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.
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
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.
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.
The Giant ATX 2 feels lightweight, comfortable and quiet on the descents, despite the poor fork, which we’ll get to in a minute.
With short crank arms, 165mm in this case, you don't actually have much choice. Essentially you've got Shimano and SRAM mid-tier options. Or Race Face.
The DVO Diamond is a multi-adjustable enduro fork that’s now available with reduced offset. With 35mm legs and big tyre clearance.
By adding Fazua's 250W motor and 250Wh battery, the Lapierre eZesty is a sub 40lb e-bike or a 33lb enduro bike that blurs the lines.
Fox 36 Float Factory FIT4 is targeted more at riders who treat heading up, down and around the mountain equally, rather than simply prioritising the downs.
New Focus Jam2 is balanced, versatile e-bike that gets back to the essence of trail riding. Good value and boasts excellent new Bosch Performance CX motor.
The Fox Attack Fire Pants are a wind and water resistant outer layer designed to protect mountain bike riders from the elements while maintaining comfort.
Yeah this Hornit Clug is essentially £16 for a plastic clip, but Hornit’s tiny product works and is sturdy and well designed.
Osprey Rolling Transporter 90 is a duffel bag with wheels on. Osprey have created a big bag with minimal weight that can still stand up to baggage handlers.
The Specialized Stumpjumper FSR ST Comp Carbon 29 is a short-travel bike with a big name. It has a 130mm fork and 120mm at the rear.
The Merida One-Twenty 6000 is 120mm travel bike with a triple butted 6000-series aluminium rear end paired with a carbon fibre front triangle.
The Giant Trance 29 sits squarely between the Anthem 29 and the 27.5in Trance. Delivering a modest 115mm of travel, but this is a seriously capable bike.
The Mavic XA Matryx Clip shoe is their latest, technology-rich, trail riding shoe. It's a strong contender to win out in the battle of clip-in MTB shoes.
Leatt DBX 4.0 joins the lightweight full face club, a helmet for enduro racing or bike park days, packed with big vents, comfy padding and other features.
This Nukeproof Blackline waterproof jacket uses three fabric layers to deliver high waterproof and breathability results.
With the DT Swiss F535 One fork DT certainly didn't mess around, packing an array of tech into one of the sleekest exterior skins on the market.