Editor's Choice 2020

The best tested products of 2020

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It’s an understatement to say that 2020 has been a year like no other, but bike design and technology stops for no pandemic.

With cycling a permitted – and encouraged – way to stay physically and mentally healthy our testing hasn’t stopped either, allowing us to bring you the 2020 Editor’s Choice awards: a collection of 78 pieces of kit we’ve tested and rated either a nine or 10 over the past 12 months.

And what a year it’s been; 2020 will be remembered amongst our Tech team as the year that aero and lightweight converged, to create some of the fastest road bikes we’ve seen to date. While brands were pushing to create the superlative in lightweight, aerodynamics and stiffness, a sizeable chunk of the UK’s cyclists were looking for something wider tyred, as the gravel genre continued to gather steam. That’s not forgetting the influx of new cyclists scouring the country’s bike shops for any sort of two-wheeled machine – be it hybrid, electric or other.

Perhaps the most defining feature of the cycling tech landscape in 2020 has been its variety of audience, and that’s certainly something we’ve tried to cater for in this year’s awards. So, without further ado – stick on a brew, put your feet up, and settle in to the very best cycling tech had to offer this year.

Editor's Choice bikes

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Road bikes

Liv Enviliv Advance Pro 2 Disc 2020


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Cervélo Caledonia-5 Ultegra Di2 Disc

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Ribble R872 Tiagra

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scott addict rc pro

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Ribble Endurance SL e Enthusiast

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Cannondale SuperSix Evo Ultegra

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Pinarello F12 Dogma

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Canyon Ultimate CFR

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Scott Foil 10

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Boardman SLR 8.9

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Canyon Aeroad CFR Disc Di2

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Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7 Dura-Ace Di2

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Specialized Aethos

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Giant TCR Advanced Pro Disc 1

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Merida Reacto Team-E

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BMC Timemachine 01 Road Four 2020

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Gravel bikes

Kinesis G2 adventure bike EC

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Fustle Causeway GR1 EC

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Specialized Diverge Comp Carbon

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Cairn Cycles E-Adventure 1.0 EC

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Cannondale Topstone Neo Carbon Lefty 3 EC

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Scott Addict Gravel 10 EC

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Sonder Camino AL EC

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City bikes

Liv Thrive E+ 2 Pro electric bike

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Ribble Hybrid AL e

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Brompton Explore

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Wheels and tyres Editors Choice

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Wheels

Enve SES Editor's Choice

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Hunt 54 UD carbon spoke EC

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Stayer All Road EC

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Hunt 34 Aero Wide Disc wheelset

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Zipp 303 FC

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Prime RR Black Edition

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Parcours Strade wheelset

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Tyres

WTB Resolute TCS SG2

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Specialized S-Works Turbo RapidAir 2Bliss Ready tyres

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Continental Grand Prix 5000 clincher tyres

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Donnelly Strada USH

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Goodyear Eagle F1 Tubeless Complete tyres

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Pirelli PZero Velo road tyre

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Apparel Editor's Choice

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Shoes

Bontrager Velocis Road shoe

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Shimano RC7 cycling shoes

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Giro Empire VR90 shoes

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Suplest EDGE+ Road Pro shoes

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Helmets

kask utopia helmet

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Smith Ignite helmet

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giro aether

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hjc ibex 2.0 helmet

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Lazer Genesis 2020 helmet

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Oakley Radar EV Advancer sunglasses

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Tifosi Crit EC

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100% Speedcraft XS cycling glasses EC

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Clothing

Castelli Climber's 3.0 Jersey

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Assos Legwarmer EVO7 EC

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Specialized SL R women's bib shorts EC

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dhb Aeron Polartec Alpha Gilet EC

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Rapha Pro Team Training Bib Short EC

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Castelli Perfetto RoS Glove EC

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Castelli Sorpasso RoS women’s bib tights

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dhb Aeron Ultra short sleeve EC

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Santini Mito Spilo jersey EC

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dhb Aeron women's bib shorts EC

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Endura Pro SL Long Sleeve Jersey II EC

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Endura Pro SL Bib Short

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Assos Mille GT Winter bibtights EC

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Alé Green Road Lady bib shorts EC

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Stolen Goat Epic women's cycling jersey

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Castelli Idro 2 jacket EC

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Editor's Choice Hardware header

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Prime Primavera X-Light

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Tacx Neo 2T

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Specialized Romin Evo Pro

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Hope RX4 road caliper

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Exposure Trace and TraceR

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Wahoo Kickr Bike

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Fizik Antares R3

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Supacaz Ti Ignite

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Cateye Quick Wireless

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Garmin Edge 1030 Plus

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