Team bikes 2017 – Cofidis’ Orbea with an FSA groupset
Feb21

Team bikes 2017 – Cofidis’ Orbea with an FSA groupset

A few years ago the rumours started to emerge: there’ll soon be another groupset manufacturer entering the road cycling market. The domination of Shimano remains in 2017 and Campagnolo supplies ensembles to a number of pro teams while SRAM is keeping things coy with sponsorship of only one WorldTour team this year. And then there’s the “fourth” groupset in the peloton for 2017: FSA. It’s not exactly...

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Team bikes 2017 – Bora-Hansgrohe’s Specialized
Feb10

Team bikes 2017 – Bora-Hansgrohe’s Specialized

In its debut as a certified WorldTour team, the German-registered Bora-Hansgrohe team ended up on the podium multiple times… but it left the Tour Down Under of 2017 without a win. Jay McCarthy finished third overall, improving on his fourth place in 2016 (while with the Tinkoff team). But it was the presence of two-time world champion, Peter Sagan, that ensured this team had a wealth of publicity.     Sagan was a man...

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Bike Test: RIDE 74 – Enigma Evade
Jan03

Bike Test: RIDE 74 – Enigma Evade

One of the five bikes on test in RIDE #74 (volume four of 2016) is the Enigma Evade. In this issue, we skip the usual “First Impressions” feature but everyone in the office spent time riding this – quite simply because, even though it was a hectic production on a big magazine and a very busy end to the year, it was too tempting to not try this one out. Eventually it was the owner of a titanium bike, Craig Klement, who wrote the review...

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RIDE 74 – Bike Test 01: Cannondale Slate
Dec26

RIDE 74 – Bike Test 01: Cannondale Slate

This test bike will take a lot longer to go back than what’s usual. The review was fun to write because this is such a different kind of bike. And that peculiarity means that a longer than normal session is going to be part of my summertime treat. This is the first bike of the 384 that have been reviewed over the years to feature 650 wheels… they come with 42mm tyres (also a size that’s never been tested in RIDE), and a Lefty...

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Ridley custom: paint your bike
Dec08

Ridley custom: paint your bike

If you subscribe to RIDE before the end of the year, you are in the draw for a great prize worth $8,195. How would you paint a Ridley bike? You get that opportunity thanks to FE Sports, the agents for the Belgian brand in Australia. The prize bike is a Ridley Noah and you can select the colours you want. Thanks to an initiative that incorporates ‘Paint My Bike’, a company that specialises in creative finishes on bikes, Australian...

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OORR – Cycling kit with a conscience
Oct19

OORR – Cycling kit with a conscience

  Australian brand, Out of the Rat Race, is making a concerted effort to change the way cycling apparel is manufactured. Its stylish ensembles are made from high-tech recycled fabrics and innovative materials. Over two years of research has gone into OORR’s latest range and it needs the support of the cycling public to get off the ground. Jack Lynch caught up with OORR’s founder Tim Christian to discuss his work....

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