RIDE #60 Bike Review – Avanti Corsa DR

The  Avanti Corsa DR…
“Out of the box the Avanti Corsa DR represents a giant leap forward for the Kiwi brand.”

“Originally destined for the (gone-too-soon) Pure Black Racing team, and now raced by Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers, this model has been spec’d without compromise or budget restraints. It’s ready to race with a price tag that ensures it will be compared with the best bike that any brand can put to market. It’s a tough end of the schoolyard to hang out in, but a close inspection of the details on this bike shows the Avanti product team has been staying up late and doing their homework.”

– Read all of Toby  Shingleton’s appraisal in RIDE Cycling Review #60.

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    RIDE #60 - Avanti Corsa DR

Each issue of RIDE Cycling Review features six bike tests and each product is put through a series of protocols that have evolved over the years. We now subject the review bikes to…

• A ‘Build Report’ written by a mechanic after his fully disassembles the bike (and weighs each component) to get a closer look inside the frame and then see how it all comes back together.

• ‘Flex test jig‘ – which measures frame deflection when a 40kg weight is applied to the right crank.

• ‘Wheel test’ – when we measure flex of a rim.

• Weight list of every component… the actual weight, not just what the manufacturers want to promote.

• Full specification listing…

The review itself relates to the ride quality and characteristics of each bike as observed by someone who gets to use it for several weeks (or, at times, months). The captioning is done by our in-house mechanic, Greg Chalberg, who also takes the photos.

Round Table Observations
Since RIDE #54, we have  also published a two-page spread dubbed ‘Round Table Observations’. The concept is to get everyone in the office to ride all six review bikes one after the other and offer a brief appraisal of what they feel the highlight or lowlights are. Here are the unedited voice files from each tester’s first impression of the Avanti Corsa DR:

Dan Bonello: 

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Rob Arnold: 

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(There are now 15 issues of RIDE available in a digital format via Zinio, with reviews of 90 bikes.)

RIDE Media publishes RIDE Cycling Review, a quarterly magazine all about cycling.

RIDE Cycling Review is now available in a digital format via Zinio.

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Author: greg@ride

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