The bike test protocol at RIDE is no quick undertaking. The process is as complete as possible because our aim is to present as much information on each product that we can. We don’t accept published weights, rather make sure we weigh each component and the frame once it’s all stripped from each bike. We list every part, rate how it all comes together, put the bike in the studio, then onto our flex test jig, we see it come together, judge how it looks, compare notes on the day of the round table discussion, and ride.
The bikes of RIDE #64
The new issue contains tests of five bikes: BMC’s SLR01, Cervélo’s S3, Felt’s AR2, Cell’s Omeo 1.5, and Greg’s custom-built Stoemper Taylor.
The magazine will be on sale next week and subscription copies are currently being distributed around the world.
Inside are 20 pages devoted to the five review bikes. We also have over 130 products featured in on our ‘Paraphernalia’ pages and, of course, another instalment of the popular bikes from the bunch.
We talk about cycling, bikes and all manner of things related to those topics. And we thought we’d give you a sneak preview of what’s on offer in RIDE #64. It’s a complete magazine with interviews, rider profiles, race coverage, and insight from the world of professional cycling. We also talk about knee injuries, diabetes, the monotony of success, and a host of other topics.
The bike test pages…