Singletrack Reader Awards 2010

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It’s that time of year again – The Singletrack Reader Awards have returned for the tenth time in a row.

This is your chance to tell us about the products, places and people you think deserve recognition. The best bit is that the nominations are entirely down to you lot, not some shadowy bike industry cabal, so you can pick anything you like based on your own experiences out in the real world.

So, we’ve chosen the categories below and all we need now are your suggestions. Let us know who, or what you think deserves to be nominated in each category and we’ll whittle the nominations down to a final three or four for each and the selected nominations will be put to an X-factor style vote – where you decide the winners.

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The categories:

Best New Product: Hardware

The best new product released in 2010 according to you. It can be anything from a tyre or a multi-tool to a pedal or a full groupset – as long as it has made your riding experience better.

Best New Product: Software

The best wearable product released in 2010. This includes everything such as shoes, hydration packs, gloves, jeans and even helmets.

Best New Bike

The best real-world bike released in 2010 (the crazy stuff comes in a minute). This is your chance to nominate the race, trail, freeride or DH bike that you’ve been most impressed with this year.

Bike Porn

No cheeky business. This is for the bike that left the drool hanging out of your mouth this year and left you wishing you had a bigger wallet.

Best Photographer

This category allows you to vote for any photographer who images have captured your attention in any of the last 8 editions of Singletrack.

Best UK Event, Show or Series

This is open to just about any event as long as it has occurred in the UK during 2010. It can be a race you’ve attended or even competed in, or it can be a bike show of festival.

Best UK Trail Centre

Which trail centre has given you the best blend of fantastic riding, facilities and overall enjoyment in the past year?

Best Mail Order Shop

Which company has been super prompt with delivery, great with stock and been equipped with knowledgeable staff?

Best Singletrack Feature

Was there a feature that you found inspired you, maybe there was one that made you laugh until it hurt? Whatever it was, let us know.

Best Bike Shop

This is for the local guy down the high street. Forget the on-line moguls here and let us know which real world shop has impressed you in 2010.

Mountain Bike Personality Of The Year

Who do you think has done the most to help further the mountain biking scene in the UK. It could be a rider, a racer, a trailbuilder or just your mate Dave who’s really good at wheelies. Who has done the most for UK mountain biking this year?

Send your suggestions to –

If you need any reminding, the issues covered for Best Photographer, and Best Singletrack Feature, are from issue 54 up to the current issue 61. If you need a prompt – have a look at the Mag Archive page.

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