Reviews

SRAM GX Eagle Transmission Review Update

When the dust finally settled on the X0 and XX1 versions, the SRAM GX Eagle Transmission arrived, aimed much more at regular mortals.

Patagonia Dirt Roamer Bike Pack review

The Patagonia Dirt Roamer Bike Pack is billed as a pack to hold \'all the extra layers and supplies for big rides or bad weather\'.

Magura Vyron MDS V3 Wireless Dropper review

The \"Magura Vyron MDS V3\" stands for Magura Dropper Seatpost Version 3. I\'m afraid I\'ve not really taken to the Magura Vyron experience. Read on...

Fizik Terra Nanuq GTX shoe review

The Fizik Terra Nanuq GTX shoes are insulated, waterproof, fleece lined, and an aggressive Vibram sole for off-road adventures.

9Point8 Slack-R Headset Review

What if you want a slacker head angle, but your bike won\'t accept slackset-style headset cups? Enter the 9Point8 Slack-R!

TRP Slate Evo Disc Brake review

The TRP Slate Evo brakes are superlative, wallet-happy anchors. Not be as elegant as pricier brakes but they’re superb, reliable stoppers.

Thule EPOS Towball Carrier review: best bike rack I’ve used

The Thule EPOS Towball Carrier is low faff, quick fitting and loading. It’s the best bike rack I have ever used. And I’ve used a lot of them. 

Stand Out Product Of The Year: Specialized Hillbilly

The Specialized Hillbilly GRID T9 tyre is the product that we wonder how we ever lived without. Useful, functional, and just what we needed.

Most Innovative Product Of The Year: TruTune Insert

The TruTune MTB Air Fork Insert is by far the product that we think pushed the technology or industry forward in a clever or interesting way.

Best eMTB Of The Year: Haibike Nduro 7

This Haibike Nduro 7 was simply the bike that was the most capable of any and every bike I rode in the past 12 months. Capable everywhere.

Best MTB Of The Year: Scott Genius ST

The bottom line is, the Scott Genius ST hidden shock isn’t just for aesthetics. It enables an amazing rear suspension design.

Editors’ Choice: The Best Bikes and Gear of 2023

The Singletrack World team pick their product highlights from their riding year. Benji, Amanda, Hannah, Ross, Mark and Chipps pick the best.

Canyon MTB Performance Flat Pedal review

The Canyon Performance MTB Flat pedal is about as sticky as any of the other premium flat pedals. The price is up there with many others too.

Halo Ridge Line II Wheels review

These Halo Ridge Line II wheels weigh more than their near rivals but they\'re simply more robust, impressively durable and fit-and-forget.

Mongoose Fireball Moto review: N+1 / A+E

The Mongoose Fireball Moto is ready for any dirt jumps, pump tracks or big-wheeled street riding you can throw at it.

SQ Lab 6OX Infinergy Ergowave Active 2.1 Saddle review

The SQ Lab 6OX Infinergy Ergowave is designed \"for long and steep climbs\". Which is more than can be said for our two testers (only joking!)

Specialized Trail Pants review

The Specialized Trail Pants are so comfortable that Hannah has barely taken them off. The men\'s version that is.

Jamis Dakar A2 review

As a My First Full Susser or simply a full suspension for short riders there is a whole lot going for the Jamis Dakar A2.

ABUS Cliffhanger MIPS Helmet review

If you\'ve a narrower shaped head you may find the Abus Cliffhanger fits you better than some models. It\'s light and airy, and a smart colour.

Bell Full-10 MIPS Spherical Helmet Review

The Bell Full-10 promises a complete package of fit, cooling ventilation and all the safety features in barely there form and weight.

Make winter riding actually fun with these

I genuinely love winter mountain biking. Here are the items that help me maintain my loving relationship with The Filth.

Canyon Neuron AL 6 review

If you just want a no-nonsense mountain bike at an attractive price point, the Canyon Neuron AL 6 is a very good answer.

Patagonia Dirt Roamer Storm MTB Jacket review

The Patagonia Dirt Roamer Storm MTB jacket is made from Patagonia’s H2NO fabric, a 3-layer waterproof fabric constructed with recycled nylon.

Deity T-Mac Flat Pedal Review

The Deity T-Mac has a very square pedal body which is extruded and machined from 6061-T6 aluminium using Deity’s unique symmetrical design.

Cannondale Precise Floor Pump: Practically Perfect

A floor pump is surprisingly difficult to get right. The Cannondale Precise Floor Pump is spot on, especially for the multi-bike household.

Schwalbe Tacky Chan review

The Schwalbe Tacky Chan has a surprise up its sleeve: it\'s less draggy and tiring on autumn-winter trail-enduro rides of decent length.

Endurance Cross-Country Kit Essentials

Trial and error (and a bit of grumpy lying on the ground) has seen Amanda find her way to the ideal kit to keep on going, and going, and going…

The ‘Mericans – Classic USA Brand Bike Test

The team get rolling on some old school American brands to see how they’re moving with the times. Cannondale vs Intense vs Yeti.

Yeti SB160 review

I don’t think most people that buy the Yeti SB160 are buying it because it represents a great value package and premium performance.

Intense Tracer 29 Pro review

The combination of lightness and pedalling efficiency will far outshine slight compromises in rider position on the Intense Tracer 29.