RIDE Cycling Review – Bike Test History

RIDE Cycling Review has been testing bikes since 1998. The magazine now features six reviews in every issue and the protocols have evolved over the years but the objective remains the same: to provide as much information as possible for the potential buyer – from how it feels on the road, how much flex there is in the frame, what the history of each brand is, where the products are made, how it all comes together… and much more.

Here is a summary – in alphabetical order – of all the bikes that have been featured over the years.

Since RIDE #47, the magazine has also been sold in a digital format with the Zinio platform and these are linked accordingly. Should you wish to delve deeper into the archives, however, back issues are available.

[Note: The prices have always been quoted in Australian dollars and were accurate at the time of printing.]

 

RIDE’s bike reviews – 295… and counting

Brand Model Frame Material Bike Price Issue
AIRBORNE Valkyrie titanium $4,495 RIDE #25
ALCHEMY Ultralite aluminium $3,295 RIDE #12
ANATOMIC Mecano carbon-fibre $7,995 RIDE #28
ANATOMIC Custom aluminium $9,900 RIDE #38
APOLLO Vispo C carbon-fibre $2,499 RIDE #39
APOLLO Arctec carbon-fibre $8,999 RIDE #52
ARGON 18 Krypton FC carbon-fibre $6,200 RIDE #26
ARGON 18 Platinum carbon-fibre $5,999 RIDE #36
ARGON 18 E-114 carbon-fibre $9,999 RIDE #45
AVANTI Corsa aluminium $3,500 RIDE #13
AVANTI Vivace aluminium $1,799 RIDE #16
AVANTI Team Corsa Carbonio aluminium/carbon-fibre $7,450 RIDE #21
AVANTI Carbonio carbon-fibre $2,599 RIDE #32
AVANTI Cadent 2.0 carbon-fibre $2,699 RIDE #39
AVANTI Quantam Team carbon-fibre $9,500 RIDE #43
AVANTI Quantam Team carbon-fibre $6,499 RIDE #56
AVANTI Questa Team carbon-fibre $7,999 RIDE #49
AZZURRI Mezzo Elite carbon-fibre $3,999 RIDE #49
BAUM Ristretto Ti titanium/carbon-fibre $11,995 RIDE #32
BAUM Corretto titanium $16,895 RIDE #45
BAUM Turanti titanium $12,995 RIDE #54
BH Global Concept G2 carbon-fibre $9,000 RIDE #33
BH Ultralight carbon-fibre $8,999 RIDE #56
BIANCHI L-Lite aluminium $3,600 RIDE #07
BIANCHI Alloy Pro aluminium $2,990 RIDE #17
BIANCHI XL Carbon carbon-fibre $5,499 RIDE #22
BIANCHI Via Nirvone 7 aluminium/carbon-fibre $3,250 RIDE #27
BIANCHI FG Lite aluminium/carbon-fibre $8,499 RIDE #32
BIANCHI 928 Carbon carbon-fibre $3,999 RIDE #34
BIANCHI 928 Carbon SL carbon-fibre $11,500 RIDE #37
BIANCHI Mono-Q carbon-fibre $6,299 RIDE #43
BIANCHI Infinito carbon-fibre $6,499 RIDE #48
BIANCHI Oltre carbon-fibre $14,999 RIDE #52
BLUE RC4 aluminium/carbon-fibre $5,300 RIDE #30
BMC Team Machine SLT01 carbon-fibre $9,750 RIDE #26
BMC SL01 aluminium/carbon-fibre $4,495 RIDE #30
BMC Pro Machine carbon-fibre $8,495 RIDE #33
BMC Racemaster SLX01 aluminium/carbon-fibre $4,795 RIDE #41
BMC Cross Machine CX02 aluminium $3,480 RIDE #44
BMC Team Machine SLR01 carbon-fibre $9,450 RIDE #47
