The Athertons' influence is clear to see in the Shimano AM9, with protection and grip to suit harsh riding conditions and the most aggressive riding.
The Bell Sixer enduro helmet offers goggle compatibility, adjustable visor height, an integrated camera mount, 26 vents and four brow ports.
Magura MT7 have a clearly defined bite point and maximum power. The new HC lever blade modulates the braking power as desired.
Several brands have dabbled with active dampers, but have never fulfilled its promise. Now Fox has thrown its hat in the ring with Fox Live Valve.
A “rebel shock” built by one of Cane Creek’s coil fanatics. The new Cane Creek DBCoil InLine is a creation that it sure to delight the anti-air brigade.
Muc-Off No Puncture Hassle sealant is brand new and, regardless of the size you buy, is one of the most expensive sealants out there.
The Osprey Duro Solo Belt is a little bumbag that is really designed for runners, but don't let that put you off. Invaluable for bikes with cages.
It’s hard to know where to begin with the new Shimano XTR M9100 groupset. Not least because it’s essentially three groupsets in on!
Scott’s latest high-end flat pedal shoe, the Scott MTB AR Lace Flat, uses a special ‘Sticki’ rubber outsole welded to a sculpted, splash-resistant upper.
Super slim and refreshingly simple, the E6000 unit can sit happily between your grip and your dropper remote without impeding access to either.
The All In Multitool is genius in its simplicity and execution. It inserts into your hollow bottom bracket axle and is held in place by a strong magnet.
Sweet Protection Hunter short does nothing revolutionary, but, subtly revised for 2018, nails the essentials of comfortable fit, durability and looks.
Cube Edge Trail is a mid capacity pack capable of swallowing everything for a day in the hills. It also adds in a few neat features unique to Cube.
The Camelbak KUDU Protector 20 Dry cherry picks its features based around practicality and of course, back protection for the rider.
The new Blackburn Tradesman multi-tool can remove chain quick links out on the trail. If, like me, that’s a task you’ve struggled with, rejoice!
The Fabric Accubar has been specifically designed for high-volume tyres that run at less than 40psi, where the tyre pressure is crucial.
WTB Vigilante is practical versatile tyre that’s become a UK staple. And WTB tyres have earned a good reputation as being tough and durable.
Big in the road bike world, Vittoria is making a major MTB push. But one of their established all round trail tyres is the Vittoria Morsa.
Another brand reworking its tyres is Spesh. Bigger, meatier rubber is on the menu, like this Specialized Butcher 2.6 served up with Gripton compound.
Schwalbe Magic Mary has always been super grippy and now lasts longer and rolls faster than before. It works really well even in the drier months.