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Cousin to the well known Ridgeback urban bike brand, Rapide make a range of affordable road and cyclocross bikes for the enthusiast and new road rider. Rapide's collection of high quality aluminium frames and amazing value carbon fibre machines bring the joy of road, gravel or cyclocross riding to cyclists on sensible budgets. Using Ridgeback's thirty years of bicycle building experience each Rapide bicycle features great value specification, a balance of speed and performance and the backing of Britain's biggest bicycle company, Madison. Rapide offer classic road style machines with caliper brakes, as well as up to high power disc brakes for reliable year round riding. There are even smaller wheeled Rapide bikes for junior riders.

At the top end of their range the Rapide Grand Fondo ready RC Disc and RC caliper brake models are ready to take on any challengers on the road. Lightweight unidirectional 24/30T carbon frames and matching forks balance stiffness and comfort for the ideal performance ride. Equipped with Shimano gearing and high performance Fulrcrum wheels, the Rapide RC range of bicycles will mix it up with the best custom road bikes at a fraction of the price. Nice touches, such internal cable routing and FSA finishing kit give these Rapides the appearance and function of machines twice the price.

Riders with their eye on the 'all road' will love the Rapide RL Disc models. Designed to run wide 42C tyres and with enough stopping power for muddy condition, the RL range suits gravel and cyclocross riding, while still being able to mix it up on the road. A great choice of commuting, rough riding or a bike to 'do it all' the Rapide RL Disc models are built around tough yet light 6061 aluminium frames and come with a great specification list. Hydraulic disc brakes, Fulcrum wheels and Shimano gearing all feature on the Rapide RL disc bikes.

The RL range offer classic road bike performance at a truly affordable level. Performance aluminium frames on the Rapide RL bikes match to a careful choice of specification to keep the price as attractive as the bikes.

Rapide from Ridgeback is all about getting as many riders on the road as possible. Biketart offer a range of Rapide bikes but can also get hold of any model you want - just give us a call. With the perfect balance of poise. performance and price, Rapide definitely make the right road or gravel bike for you.