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Rapide RL1 bike

Product Reference: RBA84
  • Now $463.89
  • Rapide RL1: entry level, super affordable road bike
  • Light weight 6061 aluminium frame
  • Carbon fibre fork
  • Shimano Claris 8 speed transmission
  • Tektro caliper brakes
  • Alex rims on Formula hubs
  • Continental Ultrasport II 25c tyres
  • Proper dropped road bars
  • Rapide aluminium finishing kit
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If you are hitting the road for the first time or returning to cycling after years out of the saddle, the Rapide RL1 is a fantastic way to get riding again, without breaking the bank. Offering the best possible value for money, with full Shimano gearing, a lightweight aluminium frame and even a carbon fibre fork, there are bikes costing almost twice as much that can't match this level of kit. The Rapide RL1 features Shimano Claris 8 speed transmission which, with the inclusion of a front mech, mean you have 16 gears to choose from, making speedy riding and steep climbs an cinch. Stopping is taken care of via powerful, easy to maintain, Tektro caliper brakes, which also keep the overall weight down. Fast rolling 25c Continental Ultrasport II tyres on the RL1 mean that every ride will be quick and smooth, whether you are commuting, riding with friends or taking on a long promised 'challenge'. All told, the Rapide RL1 is an amazingly affordable way to get into road cycling and leave space for a helmet, lock and lights into the bargain.

Specifications:

  • FRAME: Rapide 6061 Alloy
  • FORK: Carbon w/ fender eyelets
  • SHIFTERS: Shimano Claris ST-2400 8sp
  • REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano Claris RD-2400 8sp
  • FRONT DERAILLEUR: Shimano Claris FD-2400 8sp
  • CHAINSET: Shimano Claris FC-2450 50/34T
  • CHAIN: Shimano CN-HG40
  • CASSETTE: Shimano CS-HG50 11/30T
  • RIMS: Alex R500 32h
  • HUBS: Formula RB-21/RB-22
  • TYRES: Continental UltraSport II 25c
  • BRAKES: Tektro R315
  • HANDLEBARS: Rapide Compact Drop
  • GRIPS: Velo Anti-slip/Shockproof
  • STEM: Rapide +/-7
  • SADDLE: Rapide Sportive
  • SEATPOST: Rapide 27.2mm
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