By using wheelsize specific frames for the size S and M bikes, Merida gives riders the option of 27.5in or 29in wheels on the two smallest sizes.
The Spank Spike 33 is the lightest and thinnest grip in our recent group test but it may actually be the best grip you can buy for e-bikes.
This year, Jamis has upped the stakes. The price of the entry-level Jamis Dakar A2 has crept up by £100 and Jamis has made some key revisions to the spec.
What you can’t tell from the picture but this grip uses a 15 durometer Kraton rubber which feels really grippy in your palm. Wear rate is high but this grip…
Selle San Marco is pitching the Selle San Marco GND Gel Racing as an e-bike saddle, although there’s nothing stopping you using it on a regular trail bike.
Camelbak Chase Bike Vest provides storage not just at the back but also over the ultra wide shoulder straps to provide quick access for regular use items.
The 7iDP Project Lite pads are a lighter, more minimal version of the popular 7iDP Project knee. The thin design is more of a ‘compression sock’ for knees.
Everything often gets covered in crap when mountain biking, so Topeak’s Gear Box wins by stashing 23 tools inside to keep them clean and dry.
Acros Block Lock is a headset with a feature to restrict the turning circle. It's just the top part of the headset, which reduces fitting costs and expense.
Specialized Hillbilly BLCK DMND is not a lightweight tyre. Fit this tyre to a trail bike and it’s draggy uphill and slow to accelerate.
Joystick Binary stem looks pretty similar to many stems of this type on the market but has a couple of feature that make it stand out from the crowd.
Joystick 8-Bit Alloy handlebar has been thrust into the limelight as it just so happens to be the handlebar of choice of none other than Loic Bruni.
Yes, £115 is a lot to pay for glasses that you can’t change the lens but the optical quality and protection of Smith Flywheel are the best I’ve used.
First ride review of the new Pivot Shuttle Team e-bike. Pivot reworks its Shuttle e-bike with more travel, lighter weight and a (slightly) lower price.
It’s been three years since we last tested the Giant Stance and a lot has changed in that time. For starters, the price has shot up by £400.
The 100% Fortis Knee Guard is unusual — it’s no slip-on, instead you wrap two big Velcro straps all the way round the back of your thigh and calf.
Built around twin-link suspension the Niner RIP 9 RDO 27.5 pumps out 140mm travel. Its Ribcage construction and shorter seat tube accommodate long droppers.
This is a Greg Minnaar signature version of the Burgtec Bartender grip and the ‘Pro’ features include a custom ribbed surface pattern, soft 25A rubber and the great man’s signature…
Although Ergon SMD2 was developed for DH (‘it’s rarely used for sitting’), don’t take that as a given because it's a really good trail bike saddle.
It's called the Troy Lee Stage helmet and boasts Troy Lee's typically slick styling and aspirational image, it certainly turned heads when it was released.