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1Hottest BikeMerida Scultura Team-E2013's hottest bike was Merida's Pro Tour weapon, the Scultura Team-E. 2013 Scultura debuted in January's Tour Down Under, and did the rounds of the world's most famous races during its first Pro Tour Season. In 2014, World Road Champion, Rui Costa will be riding one as Team Lampre Merida's newest signing.RRP $9,999 Club $8,799 2Hottest TrendRiding to workContinuing its rapid growth, riding to work was the hottest trend in cycling for 2013. More and more Aussies are saving money on petrol, parking and public transport; getting some excercise, and keeping it carbon neutral all before the day has even started. Model citizens and employees, the lot of you... 3Hottest NewsThe Green Edge BusOrica Green Edge didn't get off to a great start at the 100th Tour de France when their driver wedged the bus under the finish gantry on stage one. In a happy ending, the bus eventually managed to get itself free, closely followed by German sprinter, Marcel Kittel. 4Hottest AccessoryGarmin Edge 510If it wasn't already, 2013 saw the beep of a Garmin become as part of the group ride sound scape as the clipping in of cleats, or the buzz of a cassette. Garmin's Edge 510 was another massive hit for the American GPS producer, with features such as live track to view the location of other riders. RRP $399 Club $348
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5Tour de FranceThe 100th installment of the world's most famous bike race didn't fail to disappoint. Team Sky again dominated, with Chris Froome taking the yellow jersey. 6MAMILsThe 'middle aged man in Lycra' continued to flourish on roads everywhere in 2012. We even voted one into the top job, with Tony Abbott now arguably Australia's most high profile MAMIL. 7Cube Litening Super HPC SLCube's flagship model, tipping the scales at only 6.2 kg. 11 speed Dura Ace, DT Swiss wheels, and Cube Team colourway. Both looks and rides very fast.RRP $6,299 Club $4,975 8GoPro Hero 3+The new and improved version of one of 2012's hottest items, the Hero3+ landed with much hype. Coming by the dozen to a trail or surf break near you.RRP $529 Club $489
9Action camera videosWith GoPro cameras amongst the hottest products of the year, so too were the amazing/hillarious high definition the videos that they produced. 10Lance & OprahLance was one of 2012's biggest stories, and in January 2013 he opened up to the world's most famous talk show host in a tell-all interview. 11Ultegra 11 SpeedBenefiting from the 'trickle down' of technology from Shimano's top dog, Dura Ace, the new incarnation of Ultegra features an extra speed, newly designed brakes and more. 1227.5 inch wheelsSitting in between 26" and 29", the 27.5 bills itself as the best of both worlds. In 2013 more and more brands embraced it in their ranges, and so did you.
13Garmin Vector Power Meter PedalsThe highly anticipated training tool finally dropped in 2013 and the demand produced an immediate worldwide short supply.RRP $1,695 Club $1,248 14Merida Big 7 CF TeamUnvieled by World Champ, Jose Hermida in 2013, the Big 7 is the 'Goldilocks' of race bikes. For those who don't remember the story, Goldilocks was a discerning customer who required a perfect medium with everything.RRP $8,249 Club $7,259 15Ironman AbbottThere's no doubt the new PM can train like an animal. While Bob Hawke was probably crushing schooners the night he got elected, Tony backed his victory up with a Sunday morning group ride. 16Norco Tactic 1With a history steeped in mountain bikes, Norco's continued progression into the road market took a big leap with the Tactic. Visually and technically impressive, the Tactic is a serious machine for the tarmac.RRP $3,499 Club $3,184
17Norco Sight Carbon 7.2One of the year's most aniticipated bikes, Sight 7.2 offers 140mm travel on a carbon fiber, 27.5 inch platform. Weapon.RRP $4,599 Club $4,047 18Noosa TriathlonA true multisport festival of swimming, cycling, running and partying, Noosa even featured an appearance from Pro Tour star, Peter Sagan in 2013. 19Divas on bikesMusic's biggest stars got on their bikes in 2013. Miley, Beyonce, Rih and many more were snapped rolling around LA and New York on two wheels. 20JetBlack Z1 TrainerProgressive resistance up to 900 watts, with a quiet, smooth Hydrogel roller. The ultimate training tool that feels like a road that runs through your loungeroom.RRP $359 Club $259
21Clif BarOne of the world's most popular sports nutrition products finally made it to Aus in 2013, much to the delight of fans who had sampled it elsewhere in the world.Club Price from $2.49 ea. 22Colony Endeavour Limited EditionIf you could hang a BMX around your neck, you'd rock this one. A homegrown Aussie, this limited edition Endeavour is coated by electrodyalis in a gold paint that looks as rad as it sounds.RRP $899 Club $845 23Football teams on mountain bikesMore and more teams used mountain biking to break up arduous pre-season training programs. Brisbane, Geelong and Hawthorn were among a number of AFL teams to hit the trails at home and abroad. 24Team Lampre-MeridaThe new team's first year on the Pro Tour came with some strong results. They also managed to pinch the 2013 World Road Champ, Rui Costa, who will ride for the team in 2014.
25Social networking (Edge 510/810 social integration) 26WTP Envy 27Fat bikes 28Norco FBR 2
29Optrix XD4 iPhone Case 30Mongoose Micron 31Coffee shops 32Shimano Claris
33GT Dyno 34GT Sensor Carbon Team 35Quad Lock 36Cube Sl Cross
37Croozer Trailer 38Profile Design T3 + Aerobar 39Mongoose Lilgoose 40Vincenzo Nibali
41Rock n Roll Gold 42Schwinn Cutter 43Apollo Nouveau 7 44Christopher Froome
45Pollie Pedal 46Ride to Conquer Cancer 47Cyclocross 48Torq Gels
49Norco Valence A1 Forma 50Cube Stereo Super HPC 160 Race 51Cube Sting 140 52WTP Volta
53Merida Scultura 905 54Apollo Giro 55Northwave Fighter SBS shoe 56Dura Ace Di2
57Gemini Olympia 1800 Lumen Light System 58Cruiser bikes 59MGP VX3 Pro Scooter 60Garmin Fenix
61Charity rides 62Garmin Edge 800 63Merida Scultura 904 64Norco Fluid 7.1
65Shimano Click R CT70 shoe 66Garmin Forerunner 620 67Garmin Virb 68Continental GP 4000s
69Ass Savers 70Rise of the e-Bike 71Riding bikes with LeBron James 72Garmin Forerunner 910XT
73World Naked Bike Ride 74Debate over helmet laws 75Hi Viz bikes 76Apollo Giro Disc Hi Viz
77Merida Cycloross 4 78Pro Teams folding 79Tour Down Under 80Shimano 105 Carbon Pedals
81Apollo Trace 45 Hi Viz 82Road sprinters 83GT Meatball 84Endura Rehydration
85Met Estro Helmet 86Riding bikes (cycling popularity) 87Cycling holidays 88Merida Ride Carbon 95
89Strava 90Giro d'Italia 91DK Deka 92Merida Warp Carbon Team
93Brisbane to the Gold Coast 94Merida Big Ninety Nine 1500 95Colombian cycling 96Schwinn Cream
97Aussie Butt Cream 98Rappers on bikes 99Yakima KingJoe 100DK Cygnus