News Specialized have been producing excellent clothing for a while and the latest drop for SS24 turns performance up another click. Guy Kesteven has been riding in it for the past couple of months
News Guy Kesteven spent two days prowling the labyrinth of rooms at the Core Bike Show to ferret out the latest bike and equipment news he can tell you about and line up a lot more to get a jump on when it’s released later in the year
Opinion Mountain biking certainly isn’t alone in having a dreadful track record of hyping new things and herding people forward with rapidly obsolete ‘must have’ tech. Guy Kesteven reckons we could and should do much better to be a more sustainable sport
Review Truvativ have slipped off the radar of a lot of riders but this really well thought out XC/Trail cockpit combo shows they still produce great components at a decent price
Review Leatt have added a clipless compatible version of their HydraDri 7.0 Flat shoe and several months of soggy riding rotation has left Guy Kesteven seriously impressed
Opinion Is expensive bike clothing actually worth paying for? Wolf fleeces versus $330 jackets in part one of Guy Kesteven's winter of exposure experiments
Opinion Many brands are hoping that lightweight e–MTBs will power them clear of stagnant, overstocked conventional mountain bike market. Guy Kesteven has been spending a lot of time on the latest options, so what’s his hot take on lower powered, smaller battery, sub 20kg electric mountain bikes? Are they really the future, or are they just futile in terms of what performance boost they give compared to the extra cost, complexity, and reliability issues any e–MTB brings?
Review Whyte’s new E–Lyte 140 Works gives outstanding fast and far performance, but can this Bosch SX powered superbike still play the trails or is it too cross country for comfort?
Opinion Guy Kesteven was going to make this a simple and easy ‘moral panic’ piece about a couple of pieces of mountain biking (bad) news. But as usual, when he started thinking, things got complicated...
Feature Guy Kesteven has been getting dirty on drop bar bikes for nearly forty years. So what probable gravel bike launches is he most looking forward to in 2024 and what fantasy ‘all terrain’ machines would he like to appear on the mixed surface menu?
Opinion Guy Kesteven is already ahead of the curve with several 2024 bike launches, but what other awesome bikes is he expecting to see this year?
Opinion SRAM and Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland have launched their UK Trails Project and Guy Kesteven was at the first industry and media presentation to find out what the plan is and how massively important it could be for mountain biking in the UK
Feature Over the past 27 years Guy Kesteven has tested more bikes than anyone else on the planet. So what were his top MTB and gravel picks of 2023?
Opinion Guy Kesteven and many others said goodbye to a truly inspiring individual this week. Nils Amelinckx showed just how much riding bikes can lift and empower people and his legacy will live on with Rider Resilience
News How have one of the UK's original MTB brands gone from iconic, World Championship innovators to financial administration?
Opinion Guy Kesteven and Graham Cottingham pick out the most important MTB tech and trends coming in 2024
Opinion Guy Kesteven questions whether he’ll actually make more meaningful, lasting gains in 2024 by learning from his story so far, not ignoring them with fashionable ‘fresh start’ resolutions
Opinion Guy Kesteven comes over all Grinch-like as he suggests that the hard times still facing the bike industry next year are exactly what it needs to get stronger and healthier
Feature Guy Kesteven is one of the most experienced kit testers in the world and he’s ridden a whole ton of fresh cycling gear in 2023. So what are our technical editor's standout picks of the latest and greatest MTB and off-road kit?
Review 7mesh’s AirMap fabric in the new Cache Anorak promises riders a less sweaty sweet spot whatever the weather. Guy Kesteven is still looking for it, and his sanity, after several months though
Feature Gears, gloves, e-MTB motors and much more, the Bike Perfect test team nominate their top choices for Gear of the Year
Opinion Guy Kesteven reckons that some of the best and most important bikes out there are in danger of becoming extinct. So how do we keep freaky alive so innovation can thrive?
Review Specialized’s Fjällräven hip pack, backpack collab looks like a versatile bikepacking / utility option, but what's it actually like to use?
Review Are Endura’s new MT500 waterproof boots the ultimate wet-day win? Our expert testers have been riding them through every foul weather situation possible to find out
Opinion Guy Kesteven has been gallivanting on the other side of the world while visiting Specialized Chile. What he found in Matanzas showed him just how important mountain biking can be to communities and how some companies are helping to expand that