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RIDE 66 – Volume 4, 2014: the future… and the past

RIDE 66 – Volume 4, 2014: the future… and the past

Campbell, Richie and Macey: a trio from Tassie are the stars on the cover of RIDE Cycling Review Issue 66, the fourth volume of 2014.

The future…’ is the main headline, with an asterisk pointing to a follow-up: ‘And the past…

We’ve kept the cover lines at the bottom of the front page for this issue and have allowed two rainbow jerseys and a trade team rain vest to appear. And the hope is that the image entices you to find out more, to buy the magazine, to read what’s inside, to enjoy the images, to get inspired…!

Ride. Cycling. Review. It’s what we do.

The cover of RIDE Cycling REview Issue 66

RIDE Cycling Review Issue 66 – on sale from Thursday, 18 December 2014

RIDE #66 Features

The Tassie Trio: story of the cover…

Campbell, Richie and Macey: a trio from Tassie are the stars on the cover of RIDE Media’s fifth magazine for 2014. ‘The future…’ is the main headline, with an asterisk pointing to a follow-up: ‘And the past…’

We’ve kept the coverlines at the bottom of the front page for this issue and have allowed two rainbow jerseys and a trade team rain vest to appear. And the hope is that the image entices you to find out more, to buy the magazine, to read what’s inside, to enjoy the images, to get inspired…!

Ride. Cycling. Review. It’s what we do.

This is the 66th issue: 228 pages and 601g of goodness.

 

The past: 25 years since the fall of The Wall…

'In the USSR' – an excerpt from RIDE 66

RIDE #66 introduces readers to Nikolai Razouvaev, a former citizen of the Soviet Union and a former world champion. He tells a good story and he’s got a good story to tell. He represented his country at a time when there were, apparently, no professional cyclists in the USSR. He still rides his bike but is no longer a racer. Instead, he’s taken to writing and RIDE is very pleased to have published part one of an ongoing series that debunks the myths of what it was like to raced as an amateur professional… it’s a contradiction but it was also his reality.

 

Which bike is right for you?

Thumbnail images of the five bikes on review in RIDE Issue 66

During the production of RIDE #66, for example, we didn’t try and hide the brands of bikes that we have on review in the issue. It’s a quintet from five of the biggest cycling companies in the world: Cannondale, Giant, Merida, Specialized and Trek…! Each bike has its nuance, that little something that makes it special. Disc brakes, light weights, perfect fit, comfort and aerodynamics – there’s myriad things to lure you to a bike in the modern world and we cover a range of those in our comprehensive review pages.

In the coming days, we’ll publish the online galleries and commentaries on these reviews at ridemedia.com.au. That’s how we’ve managed the bike tests for several years: show as much as possible, tell as much as we can, share the information, make it accessible… but never compromise on content.

And the fundamentals remain in place for every piece published in RIDE – either on paper, our e-magazines, or online.

It might be the end of another year, but RIDE #66 isn’t just a recall of the season, nor a best-of collection of anecdotes or photos. It’s not just another cycling magazine, but a source of information from people who have long been part of the cycling world.

 

Into the wind (tunnel)…!

'Into the Wind' – an excerpt from RIDE 66

In every issue of RIDE, there is commentary about aerodynamics. The benefits of being aero are plentiful and even a small change can save a rider significant energy. Still, it’s the complete package – rider and bike – that needs to be tweaked for the gains to be felt.

RIDE’s editor, Rob Arnold, was invited to Monash University’s wind tunnel facility on the day Caleb Ewan, Luke Durbridge and Michael Hepburn went back to school. Their quest was to get as aero and efficient as possible. Find out more about this most intriguing test session with our feature on riding in the wind…

 

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