Top 10 Most Successful Road Bikes Of 2016 – GCN’s World Tour Of Bikes

The best performing race bikes and bike manufacturers of 2016, ranked according to our very own Maths Genius’s complex algorithm. That’s right!

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We’ve often done a best performing race bikes of the year video. But, in 2016 we wanted to step things up. With the help of one of GCN’s data geniuses, we took things up a few levels. Revamped UCI WorldTour points, fairer ratings for Tour de France stage victories and major one day races and more… The result? This video, where we rank the top 10 pro cycling race bikes of the year – from Canyon to Specialized, Giant to Pinarello, and, the top 5 bike manufacturers of the year. This is not just an opinion piece, this is a quantifiable, provable ranking system.

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This video also raises a slightly awkward question… Maybe aerodynamics and lightweight aren’t the only things that win bike races? Chip in with your thoughts on that in the comments, too.

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El Bertsch says:

8:50 Ay dan i think that you’ve made a Mistake there, BMC is giving its Riders the option of three different models (The GF01 for Paris-Roubaix, the TMR01 for the races in the Sand and the SLR01)

..just saying…

Ino Van De Wouw says:

what’s the best TT bike of this year?

양홍만 says:

Dongma f8 vs trek madone 9.5 which is better stuff??

Shilpa Mhatre says:

hey im chaitanya
i am a cyclist. should i buy GIANT TCR SLR 2 ???

Todd Murray says:

S-works Tarmac is my favorite bike hands down. And I have owned/ridden a lot of them.

Markus Rich says:

Super zestawienie!

surfinDelMar says:

Want that Pinarello Dogma F8 in Team Sky colors…sick!!!

aninuj says:

Whay about women’s bikes?

Doug Hungerford says:

I completely agree with your analysis for the number one bike but I would have expected the Trek Madone to have placed? But at the end of the day, Its not the bike, Its the rider.

Ting Le Deng says:

How come the Cervelo ranks so highly when DDD has been disastrous ranking last in the world tour?

기미중 says:

where is trek ?…. most expensive bike in that list is pinarello

golferchin76 says:

of course the Specialized S-Work Tarmac.
I wonder how that frameset can even be improved…

Rohan McCoy says:

How about working out which shoe manufacturer won the most races?

Jeanne Weiss says:

Can you guys do a similar list for womens bikes?


Hey guys, my question is, does this list also serve as a ranking of the best bikes in the world? Why don’t we see more exclusive boutique manufacturers such as Parlee, Cippolini, and Storck on these lists? They bill themselves as the best of the best. If this was true, wouldn’t the top cyclists ride them? Or if they don’t, is this more about the politics of sponsorship and economic muscle? Thanks! Love these videos.

simon thomas says:

loving the shows! very well put together with a great blend of humour and information! What about covering an episode on those of us that run and cycle as a means of keeping fit, does and donts kind of thing? And maybe another for those of us in early 50s health considerations trying to minimise the damage of getting older but wanting to maintain a good level of fitness?

tegman7 says:

Top 5 tires?!?! 😉

Wouter van der Laan says:

nice video guys! I was wondering whether your statistics include which manufacturer was involved in most crashes during pro races??

Divij Shah says:

what about Merida Reacto?

Rich Hatton says:

And the top woman’s race bikes are?? … asking for a friend

Fabi Volle says:

I suck big dicks and I can not lie.

Steven Rodriguez says:

And Bianchi Oltre xr4?

LUKE clayton says:

more detail please !!!

Paul Hillier says:

Trek ???

Leonardo Henrique Finkler says:

Scott Foil, Pinarello F8, Specialized Tarmac and Venge VIAS are the best bikes in my opinion

Max Mustermann says:

Why is BMC not using the more aerodynamic timemachine TMR01?

noann adilson says:

spezialized tarmac. I got one

Paul Murphy says:

Gents, I’ve been riding forever and then some. This year I picked up a S-Works Venge and put Etap on it. It is without doubt, the fastest bike I have ever ridden. I think I could always sprint, and I might not be as fast as I was 25 years ago, but my oh my, it certainly feels that way.

Swapnil Rogye says:

Great Stats! I Strongly Agree!

Nick In blik says:

Where is the Ridley noah?

Joseph Chou says:

No Trek ?! … Emonda…..

Jeremy Sweeten says:

Good job, Trek!!  You missed the list. >:(

Maca says:

Wow I was expecting trek or cannondale to be in top 10

George Lane says:

would have been good to have a top 5 for time trial bikes too :/

absolutMac - Tipps und Tutorials rund um Apple Produkte says:

I would say, the question would be, if Peter Sagan was riding something else, than Specialized bikes (like he did before with Cannondale), would the bikes eventuall not matter? I mean, the best bike is only as good, as its driver 😉

philip sinclair says:

I notice that the Apierre, the Ridly, the Cervullo the Canyon and both Scotts were shod with Conti’s. Naturally, the Specialized would have their own tyres.

Ron Wofford says:

I’m good with this list.

Renéth Anoche says:

I know this is off topic but how about making a network exclusive for track cycling and talk about track bike specs and racing details?

LUKE clayton says:

there should be more points for winning the tour de france

Sven Pype says:

So my own bikes did a good job. Coming in at place 5 and 4. Nice to know. Thanks GCN

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