The Truvativ Descendant Carbon is a great first step on the carbon crank ladder; factor in £80 worth of chainring and, it’s actually more of a bargain.
Praxis has done an excellent job on the Praxis Works Lyft crank, it’s stiff, lightweight, top quality and it should stay that way too.
The Fassa Separator does what it says on the tin. It fits between bikes to stop them being scratched when they’re being transported.
It’s taken a while but Mavic has finally come up with a carbon wheelset for trail riding. Called the Mavic XA Pro Carbon.
The updated TSG 2nd Skin A 2.0 knee sleeves for this year have a new Arti-Lage (artificial cartilage) foam pad and pierce-proof insert.
The 7iDP Transition is a minimal glove that suits riders who don't have very large hand and who like thin palm feel.
Enter the 'new' DMR V8 V2. DMR claim this new pedal is more refined, more streamlined and more user friendly than the original V8.
The Race Face Ride Flat bar is a classy looking bar. It weighs 228g, which some weight weenies baulk at but it costs less than thirty quid!
The Giro Chamber is a shoe designed around DH racing and the demands of riding the hardest courses. In fact, Aaron Gwin had a hand in creating them.
If the old adage 'bigger is better' is true then the Funn Mamba pedal should be snaking the competition and bringing home the gold.
The Race Face Stage is a short for all seasons. It’s made from a mix of Polyester, Nylon and Spandex so it’s lightweight, breathable and stretches easily.
It’s taken RockShox quite a while to come up with a compatible remote for the Reverb. It has done a great job but it’s expensive.
The Shimano SLX M7000 groupset looks like a more expensive groupset, and to a certain extent that matches its performance.
The Source Hipster belt stands out from the bumbag fannypack crowd by having additional shoulder straps and an unusual reservoir design.
In terms of width and stiffness the Burgtec WR Carbon Enduro handlebar is bang up to date. A great addition to a longer travel trail or all mountain bike.
The new Milkit tubeless kit is basically a fancy sealant injector with built-in storage for a dipstick, hose and two valve stems.
If you're confused by knobs and dials, or you’ve just bought a bike and want a short cut to ideal set-up, the Quarq Shockwiz makes a brilliant assistant.
The Assos H Rallycargo S7 is hands down the best XC baggy short I have ever ridden in. Supremely comfortable and stretch minimises pedalling restriction.
The Mavic Crossmax Pro jersey is one of Mavic's top flight jerseys. Aimed at the more rowdy end of the riding spectrum it features more robust construction.
At £250 the Giro Switchblade is more expensive than the Bell Super 3R but it feels more substantial, and still good value considering it's 2-for-1.