Triban RC520 Microshift

Triban RC520 Microshift

Triban RC520 Microshift highlights include:

  • Comfort-oriented geometry with 32mm tyres for smooth riding.
  • Hydro-mechanical disc brakes for effective and progressive braking.
  • Microshift 10-speed gearshift for precision control.
  • Versatility with inserts for pannier rack & mudguards, up to 36mm tyre compatibility.
  • Durable aluminium frame complemented by a carbon fork for reducing vibrations.

Our Verdict: A highly versatile and comfortable road bike, perfect for both daily commutes and long-distance rides. Great for anyone that wants something different to the Shimano equipped RC520

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Meet the Triban RC520 Microshift, a close relative of the Shimano 105 equipped RC520, and paragon of cycling comfort and versatility designed for those who consider the road less travelled as their preferred route. With its hydro-mechanical disc brakes and specialized geometry, this bike promises unrivalled comfort and precision on every ride. It's a perfect match for both spirited daytime adventures as well as the rigorous demands of daily commutes, pitching itself as the must-have bike for cyclists who need both quality and value.

The Heart of the Triban RC520

At the core of the Triban RC520 lies the new Triban Evo frame, crafted from 6061 T6 aluminium, offering a comfort-oriented geometry that doesn't compromise. This frame is shows you what aluminium is still capable of - giving you the delicate balance between strength and versatility. It can handle a mudguard and pannier rack with ease, while accommodating tyres up to 700x36 or 650x40, making it your go-to companion, whatever type of riding you're doing.

The fork doesn't shy away from the spotlight either. The Triban Evo fork features carbon blades paired with an aluminium steerer tube, providing the perfect balance between comfort, weight, and precision, designed to absorb the bumps along the way while ensuring your ride stays smooth and responsive.

Gearing Up for Success - Drivetrain and Brakes

The drivetrain is where the Triban RC520 really shines. With Microshift 10s shifters, front and rear derailleur, paired with a lightweight aluminium design, you're looking at seamless gear changes that keep you in control no matter the terrain. Whether you're hammering up a steep climb or cruising on the flats, the precision of Microshift componentry ensures effortless switches between gears.

When it comes to stopping power, the TRP HY/RD disc brakes feature cable-operated hydraulic pistons that offer both reliability and efficiency. This braking system ensures that no matter the weather conditions, you have effective and progressive braking at your fingertips, giving you confidence in your control and safety.

Triban's Tyres, Saddle, and Pedals

The Vittoria Randonneur 32mm tyres are the unsung heroes, providing the grip and durability needed to tackle varied road conditions while ensuring comfort on longer rides. These tyres, backed by the Nylon 33 TPI and 1C Graphene 2.0 compound, are all about performance and resistance.

The new Triban ErgoFit saddle and aluminium seat post ensure that comfort isn’t just a byword but a guarantee. With its hammock design and easy adjustment system, finding your perfect riding position has never been easier.

And let's not forget about the pedals. The included platform pedals mean you're ready to hit the road right from the start. They're the perfect foundation for any journey, providing the stability and reliability you need.

Riding the Triban RC520 - An Experience Like No Other

Imagine breaking away from the city's hustle and bustle, the road stretching ahead of you turning from tarmac to gravel. Here, the Triban RC520 really feels at home. Its adaptable frame and fork offer a smooth transition across different terrain, allowing you to explore further and with greater comfort than ever before.

The specialized geometry and ergonomic handlebars mean that even on longer rides, you’re unlikely to feel the discomfort that might plague you on less well thought out bikes. Whether it's a sun-drenched coastal cruise or a mist-shrouded Yorkshire dale, the Triban RC520 adapts to the environment, giving you a sense of freedom and exploration that’s hard to beat for the money.

This bike isn’t just about the components; it’s about creating memories on every journey. It’s about the sun on your back, the wind in your face, and the road beneath you responding to every pedal stroke. It’s about not just reaching your destination, but the stories you gather along the way.

Triban RC520 Microshift Gravel

The RC520, with its wide clearances, good gear spread and amazing brakes can certainly take on wild back country paths if you're a careful rider. For anyone fancying harder stuff though, check out the Triban GRVL 520, for a purpose built off road machine based on the same principles as the RC520, but for added dirt.

Triban RC520 Microshift Tech Specs

Make Triban
Model Triban RC 520 Microshift Disc Brake
Color navy blue / whale grey
Size Options XS, S, M, L, XL
Frame New Triban Evo frame, 6061 T6 aluminium, comfort geometry, compatible with up to 700x36 or 650x40 tyres, 1780g (M size)
Fork Triban Evo, carbon blades/aluminium steerer, compatible with up to 700x36 or 650x40 tyres, 680g
Handlebar / Stem / Steering Ergonomic aluminium bars, width 400-440mm. Stem lengths 80-120mm
Drivetrain Microshift 10s: shifters, front derailleur, rear derailleur, aluminium construction
Crankset / Cassette Prowheel 10/11S 50/34, Crank lengths 170-175mm. Microshift CS-H110 11S 11/32
Brakes TRP HY/RD disc, 160mm front and rear, semi-metallic pads
Wheels Triban Tubeless ready, 6063T6 aluminium, ETRTO 622x19C, 25mm high, 2300g pair without cassette
Tyres Vittoria Randonneur 32mm, Nylon 33 TPI, Graphene 2.0 compound, 580g
Saddle / Seat Post New Triban ErgoFit saddle, Aluminium Triban seat post, diameter 27.2mm, length 250-350mm
Pedals Platform pedals included
Accessories / Equipment Comes with front and rear-lighting kit and bell
Mudguard compatibility SKS BLUEMELS MATT 35, FLASH BLACK ROAD BIKE SADDLE MUDGUARD
Weight 10.4 kg in size M, without pedals
Maximum load 110 kg
Number of speeds 20 speeds
Bike frame material Aluminium frame
Number of chainrings Double chainring
Wheel size 700 mm
Type of brakes Hydro-mechanical disc brakes
Front disc size (in mm) 160 mm
Rear disc size (in mm) 160 mm
Maximum tyre clearance (in mm) 36 mm

Reviews:

The Triban RC520 Microshift with its unbeatable combination of comfort, precision, and versatility quickly became a favorite among road cyclists. From new riders to seasoned vets speaking highly of its performance across various scenarios, the consensus is clear: this bike exceeds expectations at the price

One rider noted, “I couldn’t believe how smooth the ride was. Whether it was a long flat or a balls out climb, the gear changes were crisp, and the brakes reliable. It made my rides something to look forward to.” Another, “The level of comfort is just outstanding. I’ve done several Sportives on it, and it’s been a joy every time. No discomfort, no second-guessing, just pure cycling bliss.”

It’s not just about the individual components; it’s how they come together to create a riding experience that encourages you to push further, ride longer, and explore more. Whether you're looking to increase your mileage, dip your toes into bikepacking, compete in sportives, or simply enjoy the freedom of the road, the Triban RC520 Microshift is your value for money companion.