The Swift Carbon Ultravox TI…
“Over subsequent weeks I did more mileage on the Swift than on any previous review bike. The more I rode, the more I liked it, though I continued to have difficulty figuring out exactly why. The Swift is such a neutral handling bike that I had to jump onto other bikes to make its characteristics become more apparent. In essence, I reversed the usual review process by adapting my focus to figuring out what the Swift wasn’t.”
– Read all of Greg Chalberg’s appraisal in RIDE Cycling Review #63.
RIDE Image Gallery…
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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.
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There are now 18 issues of RIDE available in a digital format via Zinio, with reviews of 106 bikes.
RIDE Media publishes RIDE Cycling Review, a quarterly magazine all about cycling.