If you’re thinking of buying a new road bike in the next couple of months then you need to wait until April the 19th when we’ll reveal 2018’s Bike of the Year. Now in it’s 10th year, we’ve tested 49 bikes in to bring you what we believe to be the most comprehensive test on the market and, of course, to help you pick your next bike!
Content Director Rob's first proper road bikes were a Raleigh Sprint in the early 1980s and then a Trek 1000 in 1999. Rob – who spent 12 years as editor of our very own Cycling Plus magazine – is a proud MAMIL who commutes by bike and rides sportives slowly. He's completed a number of big rides including the 2018 Etape du Tour, dropped out of quite a few more and refuses to shave his legs unless for money. He's currently riding a Ribble Endurance SL and a CHPT3 Brompton. At 185cm and 80kgs he can't get shorter but he could get leaner.