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Mountain Bike Reviews

Merida One-Twenty Range Review

Merida One-Twenty 2018

A trail bike to spend all day in the mountains. We review the Merida One-Twenty range, finding a mountain bike in its purest form, and made for you to just get out there and ride. 

Read Review | 28th Feb 2018

Merida One-Forty Range Review

Merida One-Forty 2018

A versatile do-it-all trail bike the Merida One-Forty has been completely redesigned for 2018 and is now one of the best alloy framed trail centre bikes on the market. 

Read Review | 26th Feb 2018

Giant ATX Range Review 2017

Giant ATX 2018

The Giant ATX is a perfect entry into the world of mountain biking. It offers a comfortable riding position for long days in the saddle and components that will inspire confidence and help build your skillset.

Read Review | 9th Feb 2018

Giant Fathom 2018

Giant Fathom 2018

With dialled trail geometry and a 120mm travel (100mm on the 29er) suspension fork, the Giant Fathom is one of a new breed of hardtail mountain bikes made for riding more challenging trails.

Read Review | 7th Feb 2018

Giant Reign 2017 range

Giant Reign 2018

The Giant Reign is an extremely capable mountain bike, designed for enduro racing and tested at the very highest level. Blisteringly quick over all types of terrain the Reign instils confidence when the going gets rough.

Read Review | 26th Jan 2018

Giant Trance mountain bike

Giant Trance 2018

The Giant Trance is a very capable full sus MTB that is ideal for trail centre loops and light enough for cross country adventures.

Read Review | 26th Jan 2018

Giant Stance Range Review 2018

Giant Stance 2018

The Giant Stance is a full suspension mountain bike, built around a quality aluminium frame, with RockShox suspension that offers the kind of performance that is usually reserved for bikes at a higher price point.

Read Review | 19th Jan 2018

Specialized Enduro mountain bike

Specialized Enduro 2018

With more suspension travel and revised geometry the Enduro now offers a more confident ride on challenging trails.

Read Review | 18th December 2017

Specialized Stumpjumper

Specialized Stumpjumper 2018

The Specialized Stumpjumper has been with us for almost as long as mountain biking itself. It has evolved over the years, becoming ever more capable and fun to ride, while still remaining true to its bike-for-every-trail roots.

Read Review | 11th Dec 2017

Specialized Pitch hardtail mountain bike

Specialized Pitch 2018

When adventure comes calling, the Specialized Pitch mountain bike promises an exciting and reliable ride to take on the trails with. The Pitch is designed for both new and experienced riders who want a bike with real off-road capability at an affordable price tag.

Read Review | 7th December 2017

Cannondale Trigger full sus mountain bike

Cannondale Trigger 2018

Cannondale have made the Trigger for riders who want that one bike to do it all, from back country rides, to hitting the jump trails.

Read Review | 31st October 2017

Cannondale Trail hardtail mountain bike

Cannondale Trail 2018

For riders who are new to mountain biking, or those who want an easy to get along with bike for cruising the trails, the Cannondale Trail has a model that’ll fit both your riding style and budget.

Read Review | 24th October 2017

Cannondale Habit full sus mountain bike

Cannondale Habit 2018

The Cannondale Habit is a short travel, 650b full suspension trail bike, combining the light weight of a cross-country bike with the capabilities of a longer travel enduro bike. A perfect all-rounder for UK conditions

Read Review | 17th October 2017

Cannondale Jekyll mountain bike

Cannondale Jekyll 2018

Developed on the enduro racing circuit, yet approachable for everyday riding, the Cannondale Jekyll stays true to its name and delivers a dual personality riding experience.

Read Review | 19th September 2017

Cannondale Cujo hardtail mountain bike

Cannondale Cujo 2018

With plus sized tyres, trail-focused geometry and 120mm of front suspension travel, the Cujo soaks up more of the bumps on the trail so you will feel more confident on technical terrain than you would on a regular XC hardtail MTB.

Read Review | 29th August 2017

Specialized Chisel hardtail mountain bike

Specialized Chisel 2018

With 29” wheels and 100mm forks, the Chisel is poised to slot right into the XC market as an affordable and capable race bike. It’ll keep up with the carbon featherweights.

