Moda Tempo review

Moda Tempo
Cycling Weekly Verdict

To me, the Tempo has criterium or circuit race written all over it. It's nippy, responsive, and so eager to respond to rider effort that it will do a good job in delivering you to the finish line - assuming, of course, that your legs feel the same.

Reasons to buy
  • +

    Good spec for the money

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    Swift and responsive

Reasons to avoid
  • -

    Some may find ride quality fatiguing on long rides

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When we last saw the Tempo back in 2010 we really rather liked it, but like any new offering, there is always an air of expectation. A bit like a band's second album after a debut hit.

British brand Moda has been busy over the past couple of years. It has added a few other bikes to its stable - we gave you the lowdown on the Bolero a couple of weeks back - and whereas in 2010 the Tempo was Moda's entry-level bike at £1,599.99, the 2011/12 model now sits fourth in an expanded line-up of 10 bikes.

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Hannah Bussey

Hannah is Cycling Weekly’s longest-serving tech writer, having started with the magazine back in 2011. She has covered all things technical for both print and digital over multiple seasons representing CW at spring Classics, and Grand Tours and all races in between.

Hannah was a successful road and track racer herself, competing in UCI races all over Europe as well as in China, Pakistan and New Zealand.

For fun, she's ridden LEJOG unaided, a lap of Majorca in a day, won a 24-hour mountain bike race and tackled famous mountain passes in the French Alps, Pyrenees, Dolomites and Himalayas. 

She lives just outside the Peak District National Park near Manchester UK with her partner, daughter and a small but beautifully formed bike collection.