Ride Alpha is Commençal’s in-house component brand that includes this 30mm riser bar.
Altura’s Tech 5 BibShort includes built-in storage. It features five integrated pockets — two on the hips, two on the lower thighs and one at the small of the back.
At £30 it’s a no-brainer in terms of what it can add to your ride experience, and if you want to save a few grams, there’s a carbon version available…
Comfort and breathability are superb, even in the hottest temperatures abroad, but stability is less than perfect.
A very thin, stretchy, and breathable body really lends this jersey to those warm days.
The idea is that it doesn’t really stop the chain falling off, but rather allows you to pedal it back on again without having to stop.
Compared to previous Fizik saddles, which always seemed too flat, or had a ridge down the centre, the new Monte has a hammock-style profile that slumps more in the middle.
Outpost packs are hefty, which will bother lightweight fans, but on the upside the construction is extremely tough and they should give years of service.
The Stage 2 is now constructed from a lighter-weight polyester material and features a DWR (durable water repellent) coating.
Smith wanted to offer the benefits of the Forefront at a lower price point, so now offers a cheaper Rover helmet.
The Trian Enduro has something you won’t find on any other saddle — elastomer shock absorbers that sit between the carbon rails and the saddle body.
The weight is down on the hips, keeping the centre of gravity low and it all felt very secure on the move.
With a large main compartment, with spot-on tool organiser pockets, Osprey has got the storage just right.
The Ortlieb Packman Pro2 25L is a pure bike-packing option, rather than an all-round trail performer.
A small feature that tickled us is the inclusion of a foil blanket pre-packed in the tool compartment — a nod to the Crossmax’s big-mountain aspirations.
It does come with quite a weight penalty, but if you are riding hard and taking risks, the Evoc could be the pack for you.
Punted at the Enduro market, the MT500 stows enough gear for a long day on the hill.
One of the most expensive packs out there, but it’s easily the best for big days out
The GE1 grip differs from most by being specially shaped to fit the hand. So rather than a fixed, round diameter, the GE1 uses a slightly thinner zone under the…
The Troy Lee Designs Sprint glove is a lighter, more trail-focused glove than the Troy Lee Air we've tested before.