BMC clinches it for the Granfondo GF01

BMC, Giant, Trek, Cannondale and GT in Cycling Plus BOTY shortlist

Switzerland’s BMC has clinched this year’s Cycling Plus Bike of the Year 2015 competition for the Granfondo GF01. 

The competition, seen as something of an institution and sales driver, saw Evans-exclusive BMC triumph over a shortlist including Giant’s Propel, the Trek Domane, Cannondale’s Synapse and GT’s Grade.

This year’s C+ best road bike comp pitted 35 road bikes, priced between £1,500 and £2,500, against each other. The Bike of the Year supplement will appear in the 300th issue of Cycling Plus.

The testers summed up each bike:

BMC Granfondo GF01: “The BMC Granfondo GF01 climbs beautifully, its race-developed frame means that not an ounce of effort is wasted. It’s pro-level frame and excellent disc brakes induce masse of confidence on descents. The GF01 is astonishingly accomplished in more than one realm of riding – and for that reason it’s the Cycling Plus Bike of the Year.”

Giant’s Propel: “Insanely fast, yet very comfortable, handles better than any aero road bike we’ve ever tested and makes you feel like a superfast superhero.”

The Trek Domane: “Handles sweetly and is as comfortable as a Rolls-Royce, making you feel at ease regardless of the road surface or the terrain.

Cannondale’s Synapse: “The 2015 model is last year’s equal – with added disc brake goodness. It’s fast handling, comfortable and well equipped, and quite simply a joy to ride day.”

GT’s Grade: “Is all about fun. It’s fast on the road but blisteringly quick on dirt – a joyous, horizon-broadening mix!”

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