Cape Epic From daily stage recaps and galleries to pro bike features and interviews, here's everything you need to know about the 2021 Absa Cape Epic
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 With the best water bottle for MTB you can stay hydrated, perform at your best and keep your bike looking great
Pro Bike We take a look at the Frenchman's pro-grade Specialized S-Works Epic, racing at the world’s toughest mountain bike race
Buyer's Guide From cross-country and downhill to electric-assisted e-MTBs, these are the best mountain bikes available
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
News The aggro Evo version of Specialized's flagship trail bike can now be bought with an alloy chassis at a cheaper price tag than the existing carbon version
Buyer's Guide The best mountain bikes for beginners offer quality component packages, predictable handling, and a fair price. Here is our list of the best
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.
Buyer's Guide The best trail bikes have become the ultimate do-everything mountain bikes, efficient on the climbs and confident on the descents
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
News Santa Cruz’s trail hardtail gets more hardcore, as the alloy Chameleon becomes much slacker
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
Feature The hardtail is where mountain biking starts for most riders and offers an efficient ride for advanced riders