To understand the RACE ll, we need to go back. Way back. To when this all started. Getting the Rook One series right took some time. We designed, tested, changed and tested again various prototypes. Eventually the Rook One design was finalised. Developing this humble steel frame allowed us to learn even more about different tubing and materials and the seed was planted to build a RACE spec crit frame.
The RACE series is a flex of that knowledge. Using a hyrdoform top tube and carbon fibre fork - we achieved what became an instant favourite. The RACE geometry is aggressive and working together with our factory engineers, the frame has excellent overall stiffness for its weight. This allows for confidence in the skid and power to the road when hammering it.
Introducing the RACE 2. An extension of the RACE series. The RACE series is expensive to produce. We're a small business with big ideas and the core goal of getting more people and better bikes! The RACE 2 does just that. The frame and fork maintain the overall stiffness and aggressive the geometry that the RACE series is known for but at a better price bracket. CHEAPER you say? Yes cheaper, but without any compromise on quality. The hyrdoform top tube and carbon fork we spoke about? Not everyone needs these on their mash around ride - they add cost where you might not need those components. The RACE 1 will live on for those looking for that extra detail, the RACE 2 is its naughty younger brother who gets all the girls.
So whats changed?
- All new shape Alu fork
- Improved Durability
- Tapered Head Tube
- Straight Top Tube
- Slightly Lower Seat Stays
- Beefy Drop Outs Incl Steel Plates
- Price point below R8k
What hasn't changed?
- Light weight frame and fork
- Aggressive track geometry
- Excellent frame stiffness
- Novatec Hubs Standard
- RACE bred genes
We're super stoked on the new frameset and we're 100% confident you'll love your new RACE 2. Two paint jobs are available at launch OIL SLICK and FIRE & ICE. Both framesets in a 55cm or 58cm size.
All new rides qualify for FREE shipping anywhere in South Africa or pull in to our Cape Town shop and we'll build you one to ride out! Full setups starting at R7550
Sales go live Friday 14th December.