Pick your favourite bikes, bits and people from this year of cycling

It's your time to shine! We've been busy running through our selection of the best bikes and kit that we've seen over the past year; you can see all the winning bikes here. But you lovely readers might have other ideas, and before Christmas we asked you to pick your favourites in five categories: bikes, gadgets, innovations, clothing and people. We had hundreds of responses and we've collated and curated them into the lists of finalists you can see below. And now it's time for you to have your say! The voting form is at the bottom of the page.

Best bike

b'Twin Triban 540

Our sub-£1,000 bike of the year and a great entry-level race bike, commuter or trainer

Bianchi Oltre XR4

stunning pro-level race bike now with Bianchi's vibration-cancelling Countervail technology

Cannondale CAAD12

proving that alloy can cut it at the highest level, Cannondale's CAAD12 is a superb all-rounder

Cannondale Slate

It might seem a bit of an ugly-duckling but it delivers a swan-like ride over the rough stuff

Canyon Ultimate CF SLX

Grand-tour-winning platform that offers fantastic performance and value

Cervelo R3 Disc

Cervelo are late to the disc brake party but their R3 disc is a cracking opening salvo

Genesis Datum

a 2015/16 bike of they year at road.cc, a superb all-purpose machine for roads and beyond

Giant TCR Advanced Disc

dig the new breed: disc race bikes are a thing, and this is one of the best

Kinesis GF-Ti

stunning design and all-day comfort from this titanium beauty

Mason Bokeh

following in the footsteps of the Definition and Resolution, the gravel-ready Bokeh is a road.cc favourite

Open UP

able to run anything from a 25mm road tyre to 2.1" 650B mountain bike rubber, the UP is a true all-rounder

Specialized Roubaix

Featuring the new Future Shock, is the Roubaix the most comfortable road bike yet?

Trek Madone 9 Series

The techiest bike in the pro peloton? It's fast, fast, fast.


Best bike gadget

Bontrager Flare R rear light

super-visible for getting you seen, with group-friendly modes too

Cycliq Fly 6

Cycliq's rear-facing camera is a fit-and-forget ride logger with a huge battery life

Garmin Edge 520

the latest compact GPS from Garmin is a beauty, with proper mapping and routing

Garmin Edge 820

the touch-screen 820 sets the bar high for ease of use and versatility

GoPro Session 5

so compact and easy to mount to just about anything, but with superb picture quality

Quad lock out front mount

Still the best solution for turning your phone into your bike computer

SeeSense Icon rear light

clever rear light with a smartphone connection for crash and theft alerts


sophisticated GPS with clever LED indicators and all the connectivity

Wahoo Kickr

the daddy of direct drive smart trainers with up to 2,000W of resistance on tap




Best innovation

Cameras on WorldTour bikes

seeing the action from within the peloton, like never before. They're mad!

Canyon VCLS seatpost

adding some suspension for your rear, with very little weight penalty

Fabric water bottle

cageless design gives a very neat look, and it's easy to use too

Garmin Varia Radar

giving you the heads-up on what's going on behind you

Knog Oi Bell

the bell re-invented: small, beautiful and road-bike-ready

Silca T-ratchet

setting a new standard for mini tools, a torque wrench you can take with you

Specialized Roubaix Future Shock

suspending the handlebars sounds weird but it works. Really, really well.

SRAM eTap groupset

the year that shifting went wireless: in 10 years will all groupsets be this way?

Strava Beacon

share your real-time location with family and friends for meet-ups and peace of mind

Zwift virtual training

indoor training was never this fun before: huge multiplayer world just for bikes



Best item of clothing

B'Twin Aerofit Cycling Bib Shorts

cheap but not cheerful: serious performance, and a rare 10/10 from road.cc

Castelli Gabba jersey

the jersey that started the foul weather jersey craze, and still the pros' choice

DeFeet Woolie Boolie socks

there's nothing better than a pair of Woolie Boolies on a cold day

Endura FS260 Pro-SL bib shorts

a 3D fit and a choice of pad widths for the ultimate in bib comfort

Fizik R3 Shoes

light, supple and comfortable, the R3 is a modern classic

Galibier Mistral jacket

great value fast riding jacket for foul conditions, at a bargain price

Giro Synthe helmet

Pro-level road lit that combines aerodynamics with good comfort and ventilation

Gore One GTX jacket

setting the standard in waterproofing and breathability

Rapha Merino base layer

supreme comfort and fit from Rapha's benchmark wool baselayer

Sportful R&D jacket

the perfect choice for cool and dry winter rides

Stolen Goat Orkaan jersey

aerodynamic and weather-beating jersey for fast riding in the wet


Cycling Champion

Andrew Gilligan

Cycling commissioner for London and champion of bikes in the capital

Chris Boardman

speaking more sense than anyone else about everyday cycling, whilst helping to design great bikes

Chris Froome

three-time Tour de France winner, Olympic medallist and Team Sky figurehead

Laura Kenny

Britain's most successful female Olympian and multiple track world champion

Peter Sagan

World champion and all-round larger-than-life rider bringing charisma back to the sport

Rachel Atherton

Won every single World Cup downhill in 2016 and bagged the World championship stripes too


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Dave is a founding father of road.cc and responsible for kicking the server when it breaks. In a previous life he was a graphic designer but he's also a three-time Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling world champion, and remains unbeaten through the bog. Dave rides all sorts of bikes but tends to prefer metal ones. He's getting old is why.