The Rivet Resolutus…
“Unpacking the Rivet, it was immediately clear the Resolutus’ geometry was designed with racing in mind. The head tube was conspicuous in its brevity. Even with 34mm of stack that the external Chris King headset adds, a 135mm head tube makes for a low front end and a tight front triangle. In fact, sitting alongside my titanium bike (a Baum Corretto) it was appreciably lower. My position on the Corretto is not excessively low, but it is hardly upright. With saddle height and contact points already set, the Resolutus was already telling me I was in for one race-styled ride.”
– Read all of Nick Squillari’s appraisal in RIDE Cycling Review #60.
Detail of details…
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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 Rivet Resolutus:
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