BikesETC Issue 10 Best Sportive bikes & Monster Route. In this issue we were testing three sportive bikes. The Giant Domane 6.7 disc, Scott Solace 15 disc and the Lynskey Sportive disc. To put these bikes through their paces on a long ride and give them an honest review, there was only one choice of route! The Monster Sportive route, this has been named as one of the hardest sportive in the UK. With 195km of riding and 4200m of climbing, it carries stats that wouldn’t look out of place in the Alps. It was a perfect day for photography, with the summer heat on our backs and drifting clouds creating some great diffused light. I have added a couple more images that I like from the day that didn’t make the article.