As we are well past the mid-way point of 2019, bike manufacturers have begun announcing their new additions to their line-ups for the 2020 model year. From adventure and performance-oriented road bikes to gravel models capable of crushing the most challenging days and new mountain bikes designed for modern styles of riding, there are so many bikes to consider if you are looking for a new one. Here are six of our top picks of 2020 models bikes:
At first glance, the new Cannondale SuperSix EVO is a purely performance-oriented road bike. New truncated airfoil tubing, dropped seatstays, and increased integration makes the new SuperSix a lightweight and aero road race crushing machine. With generous 30 mm tire clearance with 6 mm of space around a tire of that size, the new SuperSix isn’t confined to pure road racing but can easily be setup for more adventurous riding on rough gravel. The new SuperSix is certainly one of the most
The newest gravel crushing machine from Cervelo is the Aspero which is designed for everything from bike packing in a flannel shirt to huge gravel races like Dirty Kanza. The Aspero has clearance for both 700c (44 mm) and 650b (49 mm) wheels for a range of possible setups. It features dropped chainstays to make room for wide rubber while keeping the wheelbase tight. The geometry is dialed for hard race days and adventures making the Aspero a top option for anyone looking to push the boundaries of their rides further.
The new Domane is an adventure bike packed with features. Internal storage on the downtube means you can stash necessities hidden in the frame. The IsoSpeed front and rear helps to absord the roughest of roads while the clearance for 38 mm tires make’s it a road bike that really is pushing into the realm of gravel. While an endurance road bike at heart, the Domane is designed to be comfortable on all terrain.
The 2020 Pinarello Dogma F12 had an early release when Team Sky transformed into Team Ineos. The general classification hunting pedigree of the team and the Italian companies flagship bike weren’t effected in anyway. The team went on to win the 2019 Tour de France with Colombian Egan Bernal with last year’s winner Geraint Thomas in second place. The Dogma F12 got aero refinements to slice through the wind even more efficiently while the purebred race machines stiffness and comfort were also improved.
Giant’s long travel Reign enduro bike has moved to 29″ wheels. A purebred rough terrain munching machine, the Reign is designed to roll over the roughest terrain fast. With 146 mm rear wheel travel and 160 mm of front suspension on the carbon model and 170 mm on the alloy option. The bike has improved stability on descents and refinements to give it better climbing efficiency. If you are looking for a bike to smash descents on with the chomps to navigate tricky ascents as well, the Reign is a top pick for 2020.
Cannondale unveiled the new Topstone Carbon with a novel rear suspension system called KingPin to deliver a more comfortable ride and grippy traction on all terrain. At the junction of the seat stays and the seatpost is a thru-axle sealed bearing pivot that delivers 30 mm of travel with 25 per cent of that coming at the rear axle. To expand it’s capabilities even further, you can outfit 650b x 48 mm or 700c x 40 mm wheel and tire combinations. The Topstone Carbon is no doubt ready to crush gravel events and take you further on the road and off it in 2020.