If you’ve not had the chance to check out road.cc every day this week (sort your priorities out, for goodness' sake) you won’t have seen that we’ve revealed our picks of the very best cycling products from the past 12 months.
These products represent the best in class – the things that made us go ‘wow!’.
Only the highest scoring products from those we’ve tested over the past year made our shortlist. From each shortlist the test team argued and debated and eventually whittled down the contenders to a final selection.
These are the products that impressed us the most in terms of performance, build quality and, in many cases, their innovation too. They’re the current benchmark setters. So if you’re in the market for a few choice upgrades for you and your bike this year, these articles are the perfect place to start.
We’ve linked through to the full road.cc review of each product so you can get more information and real-world feedback. If you really like something, we’ve added a convenient buying link.
We’ve separated everything out into three categories for you. Can't say fairer than that.
Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been road.cc technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now pushing 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.