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?

Arkel Seatpacker 15

Arkel Seatpacker 15 Lonnng Term Review

With modern era bikepacking in mind, Canadian bike touring luggage legends Arkel have entered the market with their Arkel Seatpacker 15 bag.

Giro Merit Spherical Dirt Helmet Review

The Giro Merit Spherical Dirt is a do-it-all trail helmet with something called 'MIPS Spherical' for added crash protection.

Crank Brothers Stamp 7

Crank Brothers Stamp 7 flat pedal review

Is bigger really better? At 114mm wide the Crank Brothers Stamp 7 pedals are considerably wider than most pedals on the market.

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.

Giro Insurgent

Giro Insurgent Spherical Helmet review

Built around 'Spherical Technology', the Giro Insurgent claims to have 50% better cooling and 200g less weight than the Giro Disciple.

LifeLine Pero Bike Workstand

Lifeline Pro Bike Workstand review

LifeLine Pro Bike Workstand offers height adjustment, 40kg max weight, magnetic tool tray and adjustable dual cantilever clamp.

TSG Scope: do BMX smarts make a decent MTB lid?

The TSG Scope is the top end mountain bike helmet in its lineup, and it's a high coverage lid, aimed at riders who want to go fast, down.

Ion Seek

Ion Seek shoes: Suave, but are they sticky?

The Ion Seek is casual-looking shoe that can still perform off-road. Simple lace closure, plain styling, and distinct absence of features.

Ion K-Pact Zip review: knee pads when you need ’em

Ion K-Pact Zip knee pads are a take on a time-honoured solution: pads you can take off on the climbs and don for the descents.

Camelbak HAWG Commute 30

The Camelbak HAWG Commute 30 and MULE Commute 22 are commuter specific packs designed to carry all the stuff you need to and from the office.

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.

Deuter Flyt 20 review – Backpack with spine protection

The Deuter Flyt 20 backpack is a lightweight backpack with integrated back protector.

Ripton & Co Women’s Diesel Jorts review

Jorts. A portmanteau of 'jean shorts'. Probably worn by imagineers as they sit down to their morning cronut, right?

DexShell Waterproof Ultrathin Socks review

Dexshell Waterproof Ultrathin socks that are thin enough to fit inside your normal shoes - great for summer and winter in the UK.

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. THERE'S MORE TO THIS STORYBUT IT'S A…

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. THERE'S MORE TO THIS STORYBUT IT'S A MEMBER-ONLY STORY.JOIN…

Truflo Mini Shock Pump review: twofer bargain or double trouble?

Hannah tries out the Truflo Mini Shock Pump that can take on tyres, shocks, Presta and Schrader. Will versatility add up to a useful tool?

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?

TRP Trail Evo

TRP Trail Evo disc brake review

TRP Trail Evo has a super-light lever action and impressively short throw before biting. Great for racers. If you can handle it (literally!)


SRAM Code RSC disc brake review

For all-out power freaks, we going to give the nod to the SRAM Code RSC. It has the most anchor-dropping chops of all brakes we've tried.

Shimano SLX M7120

Shimano SLX M7120 disc brake review

The brake that felt like the best combination of top-end power and all-over feel was the Shimano SLX M7120.

Magura MT7 Pro

Magura MT7 Pro disc brake review

Folk who like to run their bite points really close to the grip should give the Magura MT7 Pro brake a try.

Hope Tech 4 E4

Hope Tech 4 E4 disc brake review

The lever on these Hope Tech 4 E4 brakes is a big step up from the Tech 3 with a claimed 30% more power from a longer, more ergonomic lever.

Hayes Dominion A4

Hayes Dominion A4 disc brake review

The 4-pot Hayes Dominion A4 continues the venerable brand's return. Great to see them back in the mix when it comes to viable stoppers.

Formula Cura 4

Formula Cura 4 disc brake review

If we have to decide on The Best Brake we’d go for the Formula Cura 4. The key thing is that the Formulas have the feel. And that’s what counts....

Oakley DRT3 MIPS

Oakley DRT3 MIPS Helmet Review: Super Stable

The Oakley DRT3 MIPS is the newest of their mountain bike helmets, retailing at around £110 it is around £50 cheaper than the existing DRT5.

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.