BMC Roadracer SL01 carbon-fibre $3,995 RIDE #53
BMC GF01 carbon-fibre $6,999 RIDE #57
BOTTECCHIA 8Avio carbon-fibre $8,850 RIDE #40
BRIDGESTONE RHM9 carbon-fibre $7,450 RIDE #32
CANNONDALE R2000 aluminium $3,995 RIDE #07
CANNONDALE CAAD4 aluminium RIDE #09
CANNONDALE R2000Si aluminium $4,999 RIDE #10
CANNONDALE CAAD6 aluminium $8,000 RIDE #14
CANNONDALE CAAD7 Black Lightning aluminium $9,995 RIDE #17
CANNONDALE Six-13 aluminium/carbon-fibre $9,399 RIDE #23
CANNONDALE Synapse carbon-fibre $6,800 RIDE #29
CANNONDALE Super Six carbon-fibre $8,200 RIDE #38
CANNONDALE CAAD10 aluminium $4,500 RIDE #51
CANNONDALE Super Six EVO carbon-fibre $8,999 RIDE #54
CARRERA Mercurio WB aluminium/carbon-fibre $7,990 RIDE #25
CARRERA Erakle carbon-fibre $13,499 RIDE #54
CASATI Dardo Scandium $7,500 RIDE #11
CASATI Laser steel RIDE #18
CASATI Marte carbon-fibre $12,295 RIDE #29
CASATI Marte carbon-fibre $11,995 RIDE #40
CASATI Laser Carbon Plus steel/carbon-fibre $9,895 RIDE #46
CASATI Mistral 2 carbon-fibre $8,895 RIDE #52
CERVELO Soloist aluminium $3,899 RIDE #23
CERVELO Soloist Carbon carbon-fibre $9,799 RIDE #31
CERVELO R3 carbon-fibre $9,199 RIDE #33
CERVELO R3 SL carbon-fibre $7,999 RIDE #42
CERVELO R5 carbon-fibre $11,855 RIDE #52
CHAMPIONE XCR Stainless steel $8,800 RIDE #55
CHARGE Skewer titanium $6,669 RIDE #47
CINELLI Aliante aluminium $7,400 RIDE #14
CINELLI Estrada carbon-fibre $5,999 RIDE #31
CIÖCC Slide Carbon aluminium/carbon-fibre $6,900 RIDE #21
CIOMBOLA Culo Carbonia steel $7,999 RIDE #14
CIOMBOLA Azzurrosso steel $6,699 RIDE #20
COLNAGO C40 carbon-fibre $11,000 RIDE #15
COLNAGO Dream Plus aluminium RIDE #18
COLNAGO C-50 carbon-fibre $11,000 RIDE #25
COLNAGO Arte aluminium/carbon-fibre $4,999 RIDE #30
COLNAGO Extreme Power carbon-fibre $12,699 RIDE #35
COLNAGO Master X-Light steel $7,699 RIDE #42
CUBE Litening Super HPC SL carbon-fibre $8,999 RIDE #50
CUBE Agree GTC Race carbon-fibre $3,899 RIDE #55
CYFAC Absolu carbon-fibre $15,799 RIDE #44
DE ROSA Planet aluminium $6,600 RIDE #06
DE ROSA Vini Caldirola Team Issue aluminium RIDE #09
DEAN El Dente titanium $5,850 RIDE #20
DEDACCIAI Temerario carbon-fibre/titanium $10,990 RIDE #50
DENTI Pantera steel $6,800 RIDE #22
DUCATI Factory 900 XR carbon-fibre $9,995 RIDE #35
DURATEC RX3 Cool aluminium $7,050 RIDE #34
ELLSWORTH Flight aluminium $6,500 RIDE #14
EMC Equip R1.0 carbon-fibre $7,499 RIDE #46
EMC Equpe R1.2 carbon-fibre $3,999 RIDE #55
EMC2 Etapé Team aluminium/carbon-fibre $2,399 RIDE #40
EVOLUTION aluminium RIDE #11
FELT F1C carbon-fibre $7,499 RIDE #29
FELT F2 carbon-fibre $5,799 RIDE #36
FELT AR2 carbon-fibre $7,499 RIDE #45
FELT F1 carbon-fibre $13,699 RIDE #54
FIMAS Fedaia aluminium $6,995 RIDE #22
FOCUS Izalco Pro 1.0 carbon-fibre $8,999 RIDE #49
FOCUS Izalco Team 2.0 carbon-fibre $7,999 RIDE #56
FONDRIEST Top Level aluminium RIDE #10
FONDRIEST Top Carbon TF1 carbon-fibre $15,000 RIDE #26
