BikeRadar's Gear of the Year 2015

The finest kit our editors tested last year

At BikeRadar, we test a lot of bike gear. Tons of the stuff. Dozens of products every week.

So when one of our editors tries out a new bike, component, accessory, tool or item of clothing that they really like, you can be sure it's something special.

In the articles below you'll find each of our contributors' favourite kit of 2015. Some they got to ride for a few fleeting weeks, some they've liked so much that they've adopted as their regular weapons of choice. In every case, these products get the elusive BikeRadar seal of approval, which means that the bike industry has few (if any) superior products to offer.

Read on to check out some of the best bikes and bike bits of 2015.

Ben Delaney's 2015 picks - Road

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Including Islabikes, Castelli, Strava, Stages and more

Dave Rome's 2015 picks - Road, Mountain and a liberal helping of tools

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Featuring Canyon, SRAM, Giant, Oakley, Park Tool and more

Aoife Glass's 2015 picks - Mountain Bike

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Top picks for women including Juliana, FiveTen, LuLuLemon, Rapha, Hope, Flare and more

James Huang's 2015 picks - Road and Mountain Bike

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A diverse list starring Ibis, Shimano, Specialized, Smith, POC and more

Seb Stott's 2015 picks - Mountain Bike

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Featuring Fox, Stan's, Specialized, 100% and GoPro

Jamie Beach's 2015 picks - Road biking in terrible weather

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Including Brooks, Vulpine, Spurcycle, Altura, Kask, Factor and more

Josh Patterson's 2015 picks - Mountain

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With great gear from 9Point8, Giro, SRAM, Santa Cruz, Trek, Garmin and more

Jon Woodhouse's 2015 picks - Mountain

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Featuring some fine kit from Mondraker, BMC, Maxxis, Fox and more

Rob Weaver's 2015 picks - Mountain

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Including RockShox, Whyte, Camelbak, 7iDP and more

Tom Marvin's 2015 picks - Mountain

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Featuring Scott, Airshot, Oakley, Specialized, Lezyne and more delectable morsels

Matthew Allen's 2015 picks - Road

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Five bits of kit that put a smile on Matthew's face, if only for a moment (including pedals made from rice)

Oli Woodman's 2015 picks - Mountain and Road

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A diverse mix from our senior writer, including the Elephant bike, Norco, Strava, Calibre, Empire and more

Woz's 2015 picks - Road

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Our bike-tester-in-chief's picks include Cannondale, Skratch Labs, Gemini, Fizik, SRAM and others

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