The recently revived Trance X 29 family expands to include two Giant Trance X Advanced carbon options, with entry-level Pro 29 1 at £4999.
SDG Thrice grip is comfortable, light in weight and offers good value, plus it comes in a load more colours, which brightens anyone's day.
Burgtec Enduro Mk3 stem split-front clamp makes it fiddly to line up and install bars (we prefer gapless clamps), but you will only have to do it once!
New Spank Oozy 220 saddle uses a co-moulded construction pioneered by Fabric and adopted by several saddles including the test-winning SDG Bel Air 3.0.
The Race Face Atlas handlebar is made from 7075-series aluminium, which is a super strong alloy with a high fatigue life.
Ride Concepts Transition clip-in shoe, we’ve yet to experience a shoe that gives more of a sense of protection this side of a steel toe-cap boot.
Though Enve MTB Foundation AM30 wheels are far from cheap, the lower price is within reach of a wider market, yet they are still handmade in Utah.
NS Synonym TR is one of the most down-country bikes in attitude. And that’s because, at its heart, it is a hopped-up cross-country race bike.
Geometry and sizing is consistent across the Marin Rift Zone range, so the fit is going to be identical, right down to the stubby 35mm stem.
When the Giant Trance Advanced 29 was launched back in 2018, it was one of the first brands to promote the idea of doing more with less.
With its latest hardtail - the Yeti ARC T1 - this iconic brand reimagines one of its retro classics for the modern era. If only the pricing was retro too...
DT Swiss F535 fork is so stealth looking, you could easily be forgiven for assuming some kind of hidden auto-damping computer lurks inside!
Available in both air and coil versions, Cane Creek Helm Air MK2 has been significantly updated with the primary goal of lower friction.
Downhill Focus: the Focus Sam2 e-bike is now totally optimised for descending, with the chunkiest suspension around, enduro-ready geometry.
Manitou Mezzer has burly 37mm stanchions and up to 180mm travel. It weighs just over 2kg, so also makes sense for aggressive trail bikes.
All of my bikes end up with a Works Components Angle headset installed. If you're a habitual tweaker, it is perhaps the best £70 you can spend on your bike.
35mm stanchion Formula Selva R is one of the most tuneable forks on the market with its unique, swappable, compression damping system.
Khyber is Race Face shorthand for women’s downhill, and this baggy short sits in the gravity category.
Included with Peaty’s Tubeless Conversion Kit is everything to make the switch from tubes: a roll of rim tape, two sachets of sealant and two valves.
First ride review of 2021 Trek Slash 9.9. Trek’s 29in enduro trail blazer returns with more travel and a progressive makeover.