XEON RS / RACE
Aluminium experiences a true renaissance and the XEON RS mixes it at the top! Robust, uncomplicated and stiff – aluminium frames are still a real alternative. Our high-end aluminium racer impresses with a new, lightweight alloy and top STW values. The smallest frame tips the scales at less than 1000 grams. It is a reliable and performance-oriented racehorse with a filigree look, equipped with custom-made wheels developed by ROSE – individual, lightweight, stable. The carbon fork of the XEON RS is a featherweight of only approx. 310 grams. It is probably one of the world’s lightest mass-produced forks and yet brutally stiff and comfortable. The Fiets magazine 09/14 also writes: “Who needs a carbon bike when there’s a Xeon RS-3000? […] ROSE has managed to develop an almost perfect aluminium racer. Lightweight, excellently assembled and affordable. Full stop.”
XEON RS – a statement made of aluminium!
Ultra-light 6066 T6 aluminium, triple butted, a frame weight below 1000 grams: The XEON RS-2000 proves that a high-performance racing bike does not have to be made of carbon. The frame offers outstanding torsional stiffness and the geometry is sporty. The bike is equipped with parts that crave racing, just like Shimano’s sophisticated and high-quality 105 groupset. It impresses with top technology and high reliability, while also offering an excellent value for money. All other mounted parts are also impressive: A Ritchey cockpit and a flexing carbon seatpost for increased comfort are configured as standard. “[…] strengths are the impressively low weight of frame and fork set that could be further lowered thanks to a new alloy and optimized welding processes as well as its riding stability."
Aluminium is regaining its popularity thanks to excellent bikes like the XEON RS-3000 that perfectly shows all advantages of this versatile material. With a frame weight of below 1000 grams, the bike is extremely lightweight, offers high lateral stiffness and is robust enough to easily withstand the small bumps of everyday life. The 3000 series bike comes with Shimano’s Ultegra 6800 group, a real all-rounder that can do it all. It represents the upper mid-range, is reliable and robust and impresses with slim shifters and ergonomic brake levers. The RS-1400 wheelset is made by ROSE and are as convincing as the bike itself. "Lightweight, excellently assembled and affordable”, wrote the Dutch bicycle magazine “Fiets” in August 2016.
It’s hard to imagine cycle racing without electronic shifting systems. In this respect, the XEON RS-3100 Di2 is a true state-of-the-art racer. Equipped with Shimano’s electronic Ultegra Di2 6870 groupset, it offers versatile options to customize shifting processes and thus adapt them to your preferences. Moreover, it allows for precise, silent and lightning-fast gear changes. Excellent parts perfectly match the high-class frame, such as the beautiful and functional cockpit by Ritchey. The handlebar impresses with its elaborate, ergonomic design and improved grip positions primarily prove to be advantageous on long tours and climbs. The flexing, shock-absorbing seatpost is made from carbon. Here, too, the additional comfort offers improved performance and more riding enjoyment!
It is eye-catching, designed for races and specced with great parts – our XEON RS-4400. The elaborately designed 6066 T6 Ultralight Aluminium frame offers a gem of a fork: The high-performance fork is completely made of carbon and its tapered steerer offers high stiffness for the front. The number 4400 stands for SRAM’s Force groupset and so the XEON RS-4400 also impresses with this excellent group. Ergonomic, precise, crisp – the SRAM Force boasts numerous features. The wheelset has been developed in-house and with a mere 1336 grams, the weight of the frameset is extremely low.