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You picked the best road bike brands of 2020!

Which are the hottest road bike brands of 2020? Which companies are most likely to receive your hard-earned cash in 2021? What components do you prefer and what clothing is in style? We have the answers – your answers!

First off, we want to thank you all again for your participation, engagement and trust! The fact that more than 8,000 bikers around the world answered up to 80 individual questions and provided us with such detailed feedback can’t be taken for granted! All the more so when we consider that the average time to complete the survey was over 20 minutes! In turn, from the very bottom of our hearts: grazie mille, muchas gracias, tack, merci beaucoup, どうも, dzięki, obrigado, спасибо, hvala, teşekkürler, 谢谢你, شكرا, děkuji, hartelijk bedankt, thanks a lot!

But what exactly do we do with your responses? The results of our reader survey provide significant input into our editorial planning and direction and most importantly, help us produce relevant stories. In addition, the survey is an important tool to help us select the most relevant (to you) brands for our group tests. As much as we would like to review them all, we can only test so many bikes and products. Finally, your feedback helps us determine the most relevant price points for our tests.

Your responses regarding your riding preferences and the question of how, where and how far you ride, as well as what you look for when riding, give us additional insights into your everyday riding, which in turn feeds back into our test sessions in the form of the criteria and focus for our reviews. You play an essential role in helping to shape our work!

Below, you won’t only find out which brands you think make the best road bike products, but also who you’ll buy your next road bike from.

The best road bike brand

Our readers’ choice: Specialized once again represent the best road bike brand.

Your next road bike

Like last year, Canyon sit at the top of the list of bike brands you will buy in the future.

The results in-depth

So how have these results been compiled? It’s really simple: in our reader survey we asked which brands create the best bikes and which brand you are most like to buy. As a bilingual magazine, we made use of the opportunity to analyse data not just from our German-speaking readers but also from the international readers of our English edition. We looked at these separately and it revealed some exciting results.

Best Brand 2020: Parts & Accessories

A top-flight bike is more than just the sum of its parts but even the best bikes are only as good as their weakest component. So which brand makes the best products? We asked, you responded. Here are the best brands across 10 different categories.

The results in-depth

Just like with the bikes, we’ve compiled two separate sets of data when it comes to parts and accessories, dividing German-speaking and international readers. While there’s common consensus in certain categories, there are stark contrasts to be seen in the brand preferences across others. Printed in bold you’ll find the brand that received the most votes overall – languages and nationalities have no effect on this result. As you can see for yourself, the breakdown of the results is pretty interesting:

The lucky winners

Part of the joy of our reader survey isn’t just getting to know you better but to be able to give two of you the pleasure of a new eMTB. Together with our partners, Thömus and Cannondale, we raffled off two bikes worth more than € 9,000 amongst our participants. The lucky winners are:

Cannondale Topstone Neo Carbon 3: Udo H., Germany

Thömus Sliker Pro 105: Philippe D., Germany

The winners are still waiting for the delivery of their bikes. We will add pictures as soon as possible.

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