Propain Hugene being ridden at Blacktown Trails near Madrid in Spain

MBUK Bike of the Year 2020: Our winning trail bike revealed!

After a huge amount of riding and much deliberation, the incredibly good value Propain Hugene takes the top honours in our trail bike category this year

Our winning trail bike in all its glory – the Propain Hugene. Photo: Dan Milner

Propain Hugene (custom build) £3,561

With so many strong contenders in our trail bike category this year, crowning a winner wasn’t an easy task. But with all factors considered – frame, build kit, ride quality – we’re pleased to announced that Propain Bikes’ Hugene has come come out on top. It’d be wrong to describe a bike costing £3,561 as cheap, but given that the Hugene has a carbon frame and is specced out with a suite of parts you’d normally expect to find on a bike costing twice as much, it offers incredibly good value for money. Plus on top of that it absolutely rips out on the trail.


See below for our video review of the bike and be sure to pick up a copy of our April issue (on sale now) to read reviews of all the other bikes we tested and how we whittled them down to just one winner.


Price £3,561.00
Weight 13.7kg (L), without pedals
Brand Propain


Available sizes S, M, L, XL
Headset Acros IS42/IS52
Tyres Schwalbe Magic Mary ADDIX Soft 29×2.35in front, Schwalbe Hans Dampf ADDIX Soft 29×2.35in rear
Stem Sixpack Leader, 50mm
Shifter SRAM X01 Eagle (1×12)
Seatpost Bikeyoke REVIVE, 160mm
Saddle Sixpack Kamikaze
Rear shock Rockshox Super Deluxe Ultimate
Rear mech SRAM X01 Eagle
Handlebar Sixpack Millenium, 785mm
Bottom bracket SRAM DUB
Grips Propain
Frame Carbon fibre, 130mm (5.1in) travel
Fork RockShox Pike Ultimate, 150mm (5.9in) travel
Cranks SRAM X01 Eagle, 32t
Chain SRAM
Cassette SRAM X01 Eagle
Brakes SRAM G2 RSC, 200/180mm rotors
Wheels Stan’s No Tubes Flow S3 rims on Propain hubs

Thanks to the following for facilitating this year’s Bike of the Year test:

Thanks to the following for facilitating this year’s Bike of the Year test:


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