If you choose one of the “Dream Bike” in the world, which one will you choose? In order to help you make a decision, we chose several most exciting models on the city in 2019 and went to Girona to conduct a series of collective tests. Innovative solutions, excellent design concepts, the ultimate carbon fiber materials, which is the best, “best”, let us test it.
This is a two years, we have come to the PRO’s favorite route one – the beautiful Girona town, this time our task is the best bicycle in 2019. The coastal roads in the small town provide our testers with good conditions, allowing them to test, analyze, identify and discuss relevant data for bicycles in a few days. One thing is very clear from the beginning: The purpose of the entire test team is to find the most cutting performance. To this end, we demand that the manufacturer will send the top models under its brand, and they have not let us down. As for the budget, this limit does not exist, and everything is prioritized. A few weeks later, we got a team consisting of test models, expensive selling prices and a series of technical patents, dazzling, all manufacturers committed their models. However, how do you judge a whole vehicle? How can I put the performance and R & D direction possible a completely different models?
Why don’t we test bicycles in the laboratory?
The key to this problem is what is the most fair and accurate method for assessing the overall performance of the bicycle? How do we provide accurate and detailed understanding of the reader’s purchase decisions? According to a strict score system, such as specification, weight, and laboratory test data to score, is this meaningful according to the conclusions of numbers?
Since we talk about competition bicycles, model data such as aerodynamics, weight, etc. is very important. We have also made a lot of thinking in this regard, listening to many experts, and testing in the laboratory with the latest measurement techniques. It is also because of this, we believe that laboratory data is reversed, such as lower tubes, head tubes, front fork rigid data often measuring the entire frame, with the expression data of the chart line, and At first glance, it is very good, but as a driver, we should not only look at some abstract collection of measurable parameters, and you need to observe the overall performance of the model, and see the overall feelings on the road.
Trying to have a bit like playing chicken games based on laboratory data, knowing how gun data is strong, but still do not know how to deal with it in actual combat. In reality, you don’t just know how the speed of the speed, you need to know how the performance of the brakes, and the brake performance is very much affected by subjective, which requires a whole.
Even the results of different test methods in the laboratory may not be the same, such as whether it should be static or dynamically measured, what type should be selected? If the overall cooperation of the kit and the frame is not coordinated, what does it make? Therefore, regardless of the overall performance of the whole vehicle, it is meaningless to scale unconditionally. We tend to pay attention to the overall concept, in other words, the key is not in the rigidity of the isolated component, but is the flexibility of the overall system. For example, we have considered the weight of the overall bike, but the weight distribution of this car. Not only is it possible to adapt to artificially simulated airflow in the wind tunnel, but also to understand how the driver tears air on the actual road. All the factors consolidate, and they have an impact, this is why there are some cars that have some air kinetics, but they will give the driver’s very good riding comfort, but can make the results improve because it allows you. Keep a valid riding posture longer, reduce physical consumption, after all, people will account for about 75% of the overall windward area.
Another problem is that some special solutions, such as TREK’s ISOSpeed damping system, cannot draw system conclusions in the laboratory by some sensors. It is also this kind of abstract concept and performance to attract some buyers. In our view, the only important thing is the true riding feeling of the rider, the decisive factor is ultimately people, people’s riding styles and individuals need to bring different feelings.
So, not all experimental data is very valuable, which is why we rely more dependent and experienced testists.
What is the most important quality of the competition model?
There are a variety of selection of highway competition vehicles that are diverse from the needs and requirements of the customer’s needs and requirements from the ultra-light model to the ultra-light model to ultra-light vehicle. Top equipment is not only prepared for top drivers, even those weekend knights or lovers who participate in long-distance riding, they have the same power to choose the best material. This may be called “911 phenomenon”: Porsche 911 is originally designed for the most experienced professional drivers, so this most iconic car is named in commuters and daily users, and therefore Porsche in follow-up The development of the R & D is constantly joining daily functions for 911, and is more suitable for ordinary users.
Bicycles are currently experiencing a similar development, understanding the needs of top-level drivers and leisure rides, both to meet high requirements of experienced professional drivers, and satisfying the comfort requirements of those weekend knights. In order to decide which vehicle can win, our testers have evaluated according to the following criteria:
Acceleration and speed
Whether you are boasting with riders, or rushing through the end line to board the podium, at a critical moment, a flexible bicycle will bring you a huge advantage. Lightweight, smart weight distribution, low inertia suite, is important to maintain efficiency in flat. Despite the weight of a more heavy weight, a lower wind is more helpful to maintain movements, so that such a model is unfavorable in the foot stab. . A perfect road truck will certainly have a balance point for both cases.
