The 100% Fortis Knee Guard is unusual — it’s no slip-on, instead you wrap two big Velcro straps all the way round the back of your thigh and calf.
This is a Greg Minnaar signature version of the Burgtec Bartender grip and the ‘Pro’ features include a custom ribbed surface pattern, soft 25A rubber and the great man’s signature…
Although Ergon SMD2 was developed for DH (‘it’s rarely used for sitting’), don’t take that as a given because it's a really good trail bike saddle.
It's called the Troy Lee Stage helmet and boasts Troy Lee's typically slick styling and aspirational image, it certainly turned heads when it was released.
New storage short from Madison is called the Madison Flux Capacity short, which I reckon has the best name of any short I’ve tested now or in the future.
Topeak D2 Smarthead pressure gauge may sound a bit serious, but it’s a really easy and quick way to keep your bike predictable and consistent.
Afton Keegan looks like a skate shoe, but dig deeper and there’s technology: extra toe protection to a specially designed, mono-directional interior shank.
The X-Fusion Trace 36 HLR suspension fork is over £200 cheaper than some other top-tier forks, and, aside from the price, there’s a lot to recommend it.
ION Shelter Softshell jacket is a hooded jacket which comes across more technical hoodie than thick soft shell. It uses double-woven, 4-way stretch fabric.
We got the chance to ride the current 2019 RockShox Lyrik RC2 back-to-back in an ABA test format with the new 2020 RockShox Lyrik Ultimate.
Hebo Defender is more of a padded knee warmer (they do get pretty warm on a hot summer's day) than full-blown armour. Super light at less than 200g a pair.
DMR Midi Vault cut down version of award-winning DMR Vault, in that it has a 10% smaller platform.16g lighter and offers a bit more cornering clearance.
With short crank arms, 165mm in this case, you don't actually have much choice. Essentially you've got Shimano and SRAM mid-tier options. Or Race Face.
The Brand-X Ascend dropper post comes direct from Chain Reaction for the bargain price of £120 (at time of writing this review anyway!)
The DVO Diamond is a multi-adjustable enduro fork that’s now available with reduced offset. With 35mm legs and big tyre clearance.
Fox 36 Float Factory FIT4 is targeted more at riders who treat heading up, down and around the mountain equally, rather than simply prioritising the downs.
To seat a tyre, simply attach a pump to the Milkit Booster and inflate to 160psi. Push the Booster directly to the tubeless valve and, hey Presta!
The Fox Attack Fire Pants are a wind and water resistant outer layer designed to protect mountain bike riders from the elements while maintaining comfort.
Yeah this Hornit Clug is essentially £16 for a plastic clip, but Hornit’s tiny product works and is sturdy and well designed.
Osprey Rolling Transporter 90 is a duffel bag with wheels on. Osprey have created a big bag with minimal weight that can still stand up to baggage handlers.