Winner of our 2018 Trail Bike of the Year test, the Canyon Spectral proved beyond a shadow of doubt that it really is the compete package.
Whyte T-130C is still a really capable trail bike and can be ridden harder than the original, but has fun-loving personality has been traded for raw speed?
F.A.T. two-layer face foam and performance mirrored lenses make this the go-to model for the average rider who likes goggles instead of glasses.
One pedal stroke on the 140mm travel Rocky Mountain Powerplay was enough to remind us why we love Rocky’s bespoke ebike system so much.
The rugged Trek Full Stache 8 can pretty much go anywhere and roll over anything, making it the human-powered equivalent of a Land Rover.
The Intense Tazer e-bike joins a select group bikes at the top of the tree. It rides and handles as well as the best e-bikes on the market.
Sweet Protection Hunter Softshell Trouser is a straight-legged riding pant nicely cut from thick, durable softshell.
The Evoc Explorer Pro 30L hydration pack is one of the biggest packs Evoc makes and is intended for bikepacking or multiday rides.
With its alloy spider, the Disco Brakes Floating Rotor will save up to 30g per wheel depending on what you’re taking off.
Canyon Neuron is a 130mm travel trail bike. Aimed at riders who want to enjoy the climbs as much as the descents. Prices range from £2,449 to £5,099.
The Syncros 2HV1.0 mini-pump is small enough to tuck into a bum bag yet boasting the lung capacity to be genuinely useful on the trail.
The RockShox SID Charger World Cup version benefits from a full carbon crown and steerer unit over the hollow aluminium crown of the RLC version.
The Fox 32 Float Factory Step Cast is one of the best race forks out there; noticeable reduction in weight has come at minimal cost in terms of performance.
Sitting like a shining beacon at the top of their range is the Insync Riddick RD900. Some great kit adorning the aluminium alloy frame.
Laura Bailey saddles up her new Trek Remedy 8 27.5 Women's in a bid to ascertain whether or not women's specific rigs are worth it.
Although the Niterider Lumina OLED 1100 Boost is pretty reasonable £140 it doesn’t include the helmet mount which would set you back a further £20.
On the surface the Knog Pwr Rider is beautifully sleek - simply a satin black tube with a row of subtle red leds used to show battery status.
The Lezyne Macro Drive Duo 700 is everything a helmet light should be - it has compact and sleek proportions with a cable-free fully integrated battery.
Normally 300 lumens would be short for any kind of serious riding, but with a tightly focussed beam the Infini Super Lava does project well up the trail.
As the only helmet mount on our test to still require an external battery pack, the Hope R2 is a perfect reminder on just how much lights have come on.