FONDRIEST TF3 carbon-fibre $2,999 RIDE #51
FORT RO7005SLC aluminium/carbon-fibre $3,550 RIDE #20
FUJI Team Pro carbon-fibre $3,549 RIDE #44
FUJI SST 2.0 carbon-fibre $3,999 RIDE #48
FUJI Altamira 2.0 carbon-fibre $3,999 RIDE #52
GENIUS Squadra aluminium/carbon-fibre $6,499 RIDE #26
GIANT TCR aluminium RIDE #02
GIANT MCM Team carbon-fibre $5,995 RIDE #04
GIANT TCR 1 aluminium $2,995 RIDE #07
GIANT TCR 1 aluminium $3,599 RIDE #15
GIANT TCR Carbon carbon-fibre $5,999 RIDE #18
GIANT TCR Composite 1 carbon-fibre $4,399 RIDE #23
GIANT TCR Advanced carbon-fibre $8,499 RIDE #28
GIANT TCR Advanced LE carbon-fibre $8,495 RIDE #33
GIANT TCR Advanced SL carbon-fibre $7,999 RIDE #43
GIANT Trinity Advanced SL1 carbon-fibre $9,999 RIDE #49
GIANT TCR Advanced 0 carbon-fibre $3,999 RIDE #56
GIOS Ultralite A-90 aluminium $7,495 RIDE #08
GIOS Carbon carbon-fibre $7,500 RIDE #19
GITANE Mach 2002 aluminium $3,785 RIDE #10
GT Ultra aluminium $5,449 RIDE #31
GT Carbon Team carbon-fibre $6,999 RIDE #45
GUERCIOTTI Khaybar carbon-fibre $10,499 RIDE #41
GURU Carbonio carbon-fibre $13,000 RIDE #26
IBIS Silk Carbon carbon-fibre $6,825 RIDE #37
INDEPENDENT FABRICATIONS XS titanium/carbon-fibre $17,995 RIDE #43
JAMIS Xenith carbon-fibre $7,500 RIDE #37
JAMIS Xenith Team carbon-fibre $7,499 RIDE #50
KESTREL 200SC carbon-fibre RIDE #01
KESTREL 200SCi carbon-fibre $8,500 RIDE #11
KHS Aero Comp steel $3,099 RIDE #04
KLEIN Quantum Race aluminium $3,999 RIDE #09
KLEIN Quantum Pro aluminium RIDE #11
KLEIN Q Carbon Team aluminium/carbon-fibre $4,999 RIDE #20
KOGA Carbon Team Edition carbon-fibre $3,800 RIDE #47
KOGA Kimera carbon-fibre $10,250 RIDE #51
KUOTA Kharma carbon-fibre $6,900 RIDE #28
KUOTA Kolt carbon-fibre $6,999 RIDE #49
KYKLOS Featherweight LTD carbon-fibre $14,229 RIDE #53
LAPIERRE Serivce Course Scandium RIDE #16
LAPIERRE Superlite aluminium $7,350 RIDE #23
LAPIERRE Xelius 700 carbon-fibre $4,999 RIDE #55
LEMOND Chambery aluminium $4,695 RIDE #10
LEMOND Zurich steel $4,999 RIDE #13
LEMOND Tete De Course titanium $10,999 RIDE #16
LEMOND Tete De Course titanium/carbon-fibre $10,999 RIDE #22
LEMOND Zurich carbon-fibre $4,299 RIDE #36
LITESPEED Tuscany titanium $7,485 RIDE #09
LITESPEED Vortex titanium $15,500 RIDE #17
LITESPEED Vela aluminium $3,170 RIDE #19
LLEWELLYN Custom steel $6,635 RIDE #15
LOOK KG281 carbon-fibre RIDE #08
LOOK KG281 carbon-fibre RIDE #13
LOOK KG381 carbon-fibre RIDE #18
LOOK KG286 carbon-fibre RIDE #23
LOOK 585 carbon-fibre $9,999 RIDE #31
LOOK 585 Ultra carbon-fibre $9,150 RIDE #37
LOOK 595 carbon-fibre $11,995 RIDE #39
LOOK 586 carbon-fibre $10,300 RIDE #42
LOOK 695 SR I-Pack carbon-fibre $12,999 RIDE #50
LYNSKEY 410R titanium $13,995 RIDE #35
LYNSKEY Helix OS titanium $16,429 RIDE #50
MALVERN STAR Oppy Le Mauco carbon-fibre $3,999 RIDE #41
MALVERN STAR Oppy Pro carbon-fibre $7,999 RIDE #46
MASI Speciale Fixed steel $1,195 RIDE #39
