The 7iDP Sam Hill Lite Knee pad is about as minimal as you can get on a kneepad before you’re simply wearing a knee warmer.
Build quality is great on Race Face Roam Knee Guard, and attention to detail is superb, from the soft terry towelling inside to the ripstop outer material.
The 100% Surpass Knee Guard is one of the burlier kneepads out there, rated to CE Level 2 it’s designed to absorb maximum impact force.
Sweet Protection Hunter shorts do nothing revolutionary, but, subtly revised for 2018, nails the essentials of comfortable fit, durability and looks.
Sweet Protection Hunter LS jersey is built for warm days, it’s light and comfy, with a loose, trail fit. With flat seams, no prickly labels it's very comfy.
New on the scene this winter are the Scott Trail Contessa Pants, part of the classy Contessa Signature Range of products. Subtle in its design, the all black pant features…
Another new arrival on the scene this year is Pearl Izumi’s Launch Trail Pant, and the brand has dropped a really versatile offering in these trousers.
Probably like you, I hate cleaning my bike after a muddy ride, and we’ve had more than our fair share of those this winter, so anything that helps make this…
Race Face Atlas 35 stem is machined unit, which means it looks pretty sharp. Pitched at the gravity crowd there’s nothing stopping you fitting this on a trail bike.
At £80 O'Neal Pump Flat offers a decent saving over most recommended shoes, but it’s not enough to justify step down in traction and foot security.
OnOff AM Resin has a similar look to alloy Hook pedal with chamfered edge and same 12 pins per side, but it’s actually bigger, with a 105x105mm platform.
Discovering overlooked new product deserving praise is one of best parts of being at mbr, and our latest find is the Specialized Trail-Series Alpha jacket.
Madison DTE Waterproof Jacket uses heavy-duty fabric; triple-layer shell rated 20k waterproof and 20k breathable, which are at the top end of both scales.
The recently updated KS LS Lev Integra dropper post has a new open bath cartridge, a one-piece forged head and lower insertion depth, which all sounds good.
SRAM GX Eagle AXS is available as an upgrade kit to mix and match with any existing Eagle drivetrain components, and available for just £554.
The shell of Troy Lee Designs A3 is made from three parts co-moulded together, and that gives TLD’s paint shop the canvas it needs for some amazing designs.
We've been ripping around on the new RockShox SID Ultimate fork and SIDluxe shock for a few months now fitted to a sexy Mondraker F-Podium.
It’s rare that Scott gets it wrong with its clothing, but I guess the Scott Trail Storm WP Pant is the exception that proves the rule.
The upper of the Crank Brothers Stamp Lace is dialled, but still needs the rubber to match if it wants to steal a bit of Five Ten’s flat-pedal thunder.
Patagonia Dirt Roamer Storm Pant is fully-waterproof and it is also the most expensive offering out there, so is it worth the high price?