Sometimes the best way to learn how good a product is involves comparing it to others just like it. That’s the principal behind our group tests in the mag.

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Issue 145 Kit Essentials – Coil Shocks

Mortal Coils! Benji and the crew look at coil shocks and explain why they’re for trail riders and not just for downhillers. THERE'S MORE TO THIS STORYBUT IT'S A MEMBER-ONLY…

Issue 144 Kit Essentials – 4-Pot Brakes

Benji and the team test out the best 4-pot disc brakes to stop you in your tracks. Formula, Hayes, Hope, Magura, Shimano, SRAM and TRP in the mix. Words Benji…

Mountain Bike Hip Pack Buyers Guide – Kit Essentials

Benji tests out some modern hip packs that can cater for all but the furthest adventuring of riders. Words Benji Photography Amanda The return of the humble water bottle and…

Review: Bontrager Rapid Pack Hydro Hip Pack

This Bontrager Rapid Pack Hydro hip pack is reviewed as part of our Kit Essentials grouptest from Issue 143 of Singletrack World Price: £94.99Capacity: 1.64LBladder: 1.5L IncludedFrom: Trek, trekbikes.comColours: BlackThe…

Review: Deuter Pulse 3 Hip Pack

The Deuter Pulse 3 hip pack is reviewed as part of our Kit Essentials grouptest from Issue 143 of Singletrack World Price: £50.00 Capacity: 5LBladder: 1.5L (not included)From: Deuter GB,…

Review: Patagonia Ultralight Black Hole Mini Hip Pack

The Patagonia Ultralight Black Hole Mini hip pack is reviewed as part of our Kit Essentials grouptest from Issue 143 of Singletrack World Price: £25.00Capacity: 1LBladder: NoFrom: Patagonia, eu.patagonia.comColours: Borealis…

Review: PNW Rover Hip Pack

The PNW Rover hip pack is reviewed as part of our Kit Essentials grouptest from Issue 143 of Singletrack World Price: £52.00 (before shipping & duty to UK)Capacity: 2.7L Bladder:…

Review: Polaris Aquanought Waterproof Hip Pack

The Polaris Aquanought Waterproof hip pack is reviewed as part of our Kit Essentials grouptest from Issue 143 of Singletrack World Price: £47.99Capacity: 3LBladder: NoFrom: Polaris, polaris-bikewear.co.ukColours: Black & GreenIf…

Review: Rapha Trail Hip Pack

The Rapha Trail hip pack is reviewed as part of our Kit Essentials grouptest from Issue 143 of Singletrack World Price: £60.00Capacity: 3LBladder: NoFrom: Rapha, rapha.ccColours: Old Gold, Black, Green,…

Review: Thule Rail 4 Hip Pack

The Thule Rail 4 hip pack is reviewed as part of our Kit Essentials grouptest from Issue 143 of Singletrack World Price: £89.99Capacity: 4LBladder: Yes (1.5L)From: Freewheel, freewheel.co.ukColours: SlateHoly Toledo…

issue 142 bag of shoes opener

Flat Pedal Shoes Buyer’s Guide: MTB Kit Essentials

What makes a great pair of flat pedal shoes? And, more importantly, who is delivering? Here are the best flattie pumps around.

insulated jackets

Singletrack Issue 141 kit essentials: Insulated jackets

Chipps and the team venture out into the chill winds to bring word of the best insulated jackets out there. THERE'S MORE TO THIS STORYBUT IT'S A MEMBER-ONLY STORY.JOIN US…

4 Mudguards tested | 4 effective face fenders

4 Mudguards tested | 4 effective face fenders

Spring was due right around now, and this time last year we were riding summer tyres, still, you can ride and not get covered in crap with these 4 mudguards.…