Ten years for Bike of the Year

An anniversary for Cycling Plus magazine's finest

Here at Cycling Plus magazine, our highly coveted Bike of the Year award celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and, as you've no doubt come to expect, we've pulled out all the stops.

For 2018 we've tested a range of bikes from under a thousand quid, right up to bona fide superbikes that'll scare your bank manager…

Once again, it’s been a mammoth undertaking for our tech team. Between them Warren, Robin, Aoife and Simon have put thousands of miles on their GPS units and suffered plenty of punctures to put 48 of the latest and best road bikes through their paces.

And, from those 48 we’ve crowned both the men’s and women’s Bike of the Year, as well as giving accolades to a few other bikes we think deserve your attention.

Cycling Plus proudly celebrates ten years of Bike of the Year
Cycling Plus proudly celebrates ten years of Bike of the Year

Obviously, that’s not all! As well as our mega-test, we also bring you a round-up of the best crank-based power meters from Quarq, Stages, Praxis, Rotor, Verve and FSA (and advice on how to get the best from them).

Our regular round-up of the best new gear includes Giant's new GPS computer, technologically advanced lace-up shoes from Giro, a great-value helmet from Ekoi and Bontrager's latest aero wheels.

The categories are broken down to fit all budgets
The categories are broken down to fit all budgets

Elsewhere we take a look at the ingredients for creating the perfect ride, strap on a mask and see if replicating altitude training at home makes us faster, meet the Cycling Plus readers who’ll be training for the Etape du Tour with Team Alpecin and ride some of the country’s wonderfully quiet lost lanes with author Jack Thurston. Plus every reader gets a free set of exclusive tyre levers to help you fix punctures fast!

It really is a bumper issue! And if you subscribe right now, you not only save 30 percent on the regular price but get a free Lezyne Micro Floor Drive HP Pump worth £55!

See our featured altitude training in action on the BikeRadar YouTube channel
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