It may only be March, but our sister magazine Cycling Plus has already wrapped up their search for Bike Of The Year 2016. Today’s instalment sees them whittle the contenders down to the top three in the price point of £2,000 to £2,750 (or US$2800-3800).
‘But wait,’ we hear you cry, ‘isn’t it a bit early in the year?’ Well no, all the bikes tested were announced towards the end of last year (if not earlier), so Cycling Plus has had plenty of time to put them through their paces.
To finish the selection process, our video team headed off to snowy Wales with the finalists. For this category, the finalists were: the BMC Gran Fondo GF01, Lapierre’s Xelius SL 600, and Wilier’s GTR SL.
Stay tuned over the coming days as we examine the contenders in more Bike of the Year categories, ahead of the big reveal of the overall winner.
Oh, and if you’re interested, the other bikes nominated in this category were:
- Vitus Vitesse Evo VRi
- Trek Emonda SL8
- Scott Foil 20
- Merida Scultura 6000
- Look 765
- Genesis Datum 20
- Focus Cayo Disc 3
- Cannondale Synapse Carbon Disc Ultegra
- Pinarello Gan
- Giant TCR Advanced Pro 1
- Canyon Ultimate CF SLX 8.0
- Boardman SLR Endurance 9.2
(This video contains paid product placements on behalf of Witter Towbar Systems, Giro, Altura and Bell.)
You can read more at BikeRadar.com