This year’s Bike of the Year test is our biggest ever! We’ve hammered no fewer than 32 bikes to find their strengths and weaknesses, after riding countless more to come up with our shortlists. As well as testing trail bikes, enduro bikes and e-MTBs, we have a budget category for the first time, so there should be something for everyone. Our testers have been out in all weathers, hitting trails in England, Wales and Scotland, before taking the top contenders out to Dolceacqua in Italy for a final thrashing. You can find out the winners in issue 421 of MBUK, in shops now!


A (very) quick sneak peak at the contenders:

Many thanks to the brands supporting this year’s test:
MET Helmets
Facom Tools


Also to our hosts:
Supernatural Bike Center in Dolceacqua
Eurotunnel Le Shuttle
BikePark Wales


James Costley-White
James Costley-WhiteEditor, Mountain Biking UK magazine

James Costley-White is the editor of Mountain Biking UK (MBUK), the UK's best-selling mountain biking magazine, founded in 1988. James, aka JCW, has been an avid mountain biker since 1992, during which time he's amassed a huge amount of knowledge about the sport and tons of riding experience. He can regularly be found riding the trails around Bristol and South Wales.