Blue Competition Cycles RD1 Road Bike

4.75/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $2650.00


Product Description

* Aerus Composites T700 high modulus carbon fiber monocoque construction * Aerus Conquest C4FK full carbon fork 450g * FSA Orbit 1 1/8" Zero stack headset included * English threaded bottom bracket shell * Available in XS, SM, MD, ML, LG * Not Available as Frameset Only


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jason a Triathlete

Date Reviewed: December 10, 2012

Strengths:    1) FAST
2) STIFF
3) COMFORTABLE
4) GREAT FOR THE PRICE!


Weaknesses:    1) It could have came with sram rival but other than that amazing bike.

Bottom Line:   
This is my first carbon road bike and i am in love with it! I use this for triathlon training and for my local group rides. It corners very well and is extremely stiff. The handling is flawless. I have raced 8 triathlons and have won my age group in nearly all of them. When i put on some zipp 808 the color scheme was sexy!

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Price Paid:    $1600.00

Purchased At:   Fat Frogs Bike Shop,

Similar Products Used:   Fuji carbon tri bike

Bike Setup:   Blue Rd.1 full 105
Orgin 8 Carbon Road bars
FSA- SLK Carbon seat post


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ben H. a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: June 23, 2011

Strengths:    Stiff frame, comfortable geometry, accelerates well, good value for a full carbon frame

Bottom Line:   
I've been on this bike for a couple months now and have been pleasantly surprised with the ride quality. The frame is stiff, very responsive and the 105 component package has been pretty smooth so far. It weighed in at 18 lbs with pedals.

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Favorite Ride:   anything outside

Price Paid:    $1600.00

Purchased At:   Green Mountain Sport

Bike Setup:   standard kit from blue - 105 front and rear derailleur and levers, FSA brakes and crank, american classic victory wheels


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by luv2flyjrn a Triathlete

Date Reviewed: May 6, 2011

Strengths:    frame - smooth, light, strong.

Weaknesses:    components could be stepped up to rival, but to get a frame of this quality into this price point I understand the 105.

Bottom Line:   
A fantastic ride. Posted a short video review on youtube if you want to see some pics and a vid of the bike. Bottom line is if you are looking at this bike and want something you can race on yet feel comfortable after 112 miles this is it. The bike is a little pricey considering the components but that is because of the incredible frame. It is very well thought out. The downtube is very large giving a smooth ride quality while adding to stiffness and light weight. The large headtube provides a very stable ride. The rear seatstays are split and slightly aero shaped to give strength for braking yet helps smooth out the ride. The bike is light and climbs great, yet it soaks up the raod so well you feel like you could talk on the cobblestones of the tour on it. Great bike, even better frame, and absolutely top notch company.

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Favorite Ride:   empty flat corn land, IL

Price Paid:    $1999.00

Purchased At:   Blue

Similar Products Used:   Litespeed sienna, Scott Cr1, Trek Madone.

Bike Setup:   stock.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by dougphoto a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: August 11, 2010

Strengths:    light and stiff, with a smooth ride

Weaknesses:    I'd like to see more FSA and Less Shimano on it, or go with Sram

Bottom Line:   
I love this bike! 17 years ago I was a cat 3 racer, then jobs, kids, bad back, blah blah, kind of got me out and I became just a commuter. two years ago I decided I needed to start riding seriously again, so at age 38 I got a Blue RD1, it's my first Full carbon ride and I love it. Super smooth yet stiff and light.

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Favorite Ride:   Blue RD1

Price Paid:    $1700.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   When I was racing I road a Bianchi, I loved that bike, and had a $ 2000 (1995 $'s) wheel set on it, the blue kicks it's ass.

Bike Setup:   Standard set up from blue, although I switch out the saddle for one with a comfy whole in the middle.



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2009 Blue RD1 (new and mine, with pics)

I'm in love. OMG. Rides SO well. I <3 it. Can't wait to get up in the morning and ride some more! What got me was the beautiful carbon swirly pattern. Pictures really don't do justice at all. It's like no carbon I've ever seen. [IMG]http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w105/Loraura/2007%20 ... Read More »

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