trail bike with 130mm travel front, 120mm rear.
Having endured all four of the UK’s seasons as one our fleet of long termer test bikes, how has the keenly priced Vitus Escarpe 29 VR held up?
The Vitus Sommet CR is a great do-it-all option. It offers a carbon frame for an excellent price and has a pace and a turn of speed that's amazing.
The Stereo has long been one of Cube’s most popular mountain bikes in the UK. We review the new Cube Stereo 160 C:62 SL 27.5.
Great geometry and progressive sizing give the Specialized Demo 8 Alloy an edge. Everything about the Demo’s parts package is pretty much bombproof.
The Cannondale Habit 5 has totally nailed the fit and sizing and the tighter suspension response makes it feel fast, efficient and fun to ride.
Get the front end dialled and the Giant Trance 3 is instantly transformed into a weapon. The suspension response is super stable, it’s not lost any sensitivity.
The Trek Fuel EX Plus 5 eats up boulders and roots on the descents. On dry or rocky trails it would be our go-to bike.
The Marin Mount Vision 5 is blisteringly fast, without being edgy, and it’s one of only a handful of bikes that delivers being long, low and slack.
The Cannondale Bad Habit 1 is the company's latest trail bike, it maxes out the Plus points and goes big when it comes to old-school fun.
Need to know 29er trail bike with adjustable travel 115mm or 130mm travel with carbon upper link SL frame saves 300g with titanium hardware and high-modulus carbon-fibre Lower link incorporates…
The latest Rocky Mountain Slayer eats trails for tea and cleanses its palate with boulders and rubble.
The NS Snabb Carbon E is a lightweight all-mountain offering that is only a tweak or two away from perfection.
Giant reworks its classic 140mm-travel trail bike to make it even more capable.