Make no mistake, the new Canyon Spectral CF 8.0 isn’t just a facelift with a nip here and a tuck there to extend the shelf life of an existing platform.
Invisiframe also do kits for cranks and forks if you want to keep everything nice, and will do custom kits for bikes that haven’t been covered already.
This is our long-term review of the SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain. A single-ring 12-speed drivetrain with a 10-50t cassette at an affordable price.
Our in depth review of the Trek Remedy 9.7 long travel trail bike. At £2700, the 9.7 sits in the Remedy range just above the entry level Remedy 7.
New kid on the block the Vee Tyre Co Flow Snap is an aggressively treaded tyre designed for use in all conditions from dry, loose to wet mud.
The latest Leatt DBX 3.0 helmet has 18 vents, an angular profile and a quality, fully wrapped, matt finish that’s very durable.
The Troy Lee Designs A2 uses a MIPS low friction liner inside. It isn’t that light but one reason is the level of detail in the integrated protection.
Specialized Ambush Comp is a wallet friendly version of Specialized’s premium helmet. It shares a very similar low-profile as the £30 more expensive model.
Scott Vivo Plus is an affordable lightweight trail lid. Scott’s top-tier MRAS2 fit system with its comfy rear cradle tightened by a micro-adjust dial.
MET Roam's stylish shell has 22 vents and a significantly sculpted polystyrene interior to help drive air over to the exhaust ports littered all over.
With 14 vents, the Giro Chronicle runs a little hot, but it’s the perfect helmet for harder trail riding — it’s also killer value.
The Granite Design Hex Stand is perfect for stashing in the car or even in the bike bag to help make these little jobs easier.
We review the Dirtlej Dirtsuit, the original bright green waterproof onesie that's perfect for protecting you from the elements when out on the bike.
Hailing from Austria, the birthplace of Schwarzenegger, the KTM Scarp Master 12 has a distinctly European feel pervading the design and specification.
Comfortable, economical and unobtrusive, the Altura One 80 G2 glove gets two thumbs up from me.
The Vaude Tremalzo rain Jacket II provides a practical, lighter weight option. Packable yet still durable enough to take on the mountains.
With the switch to 35mm upper tubes, the RockShox Revelation RC is now in line with the Pike. And it’s just the shot in the arm it needed.
With fantastic quality, finish and features, the Bell 4Forty ticks all the boxes. Performs exactly as you’d want from an all-day trail helmet.
Specialized Chisel Expert is a fun mix of privateer race bike for those that can’t justify an Epic and a trail bike capable of long distance adventuring.
It doesn’t take long to realise that the Scott Spark RC 900 Team is one of the stand out XC race bikes. Trail bike geometry and efficient suspension.