Storck Aernario Platinum review

We put the Storck Aernario Platinum superbike, to see if its performance can match the pricetag

Cycling Weekly Verdict

I get to ride some pretty amazing bikes in this job, but this one tops the lot. I might fit different wheels for more confidence in descents and crosswinds, but otherwise the Storck Aernario Platinum can’t be faulted. In all terrains this is a simply an astonishing bike. The low weight and high stiffness means that it bounds up gradients with such ease that you will find yourself beating your PBs up the local climbs while barely breaking a sweat. Particularly on really steep ramps, that little extra something that the Storck has over high-end bikes from other bigger brands really shows. For sprinters it is also an excellent choice, with a staggeringly stiff bottom bracket that transfers every last watt into forward motion and a front end and cockpit that always hold firm. If only it didn’t cost a huge chunk of my salary, I’d buy it in an instant

Reasons to buy
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    Incredibly stiff

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    Great handling

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    Astonishing all-rounder

Reasons to avoid
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    Wheels not as good all-rounders as the frame

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Eleven thousand pounds. £11,000. Eleven grand.

However I write it, I still  can’t quite believe that any bike could cost that much money. But then I never realised just how good a bike could be until I rode the Storck Aernario Platinum.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.