RCUK 100 is RoadCyclingUK’s guide to the top 100 products of 2015, each handpicked – after much deliberation – by the team behind RoadCyclingUK.com.
The 180-page magazine showcases the best bikes, wheels and tyres, drivetrain components, apparel, finishing kit and accessories.
The coffee table mag will be on the newsstand for three months. It also casts a look back at how far technology has come, tracing the evolution of the bicycle wheel and the bikes of the Tour de France – from 1903 to 2014. It also takes a behind-the-scenes look at three home-grown companies: Strada Wheels, Hope Tech and Science in Sport.
"The RCUK 100 underlines roadcyclinguk.com’s premium position in the market, with high production values, top quality photography and a focus on the best products available to the 21st Century performance-obsessed road cyclist," said RoadCyclingUK editor George Scott.
"We’re spoilt for choice when it comes to equipment – we’ve never had it better. While quality road cycling products aren’t hard to come by, boiling them down to the finest 100 was a real challenge for the RCUK team, but we’ve covered the full spectrum.”
Ben Cope, bike sports publisher at Factory Media, said: “It’s RCUK’s first printed product and we’re very proud of it. Having spent years leading the field with stunning digital-first content, we wanted to apply the high production values and stunning photography that have made our website so popular to a printed annual. Thanks to the support of the industry, we’ve created a one-shot magazine that is aims to be the go-to guide for the best in road cycling. We hope our readers enjoy it as much as we enjoyed putting it together."
The RCUK 100 is priced at £4.99.