The bikes are the reason we’re all here. As much as we love to tinker with the latest tech and drool over new components all those things serve a purpose, and that purpose is to be built up into bikes.
We’ve chosen a selection of bikes that fit pretty much every major trend in the market at the moment. There are super-light climbing bikes, designed to defy the laws of gravity and weigh less than your average dog. We also have disc brake road bikes – yes, they’re not coming any more, they’re here to stay – which combine the best of next generation technology with classic road bike geometry, to provide a ride that might offend purists but will find many fans.
Next up are the aero road bikes. The racing machines. Bikes designed to go fast and that look ever more like the concept bikes from yesteryear. And then there are the one-offs. Custom-built bikes from genuine masters and a sense of individuality that will steal your heart and have you reaching for that bank loan application.
Oh, and they’re not all carbon. If you fancy something steel, aluminium or even titanium, we have you covered.
Successor to former RCUK favourite continues winning trend
Italian legends pair super-light frame with comfort-enhancing Countervail
Top disc-equipped model from revamped mid-level range
Flandrian brand go big with their Classics bike – as used by Lotto-Soudal
This one's light... really light
New take on successful bike looks fast standing still
Super-fast race bike to be used by the WorldTour's best
Trek's all-rounder gets a radical aero makeover for 2016
Limited edition of Storck's stunning bike boasts incredible spec
New Lefty suspension on do-all adventure bike
World's lightest disc brake road bike launched for new year
Eye-catching collaboration with Formula One designers
Beautiful handmade frames from former Kinesis man
Engaging and versatile titanium frame gets disc brake upgrade
Top-flight titanium race bike from Colorado company
Revamped, innovative climber's bike ridden to Alpe d'Huez triumph at the Tour
Revamped range topped by disc-equipped, well-specced beauty
Pro-proven climber's frame updated for 2016
Flagship racing machine from iconic British brand quick to adopt new tech
Innovative cobble-buster designed for Team Sky
Follow-up to successful SuperSix worth the wait
Handbuilt bike from Veneto's best-kept secret
Beautiful, exclusive bike built for people who love bikes
Long-standing machine continues to top the pile for Swiss firm
Beautiful custom-built steel bike from Enigma's 'Fast Endurance' range
Super-stiff second-tier race bike promises 'unparalleled friction-free routing'
Truly artisan bike hand-crafted in Italy