MCIPOLLINI RB1000 carbon-fibre $19,990 RIDE #51
MCIPOLLINI Lógos carbon-fibre $8,999 RIDE #57
MERCKX Titane titanium RIDE #01
MERCKX Domo Team SC Scandium $12,300 RIDE #17
MERCKX Gara aluminium $2,495 RIDE #27
MERCKX Carbon 3XM carbon-fibre $5,999 RIDE #37
MERCKX EMX-5 carbon-fibre $10,499 RIDE #53
MERCKX EMX-1 carbon-fibre $2,999 RIDE #56
MERIDA 905 Extreme aluminium $2,745 RIDE #16
MERIDA SCULTURA 905-COM carbon-fibre $3,799 RIDE #44
MOOTS Compact titanium $8,680 RIDE #21
MOOTS Psychlo-X titanium $15,700 RIDE #46
MOOTS Vamoots RSL titanium $10,500 RIDE #52
MOSER Over aluminium $7,400 RIDE #05
MOSER Power aluminium $7,500 RIDE #08
MUSEEUW MF-1 Carbon/Flax Fibre $15,499 RIDE #44
NORCO Super aluminium $2,995 RIDE #08
OLMO Pro Team aluminium $6,995 RIDE #15
OLMO Telaio Zeffiro carbon-fibre $11,500 RIDE #22
OPERA Leonardo aluminium/carbon-fibre RIDE #25
ORBEA XLR8R aluminium $8,500 RIDE #17
ORBEA Calor aluminium $2,350 RIDE #19
ORBEA Starship aluminium/carbon-fibre $8,000 RIDE #21
ORBEA Orca carbon-fibre $9,300 RIDE #23
ORBEA Gavia aluminium $1,899 RIDE #27
ORBEA Lobular TDF carbon-fibre $7,799 RIDE #30
ORBEA Opal carbon-fibre $7,199 RIDE #33
ORBEA Orca TDF carbon-fibre $11,999 RIDE #35
ORBEA Onix Birra carbon-fibre $2,799 RIDE #39
ORBEA Leige Pro carbon-fibre $8,499 RIDE #47
ORBEA Orca GDR carbon-fibre $9,999 RIDE #55
PARLEE Z4 carbon-fibre $9,650 RIDE #41
PARLEE Z5 carbon-fibre $12,450 RIDE #48
PASSONI XXTi titanium/carbon-fibre $20,999 RIDE #46
PEGORETTI Marcelo steel $8,350 RIDE #39
PEGORETTI Responsorium steel $11,900 RIDE #40
PEUGEOT Helium 80 aluminium $3,250 RIDE #07
PINARELLO Prince aluminium/carbon-fibre $9,450 RIDE #20
PINARELLO F4:13 carbon-fibre $6,995 RIDE #31
PINARELLO Prince FP Carbon carbon-fibre RIDE #37
PINARELLO Dogma carbon-fibre $20,000 RIDE #47
PROTON T-Spint R carbon-fibre $6,500 RIDE #28
RACELINE Ultra Pro aluminium $2,995 RIDE #08
RACELINE Giro aluminium $2,199 RIDE #12
RACELINE Ultra Comp aluminium $2,899 RIDE #19
RIDLEY Damocles carbon-fibre $7,990 RIDE #25
RIDLEY Damocles carbon-fibre $10,900 RIDE #29
RIDLEY Noah carbon-fibre $9,995 RIDE #36
RIDLEY HELIUM carbon-fibre $10,995 RIDE #42
RIDLEY Orion carbon-fibre $4,999 RIDE #45
RIDLEY Dean 113A carbon-fibre $8,499 RIDE #51
SCAPIN Pro Race VS steel $4,850 RIDE #05
SCAPIN Grand Prix steel $3,300 RIDE #09
SCAPIN EOS 3 steel $4,650 RIDE #13
SCAPIN Dyesys S8 steel/carbon-fibre $11,500 RIDE #38
SCOTT AFD Team aluminium $2,995 RIDE #18
SCOTT AFD Pro aluminium $3,600 RIDE #21
SCOTT CR1 Pro carbon-fibre $5,199 RIDE #23
SCOTT Speedster S2 aluminium $2,299 RIDE #27
SCOTT Plasma Team carbon-fibre $4,500 RIDE #34
SCOTT Addict R2 carbon-fibre $7,499 RIDE #36
SCOTT CR1 Team carbon-fibre $2,899 RIDE #39
SCOTT Addict R1 carbon-fibre $14,999 RIDE #45
SCOTT CR1 Pro carbon-fibre $4,299 RIDE #48
SCOTT Foil carbon-fibre $9,499 RIDE #53
