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Rapide RC3 bike

Product Reference: RBA93
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  • Rapide RC3 Bike: Competition standard carbon road race bike
  • Full carbon 24/30T frame
  • Carbon fibre/alloy fork
  • Ultegra 22 speed transmission
  • Shimano Ultegra caliper brakes
  • Fulcrum Racing 7 LG wheels
  • Continental Ultrasport II 25c tyres
  • FSA Energy bars, stem and seatpost
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For those ready for a serious carbon race bike, with all of the 'right' components, the best possible choice on a budget is the Rapide RC3 Bike. A full carbon 24/30 T frame is stiff where it needs to be and compliant where its important, while the carbon blade fork has just enough give to take the sting out of the road's rough edges and keep the front end weight down. An Ultegra drivetrain on the RC3 offers 22 smooth, reliable shifts to cover every riding eventuality from steep climbs, to flat out sprints, to long sections in the saddle. In terms of race level performance, Ultegra is almost as good as it gets and, at this price, absolutely unbeatable. The Shimano Ultegra theme continues with the Rapide RC3 Bike's braking, as the calipers are from the same high end groupset and perform accordingly: i.e. will stop you on a dime. When you are spinning along, you have the comfort of knowing that the wheels are Fulcrum's truly excellent Racing 7 LGs, a top flight choice from a dedicated wheel manufacturer - no after market names on the RC3. Shod to the Fulcrum Racing 7s are a pair of race standard Continental UltraSport II 25c tyres, with a fast rolling tread, hard wearing rubber and enough carcass to resist pinch punctures. Combined with the carbon frame, that extra air volume also makes the RC3 a very comfortable ride for long days in the saddle, this is helped by supremely comfy Velo bar tape. Finishing off the package you have CNC machined, forged aluminium cockpit parts from FSA, with the bar, stem and seatpost all being from their competition standard Energy range. All told, the Rapide RC3 Bike is a machine that begs to be ridder long and hard, with a price tag that begs to be bought right now - what are you waiting for?

Specifications:

  • FRAME: Rapide 24/30T Carbon
  • FORK: Carbon/Alloy
  • SHIFTERS: Shimano Ultegra ST-6800 11sp
  • REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano Ultegra RD-6800 11sp
  • FRONT DERAILLEUR: Shimano Ultegra FD-6800 11sp
  • CHAINSET: Shimano Ultegra FC-6800 50/34T
  • CHAIN: KMC 11s
  • CASSETTE: Shimano 105 CS-5800 11/28T
  • WHEELSET: Fulcrum Racing 7LG
  • TYRES: Continental UltraSport II 25c
  • BRAKES: Shimano Ultegra BR-6800
  • HANDLEBARS: FSA Energy Compact
  • GRIPS: Velo Anti-slip/Shockproof
  • STEM: FSA Energy +/- 6
  • SADDLE: Rapide Competition
  • SEATPOST: FSA Energy 27.2mm
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