Our Trail Bike of the Year 2019 is a fantastic all-rounder
A top-spec trail bike that demolishes tricky descents
Less cheeky, but better technically — and still a reliable all-round trail bike
Fearsomely fast and fun, but just too short
A lively and light trail bike that's a lot of fun to ride
All rounder at a great price
Could this be the best bargain enduro-ready razzer yet?
The fully refreshed Alpine has the same silhouette as the outgoing model and retains its lively ride
Big wheels meet big travel in this purpose-built enduro racer
Can skinny and fluid be as fast as fat and stiff?
Can this ‘scissor’ frame cut fatigue and add speed?
Does Marin's second Naild-sprung bike fare better than its first offering with the same design?
Is its performance as high as its pivot?
Carbon frame with XT highlights is ripe for upgrading
The best Enduro yet, but still not perfect
Does it fly as fast as its Eagle transmission shifts?
A work of art with a fluid ride
Agile, but old-school in shape
Ghost enters the bike park/freeride ring
MAX speed and confidence
Can the big-wheeled Foxy justify its big price tag?
Value-rich e-bike that loves the climbs
Whyte’s new shorter-travel 29er is a radical ripper if you like your XC riding properly extreme
Probably the best hardtail you can buy for the price
One hell of a bike for the price
Voodoo regains the half-grand high ground
Proper hardcore hardtail at a killer price
A capable mile muncher but not the best for serious mountain bikers
Great spec and steering but short on reach and details
Significant updates and subtle refinements
Fun, versatile trail hardtail with fork and tyre issues
Freakishly fast and ferociously focused XC weapon
Longer, slacker, lower, but.. better?
World Cup-proven 29er race weapon
Characterful wagon-wheeled speed machine
Enjoyable trail bike that trades stiffness for smoothness
Addictively responsive yet impressively confident ride
Top value on paper but disappointing on the trail
Superb all-rounder, from descending to tech climbing
Geometry and frame stiffness breed serious speed
Better on paper than on the trails
Big-wheeled fun at an awesome price
A full-on British bulldog brawler, despite cheaper spec
Lightweight, lively and super-smooth all-rounder
A bargain, if you prefer cruising to carving
Budget price, premium performance
Kona’s new 29er is a beautifully-balanced aggro all-rounder
Sheffield born-and-bred aluminium party starter
Fun and fast, but not without its flaws
A capable climber, but hampered in the rough
Good parts, conservative sizing
Extensively evolved XC/trail flyer
Impressively upgradable trail hardtail at a bargain price
A cross-country reinvention of a classic
Stunningly smooth gravity freak
Brilliantly agile and involving play bike
Nimble-handling 29er with improved suspension
Progressive geometry but poor value for money
Top-shelf, competition-ready jump bike
Is this beast ready to rip or will it go up in flames?
Race-ready DH demon you might not have considered
It’s no looker, but does its innovative design give it an edge?
Hardcore full-gas package at a remarkable price
Not as sorted as it looks on paper
Lively trail bike that’s a real blast to ride
Direct-sale descent destroyer
Lighter and more versatile than ever
Excellent frame makes the Evol a big-fun investment
Killer value, but more chiller than trail slayer
Slightly dated, but still shines on the trail
Absolutely kills it if £1,000 is your limit
Evolution not revolution creates an instant classic
Entry-level dirt jumper with pro-level performance