Handsling RR1 Road Race Frame

Handsling RR1 Road Race Frame

Regular price £1,399.00 £1,399.00 Sale

The Handsling Bikes RR1 is our top road frame, 

A pro level race bike with racing geometry and durable construction in Toray T800 carbon; our Handsling Racing Team riders reckon it's the best all-round road racing frame you can get, loving it for being stiff in the sprints, light on the climbs and aero in the breakaway.

If you want to feel like a pro this is the bike for you.

Features:

  • Full Toray T800 carbon frame
  • Weighs in at just 820g for a size 52cm
  • Race proven geometry - relatively shorter head tube and longer top tube, produce a comfortable, aero position
  • Quick yet predictable handling and stable at high speed
  • The frame comes with its own full carbon 27.2 seatpost
  • Replaceable rear mech  hanger
  • Braze on front mech hanger
  • Stiff 1 1/8th to 1 1/2th inch head tube
  • Bottom bracket BB86 as standard, but can be custom built with BSA, BB30 or BB386
  • Super stiff chainstays to provide extra stiffness where you need it
  • Aerodynamic, internal cable routing is suitable for either mechanical or Di2 gearshifting
  • Guaranteed for 2 years
  • Available in Handsling or custom paint scheme

Note that all Handsling Bikes frames are made to order and can take between 2 to 6 weeks for delivery.

All Handsling Bikes frames are guaranteed for 2 years against manufacturing defects.

Prices are for frame, fork and seatpost only.

Full Bike Builds

Available to your specification.

Once you have ordered your frame you can go here to choose wheels and here to choose the groupset and finishing kit for you custom bike.

The most popular build retails for £3,499.99 and consists of:

RR1 frame custom painted to your design, 30mm deep carbon clincher wheels, Ultegra Di2 groupset, Deda 35 carbon bars and matching stem, carbon bottle cages, Tufo tyres and Selle Italia saddle, HSC Ceramics bottom bracket, and Ultegra pedals.

We can adjust this specification to match your requirements. Email simon@handslingbikes.com or call 07968-699848 for a quote.

How does it ride?

1st category rider, Graham Crow says that his RR1 is "...lightweight, stiff and responsive. A "do-all" frame that is ideal for long training rides, stage races and sportives to short, aggressive criteriums."

Will Campbell-Jones checked his stats and was amazed at the effect his new RR1 had on his performance, stating that "Up hills my RR1 is nearly 50% faster than my previous aluminium road bike. It's so light and responsive as well as looking great."

Dyll Davies of Viva Velo cycling holidays said, "...took the bike out for a shakedown on the Kingston Wheelers Wednesday night RP laps and... I love it. I am coming from a Canyon CF SLX, which is not a shabby frame, but I was amazed by the stiffness and therefore responsiveness of the RR1. It corners like a dream..."

See the review of a Campagnolo Record equipped RR1 on CycleTechReview.com by top cycling journalist, Duncan Moore. 

http://cycletechreview.com/2015/reviews/handsling-bikes-rr1-frame/ 

Read about Mark Tearle's Handsling Bikes RR1 build here http://handslingbikes.com/blogs/news/40500481-more-on-marks-handsling-bikes-rr1-build and here http://handslingbikes.com/blogs/news/39940801-marks-very-special-handsling-bikes-rr1

National Champion and BC Squad rider Fred Wright, rides the RR1. He recently campaigned it in the Spring Classics in Belgium, including over the cobbles of Paris-Roubaix.

Fred also rode his RR1 to an Olympic bronze medal at the European Youth Olympics - see http://handslingbikes.com/blogs/news/39927425-fred-wright-wins-youth-olympics-bronze-on-his-handsling-bikes-rr1

Fred Wright and his Handsling Bikes RR1 also appear in this recent SportsAid film...