Ricardo Elite

4 YEARS AGO / 6 COMMENTS / ROAD BICYCLES

My first real road bike was a Ricardo. After years of trouncing around the countryside on rigid GT mountain bikes and trying to translate that technology to the city streets as a courier, a Ricardo Elite with a full Shimano 600 group set was a revelation. Perhaps that’s why I feel such a fondness towards…

Ricardo Elite

5 YEARS AGO / 1 COMMENT / ROAD BICYCLES

For every Aussie bicycle ‘aficionado’ who’ll turn their nose up at today’s bike, there’s guaranteed to be five more who’ll instantly be taken back to the suburban sights, smells and sounds of their childhood and the joys of riding a Ricardo — myself included. This example used to belong to my stable, till it came…


Ricardo MTB Tourer

Readers outside of Australia probably won’t recognize the Ricardo marque, and that’s fair enough. It’s the Aussie equivalent of a poor man’s Schwinn, manufacturers of…