The Rondo HVRT CF0, a ‘without a doubt particular street motorcycle,’ has gained Cycling Plus Magazine’s prestigious Bike of the Year 2019 award for ‘creating a category-leading aero motorcycle with a difference.’
Senior Tech Editor at Cycling Plus, Warren Rossiter, praised the bike for being “potentially three bikes in one. The HVRT feels each bit as speedy as it needs to, but flip that fork insert, and it will become much less hardcore, extra secure, and more of an all-day cruiser able to take over the massive staying power rides without difficulty, however without feeling compromised.
“And that’s now not all; try the HVRT with the optionally available 650b wheels, and it becomes a super gravel grinder too. So, the HVRT can be all of the bikes you’ll ever want.”
Content Director for Cycling Plus and MBUK (Mountain Biking UK), Rob Spedding, said, “Our Bike of the Year check is the result of months of difficult driving; and the Cycling Plus tech group, led via Senior Tech Editor Warren Rossiter, has decades of motorcycle checking out revel in. In that manner, if they say a bike deserves to be topped Bike of the Year, it is special. And the Rondo HVRT CFO sincerely is a special motorbike!”
The Rondo HVRT CF0 triumphed from a shortlist of 39 motorcycles following a review manner via expert testers over many months to create a top six. The very last six bikes have been then tested in Yorkshire, driving the roads so one can host the UCI World Championships later this yr.
Overall Winner: Rondo HVRT CF0
Best £a thousand Bike: Rose Pro SL one hundred and five £997
‘The Rose Pro SL does the whole thing you need from an awesome avenue motorbike, it climbs brilliantly, has wonderfully balanced handling, and the excellent of its components are as right as something you’ll discover at this price.’
Best All-Road Bike: Canyon Grail AL 7.0 £1349
‘Canyon’s Grail beat bikes that have been extra than twice its rate, off-avenue it has all of the handling chops you want to conquer the hardest terrain and roughest surfaces, and at the equal time, its on-avenue manners make certain you get to the dust smoothly and speedy too.’
Best Women’s Bike: Trek Domane SL6 Disc Women’s £3100
‘Trek’s Domane’ is quite genuinely one of the smoothest using motorcycles we’ve ever tested. The smart Isospeed front and rear era ensure that the Domane makes the roughest roads rideable and can conquer the whole lot from cobbles to cols readily. It’s not pretty much consolation even though because the Domane is a thoroughbred race bike besides.’
Best Race Bike: Cannondale SystemSix Hi-Mod DA Di2 £8499
‘Cannondale’s first try at an aero motorcycle is a masterstroke; it’s super fast and notably done in lowering drag. But it’s no longer all about beating the wind as Cannondale has managed to add surely beautiful coping with into the mixture. It’s one of the most exciting bikes of 2019 and our favorite fast racers’ weapon.’
Best Climbing Bike: Canyon Ultimate CF SL Disc 8.Zero Aero £3249
‘Canyon’s CF SL combines a splendidly green chassis with desire additives at a brilliant charge, its low weight and aero-stylings make it speedy on the flat and a demon within the hills – combine that with stunning wheels and remarkable brakes (for a while you’re heading back down), and you’ve got some other winner from Canyon.’
Best For Value: Ribble Endurance SL Ultegra Disc £3249
‘Lancashire’s greatest Ribble is inside the midst of a real renaissance; they’ve constantly been masters of fee; however, their new range is their best yet and a match for any logo in the road marketplace. Spearheading the new range is the incredible Endurance SL; slick, rapid, and buttery easy to trip all wrapped up with some stunning equipment for the cash.’
Best For Comfort: Giant Defy Advanced Pro 0 £4599
‘The new Defy defines what we search for in a persistence bike, it combines suspension-like suppleness in its clever carbon creation with race-bike-like coping, and in its Pro 0 guise, it’s built up with the top first-rate package and even an expert level strength meter.’
Best Superbike: Trek Madone SLR nine.Zero Disc £10,000
‘When it comes to cash-no-item, we think that Trek’s wonderful Madone is the quality around. It combines beautiful appears that manipulate to mix cutting edge aerodynamics with layout thrives that Ferrari could be happy with.’
The Commencal Meta Trail 29 British Edition took gold for Mountain Biking UK’s number one spot for 2019’s Mountain Bike of the Year. The team made 20 of the modern-day trail bikes and spent three months trialing and checking them out, anywhere from the damp, slippery woods of South Wales to the rocky, sun-baked tracks of Finale Ligure, Italy.
The Commencal Meta Trail 29 British Edition emerged successfully, praised it for its ‘top all-around performance.’ Technical Editor Tom Marvin defined it as an all-spherical winner. He stated, “If you get your kicks from flat-out ruin-fests through the rocks, tight and twisty tech or impossibly steep sections, then the Meta TR is the motorbike for you.”