All the latest products comprehensively tested. If we don’t think a product is worthy of our hard-earned, we won’t tell you to part with yours for it. That’s the promise we make with our bike and equipment tests. For all our tests we guarantee that:

  • They’re conducted by some of the most experienced and knowledgeable riders in the business.
  • Ratings are awarded only after a thorough testing process on a variety of terrain.
  • Tests are independent, and in no way influenced by our advertisers.

Our ratings are awarded out of 10, with 10/10 being the top mark.

1-4  Means something’s wrong. Possibly a design flaw or a major weakness.
5-6  OK – one or two faults but has potential
7  Worth considering
8  Very good – for the money, we’d buy it
9  Excellent – a slight mod or two and it might be perfect
10  Simply the best!


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Specialized Trail Rain waterproof jacket

Specialized’s Trail Rain jacket is a 2.5-layer option with a polyester face fabric bonded to a waterproof and breathable membrane. This is less breathable than the three-layer Rapha Trail Gore-Tex…

Score 7

Giro Blaze shoes

In the past, pulling a neoprene bootie over your shoe was a cheap way to get winter protection. The Giro Blaze is more sophisticated and a lot more expensive, but…

Score 8

Shimano MW7 XC shoes

We were really impressed with the Shimano MW7, and it proved to be one of the best winter boots on the market. Like the Giro Blaze, the Shimano MW7 XC…

Score 9

Rapha Trail Gore-Tex Infinium jacket

The Rapha Trail is a new contender for the best mountain bike waterproof jacket and uses the highly breathable and water-resistant Gore-Tex Infinium fabric, but also features the company’s C-Knit…

Score 10

Insta 360 Go2 camera

Traditionally, the go to product for mountain bikers looking for the best action camera has been the GoPro. But Insta360 has been chipping away at the GoPro faithful recently thanks…

Score 8

Birzman Disc Brake Piston Pusher

What do you use to reset your pistons in your disc brakes? Big screwdriver, maybe a thin cone spanner or even a wood chisel, which was recommended by a member…

Score 10

Syncros IS Cache CO2 bottle cage

If I tell you that IS stands for ‘Integrated Storage,’ you’ll have a good understanding of what the Syncros IS Cache CO2 is all about. It’s a nylon bottle cage…

Score 6

Nukeproof Blackline waterproof jacket

With its 2.5 layer construction, the Nukeproof Blackline is around 150g lighter than the heaviest three-layer jacket we’ve tested in compiling our guide to the best waterproof jackets for mountain…

Score 8

Altura Kielder Trail gloves

Altura’s ultra-thin Kielder gloves weigh in at a scant 32g. Most of that minimalism is down to an airy polyester/elastane mix back panel and slender synthetic suede palm. There really…

Score 5

Bell 4Forty Air MIPS helmet

This 4Forty Air MIPS is part of Bell’s latest helmet range, and thanks to considered design and features it’s one of the best mountain bike helmets we’ve tested. It’s an…

Score 8

IXS Carve AW waterproof jacket

IXS make a lot of excellent kit, and if you’re looking for one of the best mountain bike jackets in term of value and features there are plenty on offer…

Score 6

Giro Cascade Stow waterproof jacket

If you’re looking for the best mountain bike jacket, one consideration is packability, on top of weather proofing, fit and features. When we asked Giro for a waterproof jacket for…

Score 7

Altura Ridge Pertex waterproof jacket

Altura make some great kit at accessible prices, and the Ridge Pertex mountain bike jacket is packed with features… but where does it sit amongst the best jackets for mountain…

Score 7

Endura MT500 waterproof jacket

The MT500 tag represents Endura’s hardcore mountain bike range, aimed at being one of the best mountain bike jackets on the market, and this jacket is one of the heaviest…

Score 8

Endura Singletrack II waterproof jacket

Scottish brand Endura has a global reputation for producing some of the best mountain bike jackets and kit available today, and the Singletrack jacket is a classic item that’s been…

Score 8

Madison Roam waterproof jacket

If you’re looking for the best waterproof jacket, we’ve tried and tested many so you know what the right choice is for you. The Madison Roam waterproof jacket has plenty…

Score 7

If you’re looking for a versatile, multi-purpose GPS smart watch that will help you boost your training, navigate your rides and more, then the Garmin Fenix 7 Sapphire is up…

Score 8

NiteRider Lumina Max 2500

The NiteRider Lumina Max 2500 is a new bar-mounted light with the lamp and battery all self-contained – it’s lighter, easier to fit, and with the optional NiteLink Wireless Remote…

Score 7

Magicshine RN 1500

Light up the night with the Magicshine RN 1500, one of the best MTB helmet lights we’ve tested. For a light that weighs just 142g and pumps out 1,500 lumens,…

Score 8