Most desirable bikes of 2018 (video)

We rounded up these five beauties at Eurobike in August. And there are some interesting trends on display too
Playlist 20 Videos Most desirable bikes of 2018 (video) 03:00 Watch: The most anticipated cycling tech for 2020 03:13 Watch: Are these the most influential cycling products of the last 10 years? 07:16 Watch: inside the Hope factory where GB's new track bike is being made 10:07 July's tech of the month: new products from Garmin, 100%, Prime and Cannondale 19:54 Pro bike: Geraint Thomas's Pinarello Dogma F12 04:35 June’s tech of the month: New Brompton X, Cannondale SystemSix and Maxxis tyres 20:54 April's Tech of the Month: Canyon Aeroad with SRAM AXS, new Vittoria tyres and Fulcrum wheels 26:29 March's Tech of the Month: Pinarello, new Specialized shoes, DT Swiss wheels and Evoc's bike bag 27:06 February's Tech of the Month: new kit from Castelli, Le Col, Smith and Triban 24:22 Greg Van Avermaet to ride a gold Giant TCR in 2019 (video) 01:00 Watch: Top five Strava cheats (video) 04:41 January's Tech of the Month: Colnago C64, Assos Equipe RS S9, Santini Vega and Specialized S-Works Recon 18:29 December's Tech of the Month: New Shimano 105, Canyon's best bike and new helmet tech from Specialized and Met 22:31 The best new e-bikes of 2019 05:01 November's Tech of the Month: New S-Phyre shoes, a CatEye lightshow, Fulcrum carbon wheels and a big bike bag 24:26 October's Tech of the Month: New Giro helmet, rain protection from Castelli and Specialized's tubeless tyres 19:24 Watch: Seven of the hottest aero bikes for 2019 06:15 The six most exciting cycling computer releases of 2018 03:09 September's Tech of the Month: Fighter jet cycling glasses, Wahoo's indoor training system and a pair of very sensible lights 17:37

Ridley Noah SL Disc

Ridley’s Noah SL aero bike was tested in the brand’s state of the art windtunnel in Belgium, with its rim brake version ridden by André Greipel. But there’s now this disc brake version too. The Lotto-Soudal team are on Campagnolo groupsets, so this Noah SL Disc comes kitted out with £3,500 worth of Super Record EPS H11 groupset. Why not?

Storck Aernario.2 Signature

A cool 15,000 Euros will see you seated on Marcus Storck’s top aero machine. With a 300g fork, the entire frame, fork and headset combo weighs under a kilogram. And to keep things light, Storck equips the Aernario.2 Signature with THM Fibula carbon brakes, Storck’s own carbon chainset and a DT Swiss climber’s wheelset, Storck quotes a complete bike weight of just 5.4kg.

Scott Foil Premium Disc

Another newly launched disc brake aero machine – notice a theme here? – the £11,000 Scott Foil Premium Disc is kitted out with Dura-Ace Di2 hydraulic groupset, Zipp 303 NSW wheelset with 28mm Conti GP 400 SII tyres and Scott’s own Syncros aerobar.

BMC Teammachine SLR01

BMC’s new Teammachine, launched in June, is available with rim brakes, as well as this disc brake version. BMC has thrown an Easton EC90SL single ring chainset into the mix, to pare down weight and drop the front mech, while the rear mech is SRAM Red eTap. Single ring groupsets look like the next big thing on road bikes and in future we can expect to see a lot more machines around that are missing their front mechs.

NeilPryde Nazaré

With its background in board sports, Nazaré is a good name for NeilPryde’s aero road machine. Another bike with rim brakes, the show model has Fulcrum Racing Quattro Carbon wheels and an Ultegra groupset. But alongside the standard Nazaré, the Nazaré SL comes in a Dura-Ace build and shaves around 150g off the frame weight.