Buyer's Guide The best winter MTB boots will prevent the inevitable misery of mountain biking with frozen feet, here’s our pick when the temperatures get low
Opinion Guy Kesteven has a long history of admiring, loving, but also sometimes nearly being killed by custom-built bikes, so what did the latest Bespoked UK bike show suggest about the future of bikes and the pros and cons of hand-building?
Buyer's Guide Boost your performance with Bike Perfect's roundup of the best chains for mountain bikes, gravel and road
Buyer's Guide Unfortunately, it's not uncommon for mountain bikes to get stolen. The best bike locks for mountain bikes can go a long way to protect your bike from thieves
Opinion Guy Kesteven looks back over four decades of an iconic bike’s story to see what it tell us about the development of mountain biking and where it might be going next
Review The Specialized Tactic 4 helmet is designed to keep e-bikers, enduro riders and other hard and fast haulers safe, cool and comfortable, but does its performance meet its intentions?
Review We’ve been stomping the trails in Hope’s latest premium quality mid platform clipless pedals for the past couple of months so how have they stood up?
Review Cairn has rebooted its Fazua-powered E-Adventure bike to make it more user-friendly and added a carbon-wheel-fatter-tire option. Guy Kesteven has been finding out how all that adds up.
Review Is the basic version of RockShox’s biggest enduro fork still worth buying if you’re into bombing the toughest trails? Guy Kesteven has been riding a couple of Zeb Select forks on different bikes to find out
Opinion Will RockShox’s new Flight Attendant system finally see the dirt world stop playing with its knobs and let autopilot take control? Guy Kesteven considers the history of smart suspension fails and why things might be different this time around
Review Miche has updated its K4 XC/Marathon wheel to work better with bigger tires while making it lighter too, but how does it feel on the trail?
Review Zipp’s first purely gravel wheel uses a radical Moto-X inspired design but what does that mean for the ride when you hit the trails?
Opinion Guy Kesteven has been following racing since reading US import copies of Winning Magazine in the 1980s and he reckons racing is more exciting than it’s ever been. Is that because of the breakdown of previous boundaries between road, cross, gravel and MTB?
Review Ribble’s steel hardtail looks fantastic and seems to tick all the boxes but how does it ride when things get tasty?
Review Focus says its Jam is designed to ‘release your inner child’ but the chunky build means big kids get to play rough, too
Review Knog’s Cobber certainly looks different, but does its distinctive wraparound design deliver a visibility win?
Opinion If we don’t like ‘downcountry’ as a phrase, should we just reclassify the latest, over-achieving XC bikes as trail bikes? Guy Kesteven gets his elbows out to argue the case for a big shakeup in how we categorize the sport of mountain biking
Magicshine has been building top value lights for years and it’s really ramped up the tech in recent versions. Is the latest RN3000 as good on the trail as it looks in theory?
Review Can Light & Motion’s very well-proven, super-reliable mountain bike light, the Seca, compete with the latest feature-loaded alternatives when it comes to illuminating your night riding?
Salsa’s gorgeous-looking, curved-shaft Regulator Ti promises to be the ultimate, comfort-boosting adventure seatpost. Does it deliver?
Review Does Blackburn’s bombproof Dayblazer 1100 bike light outshine the latest options on power and features?
Review The first bib shorts from Spatzwear are bang-on trend with extra storage, but can the Yorkshire pro based brand compete with premium price peers on performance
Guy Kesteven reminds us that simply riding a bike is a lot more impressive than us cyclists give credit