“this is a reliable, strong ride with a hoard of quality components that will last you for years”

The Lisa RD is another solid, reliable bike from Kona. It makes a great general purpose road bike specifically designed for women riding for fitness, doing sportives and the occasional race. It is both comfortable and nippy, and for your £1000 you get a good amount of strong features.

The first thing you notice about the Lisa RD are the bladed spokes on the Mavic Aksium Race wheels. At the £1000 price mark this more aerodynamic feature seems like a big bonus compared to the other bikes at this cost, but to be absolutely fair, this only really matters if you are a pro racer as it could only end up saving you a tiny 44 seconds over a 40km ride (Source: Sheldon Brown website: Bicycles and Aerodynamics by Ranier Pivit, Radfahren, 1990). However, they do look good – and if that gets you out riding more then that’s a bonus in itself. Add in the very grippy Continental UltraSport 700x23C tyres and this whole caboodle encourages you to power down on the pedals and take corners even faster.

Read the rest of the Lisa RD review by TheBikeList here