BikeRadar’s 2022 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 47 of the best road, gravel and mountain bikes through their paces to bring you our annual Bike of the Year awards.

It's our most comprehensive bike test of the year, covering everything from budget road bikes and Tour de France-worthy superbikes, to the latest trail, enduro and electric mountain bikes.

Eight of BikeRadar's most experienced riders were tasked with finding the very best bikes of 2022.

Tom Marvin, Alex Evans and Robin Weaver testing mountain bikes for 2022 Bike of the Year

Between them, they logged thousands of miles on the roads and trails of England, Wales and Scotland through winter and early spring, to bring you our definitive verdict.

With the winners announced, we'll be publishing all of our Bike of the Year reviews over the coming weeks, so make sure you bookmark this page to read every last word from the most comprehensive bike test in the business.

Thanks to...

Thanks to our sponsors MET Helmets, Bluegrass Protection, BikePark Wales HUUB, Lazer, 100% and Garmin for their support in making Bike of the Year happen.

Bike of the Year overall winners

Gravel Bike of the Year winner Giant Revolt Advanced Pro 0 review

4.5 out of 5 star rating
GBP £4999.00 RRP USD $6400.00 EUR €5599.00 AUD $6699.00

Trail Bike of the Year winner Trek Top Fuel 8 review

4.5 out of 5 star rating
GBP £3850.00 RRP USD $4000.00 EUR €4099.00 AUD $5500.00

eMTB Bike of the Year winner Nukeproof Megawatt 297 Factory review

4.5 out of 5 star rating
GBP £7000.00 RRP

Enduro Bike of the Year winner Nukeproof Giga 297 Carbon Elite review

4.5 out of 5 star rating
GBP £4600.00 RRP

Bike of the Year 2022 | The full list of contenders

In total, 47 bikes were tested for Bike of the Year 2022. The full list of contenders is below – and we will update this page with links to reviews as they are published.

Road & Gravel Bike of the Year contenders

The following bikes were shortlisted for our main Road Bike of the Year award, with the contenders coming from five categories. Each category has a winner, as well as an overall winner for 2022.

Bike of the Year 2022 final five

Performance Bike of the Year

Endurance Bike 

Three men riding gravel bikes on a woodland trail

Gravel Bike of the Year

  • Giant Revolt Advanced Pro 0 (Gravel Bike of the Year and overall Road & Gravel winner)
  • Cervélo Aspero Rival AXS
  • Cinelli Nemo Gravel
  • Cube NuRoad C:62 Pro
  • Vielo V+1

Budget Bike of the Year

  • Boardman ADV 8.9 (Budget Bike of the Year winner)
  • Forme Monyash 2
  • Giant Contend 1
  • Trek Domane AL 2
  • Triban RC 500
Three women riding road bikes on a rural climb

Women's Bike of the Year

Trail Bike of the Year contenders

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

  • Trek Top Fuel 8 (Trail Bike of the Year winner)
  • Canyon Spectral 125 CF7
  • Cube Stereo 120 HPC TM 29
  • Kona Process 134 DL 29
  • Nukeproof Reactor 290 Alloy Pro
  • Specialized Stumpjumper Comp
  • Vitus Escarpe 29 CRX
  • YT Izzo Core 2

Enduro Bike of the Year contenders

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

  • Nukeproof Giga 297 Carbon Elite (Enduro Bike of the Year winner)
  • Cannondale Jekyll 2
  • Canyon Torque CF8 GT Force Pro
  • Marin Alpine Trail XR
  • Propain Tyee AL 29 Performance
  • Santa Cruz Bronson C R
  • Whyte G-180 RS MX
Alex Evans riding an electric mountain bike off a drop at Bike Park Wales

eMTB Bike of the Year contenders

The following bikes were shortlisted for our inaugural eMTB Bike of the Year award.

  • Nukeproof Megawatt 279 Factory XT (eMTB Bike of the Year winner)
  • Giant Reign E+ 1
  • Mondraker Level R
  • Saracen Ariel 50E Elite
  • Scott Ransom eRIDE 910
  • Specialized Stumpjumper Turbo Levo Comp Alloy
  • Whyte E-180 RS v3
  • YT Decoy Core 4
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