The 10 best sportive and endurance bikes we’ve tested in the past 12 months The inaugural Sportive and Endurance Bike of the Year award went down well last year, with Cannondale’s Synapse Ultegra Disc walking off with the shiny gong, so we thought we’d do it again. The popularity of sportive and endurance road bikes shows no sign of slowing down and this year we’ve seen some really interesting new bikes and a lot more competition among manufacturers to offer the best package of ride comfort, performance and value for money.
Picking a winner is never an easy thing, but this year it was particularly difficult because of the very high standard of bikes that have scored well in reviews.
Given that here we’re judging bikes from one category this list isn’t as diverse as that for the overall awards, but there are still some significant differences between the bikes, which made choosing a winner all the harder – every major frame material is represented. As ever, we’ve also tried to acknowledge what’s going on at different price points too. You can find a full list of categories and more on our judging criteria here .
One thing is for sure, there […]