Let’s start by stating the obvious: the Pedaling Innovations Catalyst pedal is huge! Or, to be more specific, it’s much longer than a traditional pedal.
Supple Shimano GR9 feels pretty invisible on your foot, with a planted sole that gives good pedal feedback, but it’s not that supportive or locked in place.
The Shimano GR7 has a new, high-grip Michelin sole and uses laces rather than a tensioning loop system and also has a neoprene ankle collar.
One of the cheapest flat pedal specific shoes available, the O’ Neal Pinned Pro is completely new for 2018.
The Giro Jacket II Flat shoe is one of the cheapest, but with a gumwall sole, thick tongue and heel pads and tough materials, the finish doesn’t look cheap.
This new Five Ten Impact Pro incorporates Five Ten’s latest improvements for weight saving, improved drying times and maximum toughness.
The Bontrager Flatline shoe has good grip, flexes enough so you can feel the pedal and it’s hardwearing. It’s not perfect though.
SRAM X01 Eagle DUB chainset is rated for enduro and uses carbon arms with a structural foam core and the forged and machined, top-tier, X-Sync 2 chainring.
The Bontrager SE5 enduro tyre is brand new in this chubby, 2.6in, width. The Team Issue version is a heavy duty, tubeless ready model.
Using safety glasses has long been a top tip for thrifty mountain bikers and the Toolfreak Spoggles are impressively cheap at less than £20.
At just under £90 the Bluegrass Skinny D3O knee pads are at the very top end but you can find them for sale online for significantly less.
If you have an e-bike and are looking for a more comfortable perch, the Fabric Cell Elite Radius saddle would make a good choice.
The open design and twin bar system means the Time MX6 is a solid performer in muddy conditions; muck is simply squeezed out of the way when clipping in.
The Bliss Protection ARG Minimalist is easily one of the most comfortable pads. Fit, comfort and breathability top priorities and the Minimalist has it all.
So what is the DVO Beryl? It’s a mid-priced trail fork with travel from 130mm in the 29er or 27.5in Plus version, right up to 170mm in 27.5in.
The Moon Meteor Storm Pro is a USB rechargeable front light with 1700 Lumen output and a Boost mode that blasts out 2000 Lumens for 10 seconds.
The Scott Metrix SPD MTB shoe is all-day bike tour shoe, designed to ensure a sportive feel that is equally good for cycling and walking.
The Lazer Roller MIPS helmet is Lazer’s entry-level all mountain helmet and kind of a cheaper version of its Revolution lid.
The One Up Composite flat pedal takes a unique approach to its flat pedal design, eschewing the commonly held theory that a concave profile works best.
Oakley Flight Jacket Prizm Trail is a half-frame design, but unusually the missing part of the frame is at the top of the lenses and not the bottom.