The John Day is so smooth...wood can damp vibration like no other material. Truly one of the quietest rides we’ve ever experienced; road miles just glide away.
Bikes need to lay down power efficiently...the John Day and wood impresses. No piece of wall art, although it would look beautiful on a wall.
Peloton Magazine- John Day, Nov. '17
The degree to which (wood) outperforms carbon, steel and titanium will surprise you. It’s one of the best mountain bikes I’ve ever ridden, and the most beautiful...exceptional build and ride quality.
Outside Magazine- FatAsh 650b+, July '17
As light as some carbon bikes...equally stiff if not stiffer...but with a smoother ride. Diving into turns, our riders often felt they were riding on rails.
It can jump and flow trails as well as any other hardtail...An attention grabbing bike...backs up its beauty with amazing ride quality.
Mountain Bike Action- FatAsh 650b+, Jan. '18
How does it ride? Honestly, amaaaazing. It’s hard to convey how smooth the ride is...Stiffness exceeds all the steel and ti bikes I’ve ever ridden and rivals my current aluminum bike.
Race it hard? Hell yes. Pass to the kids as an heirloom? Of course.
New Zealand Mountain Biker- BadAsh 29er, May '12
The Pursuit has the stiffness and vivacity of a high-end steel frame with the vibration damping of an endurance focused carbon bike...a ride that’s lively, smooth, rigid and well damped without being overly so.
Bicycling Magazine- Pursuit, Jan. '18
The Renovo rides like a proper race bike. The ride quality is firm and direct, but smooth, the bike gliding over rough surfaces rather than chattering...respectably stiff when you give it some power.
Bike Radar- Pursuit, Feb '15
It feels very fast and smooth, I could happily spend all day on it...After a couple hundred miles...I have to admit I am currently in love with this bicycle...I will say one thing...it was most fastidiously-packed bicycle I've ever taken delivery of, and I've received my share. Seriously, they're not messing around.
On balance, being on the receiving end of a Renovo is like taking delivery of a box of 12-year-old single malt Scotch...I also fully admit I feel like hot shit while I'm riding it.
Bike Snob NYC (Blog and Outside Online)- Aerowood, Nov. '17 onward - High Praise From the Chief Curmudgeon Hisself.
We're honored that our bicycles are receiving reviews echoing what owners have been saying about the Total Ride Quality of Renovo bicycles for 10 years!
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