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Simple but effective  and good value

£14.95

4

BBB make several different track pumps, topping out at £34.95. This is the cheapest in the range (and in this test) but it's pretty good. The plastic construction makes it very light but the overall strength doesn't appear to suffer.

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£36.99

4.5

This pump has the pressure gauge at the top - useful for precise readings. We prefer the Sprint's back-to-back dual valve head to the SmartHead (a combined head for Presta and Schrader valves) on the up-market options.

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£34.99

3.5

This is the most costly of Wrench Force's three-pump range. The build quality is good, it has a very stable base and the pressure gauge is easy to view, with an adjustable indicator to show your desired pressure.

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£39.95

4.5

Axiom track pumps start at £16.95 and the Air Pro is the top-end model. The big selling points are the long hose, tough Adapt-Air Plus easy-lock valve head and a gauge to measure pressure up to an ultimately pointless 260psi.

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£39.99

4

The Catalyst jersey is cut to allow body armour to fit underneath and it has a long back like most riding-specific jerseys.

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£64.99

4

Few riders dislike Fi'zi:k's Wingflex saddles but some do want more padding than our own F'izi:k favourite, the superlight Gobi, offers. That's where the Nisene HP steps in.

RockShox Argyle 409 fork

£369.99

4.5

Based around the Pike chassis, the Argyle is its bigger, burlier brother designed for dirt jumping, street riding and freeriding. There are three versions of the fork: the base model, the 302, feature coils springs

Specialized Terra endura shorts

£59.99

4.5

These are light and casual rather than big and baggy; they're comfy for riding and they look like normal shorts off the bike, without being overly restrictive. The lightweight liner is held with pop studs so it's easily removable for washing

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£29.95

4

The Intense Spike is the most aggressive downhill tyre here and the proven racer's choice for the worst weather. Despite the tall, spiked tread and narrow width

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£21.99

4

Kenda don't do a full downhill mud tyre, but this is a great 4X option. The spiked tread is the most dramatic here, with ranks of 4mm high hexagonal shoulder knobs, then just a handful down the centre line.

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