Rapide RC1 is a great entry level carbon road bike. It features the same lightweight frameset as the range topping RC4 and is built with Shimano Tiagra components for good shifting performance and durability.
Rapide RC series frameset features internal cable routing, suitable for mechanical or electronic groupsets. A tapered head tube keeps the front end stiff, improving cornering stability and out of the saddle efforts. Every tube profile is optimised to create a front triangle that has an excellent stiffness to weight ratio and a rear triangle that enhances ride comfort. The characteristics of the frame have been further improved by the use of 30T and 24T carbon throughout.