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.
Take one part American legend of cyclocross with 11 consecutive National Championship victories, take one part iconic European athlete with the biggest name in the sport, and finally shake it up with a machine from a big brand that invested some serious research and development into their current model. What is the result? The Trek Boone 9 taking home back-to-back wins in our 2014-2015 Readers’ Choice Awards for Favorite Dream Bike.
At the heart of the Boone is the IsoSpeed Decoupler. What made the bike really shine on its release was not that it mimicked the Domane, which had gained notoriety in 2013, but was redesigned in order to accommodate the nuances of cyclocross and leave enough room for shouldering. Between supporting great athletes and creating a new experience on a cyclocross bike, it appears that Trek has found a lasting winner with our readers.
More info: trekbikes.com