Review Specialized’s new Stumpjumper is significantly slacker and longer in reach but it’s also shorter in travel, much lighter and loses its rear pivot. New benchmark or still work to do?
review Specialized’s new Stumpjumper Evo is a lightweight carbon daily driver with downhill geometry, but does that work on the trail?
Review High-performance all-day knee safety from the South African mountain bike protection specialists
Review POC’s new Axion Spin helmet might be its cheapest helmet but we are struggling to find any sacrifice in quality or performance
Review Merida Telescope MTB mini-pump is an affordable pocketable bike pump for mountain bike and gravel riding
Review The Judge is WTB’s burly rear-specific tire which targets the rowdiest of riders. Bike Perfect hits an array of trails to see how they fare against a heavy field of aggressive-treaded competition
Review The Vigilante is a long-standing and top-performing member of WTB’s tire line-up, but can a new rubber blend and wider width improve its trusty performance even more? Bike Perfect hit the trails to find out
Review The first full-suspension XC bike from Polish MTB brand, NS Bikes, is literally a long way from conventional. But can a lightweight frame and componentry live up to the frantic fun promise of enduro geometry?
Review Scott describes the Spark as the “winningest full suspension mountain bike to date” and the Spark platform has certainly earned a prestige palmares, but does that translate to a bike that’s fun to ride for us mortal riders?
Review Can component brand Syntace's new superlight 31.8mm cockpit compete with the latest larger diameter and all-in-one setups available? We’ve been hitting our test trails hard to find out
Review Can Cane Creek’s latest Helm fork compete with the current market leaders? Bike Perfect hits the toughest enduro trails in the French Alps to find out
Review Smith’s Koroyd-loaded open-face helmets are super popular for their excellent fit and enhanced protection but does the brand-new Mainline full-face perform as well for ‘full-send’ specialists?
Review Gore’s C5 shirt and shorts are designed for fast summer trail riding, so that’s what the Bike Perfect test team have been doing in them
Review WTB has revamped its saddle range around a whole new wrist-based fit system. We’ve been trying out two extremes of its mountain bike range for the past few months to see how the system and the saddles themselves work out
Review PNW components has now added a complete cockpit set up to its extensive range of excellent dropper posts. Bike Perfect has been getting to grips with them
Review Wolfpack is the tire range from the rubber guru behind the top compounds from Continental, Specialized and Schwalbe. Bike Perfect has sunk its teeth into three of its 29er trail options to see how far up the tire food chain they rank
Review Merida has taken on board UK dealer and rider feedback to create its all-new Big.Trail hardtail. How does it ride and how does that compare to the benchmarks in this hotly contested category?
Review Sweet Protection’s Ripper has it's signature Swedish style at a newly affordable price. How does the simplified, single size design work on the trail though?
Review Sweet Protection’s latest Trailblazer uses trickle-down tech and a fresh, aspirational aesthetic to create a distinctive and deceptively breezy trail/enduro lid