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The Merida eOne-Twenty provides a thrilling and intoxicatingly addictive ride. Great geometry, rapid and flickable. One of the lightest e-mtbs available.

Score 9

The Cannondale Habit 5 has totally nailed the fit and sizing and the tighter suspension response makes it feel fast, efficient and fun to ride.

Score 8

giant trace 3 2017

Get the front end dialled and the Giant Trance 3 is instantly transformed into a weapon. The suspension response is super stable, it’s not lost any sensitivity.

Score 9

Expanding its range, sorting its sizing and making the best of Plus-size tyres — Genesis Tarn 20 is another trail-ripping hardtail from Genesis.


Pretty boy, café-rider looks. The Giro Alpineduro boot offers good warmth and protection, it’s just a shame the laces are so exposed to the elements.

Score 7

The Specialized Defroster Trail was very comfortable and warm, with the Boa performing well for easy tightening, loosening and adjustment on the move.

Score 8

We found it hard to fault the Shimano MW5 boot — warm, perfect stiffness and cheap. A worthy winner. Supremely comfortable, on and off the bike.

Score 10

If you suffer from cold feet, the Northwave Celcius Arctic 2 is the boot to buy. Easily the warmest boot on test with luxurious fleece lining.

Score 8

The Lake MX180 is a solid shoe, with plenty of protection and a reasonable price tag. The Ice Lock tread sticks to most surfaces, no matter how greasy.

Score 9

Great coverage, excellent Boa system, Gore-Tex waterproofing, easy clean exterior, the Mavic Crossmax SL Pro Thermo boots ticked pretty much all our boxes.

Score 9

Loud and proud colour scheme that continues onto the straps, the 7iDP M2 helmet is not subtle, but the rugged design combines to make it an aesthetic win.

Score 8

Built from three-layer Gore-Tex Pro, the Gore Bike Wear Wear One jacket is made tough to withstand professional use — hence the pro-level price tag.

Score 9

A clever combination of lighter, stretch fabric at the elbows, nape of neck and hood gave the Altura Attack 360 jacket a more mobile feel than most.

Score 8

The Rab Spark jacket was just a pleasure to snug up when the weather closed in. Clean and simple. Packed down light and tight. A superb all-rounder.

Score 9

We were constantly amazed by the Berghaus Hyper jacket — fully waterproof, taped and breathable, yet it packed down to a ball no bigger than a fist.

Score 8