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. 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, in the App Store on iTunes, and on Google Play for Android.

Sidi's 2014 Drako mountain bikes shoes, as worn by Absalon and Schurter. © Cyclocross Magazine

Sidi remains the reader favorite for the second year running. © Cyclocross Magazine

As we unveiled in our last Readers’ Choice Award post, Mad Alchemy has been voted as a consistent favorite of embrocation and chamois cream for years. Although it hasn’t defended its position for quite that long, the Sidi brand has now been Cyclocross Magazine’s readers’ favorite shoe company for the past two years.

Running the array of everything from the Dominator 5 to their carbon-soled Drako, Sidi has off-road shoes for anyone looking to ride with the iconic Italian brand.

Sidi is obsessive about finding the perfect shoe for each foot, and a few years back, the company even walked us through a ten minute process of finding the right shoe and getting the right size for cyclocross.

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