SCOTT Plasma Premium carbon-fibre $11,999 RIDE #56
SEROTTA Ottrott titanium/carbon-fibre $10,900 RIDE #22
SEROTTA Concours Sl titanium $7,500 RIDE #31
SEROTTA HSG Carbon carbon-fibre $10,900 RIDE #38
SEROTTA HSG Ready Custom carbon-fibre $11,890 RIDE #49
SPECIALIZED Allez ‘A’ Comp aluminium $4,199 RIDE #12
SPECIALIZED Allez aluminium $2,899 RIDE #15
SPECIALIZED Allez Sport aluminium $1,799 RIDE #20
SPECIALIZED Roubaix Comp carbon-fibre $4,499 RIDE #25
SPECIALIZED S-Works Tarmac carbon-fibre $7,995 RIDE #30
SPECIALIZED S-Works Tarmac SL carbon-fibre $10,995 RIDE #35
SPECIALIZED Tarmac SL2 carbon-fibre $10,995 RIDE #41
SPECIALIZED Tarmac SL3 carbon-fibre $12,499 RIDE #47
SPECIALIZED Venge carbon-fibre $9,499 RIDE #53
SPECIALIZED S-Works Amira SL4 carbon-fibre $7,799 RIDE #55
STEVENS Cross Carbon Team carbon-fibre $4,490 RIDE #53
STEVENS Ventoux carbon-fibre $7,070 RIDE #57
STORCK C0.9 carbon-fibre $11,990 RIDE #35
STORCK Fascenario 0.6 carbon-fibre $19,950 RIDE #57
SUB Zero Pro aluminium/carbon-fibre $3,299 RIDE #32
SUB Rosa carbon-fibre $9,499 RIDE #36
TERRY DOLAN aluminium RIDE #06
TESCHNER Euroclassic Scandium $7,965 RIDE #15
TESCHNER VXT Pro carbon-fibre $8,495 RIDE #17
TESCHNER Aero FX Pro aluminium $10,450 RIDE #21
TESCHNER Race Pro aluminium/carbon-fibre $3,995 RIDE #27
TESCHNER Euro Pro carbon-fibre $7,995 RIDE #34
TESCHNER Team Race carbon-fibre $6,900 RIDE #42
TESCHNER 703 Aero carbon-fibre $10,800 RIDE #48
THYLACINE Tephra XCR steel $6,500 RIDE #42
TI SPORTS SC7000 Scandium RIDE #06
TI SPORTS Euro Pro Scandium $7,950 RIDE #09
TIME VXR Module carbon-fibre $12,500 RIDE #29
TIME Pulse carbon-fibre $12,160 RIDE #40
TIME RXR carbon-fibre $16,445 RIDE #44
TIME RXRS carbon-fibre $14,249 RIDE #54
TOMMASINI Carbofire steel $10,000 RIDE #12
TREK VRX aluminium $2,599 RIDE #05
TREK OCLV 5200 carbon-fibre $4,995 RIDE #07
TREK 5200 US POSTAL carbon-fibre $5,599 RIDE #11
TREK 2300 Alpha aluminium $4,400 RIDE #14
TREK OCLV 5500 carbon-fibre $8,599 RIDE #17
TREK 1400 aluminium $2,799 RIDE #19
TREK Madone 5.9 carbon-fibre $9,999 RIDE #24
TREK 1400 aluminium $2,199 RIDE #32
TREK 5000 carbon-fibre $3,499 RIDE #34
TREK Madone 5.2 carbon-fibre $5,999 RIDE #38
TREK Equinox TTX 9.9 SSL carbon-fibre $14,999 RIDE #43
TREK Madone 6.9 carbon-fibre $13,871 RIDE #46
TREK Cronus Pro carbon-fibre $4,799 RIDE #51
TREK Speed Concept 9.9 carbon-fibre $11,599 RIDE #54
TREK Domane carbon-fibre $8,606 RIDE #57
VINER Evolution aluminium $2,495 RIDE #08
VINER Comp Line aluminium $7,000 RIDE #15
VINER Maxima carbon-fibre $16,155 RIDE #48
WILIER Alpe D’Huez aluminium $4,995 RIDE #16
WILIER Mortirolo Scandium/carbon-fibre $8,450 RIDE #22
WILIER Izoard carbon-fibre $7,699 RIDE #33
WILIER Cento Uno carbon-fibre $15,999 RIDE #43
WILIER Imperiale carbon-fibre $8,499 RIDE #50
WILIER Zero.7 carbon-fibre $13,499 RIDE #57

Author: rob@ride

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