The RT-80 is a top-flight sports and racing bike, designed using advanced technology and expertly hand-crafted from high quality Toray T800 carbon fibre. Aboard the RT-80 you'll ride faster, farther and in more comfort than ever before. Whether you're taking on epic sportives or doing battle in the race league, the RT-80 elevates your cycling to new levels.
Cutting-edge engineering and development allows the RT-80 to be stiff in all the right places, converting every watt of pedal-power into speed, whilst incorporating calculated frame compliance for improved comfort and traction. The harder you push, the more the RT-80 responds, delivering you faster to your cycling goals.
With such an efficient and lightweight frame, the RT-80 flys up the climbs and delivers all your pedal-power in the sprints. It's time to see how good you really can be, to release your true potential with the RT-80.
"At the very first turn of the cranks the RT-80 feels very capable...it has a depth of character similar to bikes costing several times as much. 9/10"
Maximum Performance and Comfort
The RT-80 is the fruit of extensive development to fulfil the needs of recreational cyclists and racers alike. The aim was to create a bike with serious race-pace, which is still comfortable on high-mileage sportive events. On both counts, the RT-80 delivers.
Designed in conjunction with former UCI pro rider, Jamie Burrow, the RT-80 is a superb mix of power, control and comfort. At its heart is a top quality hand-crafted carbon frame that's lightweight and stiff. In use, the RT-80 efficiently converts every watt of pedal-power into forward drive. Aboard the RT-80 you experience how a top-flight bike should ride.
Durability You Can Trust
The RT-80 is expertly hand-crafted using Toray T800 carbon fibre, offering an optimum blend of strength and calculated compliance ideal for everyday riding. Such quality also ensures you get lasting durability that can be relied upon season after season.View Range
Performance From Creativity
The RT-80 frameset benefits from a range of advanced design features, such as 'EPS Inside' moulding technology, which ensures consistent and accurate placement of carbon in the frame mould. This eliminates wrinkles inside the tubes to create lighter, more durable frames. Our Edge-To-Edge bottom bracket blends all the frame tubes together around the BB shell to create the widest, most energy efficient platform possible. With less flex, you travel further with every pedal stroke.View Range
Practical Comfort On Every Contact Point
The RT-80 is available with a variety of groupsets to suit all riders. Choose from the artistry and passion of Italian masters, Campagnolo, or take advantage of pioneers of technology, SRAM and Shimano, benefitting from the latest drivetrain and ergonomic developments. The choice is yours.
Finishing kit options come from our favourite brands, including Selcof, FSA, Selle Italia, Prologo and a host of other class-leading brands. You can also choose from our huge selection of value-for-money carbon race wheels to add that perfect finishing touch to your dream bike.View Range
|XS 48cm||S 50cm||M 54cm||L 56cm||XL 58cm||XXL 60cm|
|B||Headtube Length (mm)||110||115||140||155||175||195|
|C||Top Tube Length (mm)||515||525||545||559.6||575||590|
|D||Seat Tube Angle (mm)||74.5||74.5||73.5||73.5||73||72.5|
|E||Seattube Centre to Top (mm)||480||500||540||560||580||600|
|F||Chainstay Length (mm)||408||408||408||408||410||410|
|G||BB Drop (mm)||70||70||70||70||70||70|
|Rider Height||Inside Leg||Suggested Frame Size|
|less than 5'3"||less than 27"||48cm|
|5'2" to 5'8"||27"-31"||50cm|
|5'8" to 6'0"||30"-33"||54cm|
|5'11" to 6'2"||33"-35"||56cm|
|6'1 to 6'4"||34"-37"||58cm|
|6'3 to 6'6"||36"-38"||60cm|
All frame size recommendations are approximate. A good fit will also depend on the correct choice of stem length, correct bike set-up for the rider and riding style.
Correct frame size choice can also depend on a rider’s torso and limb length.
|Seat Tube Size||27.2|
|Seat Clamp Size||31.8|
|Head Set Type||Tapered Internal|
|Front Mech Type||Braze On|
Built exclusively from Toray T800 the RT-80 is the perfect bike for sportives. A precisely tracking front is combined with a vertically compliant rear triangle to provide pedalling efficiency and comfort in equal measure.
Massive box section chain stays provide incredible lateral frame stability. Vertical compliance comes from the thin and flat seat stays that soak up the worst road surfaces and a 27.2mm ready seat tube ties it all together.
EPS inserts enhance the accuracy of the carbon fibre positioning in the mould. By supporting the carbon from inside we reduce fibre migration in the mould, eliminating wrinkles inside the frame tubes and giving you a stiffer and stronger frame.
A stiff tapered headtube forms the foundation for the RT-90 and RT-80's incredible steering. Greater bearing surface area and larger frame tubes combine with our monocoque fork to deliver a confidence-inspiring front end.
By carefully sculpting the bottom of the seat and down tubes and extending them right up to the edge of the BB shell we've created a frame of unmatched stiffness and pedaling efficiency.
A press fit BB might help shave the weight off a frame but it's a false economy as the extra parts of the BB end up adding it back in. We'd rather give you a creak free BB that lasts and lasts than a headline frame weight figure that only tells half the story.
The RT-80 is built ready to accept mechanical or electronic shifting. Both options benefit from clear and fluid cable runs that allow you to get the maximum benefit from either type of shifting.
The RT-80 has enough tyre clearance to let you benefit from wider, aero rim profiles and 25mm tyres for faster and smoother rolling over bumpy road surfaces. It all adds up to a more comfortable, faster rolling bike that eats up the miles.