One of the annual traditions of Cyclocross Magazine is reflecting back on a year filled with reviewing products and award those that struck us as the best of the best in the realms of cyclocross, gravel and cycling gear. Rather than copy the categories we posed to our readers for the 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards, we tailored the sections to our own experiences with riding and products. We conclude with some noteworthy rides, riders and events from the 2014-15 season.

Over the course of the next few weeks, we will be releasing all of the awards one day at a time. Be sure to keep checking back to see what products are most worth your hard-earned dollars. Issue 28 also has the Editors’ Awards and the Readers’ Choice awards, so be sure to order your backcopy today, which is also available on Uberflip.

Cyclocross Brakes

Best Rim Brake: Paul Components MiniMoto

Best Disc Brake:

Cyclocross and Gravel Tires

Best Overall Cyclocross Clincher: WTB Cross Boss Tubeless-Ready Tire

Best Gravel Tire: WTB Nano TCS 40c

Best All Conditions Cyclocross Tubular: FMB Super Mud

Best Mud Cyclocross Tubular:

Cyclocross and Gravel Bikes

Best New Affordable Cyclocross Bike: Traitor Crusade

Best Mid-Range Cyclocross Bike: Focus Mares CX 3.0

Best New Race Cyclocross Bike:

Best Gravel Bike: Volagi Viaje Ti

Best Frame:

Cyclocross Wheels

Best Affordable Cyclocross Tubeless Wheelset: American Classic Hurricane

Best Affordable Cyclocross Tubular Wheelset: Neugent A220DTW

Cyclocross Component Groups

Best Cyclocross Race Group:

Best Affordable Cyclocross Group: SRAM Rival 22

Best Cyclocross Dream Group: Shimano R785 Shifters, RS785 brake calipers and an Ultegra Di2 drivetrain.


Best Chamois Cream:

Best Handlebar Tape for Cyclocross:

Best Light for Getting to Wednesday Night Worlds:

Favorite Lock:

Favorite Random Review Product:

Cyclocross Racers

Best Cyclocross Domestic Male: Jeremy Powers

Best Cyclocross Domestic Female: Katie Compton

Best Cyclocross European Male: Mathieu ven der Poel

Best Cyclocross European Female: Sanne Cant

Cyclocross Races

Best Domestic Cyclocross Race of the Year: CLIF Bar CrossVegas, Women’s Elite Race

Best International Cyclocross Race of the Year: Women’s Elite Cyclocross World Championships