Triban RC520

Triban RC520

  • Frame Material: New Triban Evo frame in 6061 T6 aluminium, comfort-oriented geometry.
  • Brake Type: Mechanical-hydraulic disc brakes for effective and progressive braking.
  • Drivetrain: Shimano 105 R7000 series for high precision gear shifts.
  • Tyres: Triban Resist+ tyres with anti-puncture protection for increased durability.
  • Extra Features: Versatile with inserts for pannier rack and mudguards, compatible up to 36 mm tyres.

Our Verdict: With its blend of comfort, performance, and versatility, the Triban RC520 stands out as an exceptional all-rounder road bike.

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 Let's face it, this is about as boss as you can get for this much money under £1K. The Triban RC520, with its disc brake, 105 equipped, tubeless Prowheel setup is designed for the cyclist who's ready to start competing and then some. Targeted towards riders looking for a durable, high-performance road bike without breaking the bank, the RC520 finds its place leading the best value models in the market right now. Offering a combination of technology and practicality, this bike is poised to turn up the dial on your cycling performance.

Triban RC520 Frame and Fork

The heart of the Triban RC520 is crafted from 6061 T6 aluminium, promising both strength and comfort. Its comfort-oriented geometry paired with a versatile frame opens a wide door for customisation. Whether it's fitting a mudguard or a pannier rack for those long travels, this bike has you covered. The carbon forks with aluminium steerer tube not only reduce weight but ensure precise handling and vibration damping when the roads get a little rough.

Shimano 105 Drivetrain

Equipped with the Shimano 105 R7000 series, the drivetrain of the RC520 offers buttery smooth gear changes which are essential on those steep climbs or high-speed pursuits. The thoughtful combination of a double chainring and wide 11 speed cassette ensure that you have the right gear ratio for any challenge you tackle.

Disc Braking System

Stopping power is provided by TRP HY/RD disc brakes. This hybrid system marries the reliability of cable operation with the efficiency of hydraulic pressure, delivering consistent braking in all conditions, so you can descend with confidence and control, whatever the weather.

Triban RC520 Wheels and Tyres

The Triban RC520's wheels are tubeless ready, offering the ability to lower tyre pressure for increased grip and comfort without the worry of punctures. The Resist+ tyres are the perfect companions, bringing durability and puncture protection to the mix. Note that if you want to get the most out of the tubeless potential of the wheels, you'll have to do an aftermarket tyre and sealant fitting.

Rider Comfort That's Tailored for Endurance

Comfort is paramount on long rides, there's nothing worse than having fresh legs but an aching back or posterior. The Triban RC520 delivers with an Ergofit saddle and specially designed handlebars that promote an ergonomic grip and riding position. This focus on comfort ensures that you can keep pedalling for hours without niggles.

Riding on Gravel

Given that the Triban RC520 has got clearance for tyres up to 36mm in width and disc brakes, you know that this bike can take on some light off road paths, BUT it is primarily meant for the road. If you are after a more off road version of this bike, check out the purpose built Triban GRVL 520 for a more robust bike that can handle the punishment better.

Triban RC520 Tech Specs

Model Triban RC 520 Disc Brake Prowheel
Color Various
Frame New Triban Evo, 6061 T6 aluminium, comfort-oriented geometry, adaptable sloping, Weight: 1780 g in size M, Compatible with tyres up to 700x36 or 650x40
Fork Triban Evo 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, Width: XS/S: 400 mm, M/L: 420 mm, XL: 440 mm
Stem New Triban stem, Length: XS/S: 80 mm, M: 100mm, L: 110 mm, XL: 120 mm
Drivetrain Shimano 105 R7000, Shifters, Front derailleur, Rear derailleur with 11 speeds, Total weight: 843 g
Crankset / Cassette Prowheel bottom bracket 10/11S 50/34, Microshift CS-H110 11S 11/32 Cassette, Crank lengths: XS, S, M: 170mm, L, XL: 175mm
Brakes TRP HY/RD disc brakes, Front and Rear 160mm disc, Semi-metallic TRP pad (M515/M525 version)
Wheels Triban Tubeless ready, 6063T6 aluminium, ETRTO dimensions: 622 x 19 C, 25mm high, Crossed steel spokes, Weight per pair (without cassette and QR): 2300 g
Tyres Triban Resist+ tyres, 410 g, Skinwall stiff bead, 1 mm nylon anti-puncture protection, Durable carcass: 55 TPI, Dimensions: 28c-622 / 700 x 28c, Max. pressure: 8 bar / 116 psi
Saddle / Seat post New Triban ErgoFit saddle, Aluminium Triban seat post, Diameter: 27.2 mm, Length: M / L / XL: 350mm, S: 300mm, XS: 250mm
Pedals Platform pedals included
Accessories / Equipment Comes with front and rear-lighting kit and bell
Mudguard Compatibility SKS BLUEMELS MATT 35 MUDGUARDS SET, FLASH BLACK ROAD BIKE SADDLE MUDGUARD
Weight 10.4 kg in size M, without pedals
Maximum load 110 kg
Number of Speeds 22
Bike Frame Material Aluminium
Wheel Size 700 mm
Type of Brakes Hydro-mechanical disc brakes

Reviews:

The Triban RC520 has quickly built a reputation as a reliable, comfortable, and high-performing road bike. Riders who have experienced its versatility and durability often speak of its excellent ride quality and the confidence it inspires across varied conditions. The consensus among users is that it offers professional-level features at an accessible price, making it an excellent choice for both seasoned cyclists and those new to road biking.

"This bike has transformed my cycling experience. The shifters are crisp, the ride is smooth, and it simply feels great to ride, no matter the distance," one satisfied customer remarked.

With its blend of technology, comfort, and value, the Triban RC520 comes highly recommended for anyone looking to elevate their road cycling game.