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
Review The first eBike from German uber-tech legends Liteville is also its first carbon framed bike. That’s just the start of its signature innovation list too, but how does that translate onto the trail?
Review Is Specialized’s new Status the super confident but still playful gateway gravity bike they’ve been subversively suggesting on social media? Bike Perfect has been pushing it flat out to find out
Review Kenda’s Regolith tires are designed as trustworthy all-rounders with a penchant for looser, drier days. We have been riding the lightly armoured STC and E-bike ready EMC versions through a varied summer to see how they fare
Review Have Sweet Protection found the sweet spot of comfortable all day pedalling without compromising protection
Review It might be DH tagged but Mavic’s lightweight, secure-fitting, safety boosted helmet is a well-sorted trail all-rounder for the ups and the downs
Review Panaracer’s Driver Pro is now available in large-volume sizes to make the most of its super-supple Japanese construction
Review Smoother steel frame and high control ‘Race’ spec make Ragley’s Big Wig look a lot of fun on paper. We've been blasting the local singletrack and enduro descents to see if that’s true on the trails