Some bikes are really exciting because, like driving a high-performance car, the simple act of riding a high-octane bike is a thrill in and of itself. Bikes like that can be fun to play on from time to time, but rarely do they make good daily riders (unless you’re riding it daily for a living). The Roadmachine has a very pleasant way of disappearing into the noise of the ride, so that the ride itself—not the machine—is the focal point. It quietly and subtly does everything you ask of it, and that’s the point. It’s a bike that’s meant to let you enjoy the ride, wherever it may take you.
Bobby Lea, Gran Fondo
Please note the specific model reviewed may be different.