Today's Readers' Rigs machine is possibly a record breaker for this column. No it's not the fastest, not the prettiest and certainly not the lightest machine we've had featured but this Lotus Supreme is quite possibly the longest owned rig being bought by owner Mario way back in 1985 and ridden almost daily since.
Writers'Rigs: We have all seen Chuck Peña's fine Felt FC bike in his wheel, chainring and saddle reviews in the past, but we've not heard too much about the steed its self. Not to miss a chance to show off his bike and describe the ins and outs of its existence... Chuck's Writers' Rig in detail.
Ed's Rant: 2020 and a new season is about to start, but there are a few unanswered question rattling around we need to address before we go any further. They maybe 'What Ifs' and 'Should Haves' but still important nonetheless. From Lance Armstrong to retro equipment, Ed hood brings the curtain down on those burning puzzles of the past... maybe.
Today's rig is a Cannondale Supersix Evo Hi-Mod Disc that has already had a number of upgrades performed and has also well and truly convinced its Californian owner, Nick of the advantages of owning a disc braked road machine.
I don't think today's reader Mitch could disagree with me describing him as somewhat of a Litespeed tragic as his past stable of bikes have included a number of Litespeed steeds. After a chance meeting with the firm's Head Designer and Engineer at the Richmond Worlds there was only one way that this story was ever going to end - a new Litespeed!
Is it a road bike? cross bike? or a gravel bike? Who cares about definitions it's a fun bike! Our returning Readers' Rigs alumni Joey from San Francisco is back again in Readers' Rigs with yet another bike that has some struggling to define it but that can't keep the smile off of Joey's face everytime he rides it, a sweet Specialized Crux E5 cross frame built up with American Classic 27.5 tubeless wheels, Sram Red and more.
At over seventy years old our reader today Albert from Massachusetts is carving up the beautiful back country roads of his state on his Cannondale SuperSix Evo Hi-Mod decked out with Dura-Ace, Zipp 303's and more. He loves it so much that it is supposed to be his 'last' bike....