Islabikes Creig 26 review

The Islabikes Creig 26 has been in Islabikes’ range for approximately yonks. It’s one of its iconic, mainstay offerings in fact.

Marin Rift Zone XR review: coil for the trail

The Marin Rift Zone XR - XR stands for eXtra Rad - bumps the front travel up to 140mm, adds a coil shock and beefs up the build.

Vitus Escarpe 29 CRS review

Around 7 or 8 years ago the Vitus Escarpe 29 was a way better 29er trail bike than Big Brand offerings. How is the Escarpe holding up now?

Merida One Sixty

Merida One-Sixty First Ride Review: Long & Purple

The evolution of the Merida One-Sixty enduro bike sees it packed with new features. Here\'s our first impressions.

Hope HB.916

Hope HB.916 first ride review: The Perfect Bike?

The Hope HB.916 is one of the nicest looking bikes we\'ve seen. But does the 160/170mm enduro bike live up to its aesthetic promise?

Santa Cruz 5010

New Santa Cruz 5010: first ride review of mid-travel mullet

The latest Santa Cruz 5010 sees a move to mullet but the travel resolutely remains the same: 130mm at the rear, 140mm fork up front.

Trek Roscoe 24 review: great little trail bike

The Trek Roscoe 24 sports fat tyres, 1x drivetrain, wide-range cassette, sloping top tube and rear brake calliper is tucked into the frame.

Issue 144 Bike Test: WTF is a Trail Bike?

Benji and the team set out to stick to the trail, without veering off into the enduro or cross-country.

Pace RC295 AXS Ultimate review

The Pace RC295 then. Full carbon. 135mm rear travel dual linkage. 140-150mm fork. Full 29in or mullet thang with an offset shock bushing.

Specialized Stumpjumper Evo Alloy Comp

Specialized Stumpjumper Evo Alloy Comp review

The Specialized Stumpjumper Evo Alloy gets all the cool things that the carbon Stumpjumper has had for a few seasons now.

Whyte T-140 RS: First Ride Review

The Whyte T-140 is very much the classic trail bike of the Whyte range. Enough travel to cope with most things but responsive and efficient.

Canyon Spectral 125 CF 8 review

The new-for-2022 Canyon Spectral 125 has pretty much the exact same geometry as the regular 150mm rear-travel Spectral. Why?

Kona Process 153 DL 29 Review: Mellow Yellow

The latest Kona Process 153 rolls on 29in wheels and sits in the middle of the Process range; Process X on one side, Process 134 on the other.

Carbon Wasp Truffle Review: All the Speed

The Truffle is Carbon Wasp’s first foray in to a full production MTB frame. Designed, made and tested entirely in and around Leeds.

Canyon Torque 29 CF 9 review: big travel agility, big grins

The Canyon Torque 29 CF 9 is a big travel bike that won\'t sterilise the trails. Heaps of fun from the trail to the race tape, in one package.

Singletrack Issue 143 Bike Test: Party At The Back

Have we swallowed the marketing hook, line and sinker, or is there something to the mullet trend?

Review: Geometron G1

GeoMetron is essentially Chris Porter. If you don’t know who Chris Porter is, do a Google. Just make sure you have a brew ready before you dive in.

Review: Santa Cruz Bronson

Maybe the Santa Cruz Bronson does need an introduction. The latest Bronson is a massively different beast to the Bronson Mk1.

Review: Starling Twist Trail

Starling Cycles is Joe McEwan. Joe used to work as an aerospace engineer and build bike frames in his shed as a sideline.

How to pick the best mountain bike for you

While there may not be such a thing as The Best Mountain Bike, there are certainly bikes that will suit you more than others.

Santa Cruz Chameleon R MX review: venerable yet versatile

For the past 25 years the Santa Cruz Chameleon been a tough hardtail that can still be comfortable and light enough for longer rides.

2022 Nukeproof Scout 290 Review: Trail Toy!

2022 Nukeproof Scout offers four build specs, all as 275 or 290. Nukeproof have brought the signature yellow paint back, too...

Atherton AM.150.1 first ride review

Does the 150mm travel Atherton AM.150 mountain bike offer something that\'s unachievable via more traditional construction methods?

YT Capra Core 2

YT Capra Core 2 review: doing it for the lolz

After the carbon launch models, then the aluminium Uncaged versions, here is the more affordable alloy YT Capra Core 2.

142 Bike Test – The Big Short

Benji ponders the meaning of ‘short’ as he rags these three not-long travel bikes round his local trails. What is short travel? Too short? Short enough? Shorter than what? What...

Review: Cotic FlareMAX Gen4

The Cotic FlareMAX Gen4 is reviewed in Issue 142 Bike Test – The Big Short. Gen4 means fourth generation. This is the fourth iteration of Cotic’s shorter travel (125mm) full...

Giant Trance Advanced Pro 29 1

Review: Giant Trance Advanced Pro 29 1

The Giant Trance Advanced Pro 29 1 is reviewed in Issue 142 Bike Test – The Big Short. The Trance has been in the Giant line-up for a long time...

Pivot Shadowcat first ride review: lightly outrageous

Pivot’s replaced the 5.5 Mach with a smaller, lighter, upright suspension trail killer. It it enough fun to justify the price?

Juliana Wilder & Santa Cruz Blur review: XC race bikes fit for trails too

Santa Cruz Blur and Juliana Wilder: two XC race bikes, two different builds, two huge fans. Find out why we didn\'t want to return these.

Canyon Spectral 125

Canyon Spectral 125 CF 8: first ride review

Canyon has hacked some travel from the Spectral 125 but kept all of the other numbers the same. Is the Canyon Spectral 125 a trail bike?