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!

Showing reviews 81–100 of 2,225

Nukeproof Horizon stem

Nukeproof doesn’t specify which grade of aluminium the Horizon stem is made from, but it’s probably something like 6061-series, because you don’t get the high-grade alloys for this money. Not…

Score 9

OneUp Stem

OneUp doesn’t do names; this product is just called the ‘Stem’ and we’ve had the 42mm length on test. It’s a plain looking stem, but it does feature a machined…

Score 7

Deity Copperhead stem

Like a lot of the best mountain bike stems, the Deity Copperhead is CNC machined from a solid block of 6061-T6 series aluminium, and is offered in 35mm and 50mm…

Score 7

Milkit Hassle Off

Although a cheesy pun, the Hassel’Off from tubeless firm Milkit is super practical and does take the hassle out of trail-side repairs. It’s a combo tool with an L-shaped stainless…

Score 8

Five Ten Trailcross XT flat shoe

The Trailcross XT is easily the grippiest flat pedal shoe Five Ten makes, the secret source being the latest Stealth Phantom rubber with a squidgy 55a compound and the usual…

Score 10

Fasthouse Crossline 2.0 Short

The Fasthouse Crossline 2.0 is a lightweight baggy mountain bike short, with a price tag that places it at the premium end of the category. With stiff competition from benchmark…

Score 9

Endura MT500 Burner Lite Pant

We’re big fans of the original Endura MT500 Burner Pant, it looks good and offers great durability and protection. This new Lite version is arguably better for trail riders though,…

Score 10

Giro Merit Spherical helmet

Sharing loads of safety technology with Giro’s flagship Manifest helmet, this Merit Spherical lid saves you £50 by omitting a few features. Like me, you can probably live without a…

Score 8

Fasthouse Trace SS Tech Tee

This latest version of the Trace SS (short sleeve) from Fasthouse has improved fit and fabric, with a slightly more body-hugging athletic shape than previously, and also a softer fabric…

Score 8

Madison Target glasses

Madison sells some excellent value own-brand eyewear with sharp, clear lenses that we’ve rated highly in the past. They’ve impressed when tested in range of weather conditions and have gone…

Score 8

Gusset S2 Extra Soft grips

Over the last few years mtb grips have become multi-textured, with numerous grip zones, traction ridges, dimples and knurling. They’re multi-textured to maximise grip with different parts of your hand,…

Score 9

100 percent glendale glasses

When it comes to eyewear, having a large lens not only offers a lot more protection from trail splatter, it puts the frames further out from your field of view,…

Score 9

Pro Bikegear Tharsis ThreeFive stem

Pro Bikegear’s previous Koryak 31.8mm stem was 3D forged and then CNC machined. As the name suggests, the new Tharsis 3Five comes in the bigger 35mm diameter but is only…

Score 7

Dainese Linear 03 MIPS+

This 03 is the open-face model and it shares some design attributes with Dainese’s Linea 01 – currently the world’s lightest DH-certified full-face helmet. Available with or without MIPS, it…

Score 8

Pro Bikegear MSN 1.3 Enduro saddle

When it comes to bikes and equipment, Enduro racing has its own set of parameters and requirements, but do you really need an enduro-specific saddle? Pro Bikegear seems to think…

Score 7

Topeak Shuttle Gauge

In its own right the Topeak Shuttle is a simple digital pressure gauge with Presta and Schrader compatibility, but it has a unique feature that allows you to attach it…

Score 7

DMR Stage 2 MTB Rail saddle

DMR’s new Stage 2 MTB Rail is one of those new/old products. The shape and construction are identical to the brand’s existing Oi Oi saddle, but the company has wrapped…

Score 9

Schwalbe Tacky Chan

Only coming in a 2.4in width for both 27.5in and 29in wheel sizes, the new Tacky Chan from Schwalbe focuses on all-out speed for racing. The majority of its rivals…

Score 9

Endura MT500 Burner Flat Shoe

The Endura MT500 Burner shoe is available in a clip-in option, as ridden by the Atherton Team, including Andreas Kolb, Charlie Hatton and Rachel Atherton herself, and the flat pedal…

Score 5