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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Oxford Venture Jacket

It’s not specified what sort of riding Oxford Products new lightweight Venture jacket is aimed at, but looking at the cut – short at the front, long at the back…

Score 7

Zefal E Max FC mini-pump

There are quite a few mini-pumps like the Zefal E Max FC – it’s a mini pump, but you can actually thread in a C02 canister to inflate the tyre…

Score 4

Spank Spoon 350 Stem

Spank has been making the Spoon stem for a while in a 31.8mm diameter, but it’s recently upped the size to 35mm and included a whole raft of different colours,…

Score 9

Silt Carbon XC wheels

In this age of ever more durable, enduro-ready gear, it’s totally out of fashion to shout about lightweight components and how much difference they make to ride quality. Indeed, it’s…

Score 9

Kenda Karma tyre

The Karma II is a complete update of an older Kenda design intended for mixed conditions trail and XC riding – now trendily marketed as down-country. With an all-new tread…

Score 9

Specialized Eliminator tyre

Until about eight years ago, Specialized was the absolute value kings of the best MTB tyre world. It sold classic treads like the original Butcher and Purgatory that were actually…

Score 9

E*thirteen Grappler tyre

Brand new for 2022, E*thirteen’s latest gravity tyre is this ground-grabbing Grappler – and it’s shot straight to the top of the best MTB trail tyres chart. It’s available in…

Score 10

Alpkit Floe Trousers

Alpkit is a UK brand with a multisport focus, it makes tents, sleeping bags, outdoor clothing, bikepacking kit, Sonder bikes, and loads more, and its raison d’etre is to make…

Score 9

Fox Enduro Pro knee pads

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

Endura MT500 Mips

Endura recently announced that it had given its helmet range a refresh, part of which involved giving the popular MT500 a complete overhaul. This came as a result of a…

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