2024 Best Bike Awards (2024)

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Bike Awards 2024

By Tara Seplavy, Matt Phillips and Dan Chabanov

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Each year, Bicycling’s test editors choose the Best Bikes from the thousands available across dozens of categories. Our process starts with analyzing price, features, and how each bike solves a rider’s needs. We also monitor cycling trends, research emerging riding categories, and closely follow new technologies. Then we tighten our focus on the bikes with the most potential, get them, ride them extensively, and discuss them rigorously amongst the test team and with other cyclists.

Almost no one uses a bicycle only how it’s portrayed on bike brands’ websites. So we test bikes in ways our readers ride them. We go to group rides and events, dig through social media posts, and dive into the minutia to give us insight into obstacles riders face and how they use their bikes to solve them. —Tara Seplavy, Deputy Editor

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Road Bikes

Best Road Bike

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Enve Fray

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Best All-Around Bike

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Ritte Esprit

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Best Budget Road

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Specialized Allez

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Best Value Road Bike

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Trek Emonda ALR

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Best Road Race

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Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL8

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Best Endurance Road

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Canyon Endurace CF SLX 8

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Best Crit Bike

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Standert Kreissäge RS

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Best Steel Road Bike

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Ritchey Road Logic Disc

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Best Super Bike

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BMC Teammachine R 01 LTD

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Best Electric Road Bike

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Cervélo Rouvida

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Best Titanium Road Bike

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Mosaic RT1 iTR

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Best USA-Made Road

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Allied Alfa

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Best Italian Road

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Officina Battaglin Portofino R

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Best Performance Road

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Ridley Falcn RS

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Gravel Bikes

Best Gravel Bike

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BlackHeart AL Gravel

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Best Budget Gravel

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State 6061 All-Road Apex XPLR AXS

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Best Budget Gravel Suspension

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Lauf Seigla Core Wireless

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Best Travel Gravel Bike

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Ritchey Outback Break-Away

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Best USA-Made Gravel

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Argonaut GR3 Custom

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Best Italian Gravel Bike

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Colnago C68 Gravel SRAM Red XPLR AXS

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Best Cyclocross

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Trek Boone 5

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Best Electric Gravel Bike

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Canyon Grizl:On

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Commuter and Urban Bikes

Best Value Commuter

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Lectric One eBike

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Best Budget e-Cargo

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Rad Power Rad Wagon 5

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Best Super Commuter

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Specialized Turbo Tero X 6.0

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Best Mid-Tail E-Cargo Bike

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Xtracycle RFA

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Best Belt-Drive Commuter

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Ride1Up Prodigy V2

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Best Hybrid E-Bike

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Velotric T1

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Best Folding e-Bike

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Brompton C-Line Electric 12-Speed

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Best Kid's Bike

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Trek Wahoo Path

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Mountain Bikes

Best Budget E-MTB

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Aventon Ramblas

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Best Mixed Wheel Trail Bike

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Santa Cruz 5010

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Best Beginner Hardtail

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Specialized Rockhopper Elite 29

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Best Cross Country Racer

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Yeti ASR T5 Ultimate XX SL

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Best High-Pivot Trail Bike

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Norco Sight C1 MX

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Best SL E-MTB

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Santa Cruz Heckler SL GX AXS Carbon C

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Best XC-Trail Deal

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Canyon Lux Trail CF 9

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Best E-MTB

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Pivot Shuttle AM Team XX Eagle Transmission

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Best Long Travel e-Bike

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Transition Repeater PT X0 AXS

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Best Mountain Bike Redesign

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Specialized S-Works Epic 8

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Best Trail Bike

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Evil Offering LS X0 AXS Transmission

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Tara Seplavy

Deputy Editor

As Deputy Editor, Tara Seplavy leads Bicycling’s product test team; after having previously led product development and sourcing for multiple bike brands, run World Championship winning mountain bike teams, wrenched at renowned bicycle shops in Brooklyn, raced everything from criteriums to downhill, and ridden bikes on six different continents (landing herself in hospital emergency rooms in four countries and counting). Based in Easton, Pennsylvania, Tara spends tons of time on the road and trail testing products. A familiar face at cyclocross races, crits, and bike parks in the Mid Atlantic and New England, on weekends she can often be found racing for the New York City-based CRCA/KruisCX team. When not riding a bike, or talking about them, Tara listens to a lot of ska, punk, and emo music, and consumes too much social media.

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Matt Phillips

Senior Test Editor, Bicycling

A gear editor for his entire career, Matt’s journey to becoming a leading cycling tech journalist started in 1995, and he’s been at it ever since; likely riding more cycling equipment than anyone on the planet along the way. Previous to his time with Bicycling, Matt worked in bike shops as a service manager, mechanic, and sales person. Based in Durango, Colorado, he enjoys riding and testing any and all kinds of bikes, so you’re just as likely to see him on a road bike dressed in Lycra at a Tuesday night worlds ride as you are to find him dressed in a full face helmet and pads riding a bike park on an enduro bike. He doesn’t race often, but he’s game for anything; having entered road races, criteriums, trials competitions, dual slalom, downhill races, enduros, stage races, short track, time trials, and gran fondos. Next up on his to-do list: a multi day bikepacking trip, and an e-bike race.

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Dan Chabanov

Test Editor

Test Editor Dan Chabanov got his start in cycling as a New York City bike messenger but quickly found his way into road and cyclocross racing, competing in professional cyclocross races from 2009 to 2019 and winning a Master’s National Championship title in 2018. Prior to joining Bicycling in 2021, Dan worked as part of the race organization for the Red Hook Crit, as a coach with EnduranceWERX, as well as a freelance writer and photographer.

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