Tech of the Month January: Giant, Liv and BMC bikes plus our favourite kit of past year

We take a look back through the products that most impressed in the last 12 months

Tech of the month January
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This month we cast an eye back over the bikes and products which impressed us the most over the last 12 months. The presence of either a Liv or a Giant shouldn't be a surprise – but the fact both made it in really speaks to the current level of those Taiwanese juggernauts. 

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Stefan Abram
Tech features editor

After winning the 2019 National Single-Speed Cross-Country Mountain Biking Championships and claiming the plushie unicorn (true story), Stefan swapped the flat-bars for drop-bars and has never looked back. 

Since then, he’s earnt his 2ⁿᵈ cat racing licence in his first season racing as a third, completed the South Downs Double in under 20 hours and Everested in under 12.

But his favourite rides are multiday bikepacking trips, with all the huge amount of cycling tech and long days spent exploring new roads and trails - as well as histories and cultures. Most recently, he’s spent two weeks riding from Budapest into the mountains of Slovakia

Height: 177cm

Weight: 67–69kg