The sublime Cannondale Supersix Evo Red scoops our road bike of the year award

Our Gear of the Year awards celebrate the finest triathlon gear we’ve tested over 2013. While some old favourites still shine though, innovative new tech has also come to the fore over the last 12 months, so we’ve rounded up the products that have made testing a genuine joy and we think will make you love swimming, cycling and running even more.

Best Road Bike

Cannondale Supersix Evo Red GOTY

Cannondale Supersix Evo Red
£3,500
cannondale.com

Then: After riding the Cannondale Supersix Evo Red high and low over August, we said the ride sensation as your clip in and roll up the road is sublime. A combination of surefooted confidence, silky smoothness and explosive responsiveness make it the SuperSix Evo a total joy to ride. It glides across the rough yet rips climbs and corners to pieces in a way that charmed every tester and confirmed its position as a genuinely peerless champion at this price. Read the full Cannondale Supersix Evo Red review here.

Now: Cannondale’s Supersix Evo is without doubt the most stunning all round road bike we’ve ridden. Smooth enough to be comfortable all day and stick to corners like glue, it descends like a demon, but super lightweight and stout power delivery means it murders other bikes on the climbs too. Truly stunning and now more affordable too.