Bike of the Year 2017: Trek Silque S 6 wins Women’s Road Bike of the Year!
This year for the competition BikeRadar partnered with Cycling Plus – Britain's leading road cycling magazine, also published by Immediate Media – which means you’ll be able to get the lowdown on the test, the results, the highlights and all of the trends in an upcoming copy coming to a news stand near you soon!
Competition was tough this year, with many brands upping their game when it comes to innovative tech and comfort. Overall, we saw women’s bikes on a par with their unisex/men’s equivalent when it came to spec and price. The majority of the bikes tested have women’s specific geometry, designed to suit female riders according the data and design philosophies of the various brands.
Bike of the Year 2017: Canyon Spectral CF 8.0 EX wins Trail Bike of the Year!
For 2017, BikeRadar teamed up with its colleagues on What Mountain Bike magazine to pitch 20 trail bikes head to head in a gruelling test.
The criteria for this test was as follows: contenders had to have a UK retail price of between £2,800 and £3,200, with suspension travel limited at the 140mm mark.
The travel and price was enough to distinguish this test from sister publication Mountain Biking UK’s Enduro Bike of the Year award, where longer travel 150mm – 170mm bikes were tested — and the Radon’s Swoop 170 8.0 took the win.
Bike of the Year 2017: Canyon Endurace WMN AL 6.0 wins Women’s Budget Road Bike of the Year!
This year BikeRadar partnered with Cycling Plus, Britain's leading road cycling magazine, also published by Immediate Media, which means you’ll be able to get the lowdown on the test, the results, the highlights and all the trends in an upcoming copy coming to a newsstand near you soon!
At the budget end of the spectrum there were plenty of bikes to choose from, with many offering a great ride experience whether you’re in the market for a bike that’s perfect for long road miles or looking for something nippier for racing. For the purposes of this test, we looked at bike between £700 - £999 / $980 - $1250 - AU$1300 - AU$1600. It's worth noting that not all of the models tested are available in all regions, though there are similar models with both pricier and more budget parts.