The Avanti Corsa SL Team…

“The Corsa SL shares much of its DNA with the excellent Corsa DR reviewed in RIDE #60. We were unanimous in calling the DR the best Avanti we’d ever ridden, a bike boasting aero credibility without accepting many of the compromises needed to make it so. With the SL, Avanti has taken much of what we loved about the DR and made it lighter. And, depending on the course, faster too.”

– Read all of Greg Chalberg’s appraisal in RIDE Cycling Review #65.



RIDE Image Gallery…
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Each issue of RIDE Cycling Review features five 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 five review bikes one after the other and offer a brief appraisal of what they feel the highlights or ‘lowlights’. Here are the unedited voice files from each rider’s first impression of the Avanti Corsa SL:

Shane: Avanti_Shane

Harrison: Avanti_Harrison


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There are now 20 issues of RIDE available in a digital format via Zinio, with reviews of 116 bikes.

RIDE Media publishes RIDE Cycling Review, a quarterly magazine all about cycling.