Bicycles must be able to pass well, if they can’t, whether it is even more hard, it will lose the game. We evaluated the agility of bicycles, in turn, lively, fun, calm, and slowly evaluated. Does the head directivity have multiple sensitivity? What is the front and rear coordination? These are the problems we have studied in this context. In this test, the top models have achieved perfect balance between flexibility and fluidity, and they can make you more confident in turn, more calm.
If the handling is deteriorated, then all other technical features will become meaningless, because your subconscious has been busy using energy to adjust the stability of the body, only when you really control your bicycle, you can take yourself. The results are pushed to a higher level. In our test, the best bicycle is like the most reliable partner, with predictable control, helping us challenge your limit in a controlled range, the most important thing is that only the drivers who fully trust their equipment can pay Everything they have.
Most of our ordinary riders can’t afford the fees after each riding, comfort is a crucial aspect. Comfortable, in line with the air kinetic riding posture makes your ride faster, longer, the burden on the body will be smaller. A comfortable bike feature is good integral compatibility, not only through a single part, must effectively process high-frequency vibration and large bumps, through the interaction of components.
5. Riding fun
Lite mean, all personal feelings. O (∩_∩) o
If you carefully observe our test model, you will find that there is no circle. Why do we only choose a disc brake road in the test? Or the problem is, why not choose? I don’t mention it, we show that the 2018 reader survey, 79% of readers hope that their next road cars are disc brakes, according to such trends, we must choose.
Argonaut Road Bike
In a model named, “Argonaut Road Bike” is a fresh and simple name. In our test, this custom model from the United States is the most expensive. This price means that it is just a custom carbon rack that is speculated? Or the most performance car of the performance, let us take a look.
Classic stylit, traditional aesthetic and advanced kits cooperate, seeing Argonaut like a classic steel rack car, but we will find the most beautiful carbon fiber frame we tested. one. The shining green paint extends from the pure handmade head to the rear fork, and the mold mode can see the following carbon bright colors, the chrisking anode is made of distinct color contrast, the seat tube and the unique ENVE logo is eye-catching.
The Argonaut we tested was equipped with Shimano Dura-Ace R9170 Di2 large kit. The front and rear, the outer tires were continental GP 4000 S II, which hindered the Di2 junction box. The 56-size model is 6.85kg, and the price reaches 13,500 euros, or the frame can also be purchased separately, priced at 6,350 euros.
Argonaut road vehicle configuration details
Suite: Shimano Dura-ace di2 r9170 2 x 11
Traditional matching: 52 / 36T and 11-30T
Brake: Shimano Dura-Ace BR-917 140/140 mm
House tube: ENVE Road Carbon drifting 25mm
End: ENVE Road Stem Carbon 110 mm
Bend: ENVE Road Bar Compact 420 mm
Wheel set: ENVE SES 3,4 DISC
Sonic: Continental GP 4000 SII 25C
In order to pursue lateral rigidity, engineers make the testers into square.
The disc brake holder is embedded in the frame for aluminum, easy to maintain more beautiful.
The T47 specification central axis combines the advantages of pressing the central shaft and the BSA.
The plug-in DI2 junction box is slightly smaller, and we prefer to integrate into the frame.
Argonaut road car geometric details
ARGONAUT car road measurement
Argonaut accelerates flexible, although it is not the most agile model in all our tests, it is a model that accelerates the most warm and comfortable model. Although the model is set to climb the slope, it is very efficient in the high speed cruise. The perfect manipulator is very efficient when the high-speed cruise is in the encenration.
Argonaut turns flexible but not make people feel uncomfortable, riding texture is directly instead of abrupt, steady and not boring, can inspire your self-confidence. The 140mm disc may be slightly weak when the downhill is slightly, and you can replace it to 160mm for security.
Argonaut’s comfort comes from many aspects. Each small part has finally forms a comfortable overall system. This system can effectively handle small vibration and big bumps, and will not feel sticky, this is like long distances. Applicable steel frame.
Argonaut is an ideal carbon rack for classic steel frame enthusiasts. It is incredible to balance whether this car is a choice of all drivers, novices, casual rides, professional drivers can find the way they are suitable. Although the price is slightly higher, it is also worthy of its quality. However, argonaut missing a little passion at acceleration and unable to get the badge of “best test”.
Basso Diamante SV DISC 2019
Before we test, Italy’s Basso Diamante SV DISC was very hot in social media for a while, and we were selected into this model.
We have hesitated in the Basso brand. I don’t know which models should be selected to evaluate. Consider the reason for the Basso Diamante SV DISC, which makes us choose from the other compared to the other compared to other.
