Orange Switch 6er. Stif Squatcher. Schwalbe Magic Mary Purple Addix front. Maxxis DHR II 3C MaxxTerra rear. Coil fan. Ebikes are not evil. I have been a writer for nigh on 20 years, a photographer for 25 years and a mountain biker for 30 years. I have written countless magazine and website features and route guides for the UK mountain bike press, most notably for the esteemed and highly regarded Singletrackworld. Although I am a Lancastrian, I freely admit that West Yorkshire is my favourite place to ride. Rarely a week goes by without me riding and exploring the South Pennines.

Abus AirDrop MIPS helmet review

The Abus AirDrop MIPS is a well made and designed helmet that offers great levels of breathability and forget-you\'re-wearing it comfort.

Fresh Goods Friday 705 – The Freewheelin’ Edition

Good day to you. We trust this Friday finds you well and that you are suitably pre-amped for the weekend. Not pre-amped in the vinyl hipster stylee. That would lead...

British racer wins opening Enduro World Cup

The first World Cup Enduro of the year took place in the classic venue of Finale Ligure. Here’s the results, reports and highlights vid.

Orbea Occam LT or SL? Here’s how to decide

The latest update to the Orbea Occam sees it become two distinct models – the SL and the LT. Both trail bikes. But very different rides.

Fresh Goods Friday 704 – The Nadir E Me Edition

Welcome to episode 704 of the Freshies, as nobody calls them. Benji is all waffled out, so you can have an opening rant from Hannah instead.

Anyone for Semis? Fort William World Cup DH results & talking points

The first World Cup Downhill round of the year took place in not-rainy Scotland. Here\'s the results, reports, highlights vids and some chat.

Orbea Laufey H-LTD review

It\'s just as well the Orbea Laufey H-LTD handles so well because if we turn our attention to the build kit, it\'s something of a harder sell.

Fresh Goods Friday 703 – The May Day Yay Edition

Happy Bank Holiday to all of y\'all. Well, all of y\'all who have a Bank Holiday and don\'t have to show up at work.

Fresh Goods Friday 702 – The Quality Street Edition

Hello to you all and welcome to this week’s edition of stuff-that-has-arrived at STW HQ! Otherwise known as Fresh Goods Friday. What dowe have for you this week? Why, simple...

New Saracen Myst starts from £3,599

The new Saracen Myst uses a combination single pivot, shock link and brake linkage, all made viable by the move to a shock tunnel.

XC World Cup Araxá: results & reports

The second World Cup of the year took place in Brazil. Here are the results, race reports and a highlights video from Araxá.

Giant Stance 29 1 review

The Giant Stance 29 1 is a refreshingly affordable mountain bike. Yer classic entry level full-sus trail bike. Alloy, 29in, 125/140mm travel.

Fresh Goods Friday 701 – The Hydrate and/or Die Edition

Hey there gang! We trust you\'re are acceptably radical and primed for another supremely stoke-filled weekend. That\'s stoke. Not Stoke.

Festive 500? Nah, this is the Forestry 450

The Forestry 450 involves covering 450 miles exclusively on Forestry England’s cycle trails. You have between now and the end of October.

NBD: RockShox Psylo, Sonder Evol, Digit Ring, Öhlins coil conversion…

New Bikestuff Day is back! Here\'s the most interesting stuff in our inbox this week (plus a quick debrief of last week\'s stuff!)

XC World Cup Mairipora: results, reports & highlights video

The first World Cup of the year took place in Brazil. Here are the results, race reports and a highlights video from Mairipora.

Formula Selva C Fork review

This is a 170mm travel Formula Selva C (coil) fork. I went with the 170mm version because Formula forks have shorter axle-to-crown lengths.

The Grinder: Zefal Bike Taxi Tow Rope, Continental Argotal, Fox Dropframe helmet, Zipp 1ZERO HiTop Wheels

Is that creak me or the bike? Real-world product reviews from real-world riders.

Issue 154: Tech That Should Have Stuck Around

Benji dons possibly rose-tinted spectacles and brings us the technology that he thinks has fallen undeservedly out of fashion. Inverted forks Kicking things off with a real doozy. What are……

Fresh Goods Friday 700 – The Padding It Out Edition

What are you lot talking about? Assuming it\'s neither football nor shopping, dare we guess that you\'re currently thinking about cycling?

Three new Fox GRIP dampers and a 32SC fork

A whole new swathe of dampers from Fox: GRIP X2, GRIP X and GRIP SL. And a total rejig of the Fox 32SC 100mm fork for XC racer-types.

Fresh Goods Friday 698 – Up To No Good Edition

Roll up! Roll up! Come get yer Fresh goods \'ere! Good Friday today, which means the Annual Chocolate Celebration is almost upon us.

‘Deja Vu’ edit ft. Fergus Ryan aboard Gen 2 Privateer 161

Fergus Ryan: \"With the UK experiencing a wetter-than-usual winter, I decided to swap the slop for dust and headed out to Portugal with videographer Will Brock.\"

Fresh Goods Friday 697 – The Sprunnng! Edition

Spring is here! Woo! Yeah! Alright alright alright! Break out the shorts? Slap on semi-slicks? Here is your weekly allocation of Fresh Goods.

Yeti ASR is its lightest full suspension bike ever

The latest Yeti ASR is a modern cross-country race bike with 115mm of flexstay delivered at the rear and a 120mm fork up front.

YT Jeffsy Core 4 review

The YT Jeffsy Core 4 is a bike that arrives in a box that is not quite perfect out of the box. BUT... there is loads of potential here.

Fresh Goods Friday 696 – The Middling Edition

The middle. It\'s not the place to be. You either want to be at the top with the winners. Or at the bottom bitching with the other losers.

NBD: Specialized Levo SL Alloy, Transition Spur UDH, Liv Pique Advanced 29 XC

A modest amount of New Mountain Bikes but they\'re all rather potent in their own special ways.

Video: Inside the Hope Tech Factory

New film takes a tour behind the scenes of bicycle component manufacturer Hope Technology  - always a fascinating peek behind the scenes.

First rides on new Specialized Epic and Epic EVO

Kicking off a whole slew of XC race rig rejiggings is the new Specialized Epic. There\'s also an EVO Epic for, you know, downcountrying.