Triban RC120

Triban RC120

  • Frame Material: Lightweight 6061 T6 aluminium frame for ease of handling.
  • Fork: Carbon fork for improved vibration absorption and precise steering.
  • Drivetrain: 16-speed Microshift shifter with a wide range of gears for varying terrains.
  • Brakes: Efficient cartridge brake pads for reliable stopping power.
  • Additional Features: Comes with ergonomic handlebars, Triban Protect tyres and can be fitted with mudguards and a pannier rack.

Our Verdict: The Triban RC120 offers a perfect blend of comfort, performance, and versatility, making it an excellent choice for novice and intermediate road cyclists alike. Check out the Triban RC120 Disc and Triban GRVL 120 for different variations too.

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Perfect for beginners and intermediates alike, the RC120 is designed to elevate your cycling experience, whether you're paving your way through long stretches of countryside or tentatively looking at a first bike to race or compete in sportives on, the RC120 is an excellent gateway into cyclesport. Its comfortable geometry, carbon fork, and versatile frame make it an excellent choice for those looking to push their boundaries on the road without breaking the bank.

RC120 Frame and Fork

The Triban RC120 features a 6061 T6 aluminium sloping frame with a semi-integrated headset. This material choice, also found on lots of high end road bikes, offers a blend of durability and lightweight performance to give the bike a sense of lightness when you put the power down and need it to kick. Coupled with a higher steering stack and a shorter top tube, the bike gives you a more upright position, focusing on all day comfort rather than an aggressive head-down racing position. The carbon fork adds to the bike's precise responsiveness, allowing for better control, especially on descents and tight turns.

Smooth Shifting on the Go

The microshift 8-speed shifter and derailleurs promise high precision during gear changes. This setup ensures that whether you're climbing steep hills or cruising on the flats, the transition between gears is smooth and easy on the hand, making it comfy to cyclists of differing hand sizes and strengths. The addition of a double chainring over the RC100 model gives you a broader spread of gears, great for both high speeds on the flats and a lower gear for when the climbs start to get a bit too steep.

Braking and Handling

With aluminium brake levers and cartridge pads, the RC120 offers increased braking efficiency, crucial for quick stops and controlling speed during descents. The ergonomic handlebars further enhance grip and comfort, ensuring you remain in control no matter the road conditions. If you need extra braking check out the RC120 Disc Brake model

Wheels and Tyres

The Triban 700 wheels with Aero 28 hubs are paired with Triban Protect 700 x 28 tyres, offering a balance between lightweight design and durability. The anti-puncture protection and supple carcass of the tyres mean you can enjoy long rides without the constant worry of flats, all while maintaining an optimal pressure for varied road conditions. While not fool proof, they will protect you against a lot of the road debris that other tyres can puncture from.

Saddle Comfort

The new Triban ErgoFit saddle, with its hammock design, provides a comfortable seating position, crucial for those long expeditions. The aluminium Triban seat post allows for easy saddle adjustments, ensuring you can find your perfect fit for maximized comfort and pedaling efficiency. Coupled with a pair of padded cycling shorts, this shouldn't be too much of a shock for the novice undertaking their first long rides!

Triban RC120 Accessories

  • Hybrid platform pedals suit both casual shoes and cycling shoes, giving you the flexibility for varied riding styles.
  • The inclusion of a front and rear light and a bell ensures you're prepared for rides in low visibility conditions.
  • With the possibility to fit mudguards and a pannier rack, the Triban RC120 is as versatile as it is robust, ready for both daily commutes and weekend adventures.

Triban RC120 Tech Specs

Frame 6061 T6 aluminium, Comfort-oriented geometry, Higher steering socket, Shorter top tube, Semi-integrated headset
Fork Carbon, Aheadset 1"1/8 head tube, Inserts for pannier rack, Maximum fork load: 9kg
Handlebar Ergonomic, Aluminium, Width: XS, S: 400mm; M, L: 420mm; XL: 440mm
Stem Adjustable, Aluminium
Drivetrain Microshift 8-speed, Front and rear Microshift derailleurs
Crankset Shimano Tourney, Double chainring 50/34, Cranks: 170mm, Integrated bearing bottom bracket
Cassette Microshift 11 x 34, 8-speed (11/13/15/18/21/24/28/34)
Brakes Aluminium levers, Cartridge brake pads
Wheels Triban 700, Aero 28 hubs, Aluminium material, Set weight: 2200g
Tyres Triban Protect 700x28, Anti-puncture protection, Max pressure: 8 bar/116 psi, 48mm Presta valve
Saddle Triban ErgoFit, Hammock design, Aluminium seat post, Diameter: 27.2mm, Length: 350mm in M/L/XL, 250mm in XS/S
Pedals Hybrid platform
Accessories/Equipment Front and rear light, Bell
Weight 10.9kg in size M, without pedals
Maximum Load 110kg
Number of Gears 16 speeds
Wheel Size 700mm
Type of Bicycle Fork Carbon-Alu fork
Axle Type Quick release
Type of Brakes Brake pads
Frame Weight 1830g in size M
Fork Weight 680g
Maximum Tyre Clearance 28mm


Reviewers have loved the RC120s ergonomic design, noting significant improvements in riding experience, especially during long rides. The seamless gear changes and responsive handling allow for a ride that's both exhilarating and safe. With its robust build and thoughtful accessories, it's clear that the RC120 is more than equipped to handle whatever adventure lies ahead, making it a highly recommended choice for anyone looking to dive into the world of road cycling. If you're after your first 'serious' road bike, and your budget stretches to the RC120, you'll be hard pushed to get a bike with this level of frameset, componentry and serious after sales support as the Triban RC120.