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2003 Awards
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2002 Results

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Cyclingnews 2003 Reader Poll Results

Best new product

An early spy shot of the Dura-Ace crank
Photo: © Jeff Tse
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Shimano's ten-speed Dura-Ace swept all before it in this year's awards, a testament both to the desirability of the new group and also to Shimano's clever marketing, releasing a few diagrams here and a teaser there over the course of the year before a full launch at the Tour de France.

Beyond Dura-Ace, carbon this, that and the other caught your attention and many readers fancy a set of FSA's carbon compact cranks with 50/34 chainrings to make steep climbs a little easier. Third place was also taken by a comfort improvment: Fizik's Arione saddle. Who can argue with a better seat?


                                     Votes     %ge
1 Shimano Dura-Ace                     213    38.7
2 FSA Carbon Compact                    30     5.4
3 Fizik Arione                          17     3.1
4 Colnago C50                           16     2.9
5 carbon                                11     2.0
6 Pinarello Dogma                        9     1.6
7 Campagnolo Record 2004                 8     1.5
8 Campagnolo Bora Full Carbon Wheels     7     1.3
9 Cannondale CAAD8                       5     0.9
10 Crank Bros Candy pedals               5     0.9
11 Campagnolo carbon cranks              4     0.7
12 Campagnolo Chorus carbon              4     0.7
13 Fizik Aliante                         4     0.7
14 Orbea Orca                            4     0.7
15 Santa Cruz Blur VPP                   4     0.7
16 Trek 5.9 Madone                       4     0.7
Total                                  551     0.0