Moda Vivo road bike review

Moda Vivo road bike is tested by Rob Hoyles and is happy with the £1,499.99 price tag...

Cycling Weekly Verdict

Overall it’s hard not to be impressed by the overall performance of the Vivo. It’s light, it’s well equipped and it rides brilliantly. The ability to spec the bike to your exact requirements over a coffee and a chat with your local Moda dealer is a welcome bonus and taken together with a fast turnaround — thanks to Moda being British — means you’re far more likely to end up with a bike that suits your needs, rather than one that either fits the body or the budget but not both. Yep, it would appear that aluminium is most definitely back.

Reasons to buy
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    Quality engineering

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    Lives up to its name

Reasons to avoid
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    Bulbous chainstays have the potential to be a problem

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    Band-on front mech looks clumsy

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Despite both a brand and model name that sound unmistakably Italian, Derbyshire-based Moda takes pride in the fact its bikes are built in the UK and are tested locally, with each new prototype being put through its paces on the roads in and around the Peak District.

Innovation is also a Moda strong point and the Vivo — meaning ‘lively’ in Italian — replaces the Prima, a composite-framed bike that not only used a carbon fork to save weight and improve comfort, but fused an aluminium frame with carbon seatstays and chainstays, too.

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