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Old 02-07-10, 12:41 PM
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Other sites like Test Rider ?

Just discovered this site a couple of days ago when one of you posted their review on the 2010 Fuji SST 1.0. I was really amazed with the quality of the reviews and that they took the time to do it all on video. Unfortunately their video reviews are of limited quantity, and they haven't covered as much stuff as I would've liked to have seen.

So I'm left craving for other sites that make quality video reviews like Test Rider. Any suggestions ?
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Old 02-07-10, 01:16 PM
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I like how all their reviews start to sound exactly the same after you've watched two or three of them... Competitive Cyclist has some ads... I mean "reviews"... on their site. Personally, I gave up on video reviews, learned to read, and have been using BF (when search is working) and, occasionally, RoadBikeReview.
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I like how all their reviews start to sound exactly the same after you've watched two or three of them... Competitive Cyclist has some ads... I mean "reviews"... on their site. Personally, I gave up on video reviews, learned to read, and have been using BF (when search is working) and, occasionally, RoadBikeReview.
Thats why I stopped reading magazines. They make vast majority of their money from advertisers so how can their reviews possibly be without bias?
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^^ +1. Since when have you seen a less-than-glowing review in a magazine? Sometimes it's hard to tell the reviews/articles from the advertisements.
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I like Test Rider. I particularly like the 'what bikes really weigh' video. Spot-on. As I keep telling you clowns, once you get down in the 16 lb range, give or take, you are there.
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Ok I've been watching some more video reviews. It seems like every product they test is "The best product of it's kind they've ever seen". It gets to the point of a Deja Vu feeling. Plus so far I've seen they've used the same video of a guy riding the Fuji SST 1.0 to review the bike itself, the Shimano Di2 system, and some Dura-Ace carbon wheels. I'm a little disappointed now.
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I like Test Rider. I particularly like the 'what bikes really weigh' video. Spot-on. As I keep telling you clowns, once you get down in the 16 lb range, give or take, you are there.
I know the guys who do testrider, and I was in the shop when they were weighing the bikes for that article. They don't like everything that they review, but they pretty much only review things that they would probably like anyway.
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I know the guys who do testrider, and I was in the shop when they were weighing the bikes for that article. They don't like everything that they review, but they pretty much only review things that they would probably like anyway.
I love every bike I own. But I can also point out at least a dozen flaws or places where each bike has room for improvement. When a website, like TestRider, raves about every product they test I begin to think that they don't have a clue about what they're doing...
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I love every bike I own. But I can also point out at least a dozen flaws or places where each bike has room for improvement. When a website, like TestRider, raves about every product they test I begin to think that they don't have a clue about what they're doing...
I have wondered about this too. I haven't watched Testrider in a while, but every bike they ride is the best bike they have ever riden. Just once I would like to hear them say, "This bike is not worth the money; or you could get a better bike with your $$$$".
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My bikes are all flawless. Except for the motor.
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The R-sys review was a good alternative to the "best ever" trend.

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Originally Posted by sstorkel View Post
I love every bike I own. But I can also point out at least a dozen flaws or places where each bike has room for improvement. When a website, like TestRider, raves about every product they test I begin to think that they don't have a clue about what they're doing...
On the other hand I know that the tester that did the Isaac Aerotic and the Campy 11 absolutely loved them, no review shlling going on there. I've seen them point out a few minor nits in some of their pieces, not sure what else you really could expect. They generally don't test the stuff that's crap, but as was pointed out above, they weren't in love with the R-SYS.
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