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Rapide RL1 Disc bike

Product Reference: RBA41
  • Now £399.00
  • Rapide RL1 Disc: affordable aluminium gravel and commuter disc brake bike
  • 6061 Aluminium frame
  • Modern cyclo cross geometry
  • Shimano Sora 9 speed gearing
  • TRP Spyre mechanical disc brakes
  • Alex rims with Shimano hubs
  • Continental 700x32C tyres
  • Rear rack and mudguard eyelets
  • Perfect cycle to work scheme bike
  • Huge clearance for winter mud or wider tyres


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Coming back for second year, the excellent and super affordable Rapide RL1 Disc is a great way to get to and from work, hit the local bridleways or set off on tour. The lightweight, tough 6061 aluminium frame and carbon fork make this bike stiff enough to get the power down yet forgiving enough to take the sting out of rough roads of bumpy paths. A 2x9 Shimano Sora drivetrain gives you 18 highly usable gears, making hills an easy spin and giving you enough top end speed to keep up with traffic or fellow commuters on the way home. When you need to come to a stop, the RL1 Disc, as the name suggests, comes equipped with powerful mechanical disc brakes that work brilliantly, whatever the weather. While the RL1 Disc's 32C tyres offer plenty of grip and the potential to ride on tarmac, mud or gravel roads, you can actually fit right up to 42C rubber in the frame, making serious off road riding, or even racing, into an achievable prospect. The Alex rims are tough enough to take the knocks, while light enough to allow you to spin up to speed with ease and Shimano hubs are the most reliable and easily maintained on the market. With quality aluminium finishing kit, all provided in house to keep costs down, the Rapide RL1 disc will take you out in any weather and on any surface you choose, come rain or shine.


  • FRAME: Rapide Disc 6061 Alloy
  • FORK: Carbon Disc w/ fender eyelets
  • SHIFTERS: Shimano Sora ST-3500 9sp
  • REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano Sora RD-3500 9sp
  • FRONT DERAILLEUR: Shimano Sora FD-3500 9sp
  • CHAINSET: Shimano Sora FC-3550 50/34T
  • CHAIN: Shimano CN-HG53
  • CASSETTE: Shimano CS-HG400 11/32T
  • RIMS: Alex DP17 32h
  • HUBS: Shimano M475, 32h, 6-Bolt
  • TYRES: Continental SportContact II 700x32C
  • BRAKES: TRP Spyre-C, 160mm FR, 140mm RR
  • HANDLEBARS: Rapide Compact Drop
  • GRIPS: Velo Anti-slip/Shockproof
  • STEM: Rapide +/-7
  • SADDLE: Rapide Sportive
  • SEATPOST: Rapide 27.2mm
Showing our 1 review for Rapide RL1 Disc bike. Write a review
Review Summary - 4 out of 5 based on 1 rating.
July 12, 2017 | CXPhil
Good bike, Excellent service

The bike is excellent value and makes an excellent go anywhere bike which is in reality not that much slower than a 'pure' road bike. Now that reasonably priced disc wheels are easier to obtain a second set wit road rubber really does give a one bike (two sets of wheels) does it all solution.
biketart make it very simple to send back a bike that turns out to be not quite the right size and exchange it with the next size up or down so the main concern with ordering online is taken care of.


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