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Readers’ Rigs: Litespeed T1SL

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!

Readers’ Rig: Specialized Crux E5

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.

Readers’ Rigs: 2016 Cannondale SuperSix Evo Hi-Mod

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....

Readers’ Rigs: Cannondale SuperSix Evo

Cannondale's SuperSix Evo has been a popular bike all over the world and today we have one reader who is certainly in love with the model - and the brand having a couple of Cannondales in his collection in South Africa. The SuperSix Evo featured today is light, stiff and looks damned fine - what else could you want as reader Raymond explains....

Readers’ Rigs: Ritchey Swiss Cross or Gravel Bike

As winter approaches in the northern hemisphere, today's Readers' Rig is a gravel grinder from the back roads of Toronto, Canada built around a classic Ritchey Swiss Cross frame, Ultegra gearing and Enve carbon clincher wheels. The ultimate bike for some on and off bitumen adventures?

Readers’ Rig: Kelly Bedford Customs

As a longtime lover of custom bikes, PEZ fan Greg from Pennsylvania couldn't help but get another custom rig when it came time to get a new bike, a Kelly bedford Custom in a very sharp looking green paint job with Sram Red 22 and Mavic wheels.

Readers’ Rigs: Giant TCR Advanced SL1

Sometimes a Readers' Rig doesn't have to be a much loved heirloom or a custom bling machine, it could also be an off the rack new bike like today's reader Jonathon from Oakland with his Giant TCR Advanced SL1. There's nothing quite like that new bike feeling as Jonathon explains when he talks about his red and black beauty.

Readers’ Rigs: LOOK 695 Light

For today's Readers' Rigs we head north to Canada where we find one of France's favorite machines, a LOOK 695 Light decked out in Dura-Ace Di2 and with Easton Carbon Clinchers on board. Not a new bike, but timeless in its looks and very rideable. Four years old but could be right out of the box yesterday.

Aquila Neo: A Peppy Endurance Bike

The road market may be diverging into many sub-disciplines and styles of bikes. Does that mean that there’s no longer room for a do-it-all road bike, or that it becomes a mushy mound of compromise? After my summer of riding on Aquila Cycle’s brand new Neo, I’d vouch for its ability to deliver solid performance for almost anything you’re planning on tarmac.