RIDE #60 – 15th Anniversary Issue
RIDE Cycling Review is a quarterly and the 60th edition has recently come off the press. Yep, that’s 15 years of making a magazine all about the best sport in the world. The focus hasn’t deviated from the early years: racing and product reviews. The first issue was released in July 1998 and was 108 pages; the 60th issue, on sale from 17 May 2013, is 244 pages and weighs 639g. Over the past decade-and-a-half, RIDE Media has also published 10 editions of the Official Tour de France Guide and the Official Guide to the 2010 World Championships… 71 magazines, thousands of pages, 313 bike tests, and still plenty of enthusiasm.
The focus of the 60th edition (volume 02, 2013) are the one-day Classics of the European Spring, the early-season stage races – from Paris-Nice to the Tour de Romandie – and, of course, plenty of product for you to ogle and admire. We have exclusive interviews with three stars of the 2013 season: including our cover star Richie Porte, Tour de France runner-up Chris Froome, and Liège-Bastogne-Liège winner Dan Martin. The races may have come and gone but we strive to provide coverage that stands the test of time and creates an almanac about cycling.
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RIDE #60 also includes a Rider Profile (Glenn O’Shea), Coach Profile (Tim Decker), Team Profile (Lampre-Merida) and Ride Profile (the Cape Argus Pick ‘n Pay Tour in South Africa).
The Retro Review series continues with Warren Meade examining the revolutionary Shimano AX ensemble which was the first designed around aerodynamic ideals… but never really took off in the market.
The six bike that are subjected to our array of testing protocols are:
• Avanti Corsa DR Team Di2
• Basso Diamonte
• Bottecchia Emme 695
• Rivet Resolutus
• Focus Cayo Evo 2.0
• Specialized S-Works Allez Ltd
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And, of course, there are all the other regulars including Caffeine Culture (riding in Belgium), Bikes from the Bunch, columns (by Will Walker and Alex Morgan), Q&A (with Hayden Roulston), Tech Snippets, Paraphernalia and much more.
RIDE Media publishes RIDE Cycling Review, a quarterly magazine all about cycling.