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Time for another round-up of Drover-stocked mountain bike goodies making magazine headlines this month.

Mountain Bike Rider reviews  brake sets and perhaps inevitably the superb value Shimano XT stoppers (£136.97) come out top of the crop. ‘Truly special,’ say MBR.

shimano xt brakes

The Hope Tech 3 X2 (£181) takes runner up slot – a more expensive option but the low weight and simple set up from the iconic British brand make them a no-brainer.

hope tech brakes

Shimano are up for another hero-gram, this time from What Mountain Bike, in a review of their PD-M530 SPD pedals (£40). ‘It’s hard to find a good reason to buy any other clipless pedals than these,’ writes the tester.

shimano pedals


Finally, MBR shine a light on…lights.

They give the Cateye Volt (£149.99) a 9/10 vote of approval for banging out a respectable 1200 lumens from its compact, rugged and cable-free package.

cateye light