Josh Croxton's gear of the year 2021

Gear of the year 2021
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Hello, and welcome to my Gear of the Year. Which, if you read last year's, you'll know usually takes the form of a short story of my year, followed by things that have stood out, impressed or made a difference to my cycling. As ever, this year's list is mostly tech, because that's the bit you're actually here for, but I've thrown in a few other things for good measure, so let's get into it. 

Well, another year has passed, and despite the current concerns surrounding yet another COVID variant and what looks to be a lifetime of booster vaccines ahead, things are looking up, aren't they? 

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Josh Croxton
Associate Editor (Tech)

Josh is Associate Editor of Cyclingnews – leading our content on the best bikes, kit and the latest breaking tech stories from the pro peloton. He has been with us since the summer of 2019 and throughout that time he's covered everything from buyer's guides and deals to the latest tech news and reviews. 

On the bike, Josh has been riding and racing for over 15 years. He started out racing cross country in his teens back when 26-inch wheels and triple chainsets were still mainstream, but he found favour in road racing in his early 20s, racing at a local and national level for Somerset-based Team Tor 2000. These days he rides indoors for convenience and fitness, and outdoors for fun on road, gravel, 'cross and cross-country bikes, the latter usually with his two dogs in tow.