BikeRadar's Headline Bikes for 2018

Eleven of the most important bikes for 2018

Throughout the year we're lucky enough to ride hundreds of different bikes from across the entire spectrum of cycling. Some are great, some perfectly good, some downright awful, but we try to give you the lowdown on as many as possible.

But what if we could condense all these into a key hit-list of bikes that you should look to consider if you're planning to equip yourself with a new bicycle in 2018? 

Well, that's just what we have done. Below there's a list of all the bikes, both for tarmac and dirt. Scroll lower down and you'll find links to all the reviews. You'll also find a series of features which were written in conjunction with each of the bikes, exploring a different theme connected to the bike.

Key 2018 Road Bikes

Rondo's Ruut CF is one of the few geometry-adjustable drop bar bikes out there
Rondo's Ruut CF is one of the few geometry-adjustable drop bar bikes out there

Key 2018 Mountain Bikes

The Scott E-Genius is an e-bike for the enduro rider
The Scott E-Genius is an e-bike for the enduro rider

BikeRadar would like to thank Brittany Ferries, the Commune of Peille, France, and Kieran Page at La Maison des Activities de Pleine Nature de Peille for their help and support during our Key Bikes test.

Tom Marvin

Technical Editor, Tech Hub, UK
Tom's been riding for 15 years, and has always chopped and changed bikes as soon as his budget allowed. He's most at home in the big mountains, having spent nigh on 30 weeks riding the Alps, as well as having lived a stone's throw from the Scottish Highlands for four years. Tom also enjoys racing events like the Strathpuffer and the Trans Nepal.
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Steep and super tech or fast and flowy
  • Current Bikes: Canyon Spectral, Pivot Mach 429SL, Mondraker Vantage R +
  • Dream Bike: Transition Scout
  • Beer of Choice: Gin & tonic
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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