BikeRadar’s top road bike reviews

Who's come out on top?

BikeRadar road review roundup

Following on from our mountain bike roundup yesterday, you’ll probably know that we’ve got thousands of reviews on BikeRadar, ranging from our opinions on waterproof socks to our views on high-end bikes made from exotic carbon blends. But which road bike review has been most popular over the last twelve months?


We’ve delved deep into the yearly stats to bring you the top five road bike reviews on the site. So, who came out on top?

Read on to find out…

5] Trek Madone 5.2

Trek madone 1.5:

Former pro rider Marcel Wüst tested the Madone 5.2 for us – a bike fit for Tour de France winners. Equipped with Shimano’s Ultegra SL groupset, the Madone 5.2 is a top-class racing bike that will give anyone who likes its looks a lot of pleasure on the road.


4] Specialized Bicycles Tricross Comp

Specialized tricross comp:

Specialized’s Tricross Comp Double is an amazingly versatile machine that also happens to be lots of fun. Its cyclo-cross heritage makes it a tough, comfortable street bike that’s also fit for playing on dirt roads or making your debut in a cyclo-cross race. We loved it.


3] Specialized Bicycles Centrum Sport

Specialized centrum sport:

The only non-pure road bike in our top five, the Centrum Sport is part of Specialized’s ‘Multi Street’ line-up for 2008. At just US$550, the Sport variant is one of the most stylish grab-and-go bikes we’ve tested this year.

It comes with a matt-black finish, disc brakes and singlespeed gearing with braze-ons galore to appeal to the hearty urban commuter.


2] Specialized Roubaix Elite Compact

Specialized roubaix elite compact:

The Roubaix Elite is the entry-level carbon offering from Specialized, and it’s been very popular with BikeRadar readers. It was praised for its phenomenal handling, but disappointed our reviewers with its road shock absorption.


1] Specialized Langster London

Specialized langster london:

Thousands of you have read the review of the Langster London – a special ‘pimped’ edition of Specialized’s popular production fixer that has slowly evolved since landing on these shores a couple of years back.


Like Kona’s Paddy Wagon, the Langster derives its name from its creator – in this case Specialized employee and US track champion, Dan Langley.