Choosing the best bike of the year 2014 was one tough task. Fifty bikes needed to be ridden, rated and cross-checked against the competition. It took thousands of miles of testing in some seriously wet weather to whittle down the group to our three surviving finalists.
Check out the Cycling Plus test team discussing the merits of leaders and find out why the Synapse 5 eventually took the top spot.
The top three contenders in the annual Bike of the Year 2014 competition