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Barney has been making some changes to his Santa Cruz Hightower test bike. Were they changes for the better? Here's his final longterm review.…

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The 2017 Norco Optic is available in 27.5in and 29in versions. We put the Optic C7.2 to task to see whether less might actually be more.…

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The Rhyme FSR Expert Carbon 6Fattie is the top-tier women's plus bike from Specialized. How did the chubby Californian fare on our British trails?…

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After a few months of riding, and some spec alterations, Rob has his final say on the Nukeproof Mega 275 in this final longterm review…

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Just how capable is a 130mm carbon trail bike? Crayons took the Intense Spider 275C Factory out for a play to see if the Spider bites back…

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A bike for children that is no mere plaything…

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With 160mm of travel, the SAM is Focus Bikes biggest and baddest full suspension mountain bike. But is it only for big mountain riding?…

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With fingertip control of the Genius LT's 170mm of suspension travel, is it really 2-bikes-in-1? …

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Is the Specialized Enduro 29 a long-legged trail bike? Or a burly enduro machine? Barney investigates in his review of the Expert Carbon…

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Chipps get his hands and head round this grip system…

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James' longterm relationship with the Kona Process 153 has sadly come to an end. See how his bike evolved in this final review…

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Rich takes the Transition Smuggler out on the trails and discovers just how capable this 115mm travel 29er really is…

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The Timberwolf is the gnarliest steel hardtail to come from the Ritchey stable. So how does this 150mm travel 27.5in hardtail fare on UK singletrack?…

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Have Onza hit the Jackpot with their latest 27.5in steel hardtail? We put one to the test. See our full review within of this British mud-plugger.…

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What happens when you bolt a 160mm travel fork on the front of a steel hardtail? Find out in our review of the Chromag Wideangle 27.5…

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Orbea have split their Occam into two bikes: the Occam AM, and the shorter travel Occam TR that we've got here. How does it go? Barney explains…

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The Santa Cruz Hightower introduces 27.5+ compatibility into the long-travel 29er full suspension platform. And Barney digs it a lot.…

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Orange have refined the Segment with V2.0, but just how different is it from the original? Chipps sets off on a trail-riding mission to find out.…

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A classic steel 29in mountain bike gets reborn with plus-compatibility. But does the Singular Swift live up to lofty expectations? Read on to find out…

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With 150mm of rear travel and the capability of fitting up to a 160mm travel fork, this hard-hitter from Down Under is capable, tough and oodles of fu…

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With 27.5in wheels and 120mm of rear travel, the Zesty XM replaces last years Zesty TR 29er. But was the wheel change the right move? Wil investigates…

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Intense's brand new Primer 29in trail slayer, given the full review treatment…

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Is the Trek Procaliber the most comfortable hardtail on the market? Wil investigates with his longerm test bike…

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One of the most versatile mountain bikes out there? David Hayward has been aboard. Is it truly a Shapeshifter?…

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We've had one of Intense's new monster truck bikes in on test for a while…

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