Over the years RIDE Cycling Review has published 339 bike tests and thousands of photos of cycling exotica. A little dose of Friday follies is as good an excuse as any to publish a few galleries from our archives. Please note, you can use the search engine on RideMedia.com.au to find galleries and commentary on many of the bike tests, especially from recent years. And you can also buy individual bike tests from recent issues for only $1.85 each via our webshop. Back issues of our magazines are also available (either as print editions or in a digital format).

The bike galleries that we’ll be adding to our site will follow no particular order. Some may be old favourites, others may be prompted by reader feedback, or it could just be an Retro Review that catches our fancy… but the aim is to entice you to have a look around our site (and the back issues you may have on your book shelves) and get a little nostalgic for products from over the years.

If you’d like to see one bike or another, be sure to send us an email or a message on social media and we may have something in our archives that suits.


We kick of the ‘Bikes from the archives’ collection with the Z5 from Parlee… a pretty, light bike that featured in RIDE #48.

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For part two, we look at the BMC Impec that Rik Zabel raced at the Tour Down Under in 2014.

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