BP Stealth Stealth OCRR Triathlon Bike

4.43/5 (7 Reviews)
MSRP : $1500.00

Product Description

The Stealth OCRR is lightning fast. The most recent frame upgrades make the frame stronger, lighter, and if possible…faster. All carbon drop outs, all carbon head tube and set tube inserts, gloss black finish with nude woven carbon down tube. Frame price now includes carbon aero fork and professional grade headset.

MSRP: $1500 Frame/Fork/Headset Only

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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Jens

Date Reviewed: June 15, 2015

Strengths:    BP Stealth Stealth OCRR Triathlon Bike

Weaknesses:    BP Stealth Stealth OCRR Triathlon Bike

Bottom Line:   
Anyone which can tell me complet story of that bike?

Best Regards Jens have just bought such a frame, but can not find history about it

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by skaryfast a Triathlete

Date Reviewed: October 15, 2008

Strengths:    Stiff. Great dampening - comfortable. Relatively inexpensive. Fast - it was the winner's bike for Ironman Canada 2003. Beautiful carbon layup.

Weaknesses:    Heavy by modern standards. Vertical dropouts in the back are a minor hassle. Geometry isn't the best for triathlon.

Bottom Line:   
My rockin' dad gave me the frame and fork for Christmas when I qualified for Ironman 2004. I used it for several races from sprint to Olympic to IM distance, and have been generally very pleased with its performance. I've moved on to a different race bike, but will always keep the Stealth out of nostalgia, and take it out for training rides on really pretty days! The design of the frame is very appealing to the eye, and was originally built by Mongoose as a TT frame. They stopped production and sold the design to some nice folks out in Arizona. The frame is one of the stiffest I've ridden whether road, mountain, or tri. It's also on the heavy side, so for races with lots of long climbs, not the best. The geometry is more of a classic road-bike with a slack seat-tube angle and requires a forward seatpost for riding in the aerobars over long distances in my view. By 2008 standards it is not the most aerodymic frame, but not the worst either. Bottom line - it's fast, smooth riding, cool looking, and a great value.

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Favorite Ride:   San Baronto, Italy

Purchased At:   Factory Direct

Similar Products Used:   Cervelo P3C, Cannondale Slice

Bike Setup:   Profile Design bullhorn bars, Cobra aerobars and Fast-Forward seatpost, DA 9spd shifters/R derailleur, FSA K-force light crank and F derailleur, DA calipers, Cane Creek brake levers, Chris King headset, X-lab hydration mount, Nimble Crosswind tubular wheelset

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

Date Reviewed: February 16, 2008

Strengths:    Aero.
Good dampening.
Average handling (better than my last tri-bike, not as good as some of my dedicated road racer/crit/track bikes)
Looks amazing!
Good price-tag for a full carbon exotic bike.

Weaknesses:    Heavy, if you care.
Integrated housings make cable routing easy, but if they get gritty or worn out you're screwed.

Bottom Line:   
I bought this bike to replace a Cervelo P2K, which I loved but which was simply too unforgiving on Michigan roads, which are notorious for potholes and bad pavement.
Out of the box, everything was great except that some excess paint had made the rear-brake-mount hole too small, and had to be carefully filed off. Cable routing was initially great.
The bike is extremely stiff... nothing at all like other beam-bike designs like a Softride, which is what a lot of people expect. That said, the vibration dampening properties of it far surpass the P2K, and my rides were much more comfortable after having switched. Aerodynamically, I didn't notice a huge difference between the two. Given that a Cervelo P2K is already pretty awesome in that department, I am fine with that. ;)
The bike is indeed very heavy, and I also don't mind this. I threw a chain which took a big gouge out of the carbon a few months ago, and based on how completely overbuilt it is I'm not even worried about it. We're talking carbon that looks like it's at least half a centimeter thick here.
I had one really bad experience riding it home in some rain. The front wheel kicked water up onto the down tube, which ran right into the integrated housings. I had to cut the cables and feed them through over and over again with lube to get out all the grit and get them working smoothly again. I worry about what will happen when those internal housings finally need to be replaced? Eesh. FAIR WEATHER ONLY!

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Favorite Ride:   Bandolier Loop, NM

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   Bike shop employee s

Similar Products Used:   Cervelo p2k
Louis Garneau Pursuit 9.0
Scattante Steel road
Kestrel Talon
Giant OCR 3

Bike Setup:   Visiontech Integrated Aerobars
Hed tri-spokes

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

Date Reviewed: October 17, 2007

Strengths:    The bike is super aero and abosorbs nearly every vibration and I have a padless carbon seat! It still climbs very well and the price is unbeatable. The stock wheels are Fulcrum Raceing 7 and they are strong and light for an entry level price point.

Weaknesses:    DiaComp brakes were pretty bad, and I switched them to ultegra. It would be nice to have an integrated headset to drop the front end even more and opt for the forward post, the geometry needs a steeper seat angle.

Bottom Line:   
If you have read any of the other reviews you already know this bike is fantastic. The new OCLV carbon lightened the bike up from earlier versions and you only sacrafice a pound or so compared to a conventional bike. The aero is well worth it.

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Favorite Ride:   Cartright Loop

Price Paid:    $1895.00

Purchased At:   bp Stealth direct

Similar Products Used:   Softride roadwing, Zipp 2001.

Bike Setup:   I switched the stock Profile base and clip on aero bars for Vision tech one piece, 105 crank, and front derailer. Ultegra rear derailer, shifting and brakes. 124g carbon seat, switched to a Bontrager xxx lite seat forward post. Race wheels are HED, training Fulcrum.

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

Date Reviewed: September 3, 2007

Strengths:    Still combines unmatched long-distance comfort with a rock solid ride. Fork is excellent.

Weaknesses:    Noticeably heavier than newer bikes - but no doubt the OCRR version is lighter too. Paintwork is prone to chip around the rear drop outs - mine's bright yellow - but with a bit of care it's lasted very well.

Bottom Line:   
This is a review of the BP-2 frame purchased in the UK where it was sold under the "Reef Carbon" brand name. See my original November 2003 review under "2003 Triathlon Bike."
Five years on and I still ride this bike every week. The difficulty getting the back wheel in and out turned out to be nothing more than a bent derailleur hanger; my LBS fixed it in five minutes. Even with a forward angled seat post it wasn't quite right for triathlons, so it's now fitted with conventional drop bars and better suited to use as a regular road bike. Would still recommend a post that steepens the effective seat tube angle as the geometry is slack.
It will be a sad day when this one covers its last mile, but when it does - and that's a long way off - I'll be straight back to BP Stealth to replace it with the latest version.

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Favorite Ride:   East Coast Parkway, Singapore

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   John Atkins Cycles,

Similar Products Used:   Cervelo P3C, Trek 5200, Cannondale R2000.

Bike Setup:   Nimble Fly wheels, Stronglink Pulsion carbon cranks, Ultegra Gruppo, titanium forward seatpost.

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