All the latest products comprehensively tested. If we don’t think a product is worthy of our hard-earned, we won’t tell you to part with yours for it. That’s the promise we make with our bike and equipment tests. For all our tests we guarantee that:

  • They’re conducted by some of the most experienced and knowledgeable riders in the business.
  • Ratings are awarded only after a thorough testing process on a variety of terrain.
  • Tests are independent, and in no way influenced by our advertisers.

Our ratings are awarded out of 10, with 10/10 being the top mark.

1-4  Means something’s wrong. Possibly a design flaw or a major weakness.
5-6  OK – one or two faults but has potential
7  Worth considering
8  Very good – for the money, we’d buy it
9  Excellent – a slight mod or two and it might be perfect
10  Simply the best!


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Fox Enduro Pro Knee Guard

The best knee pads come in all shapes and sizes, with heavy-duty, articulated DH pads at one end of the scale and lightweight sleeves at the other. Naturally, they’re designed…

Score 8

Kask Koo glasses

Italian brand Kask is best known for high-end road bike helmets, but also has an eyewear arm called Koo, making quality glasses suitable for mountain biking as well as road.…

Score 8

Shimano M6100 Deore brake

Shimano’s Deore is one of the best mountain bike brakes on the market and arguably the pick of the Japanese giant’s range. When you buy the Shimano Deore BL-M6100, you’ll…

Score 10

Rapha Trail kneepads

After spending years with the peleton Rapha has finally ventured off road and taken aim at the best kneepads on the market with a single model called simply the Trail.…

Score 9

Madison Flux trousers

Whether you call them trail pants or mountain bike trousers, or some mix of the two, the advances in fit and fabric mean that they are no longer the bulky…

Score 8

Spada Pro Orion short

Baggies are difficult things to get right. The best mountain bike shorts combine perfect fit, robust materials and all-day comfort – has new kid on the block Spada got it…

Score 8

Granite Stash tool

The best multi-tools are compact little miracle-workers that can make trailside repairs a doddle – of course, that’s reliant on you remembering to bring it with you. Which is why…

Score 8

Fox 36/38 XL Mud Guard

These purpose-made mudguards from Fox are designed to work seamlessly with Fox 36 and 38 forks. Like the best mountain bike mudguards, the XL slots into place underneath the brace.…

Score 9

Endura Hummvee Flat Pedal shoe

There are three options in the new Endura range, two top-end MT500 shoes including a flat pedal and a clipless offering, and this more keenly priced Hummvee – it gets…

Score 9

Leatt Goggle Velocity 6.5 Enduro

Leatt’s Velocity 6.5 Enduro goggle hails from its moto range, which explains the hefty 200g weight – that’s nearly double some of the MTB-specific options on the market. Obviously those…

Score 7

Bell Descender goggle

Bell’s Descender goggle is a relatively new product from the helmet behemoth, designed to complement its enduro and DH offerings. It’s available with a mirrored lens for £49.99 or a…

Score 9

Specialized Camber helmet

Visually the Camber looks like the more expensive Ambush 2, but it’s the features rather than the looks that make this lid one of the best mountain bike helmets around.…

Score 9

Hope Tech 3 V4 disc brake

Even though this disc brake is called the Hope Tech 3 V4 (adjustable Tech 3 lever mated to the V4 caliper) it’s actually Hope’s downhill brake. But don’t let the…

Score 9

Leatt MTB Enduro 4.0 V22

Even though the Leatt MTB Enduro 4.0 V22 is designed for enduro racing, it is DH certified so there’s nothing stopping you wearing this on the uplift or during a…

Score 8

Bell Super Air Spherical

Bell’s new Super Air is the first trail helmet with Flex Spherical + MIPS technology. So rather than a thin plastic liner, the MIPS in Super Air is actually a…

Score 10

The Fox Dropframe is a half-way house between a full face and half shell. It doesn’t have a chin bar but there’s increased coverage at the side of the jaw,…

Score 10

TRP Slate T4 Evo disc brake

At just over £100, the TRP Slate T4 Evo disc brake is basically a cut-price version of the E-MTB, but with a lot of the same features. Features such as…

Score 8