SRAM GX Eagle groupset has been flawless. Extra range proved a welcome surprise, plus it’s smoother pedalling than rivals, silent with positive shifting.
The Endura MT500 II jacket offers protection in really foul weather, with a great hood, plenty of ventilation and loads of stretch in the fabric.
Combine the fit, attention detail with an amazing price and the Madison DTE Womens waterproof jacket is easily the best on test.
With a winning saddle in your range it’s really easy for a redesign to fall flat, but the SDG Bel-Air 3.0 is a definite step up, and deserves top marks.
Editor’s Choice 2020 Read more: Best mountain bike stems – go shorter, stiffer or just plain cooler This latest E*Thirteen stem is available in two versions: the Base here and…
You might not be able to tell from the pictures but the Fox Ranger 3L Water Pant doesn’t have typical nylon trouser construction, it’s more of a softshell.
The Bell Sixer enduro helmet offers goggle compatibility, adjustable visor height, an integrated camera mount, 26 vents and four brow ports.
The pure grip of the Maxxis Assegai is unquestionable. There’s a less on/off and almost relaxed feel in turns compared to the iconic Minion DHR II.
If I had a penny for every time I’ve checked the tyre pressures on a bike in the past 25 years I could easily retire. Why am I so obsessed…
The Fox 36 is one of the longest serving forks on the market has had a huge overhaul for 2021 and is now totally different, in and out.
Made from heavy duty ripstop material, the Alpinestars Tahoe Pants feel weightier than rival brands' pants, but this is actually a good thing.
The Michelin Comp 34 is one of two brand new downhill models tapping into their unrivalled heritage, designed for hard-pack and bike park terrain.
The Traverse is made from a lighter weight polyester material than the Khyber and is definitely a summer-only short as there is not a lot of warmth.
Fidlock is a bottle and cage with a mechanical and magnetic attachment, that's available in 450, 590 and 600ml – the smallest fits into a tiny space.
If you spend a lot of time cruising trails on your e-bike, then Ergon SM E-Mountain saddle is amazingly comfortable and we'd recommend it.
Shimano ME5 SPD shoes are just that bit more comfortable with better fit than their rivals. This iteration is being discounted - more of a bargain!
Giro Ventana are really comfortable shoes that work brilliantly for all-day XC epics, through to sessioning super-techy enduro trails.
The Exposure Diablo MK12 is twice the price of some lights but it has the best head mount, it’s super powerful and has a usefully tight, focused beam.
Yet again Lupine has made the best light for mountain biking; attention to detail, build quality and programmability really set the Lupine Wilma R 7 apart.
With a price tag of nearly a grand for a derailleur and shifter, SRAM X01 AXS upgrade pack takes the humble drivetrain into previously uncharted waters.