Direct descendant of the first all mountain machine
Can BMC's CNT carbon rule offroad too?
We’re talking about a range of superb kit for the cash here, but is this year’s Canaan Elite really light enough for the elite?
Big bikes and big mountains can give you big wins and serious thrills
Armless doesn't mean defenceless as this quality vest proves.
Heavy and skittish for trail work but in its element in the mud
Pitch is Specialized's new lower priced long travel platform, but they're certainly not cutting any corners with this 'economy Enduro'.
Left- and right-handed pads kneepads offering full coverage and good articulation
Whyte have always been a low weight choice, but the new E-120 adds a big dose of authority and aggression to create a real hard riding trail bike, not just a race day special
Stuck in a riding rut? We've got five essential climbing tips
Eco heroes Howies stay stereotyped with this semi sheep-powered, high performance softshell.
High-quality Torx tools with one little flaw.
Great-riding German hardtail that integrates Rohloff's Speedhub beautifully
Our five tips will speed you up whether you’ve just started or you’re already a gravity guru…
These 30mm rims fatten up larger tyres nicely and they've proved impressively stiff and strong in tests
A small ball of confusion with wheels on
Forget slopestyle specific, this is a superb all-rounder
Light, responsive and confidence-inspiring for the less aggressive rider
Does more travel mean more Force for GT?
Designed for bikes like 29ers, which have a naturally high front end
Pricey and best suited to bog-snorkelling muddiness but unbeatable in the right conditions
Low on speed, high on traction and easy on wallet
Superbly grippy but a bit of a one-trick pony
Decent performance whatever the season
For use in everything up to and including liquified mud
Giant's superb freerider shows just how far you can go with 6in of travel
Turn and burn like a trail top gun
What tyres to put on your mountain bike this winter
Scott make full use of cutting edge softshell technology in this minimalist-styled performance jacket.
Phenomenal trail bike with great, UK-friendly features
Well fitting windfront top
A solid and competent ride
Basically just a base layer with a windproof front, this simple shirt is still a useful performer.
This is a pure performance top rather than something you'd wear to the pub, but at this price we're not complaining.
Like Gore and Cannondale, the high price buys you a multi-panel cut in a variety of stretchy fabrics.
Moore Large's new brand gives solid if slightly sweaty performance for those on a tight budget.
This simple but super effective top has been a frosty ride favourite for ages. The Windfoil membrane is sandwiched between a fleecy front and backed with a fast wicking inner face to keep you cosy but surprisingly dry, even when the air is icy.
Decent performance cunningly disguised as a smooth looking socialiser. The cut is more casual than most tops here with subtle sublimated logos.
Cannondale's serious performance windproof is way more than just a jersey.
This sturdy, highly protective shell is an innovative jacket of two halves.
Penknife-style multi-tool that's a useful addition to your riding kit
Tomac’s £3000 XC bike is as taut as you’d expect
As waterproof a jacket as you'd expect from north of the border