Printing is done. Distribution has begun. The 73rd edition of RIDE Cycling Review is on its way to you!
Volume three of our quarterly magazine for 2016 features Chris Froome on the cover, a classic photo of an historic moment in cycling: the winner of the Tour de France running with his broken bike.
The biggest annual sporting event has come and gone since the previous issue and the Tour is one of many features in a magazine that’s packed with content.
At 228 pages, #RIDE73 is another collection of photos and stories to provide you with cycling inspiration.
#RIDE73 – an overview
“It never gets old. Cycling at this time of the year is so exciting. ‘The Grand Tour Issue’: from Italy to France to Spain… via Brazil (for some).” So begins the editorial for the new issue of RIDE.
There’s been a lot of racing action since the previous issue and we cover much of it in this edition of Australia’s premier cycling magazine. But we also present a huge collection of product reviews, bike tests, tech snippets and other elements that will provide hours of reading and enjoyment.
There are pages of cycling action and inspiration. Here’s a brief summary of some of the content:
- Why ride? Keith Tuffley explains how (and why) he become the first amateur cyclist to complete the routes of all three Grand Tours in one season… on the same day as the race!
- Tour de France. Rob Arnold and others relive the action of the biggest bike race of the year.
- Giro d’Italia. Giles Belbin reminds us of the brilliant coup on the final weekend that netted Vincenzo Nibali another Giro title…
- Vuelta a España. François Thomazeau provides an overview of the final Grand Tour of 2016.
- Olympic Games. Roger Vaughan reports in on his experience in Rio – and what it means for cycling.
- In the USSR. Nikolai Razouvaev takes us to Estonia in part seven of his amazing series about racing for the Soviet cycling team in the 1980s.
- Plenty of products…! Jack Lynch goes to Switzerland to visit the Assos factory, he writes about (and rides) three of the five test bikes… and he talks us through pages of brilliant paraphernalia for your bike (and you).
There are plenty of other features, but find out more by visiting your local newsagent next Monday (26 September) and collecting your copy.
Subscription copies were lodged with Australia Post earlier today (Tuesday 20 September) – so if you subscribed, just sit back and hope the postie arrives soon!
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We have tweaked the Snippets pages a little and added some detail to the technical section that leads to the product reviews and ‘Paraphernalia’ pages. But the magazine remains as comprehensive as ever.
If you’re considering buying a bike, be sure to look at the five that are on test in #RIDE73. There’s a lot of innovation happening in the cycling industry at the moment and we had the pleasure of experiencing, for example, the amazing new ‘comfort’ options on the high end road bikes from Trek (the revised Domane frame) and Specialized (the revised Roubaix frame).
The five bikes on test in this issue are:
- Trek Domane SLR 9 ($12,999): The new Domane is the stuff dreams are made of. By Jack Lynch
- Johnson Riddler AR ($9,899): Former pro, Ben Johnson, reveals his stable’s new aero bike. By Luke Davison
- Gios Compact Pro ($3,999): Straight out of 1986 – there’s nothing like it. By Jack Lynch
- Liv Envie Advanced Pro 1 ($5,499): This women’s specific aero bike is a winner.
- BMC Teammachine ALR01 ($1,999): BMC becomes affordable with this alloy demon. By Jack Lynch
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Every issue carries a subscription promotion and the most recent was a $16,500 prize pack from Monza Imports that included a Cannondale Super Six Evo frame, Enve wheelset, SRAM Red eTap ensemble, and products from Fi:zi’k, Garneau, Lezyne and Bell.
The prize was drawn last week and the winner was Colin Richards from Newtown, Qld.
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Turn to page six of the current issue and you’ll find another great subscription promotion. This time you can win a fantastic Ridley Noah bike valued at $8,195! It comes complete with Corima wheels and a Pure Line custom paint job.
Subscribe to RIDE Cycling Review now and you’ll automatically go in the draw.
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“There’s always more to see and do in cycling,” concludes the editorial in #RIDE73. “It’s our 19th year publishing this magazine but the stories continue to be told and the thrill of the ride remains.”
We hope you like the magazine when you see it.
Thanks for reading.
– Rob Arnold, Luke Davison, Jack Lynch, Shane Lovejoy and Nicola Allbutt