Building on a solid debut year, Rapide returns for 2016 with an even better range. The RL and RC series return with new eye catching graphics and a gran fondo friendly specification. The use of a compact chainset and a wide ratio cassette ensure that you’ll be well prepared to tackle the steepest gradients. The introduction of FSA finishing kits on the RC series helps keep the overall weight down whilst adding real bang for your buck.
The RL junior bikes are back too, but this time with an improved specification. Two sets of tyres ensure that road or CX can be tackled with ease whilst a junior specific Tektro brake lever offer improved ergonomics and confidence whilst braking.
The RL Disc is our brand new do it all machine. Wet weather road bike, rugged commuter or weekend adventure steed, versatility is the word when it comes to the RL Disc. Based around the same tube shapes and similar geometry to the standard RL, the RL Disc has clearance for up to 42c tyres, meaning you can fit road, trekking or CX rubber. We’ve also included rack and mudguard eyelets on the frame along with hidden mudguard eyelets on the inside of the full carbon fork. Specified with full Shimano drivetrains, gear shifting is light and precise. The use of TRP disc brakes with a 160mm front rotor and 140mm rear ensure that braking performance is high in all weather conditions.
Our new flagship range, the RC Disc is designed with same principles as the standard RC. Our custom endurance geometry offers a plush ride for long days in the saddle whilst a mixture of 24 and 30T carbon keep the frame light and durable. We’ve designed a completely new fork for the RC Disc, internal cable routing keeps the lines smooth while the use of a 15mm Thru-Axle provides assured handling and security when braking. The use of Shimano’s flat mount calliper system and 140mm rotors front and rear help keep the RC Disc looking neat and tidy.
Keeping the UK weather in mind, we’ve built in hidden mudguard eyelets on the RC Disc and with clearance for 28c tyres, rougher tarmac can be tackled in comfort. With specifications including Shimano drivetrains, Fulcrum wheels, TRP brakes and FSA finishing kits, an RC Disc is the perfect bike to conquer the weekend.