Aaron Borrill's gear of the year 2020

Gear of the Year 2020
(Image credit: Aaron Borrill)

Despite COVID-19's best attempts to overthrow the cycling zeitgeist, there was a smorgasbord of pretty important and radical product drops that took place during 2020. Manufacturers had to get creative with their launches and Zoom and other virtual meetup platforms became the norm as the cycling industry banded together symbiotically. In fact, I don't ever recall testing as many bikes and products as I have during 2020 - but that's a good thing.

Unlike my home country of South Africa that was locked down solidly for three months, we had it fairly good here in the UK and were allowed to ride outside and experience, arguably, one of the better summers on record - or so I'm told. The awesome weather and huge spread of daylight afforded me the ideal platform from which to test all of the latest bikes and gear, which helped formulate objective opinions. And there was a lot of gear. And bikes.

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