BH is flaunting its newest road bike called the RS1, sharing many of the same attributes as the Spanish brand’s flagship G8 such as full cable integration and disc brakes, but at a more affordable price.
One obvious difference between the two bikes, is the RS1 relies on a more conventional seatpost instead of the semi-integrated version found on the G8.
However, when it comes to frame construction, both models share BH’s sophisticated Hollow Core Internal Molding technology, as well as similar aero-optimized tube shapes and profiles, putting the bikes on par with one another in terms of their aerodynamic signatures.
A clear difference between the two though, is the geometry, with the RS1 offering a more relaxed position thanks to a taller stack height, a slightly steeper seat-tube and head-tube angle and a wheelbase that’s touch longer.
Additionally, the RS1 sticks with BH’s oversized BB386EVO pressfit bottom bracket and beefy chain-stays, along with flat mount disc brakes, 12mm thru-axles and the brand’s quick-release levers that nicely tuck inside the thru-axles.
Pricing for the RS1 starts at 2600€ for the 3.0 model, which comes equipped with a Shimano 105 groupset, a FSA Gossamer crank and a Vision Team 35 alloy wheelset.
The 3.5 sells for 3200€, which moves up to a Shimano Ultegra groupset with a Rotor Vegast crank and the same Vision Team 35 wheelset, while the 4.0 features the same grouspet, but with an upgraded FSA SLK carbon crank and BH’s own EVO 38 carbon wheelset.
The 4.5 gets a Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic groupset, but saves money by dropping back down to the less expensive Vision Team 35 wheelset and FSA Grossmer crank, while the top-tier 5.0 adds back in the FSA SLK carbon crank and EVO 38 carbon wheels with the Ultregra Di2 groupset.
Customers can also take advantage of BH’s customization program, allowing them to choose from an array of different graphics layouts and more than 30 colors for a 300€ up-charge. They can even have their name added to the top-tube.
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