trail bike of the year

Trail Bike of the Year in association with Alpinestars

In association with Alpinestars we bring you our rundown of the best full suspension mountain bike in 27.5in and 29in wheel sizes.

Two price points, ten bikes, two wheel sizes and no duplication makes this year’s Trail Bike of the Year test one of the most competitive to date.

Canyon Spectral AL 6.0

Our Trail Bike of the Year 2018, the Canyon Spectral AL is the 27.5in bike which all others are measured. It’s undergone revisions to make…

vitus escarpe 29

Last year the Vitus Escarpe 29 VRX was our test-winning bike in the 29er category of this test, but it wasn’t perfect, which is why…

kona hei hei trail

If you look at the geometry on the Kona Hei Hei Trail it appears to have been designed to have more in common with modern…

whyte t-130

It's easy to quickly glance at the 2019 Whyte T-130 S and assume it’s the same as last year’s bike, albeit with fatter 2.6in tyres…

sonder evol

Regardless of the price point all Sonder Evol models share the same butted aluminium frame, with its four-bar suspension design delivering 140mm of travel.