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ktm chicago classic

In its black and orange livery, the KTM Chicago Classic makes you think of motorcycles blasting though the desert at events like the Dakar rally.

£499.99
Score 5

norco storm

The Norco Storm 4 is our only 29er on test and as such it gets off to a good start, rolling over rough ground more easily than the 27.5in wheel

£350.00
Score 9

Carrera Vulcan

Carrera Vulcan has some of the best components and spec on test, and it’s clear this is where Carrera has spent its money, creating a good entry level bike.

£350.00
Score 9

saracen tufftrax

The Saracen Tufftrax is a fun bike to ride, the frame is just big enough to accommodate my frame and there’s something playful and poppy about it.

£374.99
Score 8

giant atx 2

The Giant ATX 2 feels lightweight, comfortable and quiet on the descents, despite the poor fork, which we’ll get to in a minute.

£365.00
Score 7

voodoo bantu

The Voodoo Bantu might be right at the entry point of Voodoo's mountain bike range but it shapes up as anything but entry level in ride quality and spec.

£450.00
Score 9

Lapierre Edge XM 127 review

Lapierre Edge XM 127 is the entry point into UK-specific Edge range of hardtails. Designed in collaboration with Lapierre's UK distributors Raleigh UK.

£399.00
Score 6

Insync Riddick RD900

Sitting like a shining beacon at the top of their range is the Insync Riddick RD900. Some great kit adorning the aluminium alloy frame.

£1,599.00
best plus bikes 2019

Now in its third year of production, the Trek Roscoe 8 is a Plus tyred trail-hardtail that’s decked out with all the modern luxuries you could want.

£1,100.00
Score 8

Marin San Quentin 2

With progressive geometry, generous sizing and a sorted specification, we couldn’t wait to do time on the new Marin San Quentin 2.

£1,150.00
Score 9

dartmoor hornet

Polish brand Dartmoor build bikes attitude; we try and tame their Dartmoor Hornet hardtail. 160mm fork and Plus tyre compatibility.

£2,500.00
best plus bikes 2019

It was only last year that Norco's Fluid 7.2 HT+ blew the competition away with lavish spec and unbeatable ride. This year, we welcome the Norco Fluid 2 HT.

£1,000.00
Score 8

best cheap mountain bikes

The new Calibre Line 10 hardtail sports aggressive geometry and spot on sizing. All mod-cons catered for here, including a dropper.

£749.00
Score 9

norco charger 2

When we unboxed the Norco Charger 2 we thought it was a commuter bike, due to the skinny 2.1in WTB Nineline tyres.

£725.00
Score 8

polygon xtrada 6

For our Hardtail of the Year test we picked the £750 Polygon Xtrada 6 model with the smaller wheels and single chainring drivetrain.

£750.00
Score 8

voodoo wazoo

Voodoo Wazoo brings two firsts to the sub £500 category: first bike to sport 2.8in Plus tyres and to benefit from the extra stiffness of a bolt-thru fork.

£500.00
Score 8