What will 2018 and beyond bring for road bike tech? Check out this video on our YouTube channel to find out
As our Road Bike of the Year awards draw to a close for another year, we thought it was a good time to reflect on the 55 road bikes that were tested. What trends did we spot and can this help us to predict what we will be seeing on the road bikes of the future?
Senior tester Warren Rossiter recently sat down with Rob Spedding, editor in chief of sister mag Cycling Plus, and the pair looked into their cycling-industry crystal ball to see what we should expect in 2018 and beyond.
From the ever-forward march towards disc brake dominance, to increasing comfort and capability, the future certainly looks interesting for road cycling.
What tech would you like to see appear on road bikes? Or are you still quite happy with steel rims and cottered cranks? As always, leave your thoughts in the comments below.
Jack has been riding and fettling bikes for his whole life. Always in search of the hippest new niche in cycling, Jack is a self-confessed gravel dork, fixie-botherer, tandem-evangelist, hill-climbing try hard, and thinks nothing of taking on a daft challenge for the BikeRadar YouTube channel. With a near encyclopaedic knowledge of cycling tech — from the most esoteric niche nonsense to the most cutting edge modern kit — Jack takes pride in his ability to seek out tech and stories that would otherwise go unreported. Jack has been a Senior Staff Writer at BikeRadar for three years now and is currently testing an All-City Mr Pink as his long term test bike.