Triban RC500 Microshift

Triban RC500 Microshift

  • Frame Material: New Triban Evo frame in 6061 T6 aluminium, offering a comfortable and versatile ride.
  • Brake Type: Mechanical disc brakes for effective and progressive stopping power.
  • Drivetrain: Microshift 9-speed, tailored for cycle touring use.
  • Wheel and Tyre Compatibility: Tubeless Ready wheels and can fit tyres up to 700x36mm or 650x40mm.
  • Comfort Features: ErgoFit saddle and ergonomic handlebars for better grip and comfort.

Our Verdict: Perfect for anyone seeking a comfortable and versatile aluminium road bike that's prepared for both city streets and country roads.

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The Triban RC500 Microshift with disc brakes stands out as a great entry level "serious" road bike. Aimed at enthusiasts and intermediate riders, this road bike firmly shows Triban's commitment to making sport level bikes affordable to all. With its specialized geometry and attention to detail, it's designed to push the boundaries of what riders expect from a road bike in its class. Whether you’re embarking on long weekend rides, sportives or even club events, the RC500 is built to match your ride. 

Triban RC500 Microshift's Design and Features

At the heart of the Triban RC500 is the new Triban Evo frame, crafted from 6061 T6 aluminium. This material choice ensures a blend of durability and lightness, making the bike both sturdy and easy to handle. The comfort-oriented geometry creates a riding position that reduces strain on the back and shoulders, enabling riders to cover longer distances with ease.

The addition of a carbon-bladed fork not only reduces the overall weight but significantly enhances ride quality by absorbing road vibrations, giving you a smoother and more comfortable ride, even on rough surfaces. The bike's versatility is further aided by its ability to fit mudguards and a pannier rack, making it an excellent choice for both daily commuter duties and adventurous weekend tours.

Taking Control with Microshift and Promax Disc Brakes

Triban's choice of offering a Microshift version of the RC500 is a welcome one. The Microshift 9-speed drivetrain delivers an exceptionally smooth and reliable shifting experience. This setup ensures that riders have a wide range of gears at their disposal, suitable for various landscapes. Whether you're out climbing steep hills or hammering on the flat lanes, the gear changes are seamless and effortless.

Complementing the drivetrain are the Promax DSK-300R mechanical disc brakes, which provide powerful and progressive stopping power. The advantage of disc brakes becomes particularly apparent under wet conditions, where they outperform the more traditional rim brakes in terms of safety and reliability.

Wheelset and Tyres

The bike rolls on Triban Tubeless Ready wheels, which strike an excellent balance between lateral rigidity and weight, enhancing both stability and handling , fitted with Triban Resist+ tyres, known for their durability and puncture protection. 

Riders can expect a level of comfort and performance that is seldom found in bikes at this price point. The ergonomic handlebars and the new Triban ErgoFit saddle further contribute to the bike's impressive comfort, making long rides more enjoyable.

Triban RC500 Microshift Tech Specs

Model TRIBAN RC 500 Microshift DISC 
Color Carbon Grey
Size Options XS, S, M, L, XL
Frame New Triban Evo frame in 6061 T6 aluminium, weight: 1780g in size M, compatible with tyres up to 700x36mm or 650x40mm
Fork Triban Evo fork with carbon blades and aluminium 1"1/8 Aheadset steerer tube, weight: 680g, compatible with tyres up to 700x36 or 650x40
Handlebar Ergonomic aluminium Triban flat handlebars, width: XS/S: 400 mm, M/L: 420 mm, XL: 440 mm
Stem Triban stem, length: XS/S: 80 mm, M: 100 mm, L: 110 mm, XL: 120 mm
Drivetrain Microshift 9-speed, Microshift FD R352B 31.8 mm front derailleur, Microshift R43M 9-speed rear derailleur
Crankset / Cassette Microshift CS-H092 9-speed 11/32 cassette, Prowheel 50/34 bottom bracket, Crank length: XS, S, M: 170 mm, L, XL: 175 mm
Brakes Promax DSK-300R disc brakes, 160mm disc brakes at front and rear
Wheels New Triban Tubeless Ready wheels, 6063T6 aluminium, ETRTO dimensions: 622 x 19 C, weight per pair (without cassette and QR): 2300 g
Tyre Triban Resist+ tyres, dimensions: 28c-622 / 700 x 28c, Max pressure: 8 bar / 116 psi
Saddle/Seat post New Triban ErgoFit saddle, Aluminium Triban seat post, Diameter: 27.2mm, Length: 350mm in M/L/XL, 300mm in S, 250mm in XS
Pedals Platform pedals included
Weight 10.6 kg in size M, without pedals
Maximum Load 110 kg
Number of Speeds 18 speeds
Bike Frame Material Aluminium
Wheel Size 700 mm
Type of Brakes Mechanical disc brakes
Front Disc Size 160 mm
Rear Disc Size 160 mm
Wheel Material Aluminium
Wheel Set Weight 2300 g
Maximum Tyre Clearance 32 mm

Reviews:

The Triban RC500 Microshift Road Bike has picked up plenty of positive reviews from cyclists who appreciate its combination of comfort, versatility, and performance. Riders highlight the smooth gear changes and reliable disc braking system as key features that make this bike stand out. The bike’s ergonomic design and suitability for various riding conditions are also warmly received, making it a highly recommended option for those wanting a dependable and fun road bike. If you're in the market for a bike that can handle both your daily commute and weekend adventures, the Triban RC500 should definitely be on your radar.