BikeRadar‘s 2020 Bike of the Year awards

Over the past six months, our expert team of testers from BikeRadar, Cycling Plus magazine and Mountain Biking UK magazine have been putting the most innovative, exciting and popular bikes of 2020 through their paces to bring you our annual awards.

In total, 61 road, gravel and mountain bikes were tested across a range of categories – and now we're ready to reveal our winners.

Our testing took us from our local roads in the west of England to the mountain ascents of Gran Canaria, via bike park loops in Wales, off-piste singletrack in the Forest of Dean and the rocky trails of Spain's Sierra de Guadarrama mountains.

Bike of the Year 2020 preview

Over the coming weeks, we'll be publishing full reviews of all of our Bike of the Year contenders and announcing our sub-category winners, so make sure you bookmark this hub. Otherwise, scroll down for the winners of our top prizes, as well as the full rundown of categories and shortlisted bikes and categories.

Thanks to 100%Q36.5Lazer661IXSLeattGarminFacom and BlackTown Trails for their support during our Bike of the Year test.

Latest Bike of the Year reviews

Road Bike of the Year contender Canyon Endurace AL 7.0 review

4.5 out of 5 star rating
GBP £999.00 RRP EUR €1099.00 AUD $1749.00

Trail Bike of the Year contender YT Jeffsy Pro 29 (2020) review

4.0 out of 5 star rating
GBP £3399.00 RRP USD $3899.00 EUR €3899.00

Enduro Bike of the Year contender Cube Stereo 170 SL 29 review

4.5 out of 5 star rating
GBP £4099.00 RRP EUR €3999.00

Bike of the Year 2020 overall winners

5.0 out of 5 star rating
GBP £3000.00 RRP USD $4200.00 EUR €3499.00 AUD $4999.00

Trail Bike of the Year Propain Hugene review

4.5 out of 5 star rating
GBP £3510.00 RRP

Enduro Bike of the Year Whyte G-170C RS 29er V2 review

4.5 out of 5 star rating
GBP £3799.00 RRP

Bike of the Year 2020 category winners

£1,000 Road Bike of the Year Specialized Allez Elite (2020) review

4.5 out of 5 star rating
GBP £1050.00 RRP USD $1360.00 EUR €1299.00 AUD $1900.00
5.0 out of 5 star rating
GBP £9750.00 RRP USD $12500.00 EUR €11499.00 AUD $16500.00

Aero Road Bike of the Year Trek Madone SL6 Disc review

5.0 out of 5 star rating
GBP £3900.00 RRP USD $4700.00 EUR €4499.00 AUD $6500.00

Gravel Bike of the Year GT Grade Carbon Pro review

4.5 out of 5 star rating
GBP £3500.00 RRP USD $3900.00 EUR €3799.00

Endurance Road Bike of the Year Giant Defy Advanced Pro 2 review

5.0 out of 5 star rating
GBP £3499.00 RRP USD $3900.00 EUR €3499.00
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Bike of the Year 2020 | The full list of contenders

In total, sixty-one bikes were tested for Bike of the Year 2020. We will update this page with links to reviews as they are published. Winners of each sub-category will also be announced.

Road Bike of the Year

The following bikes were shortlisted for our main Road Bike of the Year award, with a price limit of £2,500 to £4,000.

Bike of the Year 2020 testing in the mountains of Gran Canaria

Performance

  • Cannondale SuperSix EVO Carbon Disc Ultegra (Performance Bike of the Year and overall Road Bike of the Year)
  • Focus Izalco Max Disc 8.8 
  • Specialized Tarmac Disc Comp 
  • Orbea Orca M25 Team D 
  • Canyon Ultimate CF SL 8.0 Di2 Aero 
  • Vitus Vitesse Evo CRS

Endurance

  • Giant Defy Advanced Pro 2 (Endurance Bike of the Year winner)
  • Specialized Roubaix Comp 
  • Canyon Endurace CF SL 8.0 Di2 
  • Cannondale Synapse Carbon Dura-Ace 
  • Bianchi Infinito XE 
  • Trek Domane SL6
Bike of the Year 2020 testing in the mountains of Gran Canaria

Aero

  • Trek Madone SL6 (Aero Bike of the Year winner)
  • Cannondale SystemSix Carbon Ultegra 
  • Cervélo S3 Disc 
  • Cube Litening C:68X Pro

Gravel

  • GT Grade Carbon Pro (Gravel Bike of the Year winner)
  • Cannondale Topstone Carbon Ultegra RX 
  • Canyon Grail CF SL 8.0 eTap 
  • Giant Revolt 0
Gravel bike testing on Salisbury Plain for Bike of the Year 2020

£1,000 Road Bike of the Year

The following bikes were shortlisted for our £1,000 Road Bike of the Year award.

  • Specialized Allez Elite (£1,000 Road Bike of the Year winner)
  • Canyon Endurace AL 7.0
  • Van Rysel RR 900 AF 
  • Carrera Virago 
  • Boardman SLR 8.9c 
  • Triban RC520 Disc  
  • Cannondale CAAD Optimo 105 
  • Giant Contend SL2 
  • Vitus Zenium Carbon 
  • Ribble R872 Carbon

Superbike of the Year

The following bikes were shortlisted for our Superbike of the Year award.

  • Specialized S-Works Venge (Superbike of the Year winner)
  • Wilier Cento 10 NDR 
  • Ribble CGR SL SRAM eTap HRD 
  • Focus Izalco Max Disc 9.7 
  • Felt AR2 
  • Rondo HVRT CF0 
  • Scott Addict RC Pro 
  • Cube Litening C:68X SLT 
  • Orbea Orca OMX M10i LTD D 
  • Cannondale SuperSix EVO Di2 
  • Pinarello F12 Dura-Ace Di2 Disc
Propain Hugene, full suspension mountain bike

Trail Bike of the Year contenders

The following bikes were shortlisted for our Trail Bike of the Year award, with a price limit of £3,000 to £3,500. 

  • Propain Hugene (Trail Bike of the Year winner)
  • Trek Fuel EX 9.7
  • YT Jeffsy Pro 29
  • Cannondale Habit Carbon 3 
  • Norco Optic C3 
  • Scott Spark 930
  • GT Sensor Carbon Expert 
  • Bird Aether 7
  • Bergamont Contrail Pro 
  • Radon Skeen Trail CF 10.0 SL
Bike of the Year 2020

Enduro Bike of the Year contenders

The following bikes were shortlisted for our Enduro Bike of the Year award, with a price limit of £3,500 to £4,500. 

Male cyclist riding the Trek Fuel EX 9.7
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