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.
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.
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.
Performance Bike of the Year
- Merida Scultura Team (Performance Bike of the Year winner)
- Bianchi Specialissima Dura-Ace Di2
- Cervélo R5 Disc Force eTap AXS
- Lapierre Xelius SL 9.0
- Scott Addict RC10
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
Trail Bike of the Year contenders
The following bikes were shortlisted for our Trail Bike of the Year award.
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
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