Retro Bike Or Modern Bike?

Retro Bike Or Modern Bike?


Bikes have changed a huge amount in the past 30 years. We took out Stephen Roche’s Battaglin for a ride.

Retro bikes are cool. But so are modern bikes! GCN sent Simon out with Matt for a ride on a couple of very different bikes to see what’s changed in the past 30 years.

Matt was lucky enough to be riding one of the actual bikes that Stephen Roche rode to win the triple on, a steel framed Battaglin, equiped with non-indexed down tube shifters, FiR rims, toeclips, 7 speed cassette and Campagnolo Delta brakes. While Simon rode a Ridley Helium…