This top-end Topeak Ratchet Rocket Lite NTX model here also offers miniature ‘Nano TorqBits’ in 4, 5 and 6Nm increments to accurately tighten on the move.
Chromag Palmskin is designed for glove-less riders. Ribbed mushroom surface deforms when grabbed, and the ridges channel moisture away.
Not to cause confusion we reviewed Ergon’s SME3-M Comp saddle back in 2016 but this is the Ergon SMA3-M Comp saddle. There might only be one letter of difference between…
The Merida Big Trail 500 frame certainly looks modern, with its compact rear triangle, Boost 148mm dropouts, hourglass head tube and low-slung top tube.
Sleek design, clean detailing and one of the best shapes on which to park your toosh are the defining traits of the Fabric Scoop series of saddles.
The Norco Fluid 1 HT strikes a great balance between performance and value. Low BB height makes you feel more in the bike and boosts stability.
I’m a sucker for a good name and bad tattoos so the NS Holdfast grip had to be included in this test. Name aside, the Holdfast is marketed as the…
The PRO Turnix Offroad flies in the face of most modern saddle convention, offering a shape some would deem ‘old school’. There’s only the merest hint of a channel and…
The eleven function Lezyne SV-11 is a slimline bike oriented multitool. Suitable for carrying in a pack or pocket it has the most commonly needed tools.
The Blackburn Core is a minipump aimed at the off-road market. With a wider barrel and flexible hose, it is well suited to pumping modern MTB tyres.
With a single layer, synthetic leather palm and thin, mesh like back, the 661 Comp is a minimal glove for riders who prefer wearing practically nothing.
The Dirtlej Trailscout Half and Half short is perfect for use when trails are wet and muddy. Waterproof at the rear, comfortable and stretchy at the front.
The Volt is a saddle we rated very highly in the lower Race version when tested last year. This is the higher specced WTB Volt Pro version and whilst it…
The Race Face Grippler is a low profile handlebar grip available in two different diameters, along with a huge range of colour options.
The Endura MT500 Spray Trouser II is a stretchy, tapered, tough riding pant designed for colder weather. Secure, breathable, comfortable and durable.
White Lightning Wet Ride is a thicker, heavier lube designed to stay put in the worst conditions. You want to know if it works, right? It sure does.
The Orange Alpine 6 E is their first foray into the e-bike market has yielded a motorised version of an old classic.
The Giant Anthem Advanced Pro 29 is Giant's short (90mm) travel, carbon XC race weapon. Matched to a 100mm fork it delivers almost trail bike handling.
These Mavic Crossmax Ultimate H2O waterproof shorts are perfect for providing wet weather protection for your legs. Highly packable and very lightweight.
Joystick Emulator pedal is the Brit brand's latest offering. It’s one of a breed of flats with the inboard bearing housed in a raised part of the platform.