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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Chain Reaction Cycles Pro Bike Bagro

Flying with your bike is a stressful experience at the best of times: manoeuvring through the throngs, trying to avoid the retractable barrier poles at check-in; praying that you don’t…

Score 8

Scott Trail Tuned Pants

Scott makes three pants designed for mountain biking, including the cheaper Trail Vertic and Explorair Fast versions. The Trail Tuned pants are its poshest offering and one of the lighter…

Score 8

Troy Lee Designs Skyline Trousers

Most of us put on weight as we get older, and Troy Lee Designs’ updated Skyline pant is no exception. This latest version is 60g heavier than the old model,…

Score 8

Specialized Demo Pro Pants

The Specialized Demo Pro Pant is made from a material called VaporRize, which is treated with a DWR water- repellent to enhance water run-off.

Score 7

Topeak Torq Digital torque wrench

When I tested Topeak’s Torq Stick earlier this year I said it was the perfect torque wrench for the first-timer, because it was so easy to use and also reasonable…

Score 7

Camelbak Podium Dirt Series Bottle 620ml

We’re awash with bottles, the tide of bikes reviewed at mbr brings with it a flotsam of them, meaning we’ve pretty much tried them all. And the best water bottle…

Score 10

Canyon MTB flat pedals

Like most bike manufacturers, Canyon offers a range of in-house components, including bars, stems, saddles, and this new addition, the Performance Flat Pedal. The difference here is Canyon isn’t just…

Score 9

TSG Slim glove

As you can see from the weight, the TSG (Technical Safety Gear) Slim is one of the lightest full-finger trail gloves on test. Everything is cut to the bone –…

Score 6

Specialized Gambit helmet

If the extra weight, bulk, and feeling of confinement puts you off wearing a full-face helmet, then let me introduce you to the Specialized Gambit. Just a few hundred grams…

Score 9

100% Geomatic glove

Like the Fox Defend Race we tested, the 100% Geomatic has a full spread of (synthetic rubber) TPR bumpers across the top of the glove. They offer a bit of…

Score 10

Troy Lee Designs Air glove

You can read the name of the Troy Lee Designs Air glove in two ways – it’s lighter than air or it’s highly breathable. But is it one of the…

Score 9

Fizik Terra Aidon X5 saddle

It’s debatable whether there’s such a thing as a specific e-bike saddle, but I’m open-minded, and was keen to give this one a try. First thing to note is that…

Score 8

Pirelli Scorpion Enduro M Race tyre

This new Pirelli Scorpion M Race model is the result of the brand busily developing new treads, casings and compounds. Also, the much softer rubber blend here stems from testing…

Score 9