Read Review | 1st August 2017

Specialized Rockhopper hardtail mountain bike

Specialized Rockhopper 2018

Fast on the way up, even faster on the way down. The iconic Specialized Rockhopper is a hardtail mountain bike with rapid rolling 29” wheels that combines efficient climbing ability with stable handling and a confident, snappy ride.

Read Review | 19th July 2017

Orbea Rallon Ride Review

Orbea Rallon Ride Review

The recently released and highly anticipated 2018 Orbea Rallon arrived in the Tredz shop to many admiring eyes. The 29” wheels and carbon frame are the standard on all models, and with near unlimited choice of customisable colours, you'll be getting a truly unique bike.

Read Review | 11th July 2017

Cube Stereo 120 Review

Cube Stereo 120 2017

The Cube Stereo 120 is the ideal companion to take with you on long, all-day tours and marathon mountain bike rides. Engineered in Germany, using advanced materials and the most up to date manufacturing techniques, the Stereo 120 brings that force to the crosscountry mountain bike scene.

Read Review | 3rd April 2017

Cube Stereo 160 Review

Cube Stereo 160 2017

Taking on inclines and descents with ease, the Cube Stereo 160 is an enduro mountain bike that’s capable of taking on the toughest tracks. With a large range of models to fit most budgets, the Stereo 160  caters to riders wanting a capable mountain bike to ride where ever they want.

Read Review | 28th March 2017

Cube Stereo 140 review

Cube Stereo 140 2017

From trail centre loops to Enduro World Series (EWS) racing, the Cube Stereo 140 is a is a capable full suspension mountain bike for all-day shredding. Sitting between the Stereo 120 and the 160 in Cube’s full sus MTB range the 140 makes for a great all-rounder. 

Read Review | 29th March 2017

Specialized Camber full sus trail bike

Specialized Camber 2017

The Specialized Camber is a quintessential trail bike. It’s made to handle a large variety of trails, with its accessible geometry and happy trail manners. Easily as happy riding cross country loops as it is attacking the descents, the Camber is made for those that want a do-it-all mountain bike.

Read Review | 16th March 2017

Specialized Fuse Review

Specialized Fuse 2017

Combining a longer travel suspension fork with high volume 6Fattie (27.5+) tyres, the Specialized Fuse is one of a new breed of hardtail mountain bikes that delivers more capable performance on challenging terrain.

Read Review | 17th March 2017

Giant Anthem Review

Giant Anthem 2017

Lightweight and versatile, the Giant Anthem is billed as an XC racer, but seconds as a fun, short travel trail ripper. For 2017, Giant have completely redesigned the Anthem to be a more capable bike in every regard.

Read Review | 3rd March 2017

Specialized Demo 8 2017 range

Specialized Demo 8 2017

A downhill trail dominator, the Specialized Demo 8 was race bred on the most extreme DH mountain trails on the planet. Equally at home being ridden heals down and tucked on technical downhill trails, or pumped and jumped at the bike park.

Read Review | 8th March 2017

Cube Acid Review

Cube Acid 2017

The Cube Acid is a versatile hardtail mountain bike that offers capable off-road performance with an efficient and comfortable ride. In this review, we will be looking at the Acid 29er as well as the 27.5” (650b) wheeled model.

Read Review | 16th Jan 2017

Cube Aim Review

Cube Aim 2017

The Cube Aim featured in this review is a versatile hardtail mountain bike that blends capable off-road performance with a comfortable, efficient ride.

Read Review | 17th Jan 2017

Marin Mount Vision

Marin Mount Vision 2017

A hard hitting trail bike that happily takes on any trail centre trail and, in the right hands, is capable on proper enduro tracks.

Read Review | 11th Aug 2016

Orange Alpine6 Pro

Orange Alpine6 Pro 2017

A big hitting enduro bike the Alpine6 will relish the challenge of steep hand cut trails and downhill sections.

Read Review | 11th Jul 2016

Orange Five

Orange Five 2017

Hitting that sweet spot between nimble flickability and high speed stability, a trail bike perfect for British trail centres.

Read Review | 11th Jul 2016

Orange Segment

Orange Segment 2017

Fast and fun to ride, the Orange Segment S is much better suited to most UK trail centres than many longer travel trail bikes.

Read Review | 11th Jul 2016