The first short from Gore that’s long enough for proper trail riding, combined with a super-lightweight fabric and slim cut that’s excellent for warm weather days.
Offers fantastic performance and reliability and really does look stunning.
As an all-rounder the Tomahawk falls short, but as a rear-specific dry condition tyre it comes recommended.
Aussie DH champ Sam Hill has helped update the classic Five Ten Impact Low into this signature model, which, by using several new materials gets improved comfort and drying speed.
Eye-wateringly expensive it may be, but the NumberNine Titan is top quality.
Solid, reliable and easy to set up, the new RockShox Lyrik offers first class performance.
The silky smooth action of the Bos Deville means that traction and comfort on loose, rough trails are both first rate.
X-Fusion is playing catch-up, there are better options on the market right now.
For the money, the level of adjustment on this fork is amazing but there are a couple of niggles.
This is an excellent 160mm fork for the money — stiff, reasonably light and you couldn’t set it up badly if you tried.
The Manitou Mattoc Pro is hugely adjustable and easily the best entry-level 160mm fork on test.
These full-finger gloves from IXS are just the dab for summer riding
Amongst the best 29er wheels we’ve used. Highly recommended.
More than 10 years old, but even up against far more modern competition it’s still a great caged clipless pedal.
The only reason we can see to buy the T1 over XT is for the colours, of which there are seven.
The new Prizm lens is truly stunning
The Trigger is very comfy with decent padding in the ankle area to protect against knocks and rocks
The World Force is a solid performer, and the best Azonic pedal to date
An incredible flat pedal — tons of grip and well balanced
In terms of fit and comfort, the Rex is up there with some of the best helmets