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If you see a Specialized Trail Series Wind jacket cheap, it’s worth snapping this one up because it’s a great emergency jacket, but too dear at full price.
Twelve months ago we tested the Bontrager Rally MIPs but this new version is called the Rally WaveCel and gets Trek’s in-house rival to MIPs. WaveCel is a cellular plastic…
Kali Protectives splits its range in Enduro and Trail and the Pace sits in the latter category. At just under £60 it’s at the lower end of the price range…
This is a new helmet from the Swedish firm and it is absolutely loaded with high-tech safety features. Read more: Buyer’s guide to the best mountain bike helmets First off…
Technology featured on the Sweet Protection’s flagship £190 Bushwhacker II has trickled down to the new Trailblazer. Read more: Buyer’s guide to the best mountain bike helmets It uses the…
Leatt is another company using an in-house waterproof membrane in its Leatt MTB 5.0 jacket: HydraDri built into a three-layer, four-way stretch fabric.
Giro Havoc H2O is three-layer material; fully seam-sealed with claimed waterproof and breathability ratings of 15,000mm and 6,000g/m2/24hr respectively.
Fox Neoshell uses Polartec’s newest Neoshell fabric. This has a claimed waterproof rating of 10,000g/m2/24hr, which is on a par with plenty of jackets.
Gore Bike Wear is currently selling the Gore-Tex C5 Infinium Hybrid for £139.99, which makes it excellent value for money for a jacket using a Gore-Tex.
The Leatt MTB 2.0 jacket is made from a generic laminate with claimed 5,000mm waterproofness and 5,000g/m2/24hr breathability figures.
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.
Stuck on the back of the latest Specialized Ambush helmet is a small black box called ANGi (Angular and G-Force indicator), a crash detector.
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.
We tested the £100 Chronicle previously in last year’s helmet test but Giro Montaro is the next level up in the Giro mountain bike range.
The Endura MT500 helmet is pricey but you are getting a lightweight, well-vented trail lid that takes impact protection to the next level.
According to Specialized the Specialized Bridge Comp saddle is a bit of an all-rounder for both mountain biking and road use.
Fox Flex Air gloves have stretch mesh panels between each finger to increase air, while the contoured cut of the fingers give them a second-skin like fit.
Santa Cruz Carbon riser bar is made using the same technology as Santa Cruz’s frames and wheels and it is pretty lightweight at 227 grams.
The IXS Trigger Pant is from their performance Race range, which means it’s designed for downhill but you’d be mistaken if you thought this meant it was heavy or overly…