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Canyon aeroad bike of the year winner

Canyon Aeroad CF SLX 6.0

When deciding 2016 Cycling Weekly Bike of the Year we wanted to choose, quite simply, the bike that has impressed us the most. And this is the bike that we…

Score 10

B'Twin Ultra 720 AF best value bike of the year

B’Twin Ultra 720 AF (video)

The B’Twin Ultra 720 AF is part of a new wave of aluminium frames that are threatening to dethrone carbon as the frame material of choice, especially at this price-point…

Score 10

Giant Defy Advanced Pro 2 best endurance bike of the year

Giant Defy Advanced Pro 2

Established in Taiwan in 1972, Giant has been supplying high quality bikes to professionals – such as WorldTour team Giant-Alpecin – and amateurs alike for over 40 years. Part of…

Score 9

Merida Scultura 6000 lightweight bike of the year

Merida Scultura 6000

Launched just ahead of the Giro d’Italia, the ultra light Merida Scultura has already claimed Grand Tour wins. The previous model was released in 2012, and the new Scultura is…

Score 9

Focus Izalco Max Disc best disc brake road bike copy

Focus Izalco Max Disc

In the past if you were after a bike that would be as good in the hills as it was on the flat, then anything with disc brakes was immediately…

Score 10

Bike of the Year Scott Foil Team Issue

Scott Foil Team Issue

Of all the new bikes that are arriving in 2016, the Scott Foil has received one of the most radical makeovers, with a completely new aero frame which thankfully addresses…

Score 9

Cannondale supersix evo runner up best lightweight bike

Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod Ultegra

The new Cannondale SuperSix EVO is without question one of the best lightweight bikes we have ever ridden. Outwardly it looks very similar to the previous model however the new…

Score 9

Sensa Calabria best value bike runner up

Sensa Calabria Matt

Sensa is a Dutch cycle manufacturer that produces an extensive range of road and mountain bikes. Its bikes are sold in the UK by Merlin Cycles who import representatives of…

Score 8

Trek Madone Just Landed (10)

Trek Madone 9.9

Launched just ahead of the Tour de France the new Trek Madone is described by the Wisconsin based company as the “Ultimate Racing Bike”. The £8500 model we have here is…

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KTM Revelator Prestige Di2 2016

KTM Revelator Prestige Di2 2016 This bike first came to CW’s attention at the Cycle Show back in September, and after riding the 2015 one earlier this year I just…

Score 9

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Scott Speedster 50

This Scott Speedster 50’s design and paint job belie its low price and make it look like a much higher-spec ride. The slick looks and slight aero profiling to the down…

Score 7

Bianchi Specialissima Just Landed

Bianchi Specialissima

Yes, ok, I know it’s the wrong colour, but look at it. What an absolute stunner of a bike. Whatever else we find out about the Bianchi Specialissima as we…

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Forme Thorpe Comp 1.0

Forme is one small piece of the success story of British cycling brands. Having launched in 2010 with five aluminium models, it has grown very quickly, now boasting 10 different…

Score 7


Look 765

Look has a long history of innovation in the cycle industry and its famous Mondrian colour scheme has been a long-term feature of cycling competition. >>> Icons of cycling: Look’s…

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Specialized Ruby Elite Disc

It is only recently that manufacturers have started to take the female bike market seriously. The days when a bike maker’s nonchalant shoulder shrug was followed by an exclamation of…

Score 8


Verenti Technique

The frame The Technique’s frame is made of aluminium alloy. The tubes are conventional round section, with a larger diameter down tube for increased rigidity. The bottom bracket is a…

Score 8

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Vaaru Octane 6-4

There is something about a bare titanium frame that appeals to many. Wherever I rode the Vaaru Octane 6-4 I received envious glares often accompanied by superlative-laden compliments. When James…

Score 9

Wilier Cento1SR 2016

Wilier Cento1SR

Think of any Italian bike maker and although Pinarello, Bianchi and Colnago might be the first that come to mind, the name Wilier might not be far from your lips.…

Score 8


Parlee ESX-R Custom

When Parlee approached us with the offer of supplying us with a custom ESX-R to test and review, it was quite frankly too good an opportunity to turn down. The…

Score 9