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BH RC1 Road Bike

5/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $4799.00

Product Description

  • Advanced molding techniques
  • Precision molded full carbon 1.5” tapered headtube
  • One piece molded 1.5” fork

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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Utomo a Commuter

Date Reviewed: January 16, 2014

Strengths:    Frame is sub 900 gram. Fork is 330 gram. Been on my mind since August 2013. Bought it yesterday, and today took it on a spin for 35 Km. Very fast. It always wants to go fast and handling is stable. Power transfer is immediate. Ready to attack. I use Ultegra for crankshaft and FD, and 105 for the rest of the components. Full high modulus carbon soak up road vibration very well.

Weaknesses:    Weaknesses not yet apparent, except for the dear price of the frame. BUT, to get quality ride you need to spend something isnt it? Will update my observation when I have cycle on this bike for more than 500 Km.

Bottom Line:   
This BH RC1 is my upgrade from BH Zaphire. After using Zaphire for several hundred Km I became very curious to know what it feels like to cycle on a full carbon High End road bike. This RC 1 has very satisfying ride. The RC 1 bike is very light and stable. HIgh modulus carbon soak up vibration very well. In addition to the carbon frame, I use Controltech Razor Edge for handlebar. Combination of all carbon really soak up the vibration. I took it on a bad road (similar to Paris-Robaix condition) stretch of road, circa 2 Km, and the frame really soak it up. No tingling hands after the ride. Very nice road bike. Very light and ready to attack.

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Favorite Ride:   Wherever I am

Purchased At:   Bagus Bike - BSD Ser

Similar Products Used:   BH Zaphire

Bike Setup:   Ultegra crankshaft, Ultegra FD, 105 everything else. Handlebar Control Tech Razor Edge, Stem Pro.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kickingdust a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: September 2, 2012

Strengths:    Stiffness yet comfort. Very responsive tracking, cuts like shart skates on ice!

Weaknesses:    Externat cabeling on down tube makes it hard to clean the dirt off.

Bottom Line:   
I swapped out the stem and bars with carbon because of neck problems now its so comfy front and back. As the previous reviewer stated this bike wants to be ridden hard and it's just as smooth when you do.

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Purchased At:   Absolute Bikes Sedon

Similar Products Used:   Titus FCR Titanium, Bianci, Specialized

Bike Setup:   SHRAM Red SLK cranks. FSA Wing carbon bars, FSA carbon stem. Reynolds Solitude wheel set.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brad Saxton

Date Reviewed: August 10, 2012

Strengths:    Stiff yet overall very comfortable. Immediate response when jumping on the pedals. Great climber, very stable and responsive on descents. Loves to be ridden hard with no noted flex what so ever. The bottom bracket area is spot on with no flex. Race oriented stance, and yet very comfortable on longer ( 75 - 100 mile ) rides. Coming off a Cervelo R3, I thought there was little that could compare. I would say this frame is stiffer overall and inspires a level of ridding beyond the Cervelo. Very happy so far. Stripped my parts of the Cervelo ( Ultegra ) and built up this frame. So far very happy.

Weaknesses:    None as yet.....

Bottom Line:   
Great overall buy. Mate it with a Ritchey ultralight stem and carbon bar, light wheel set, and you have a great bike.

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