test using a strict series of criteria, all of which are weighted equally for their overall score.
- Functionality: how well the product does what it’s supposed to do, including ease of setup, operation, usability and maintenance.
- Quality: how the product is put together and the longevity of construction
- Price: is the product worth the price?
- Appearance: how the product looks.
Using the table
Scores Scores The overall score is made up of: Functionality, 40; Quality, 40; Price, 10; Appearance, 10. Price Recommended retail, as of January 2014.
Table Notes: na Not applicable. ns Not stated.
Updates from distributor Since RideOn undertook testing in June 2013, there may have been some changes to the bicycles tested. We've contacted each distributor to see if there were any updates and have put these into this column.
For further information, see the July 2013 issue of Ride On magazine, or visit rideonmagazine.com.au