Review Is Giro’s new Polartec insulated vest worth the high cost for high performance, low sweat warmth?
Review Can an XC hardtail really be worth 14k? Scott have pulled out all the stops with their insanely high spec Scale RC SL and Guy Kesteven went deep into the pain cave at the launch to find out how fast it can go
Feature Guy’s pick of the best mountain bike kit of 2022 stretches from sawn-off puncture stabbers, excellent value rubber, double-duty pumps, shocks, forks, lathed loveliness from Lancashire and super expensive ‘super trail’ bikes
Review Can On-One’s Rujo steel gravel frameset really deliver a super bike smooth ride for a versatile value price?
Review Is WTB’s 650b only, dedicated dirt tire the rubber you need for your gravel bike this winter?
Opinion Guy Kesteven suggests that showing your appreciation for folk who’ve helped you out this year, getting your gifts from smaller suppliers with a backstory you’re into, or just creating random ‘festive cheer’ is the best way to celebrate the fact the days are going to start getting longer very soon
Review Does a new polymer-based composite give Evil’s super expensive Loophole mountain bike wheels a suitably superlative ride?
Review Pirelli have tweaked the compound on their Scorpion Enduro tires, so how are the Soft and Mixed tread, ProWALL and HardWALL versions riding now?
Review Does Whyte’s entry level trail hardtail still deliver their signature singletrack good times?
Opinion Guy Kesteven reports back from the first of many discussion meetings designed to tackle a lot of the issues that mountain biking needs to work on if it’s going to move forward and grow even more
Review Specialized have dropped the price and fancy branded fabrics, but the result is actually a better fitting and performing jacket for most riders
Review Windchill killing, hooded warmth booster which trades water resistance for less sweat and styles it out on and off the bike
Review Have Vitus managed to buck the reduced performance budget bike trend and make the Sentier a really good mountain bike for under a grand?
Opinion While the rest of the team are working flat out to harvest the best possible Black Friday deals they can find for you, I’d like to take a moment to talk about the alternatives to Kamikaze consumerism
Review German brand Abus is from the security tech world but it has all the features you need in an extra protection lid on lockdown with the MoDrop MIPS QUIN
Review Casual styling with fabric tech and a cut that works great on the trail makes for a super versatile jersey
Review Is Schwalbe’s scalped tread gravel tire as fast as it looks and what are the consequences for control?
Opinion Guy Kesteven reckons riding in the wet doesn’t have to ruin your mood, your bike, and the trails. In part 2, the old wrinkler throws some wisdom at how and where to ride to enjoy winter, or just wetter, trails, and how not to be a d*ck when it’s weather for ducks
Review Yeti’s new SB120 is the bike we’ve been waiting for from Colorado for years. Seriously sublime ride dynamics come at a wallet and weight expense though