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.
The Shimano ME5 SPD shoe straddles the line between XC race style disco-slipper and DH casual in a package designed around trail riding.
One Up Aluminium Pedal takes a different approach to others, with a single size, slim profile and oversize inboard bearing sitting close to the crank.
Adding to the array of tubeless tyre installing gizmos is the Specialized Air Tool Blast Tubeless Tyre Seater. And it does exactly as it says on the tin.
E13 TRS+ dropper is killer value, fully serviceable and, in the long term, may be more reliable than a conventional post, but the function feels dated.
Pint-sized and portable. The Karcher OC3 fits into any sized boot to bring easy cleaning convenience right to the trail head.
The Xeccon Zeta 1300R's wide beam pattern smoothly lighting up the trail in front is what we tend to look for in a bar mount.
Although the Moon Vortex Pro is sold as 900 lumens, we found it was almost indistinguishable from the Blackburn Central 650 lumen unit on test.
Although the Gemini Duo 1500L is the most expensive of our ‘helmet’ lights, is it also one of the most versatile.
The Blackburn Central 650 comes with what they describe as a ‘universal mount,’ which is supposed to manage both bar and helmet mount duties.
The Lumicycle Explorer 2 differs from the previous model by utilising only one LED at the lower power levels to save on power and extend burn times.
With 2300 lumens the ITUO Wiz-XP3 pushes some serious candlepower down the trail and, despite the very reasonable price, it doesn’t skimp on build quality.
Hope R4+ readily showcases the advantages of a Hope. Every mounting piece is precisely crafted, every connection and switch is crisp and positive.
The Alpkit Hadron is an excellent option if you are on a budget, particularly if backed up by a helmet mount to sweep up the close in and peripheral work.
The Exposure Joystick Mk11 is at the upper end, price-wise, but low profile, lightweight and has a near perfect beam and focus.
The Only What’s Necessary FR-01 is a shoe like no other, totally original in design and build quality. Visually it’s funky looking, but does it perform?
In a world where external battery packs and endless cabling constitute the norm, Exposure Maxx-D all in one approach is a breath of fresh air.
The Troy Lee Designs Speed Knee Sleeve provides minimalist style trail protection. Several enviable qualities combine to make them some of the best out.
Feet come in different sizes, so why not pedals? That’s the question Crank Brothers asked itself before designing its range of Stamp flat pedals.
The 661 Recon Scout might not have MIPS or anything hi-tech but what it does have is a streamlined profile, comfortable fit and a wallet-friendly price.