Welcome to our Editor’s Choice 2019; home of the best bikes and products on the market.

Spending your hard earned cash on something new for your bike can be a daunting prospect. The mountain bike market is awash with products, all claiming to be the hottest thing since the last product that was the hottest thing. Sure, you can check out the online peer reviews before you click buy, but these can be misleading as they either say the product is amazing, or rubbish – there are rarely any shades of grey. And then there’s the very real possibility that the review is written by a bot, harnessed to bump up the overall ratings.

One thing you can rely on to be thorough, trustworthy and unbiased are our reviews. We have a team of experienced and highly regarded testers with a comprehensive overview of the market – if it’s worth considering, chances are we’ve ridden it. Hence our 10/10 rating is the most coveted seal of approval in the industry. A kite mark for quality that ensures you are spending your money wisely. All of the bikes and products awarded this perfect 10 rating are showcased here.

vitus sentier

Successfully defending its 2018 title, the handsome Vitus Sentier 27 VR defies its sub £1,000 price point with the best spec, geometry and overall finish.

The Brand-X Ascend dropper post comes direct from Chain Reaction for the bargain price of £120 (at time of writing this review anyway!)

exposure diablo mk11

The tenth edition of the Exposure Diablo Mk10, this year with 30% faster charging, which throws out a blistering 1500 lumens.

giro tyrant

The Giro Tyrant arrived unsolicited, in a brown box, with no delivery note, and no idea of the contents – it reminded me of the…

vitus nucleus

What can we say about the Vitus Nucleus 27 VR that’s not been said? As winner of this test four years in a row, its…

Shimano Deore M6000 disc brake keeps bumping up the standard of what a budget stopper can really be, premium performance with a great price.

five ten freerider pro

As the name suggests, the Five Ten Freerider Pro is a beefed-up version of the standard Freerider. These ‘Pro’ features adds to the price.

milkit booster

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,…

rockshox lyrik rc2

The latest version of the RockShox Lyrik RC2 gets reduced friction, high-speed compression adjustment and increased negative spring volume.

DMR Wingbar Mk4

Now on to its fourth generation, the latest DMR Wingbar Mk4 version of DMR’s long standing Wingbar has undergone a complete facelift.

fox flexair

Fox Indicator Pant is a lightweight and breathable everyday trouser. Highly breathable and comfortable, so much so it's wearable it in multiple conditions.

Nukeproof Mega 275C

The combination of the race tuned geometry, floaty suspension and functional build kit, makes the Nukeproof Mega 275c Pro an extremely capable bike.

renthal traction ultra tacky

Renthal Traction Ultra Tacky handlebar grips are developed for extreme conditions and for those that want additional mechanical grip.

Ergon GE1 EVO Factory grips

The aim of the updated Ergon GE1 EVO Factory grips was to amplify the rider's grip on the handlebars while reducing the required holding strength.

giant swage

The Giant Swage grips are kind of like Ergon’s G-series lock-on grips but cost almost half as much. I also prefer them over Ergons anyway.…

voodoo bizango

Voodoo Bizango is the winning bike from 2018 and nothing has changed, not even the price, although it's supposed to be £670 but pricing seems

rockshox reverb

This is the new RockShox Reverb dropper seatpost , in fact it’s so new we had it air-lifted to the MBR offices so it could…

Maxxis Minion DHR II

Maxxis Minion DHR II WT arguably offers the most grip of all Maxxis models suitable for mixed conditions, and works fine year round.

Endura MTR Shell

The Endura MTR shell is a superb lightweight, packable jacket that definitely bridges the gap between packable and all-day waterproofs.