Hard not to love the Santa Cruz Nomad CC. It looks drop dead gorgeous, pedals better than most 140mm bikes but you have 170mm to get you out of trouble.
The 2018 Giant Reign Advanced 0 has class leading sizing and geometry plus a race-tuned coil shock and revised suspension linkage.
BMC Speedfox AMP is a trail focussed e-bike with aggressive geometry and 29in wheels. BMC's new e-bike will turn up your trail-riding buzz.
Voodoo has three full suspension bikes. The Munster at £850, the Voodoo Canzo at £1,000 and the Zobop at £1,250. All three use the same 140mm alloy frame.
Yes, the Polygon Siskiu D5 frame is top-notch but the parts spec is lacking. If it was £750 it'd be a steal but it's outclassed by other £1k full sussers.
Standard equipment on enduro motorcycles, the AVS Hand Guards are a cut-down version for push bikes designed to protect your hands.
Polish brand Dartmoor build bikes attitude; we try and tame their Dartmoor Hornet hardtail. 160mm fork and Plus tyre compatibility.
The 2018 Norco Sight A2 is the perfect prescription for big-wheeled trail fun. It's a versatile aluminium trail bike with sorted components.
The Shimano Zee M640 disc brake comes with a Servo-Wave brake lever, 4-piston ceramic disc brake caliper, high-power hose and short lever for stiffness.
Hope Race Evo E4 takes the performance of the solid all rounder E4 caliper and sheds a few more precision grams with titanium bolts as standard.
The X-Fusion Microlite RL is a rear shock for weight saving. Its priority is to help you have a bike - a XC race bike - that is as light…
Santa Cruz Bronson has borrowed the Nomad’s new suspension layout, grown fatter wheels and longer geometry. Can it retain its Best Ever Trail Bike status?
The Fox Metah has lower coverage on the back of the head combined with 10 Big Bore vents which provide greater ventilation and reduces the weight.
With the Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp Carbon the bike that started a revolution has been transformed into a modern trail heavyweight.
The Five Ten Freerider Elements is a water-resistant version of the standard Freerider. No mesh panels and it’s treated with a DWR coating to repel water.
The POC Trabec Helmet is an in-mould helmet for trail riding and enduro. Provides the highest possible protection without compromising functionality.
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.
The new Calibre Line 10 hardtail sports aggressive geometry and spot on sizing. All mod-cons catered for here, including a dropper.
When we unboxed the Norco Charger 2 we thought it was a commuter bike, due to the skinny 2.1in WTB Nineline tyres.
For our Hardtail of the Year test we picked the £750 Polygon Xtrada 6 model with the smaller wheels and single chainring drivetrain.