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Editors’ Choice Awards: The Best Bikes and Gear of 2022

The products and bikes that made the team’s year in 2022.

Hope Tech 4 V4 disc brake review

The Hope Tech 4 V4 from Barnoldswick metal masters Hope technology are their top of the line, hard hitting brake. With a claimed 30% power.

Altura Ridge Pertex Women’s Waterproof Jacket review

Altura Ridge Pertex Women's Waterproof jacket is a relaxed fit MTB jacket, featuring a 2.5 layer waterproof, windproof and breathable fabric.

Deviate Claymore review

The Deviate Claymore is the first long travel enduro bike from the Scottish brand. Designed to go fast on the biggest, steepest trails.

MRP Hazzard coil shock review

This is the first time we’ve had a MRP Hazzard rear shocks in and one of the first things you feel is… quality, for want of a better word.

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.

Review: Thule Rail 4 Hip Pack

This product was selected for our Editors’ Choice Awards 2022, as published in Singletrack Magazine Issue 146 Benji: “This Rail 4L from Thule was the first bumbag that I didn’t…

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.

Rockrider ST 700 Rain jacket

Rockrider ST 700 Rain Jacket review: £70 brilliance

At around 500g, the Rockrider ST 700 Rain Jacket is not lightweight but when the conditions are harsh, comfort and morale are everything.

WTB Volt

WTB Volt saddle review: safe bet for biking bums

The WTB Volt saddle is not a new saddle. New aesthetics aside, the shape and construction remain unchanged. Thank heavens for that!

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.

Maxxis Minion DHR II review: the one tyre for EVERYTHING

Despite its name, the Maxxis Minion DHR II is not just for downhill and it's not just for rear wheel use. It rules everywhere.

DexShell Thermfit NEO Waterproof Gloves review

The DexShell Thermfit NEO gloves are knitted waterproof with a brushed merino interior for a cosy feel, and magic fingers for your phone.

Fox Mainframe helmet review – MIPS on a budget

Want a helmet with MIPS but want to keep costs down? The Fox Mainframe does all that it needs to, and does it well.

Smith Engage Helmet Review: High-End Protection At A Low Cost?

Smith bolsters its helmet range with the Smith Engage, a price-conscious helmet with high-end features and protection. The Smith Engage, by eyewear and helmet brand Smith, was launched as a...

Sweet Protection Ronin Max RIG Glasses Review

The Ronin Max RIG from Sweet Protection are designed for maximum coverage and performance during high intensity sport activities. Available in the Standard Ronin, and the Ronin Max, the Max...

Maxxis Wetscream review: great when it’s awful

The Maxxis Wetscream was originally designed for one of the muddiest downhill race tracks in the world – Les Gets in France. Back when it was first designed, DH bikes...

Julbo Rush Photochromic Glasses Reviewed and Recommended

The Julbo Rush is designed to offer top end performance for cycling sports that combine endurance with speed. The Rush feature a full frame design and are available in a...

Shimano XTR Groupset | Premium Components Punished Through Winter

It’s no secret that Shimano was a bit late to the game with their 12 speed drivetrains. While the other ‘Big S’ was cornering the market for wide range single...

Sun Ringle Düroc SD37 Pro Wheels | For Rim Dingers

We sent David ‘Dinger’ Hayward out to beat up these Sun Ringle Düroc SD37 Pro wheels, available as both a rim only or complete wheelset option. Will his reputation as...

Time Speciale 8 ATAC pedal review | Pretty much perfect?

An early convert to clipless pedals, I’ve been riding variations of Shimano SPD clipless pedals for the best part of 25 years, and in that time I’ve never had an...

RockShox Lyrik Ultimate RC2 | The Ultimate Fork? Reviewed

Earlier this year RockShox announced a new, updated version of their top end enduro fork, the Lyrik. The Lyrik was only updated less than a year before, which gave rise...

Nukeproof Nirvana Jacket | Light, Breathable & Waterpoof

Amanda has spent more time in her Nukeproof Nirvana packable jacket than she has on a bike recently, so what’s making her wear it in all weathers? It’s hard to...

Specialized Women’s Power Comp MIMIC Saddle – ‘I don’t even notice it’

The Specialized Women’s Power Comp saddle with MIMIC technology ain’t no gimmick, and has been awarded a Singletrack Recommended award from a rider that can find almost anything to complain...

ergon sm pro saddle

Review | The Ergon SM Pro Men’s Saddle Wins A Singletrack Recommended Award

Rarely do mountain bike saddles attract the attention they truly deserve. Then again, perhaps nobody really wants to talk about saddle sores, ingrown hairs and numb genitals. I’m no advertising...

ergon ge1 evo grips

ST Recommended | The Ergon GE1 EVO Factory lock-on grips go one better than the original

What are the best mountain bike grips? Wil’s tested a bunch over the years, and here he’s put together five of his favourite lock-on grips. Over to Wil! German brand...

funn dropper updown st recommended

ST Recommended | The Funn UpDown dropper post only lets you down when you want it to!

A few years ago, it seemed as if dropper posts were expensive disposable items. With a bit of luck you’d get 12 months use out of them, before something would...

hayes dominion disc brake

Review: Hayes’ new Dominion A4 may just be some of the best 4-piston disc brakes we’ve tested

Hayes recently debuted a brand new hydraulic disc brake called the Dominion A4. Designed as a powerful 4-piston disc brake for trail, enduro, downhill and e-MTB use, the Dominion A4...

push acs3 coil conversion kit fox 36 santa cruz hightower

Reviewed & Recommended: Push Industries ACS3 Fork Coil Spring Conversion Kit

Push Industries is a US manufacturer that specialises in producing high-end suspension components and upgrades for existing forks and shocks. The ACS3 Fork Coil Conversion kit is one of its...

Review: Can DT Swiss unseat Fox & RockShox? The new F 535 ONE fork may do just that

As good as it gets? Not far off – DT Swiss is back and has Fox and Rock Shox in its sights.