This is the ‘pick n mix’ section so go nuts. Sweet parts, custom nuggets, high performance upgrades, tools to keep you rolling, it’s all in here. It has been necessary to take a downhill vs trail stance on a few items such as bars and stems, key items which play a big part in that balanced bike system that we all set out to achieve. In terms of materials, carbon, aluminium and even titanium all have a place in our choice here. You’ll find a wide range of grips for all weathers too and some truly stunning lights to make night riding a very good winter option. Should you choose to find some sun there’s a way to get your bike transported safely and without the usual wrestle or rips that a cardboard box brings with it. But there’s more rudimentary things too, and if you chose to stay and weather the storm a simple mudguard, arguably one of the most under-rated parts of this whole shebang.
Cut and coloured to perfection, the Hope Am/Freeride Stem is a super neat addition to your mountainbike set-up
There's got to be some give with the take and so the Thomson Titanium Flatbar allows a nice amount of flex to cushion the rider...
Four degrees up and eight degrees back, the Answer Pro Taper SL Carbon Bar is a beautifully shaped bar with a striking graphic
Nine degrees back and five degrees up is just fine. The Deity Black Label Bar is a key part of the furniture.
Innovative bar/stem combo from Tennessee cycle designers, the Pacenti PDent is one of our favourite Dirt 100 products.
For when you have to hold on extra tight, but still keep it light the trustworthy Integra downhill mountainbike stem from Renthal
More a case of friendly than fat, the Fatbar is reassuringly Renthal throughout
With a range of profiles and compounds the ODI Elite Series is one of the most up-to date grips on the market.
The wide diameter of the Specialized SIP XL Grip equates to less fatigue in tough conditions
Great compound, shape and colours make the Race Face Half Nelson grip a favourite every time
The infinitely adjustable RockShox Reverb Stealth hydraulic seatpost is the best money can buy
Jewellery to keep your bike running sweet, Crank Brothers make some beautiful mountainbike tools
Light, powerful, durable, its got it all. The Topeak Turbo Morph G Pump is the best mini -pump of 2016.
Lezyne Macro Duo light. Slam it in your pocket for those road transfers
Super quick tubeless repair all in a bullet size package from DynaPlug
The Easton Havoc 35mm stem has been a key part in getting the balance right up front on modern trail and enduro mountainbikes
Simply part of the mountainbike furniture. Trusted, reliable and always innovative, MRP make the best chainguides
Tubeless tyre seating issues? No sweat, try the Bontrager TLR Flash Charger, it'll take the stress out of tyre fitting
Accurate headsets from the north of England, Hope do a superb job at keeping your fork honest
Wheeled wonder that has your valuable bike covered in all directions, Evoc have revolutionised mountainbike transportation
Daylight on winter nights. Best mountainbike light of 2016 is the Light and Motion Seca 2000 Race Lights