Low-key Slifting Gray Coatings, with Campagnolo Super Record H11 kits and Bora One 35 Disc press, 52/36 and 11-32 tooth ratios indicate any road conditions. Although the frame is designed with hidden sitting pipe clamps, there is no hidden line, and the exposed traces are not very harmonious in the current design concept. The test model uses Continental GP 4000 S 25 mm tires, up to 7.51kg of models of 2,8mm and 56-sized models, priced at 10290 euros.
Basso Diamante SV DISC Configuration Details
Suite: Campagnolo Super Record H11
Tooth ratio: 52 / 36T and 11-32T
Brake: CAMPAGNOLO H11 HO 160 / 160mm
Pieces: Basso Diamante Carbon drifting 25 mm
Reline: Basso Diamante SV Alloy 110 mm
Bend: microtech quantum carbon 400 mm
Wheel: Campagnolo Bora One Disc 35
Sonic: Continental GP 4000 SII 25C
The seat tube rely on three screws, which seems to be a bit redundant.
Basso’s small logo can be seen anywhere.
Basso Diamante SV DISC Geometric Detail
Basso Diamante SV DISC road measurement
Tough five-way and lightweight Campagnolo rounds provide good acceleration performance and stable cruise. However, when pulling is pulled in the way, more efforts are needed to maintain, and the car is more likely to take it down when climbing. Its incorporation predictability and handling are very good, give you a solid trust.
However, there is a thing that makes us feel bored, that is, the huge click of the tube hits the hitting the frame – you never want to hear this sound on a bicycle worth 10,000 euros! At all speeds, you are the same for the operation of this car, regardless of the high-speed downhill or starting, give you a solid confidence.
As far as riding comfort, Basso makes people feel stiff and direct. The fitting of the part provides a comfortable screen and inhibits most vibrations. However, the rear did not reach this comfort. The overall design of the frame seems to be part of the reason, and the fork is shorter than the part of the seat tube, which limits the amplitude of the filtration vibration.
Basso Diamante SV Disc is very interesting and reliable, is suitable for beginners who have ambitious ambition, can also hold the game of amateur drivers, if you like the appearance of the attraction, Basso is a good choice.
Bianchi Oltre XR4 DISC
Bianchi Oltre XR4 DISC is made by Aiqi, the real air kinetics race model, B & A fiscal party may be difficult to accept this style, let us see what this product is in the new era?
Be Anqi is the oldest bicycle manufacturer in the world, with a long bicycle history. The classic green blue shows that BAI-pure blood, modern aerodynamic styling and classic LOGO match match, so that you don’t help you want to explore. Excellent design and almost silent flywheels make you noise when you are close to your competitors.
The whole vehicle can’t find a straight line, because Bianchi’s designer has made a lot of work on this aerodynamic curve, and we test the model of Shimano Dura-ace di2 R9170 and the same FSA Vision as frame color. METRON 5D ACR integrated bending, the vehicle weight is 7.48kg, size 57, priced at 11449 euros.
Bianchi Oltre XR4 DISC Configuration Details
Suite: Shimano Dura-ace Di2 R9170 2 × 11
Tooth ratio: 52 / 36T and 11-28T
Brake: Shimano DURA-ACE BR-9170 160 / 160mm
House: Oltre Full Carbon Aero SetBack 25 / – 10 m
Put Group: Vision Metron 5D ACR Integrated 120 mm 420mm
Wheel group: fulcrum racing quattro db 40
Tires: ITTORIA CORSA G + 25C
Unique hidden handle barrel axis
In our opinion, coating lines and arcs of the frame
Italian use Shimano, can you really?
Bianchi Oltre XR4 DISC Geometric Detail
Bianchi Oltre XR4 DISC road measurement
Bianchi Oltre XR4 DISC is lacking a “wild Italian temperament” in us.
Bianchi is perfect, and it is very efficient – but we think it is just a KOM harvest, not a competition machine, once pulled in the steep slope of the competition, it lacks a light in the foot. But once you step into the downhill, the situation is completely different, and the smooth manipulation can continue to improve the turn speed, mild feedback and predictive temper help you accurately manipulate every corner.
The front and rear ends are well coordinated and provide good maneuverability and stable turning performance. The racks of the frame are very obvious, and the special technology makes the small high-frequency vibration, and the extra large impact has also become gentle.
Bianchi Oltre XR4 DISC convinced our testers in its balanced, predictable operation. Especially in downhill, it will convince you to explore your own limits. It is also a good opportunity to adapt to a new idea for the contest, but in the official match, Beaqi is still lacking.
to be continued……
Source: Gran Fondo Cycling