The bundle of carbon fiber patterns in Karklins’ hands that I assembled eventually turned into a disc-equipped, multisurface road bike, one of the very first Alfa All Road models off the production line. After eight months of testing the bike, I can say that it’s just as good as any gravel machine on the market. Equipped with Shimano Dura-Ace electronic components and Enve carbon wheels, it weighs just 15.3 pounds.
Bike fitting is perhaps the most underrated and overlooked aspect of cycling. No matter how expensive a bike you buy, if it’s the wrong size, or you don’t take the time to fit it properly, you’ll never reap the full benefits. I’ve experienced and recommended lots of bike fit systems over the years, including Retül, Specialized’s Body Geometry, Guru, and specialty shops like San Francisco’s 3D Bike Fit that blend techniques and expertise for a truly custom approach.
Every time we post a bike review on Outside, a dozen trolls on Facebook rush forward and assert that the product earned its eval because the company that produces it paid the magazine for coverage. Perhaps that’s the way it works at some other media. But at Outside, at least in our bike program, we choose the best bikes and cycling gear the good old-fashioned way: we ride the shit out of the stuff. At the heart of that process is our annual bike test, which is coming up next week.
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