Welcome to the 2017 edition of the RCUK 100 – your definitive guide to the very best road cycling products money can buy.
As cyclists, we’re obsessed by gear. Poring over specifications to choose your n+1 (gravel bike, anyone?); an upgraded wheelset to invigorate your ride; box-fresh tyres ready to be pushed hard into a corner; the latest tech-laden GPS or power meter; even a clean wrap of handlebar tape to give your pride and joy a new lease of life.
The road bike market has evolved at a rapid pace in recent years. In fact, the very definition of a road bike has changed significantly and the 2017 RCUK 100 features more disc-equipped bikes than ever, alongside wind-cheating aero frames, the comfiest endurance steeds and the gnarliest gravel busters.
Being selected for the RCUK 100 is no mean feat and every product has been hand-picked by the RoadCyclingUK editorial team. We’ve tested the latest gear, scoured trade show halls and attended the most important launches, cutting through the noise to bring you what we think are the most exciting, innovative and downright sexy products on the market.
The RCUK 100 is now in its third year and this time we’ve taken it out of the studio and shot each and every product on location at an abandoned printing factory in London.
All that’s left is for you to dive in.