What if you want a high-quality lightweight, modern carbon road bike but you prefer rim brakes, a mechanical groupset and don’t want balloon tyres for so called ‘all road’ riding? In this video I’m going to show that that - despite the best efforts of the industry - bikes like this do still exist. I’ve found the ultimate modern bike for the retrogrouch. The Racer Rosa is an example of a bike which proves that you can still buy a top end carbon road bike with rim brakes and is compatible with mechanical gears. Subscribe to Cycling Weekly here: 🤍🤍youtube.com/user/CyclingWeekly1?sub_confirmation=1 More at: Cycling Weekly: 🤍🤍cyclingweekly.com Facebook: 🤍🤍facebook.com/CyclingWeekly Instagram: 🤍instagram.com/cyclingweeklymagazine Twitter: 🤍twitter.com/cyclingweekly Email: cycling🤍futurenet.com #bicycles #bikes #cycling
Campy mech shifting, rim brakes on a hand built, made to measure Italian masterpiece. Surely it cannot get much better than that. Just please keep power meters and head units right away from that beautiful bike.
very nice bike
Beautiful bike! All my road bikes are rim brake, what they call road bikes now with balloon tires and disc brakes are actually hard for me to look at, over complicated and very very hard to work on, but that was the industry’s goal $$$
Maybe the reason why the industry forced a seemingly unnecessary "modern" feature every year is because copycats company are getting better with their product quality. The top manufacturer probably feel the need to innovate just to keep the pricetag ridiculously high, and keep the rich guys sated.
I prefer rim brakes and mechanical shifters. I know now for a fact that I will never own one of those sacrilegious bikes, I bought two months ago R8000 groupset with a 12spd crankset, because of its looks took, but two days ago, Competitive Cyclist had the R8000 shifters with a $75 discount, so why not......I bought a spare set for the future, just in case. I'd rather buy and eBike before going electronic and disc.
Would never be able to justify spending so much on a bike....so always go SH on bits. Beautiful bike though. Funnily enough find the change from my Pinarello f8 Campag Super Record summer bike....onto my Steel Ciocc Campag Record winter bike,almost unnoticeable ! In spite of doing from very light Carbon on to Steel. Slightly different ride quality,but just becomes ‘normal’ after a couple of rides!!!
aluminium is the worst
My next bike gotta have totally integrated cabling with hydraulic disk breaks and a full on aero frame.
As a small handed heavy-ish rider in a very hilly area, disc brakes are my only option - I do have a rim brake bike I ride on the routes with fewer descents. I can't believe that you sacrificed the bottom bracket though. £7.5K is not compromise territory.
I've had the pleasure of visiting Diego at RR many times when he's serviced my Campag equipped bikes. I've also had a bike fit from Giuseppe (as has my wife) and I can happily recommend RR for servicing and bike fitting. I've seen a couple of the custom bikes in the shop waiting to go to their new owners and they look fantastic (especially in the Azzurro blue colour).
Lovely build . Finally someone is talking sence . Like you say bikes haven't needed all the so called improvements of late. I love large tyres and discs brakes on my gravel bike. But on the road still running mechanical and rim brakes. What happened to the roberts frame ? Is it up for sale ?
Beautiful, as well as disc brakes and die sets perform, there's something so great about narrow tyres, mechanical and rim brakes. Makes a bike so light and cool
Long live rim brakes and mechanical shifting! What a beautiful bike and build, I hope you get a lot of enjoyment out of it!
I would have just kept the steel bike. No carbon bikes for me ever again.
Nice bike, but to deep for my pockets. It looks a whole lot like my LOOK 555, that I just love. But my new Giant TCR Advanced Pro 1, is rim and mechanical. And I don't get dropped by anyone who's not a better cyclist, no matter their ride..
Thank you for keeping the Rim Brakes alive.
Just as an FYI, you can buy directly from Daccordi as well. The Racer Rosa here is Daccordi's Fly model (which you can also get with disc brakes). They'll even tweak a few elements of the geometry to your liking FREE OF CHARGE!
Should’ve fitted tan wall Pirelli P-Zeros…