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Quiz: What type of bike should you be commuting on?

One thing that can make commuting via bicycle a more rewarding experience is – perhaps not too shockingly – having the right bike for the task. Of course, finding exactly which bike that is depends on many different variables, and there are probably many riders who could benefit from a change of ride.  Our latest […]

Trek Marlin 6

Trek is one of the world’s largest and most successful bike makers, but its entry-level mountain machine offers something of a bruising introduction to the global superstar brand. Multiple choice If you like a choice of paint jobs, then the Marlin 6 is a refreshing rarity at this bargain-basement price point, in that it offers […]

Jared Graves: 12 years and five disciplines of Yeti domination

Jared Graves is parting ways with Yeti Cycles, the iconic Colorado-based mountain bike company for whom he spent 12 years racing. During his tenure in turquoise and yellow, Graves racked up numerous world champion titles in 4X and enduro. The versatile Aussie racer represented his country at world championships in BMX, 4X and downhill and […]

BikeRadar gear of the year: Josh Patterson's 2015 MTB picks

Part of my job as a tech editor is to wade through the marketing muck and mire to hopefully make some sense of the products and technologies that genuinely advance our sport. While attempting to separate the wheat from the chaff, I found myself routinely coming back to the same products – items that accompanied […]

Best mountain bike 2015: Bike of the Year

We’ve tested more than 50 bikes over the last 12 months, but only six can make it onto the shortlist for mbr’s coveted Bike of the Year Award: find out which bike impressed us most and took top honours in 2015 Shortlisted bikes for 2014’s Bike of the Year Source: MBR

Revolutionary One Gore-Tex Active jacket stays waterproof forever

The WL Gore company – along with its outdoor apparel and Gore Bike Wear divisions – have long been faced with a challenge: how do you make a jacket using the legendary Gore-Tex waterproof and breathable membrane but dramatically reduce its weight? With the new One Gore-Tex Active jacket, the membrane isn’t just embedded into […]

Trail Tech: Five technologies to look for in 2016

Looking back at 2015, there were quite a few shake-ups in mountain bike tech. As predicted, 27.5+ bikes were everywhere. Not that I tried, but I couldn’t have swung a dead cat around a trade show hall this year without hitting a plus-sized mountain bike. Hardtails, full suspension, electronic mountain bikes, even recumbents – mid-sized […]