"I was looking for a high-performance road bike for amateur races and triathlons, but also club rides and blasting around the local lanes. My A1R0evo is stiff and responsive, but also so comfortable. I went for 30c tyres and the bike ploughs through road debris and potholes. The ride is assured and comes alive when you’re going full gas. Being able to fit tri bars to race triathlon and TTs is a big bonus."
"My A1R0evo has already been taken to Mont Ventoux literally only after about one week of ownership. It performed so well, great on the climbs and even better on the many descents. I am a quite a nervous descender having taken a few tumbles in my time, but this bike gave me so much confidence. It was stable, surefooted, comfy and fast. I had a big smile on my face, as for once I could enjoy every descent. Also the bike is unique which I like as it is the focus of much attention when out on the club runs. Absolutely love it!! Would 100% recommend Handsling if you are looking for a new bike."
"Amazing customer service and amazing bikes. The handling is quick and responsive, but not to the point of being twitchy or worrying. The local roads are not the best, but it handles the roads brilliantly with enough feedback to keep control but no 'road buzz'. The frame feels so stiff and solid when you accelerate, but does dampen the constant bumps on the road. One huge point for me - I have the 50cm frame and it is designed so you can actually have 2 bottle cages and 2 bottles, plus there is no toe overlap. This is a problem on many bikes in the smaller sizes. The bike wouldn't be out of place with any of the big brands top of the range models. For the price, it is excellent value for money - especially with the customer service. I would recommend the company and bike to anyone looking for a new bike."
"It is the stiffest bike I've ridden, without a doubt. Without trying to use the cliches of every bike review, it's just a weapon. I was really impressed with the quality of the frame's manufacture and it's up there with the Pinarello quality control judging by eye."
"I have finally today finished building my Handsling. I’m just back from its first ride. And WOW. What a great bike. So smooth yet fast and stiff. Can’t wait to get out and ride it some more over the weekend. You really have designed a great bike here."
"As I say blown away with how it rides. It rides as well maybe even slightly better than my S works tarmac haha."
"I am blown away by the performance of the bike in all situations flats, descents, acceleration and even more astonished by the improvement in my climbing. So much so that friends are now questioning what has happened to their performance! In total transparency I tell them “it’s not me, it’s the bike”."
"I got out on it tonight, what a machine. Many thanks."
"Still loving the bike! Had my first tubeless puncture today and it seems to have sealed fine so that's great."
"Just wanted to follow up now that it's been almost six months since I received the A1R0evo. The weather is starting to turn for the better and I have been able to get out and ride more consistently with the earlier sunrises. The new bike rides great! I've been having a blast and riding much faster on my solo training rides which the new rig. I am very pleased indeed."
"I LOVE LOVE LOVE the wheels! They are super fast and very comfortable. I got the deep combo 50mm/55mm wheels with tubeless tyres."
"In non Corona news... It's finally dry enough to crack out my new bike properly, and it's excellent!"