Roval Rapide Cockpit

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sigma
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by sigma

BikeTyson wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2024 12:18 am
Can't decide on sizing for this cockpit. I'm currently riding 120 stem, 80 reach, with 40 width and levers turned in to measure 37 at the hoods. I'm going back and forth between the 38/115 and the 40/120. The 40/120 gives me the most similar to what I have, though 5mm shorter reach. I like to sprint and I'm a fairly big guy, so I like my current 42 drops which I would get with the Roval. Basically an aero version of what I'm running. But then I think I'd like to go narrower down to 38s. I'm already riding my levers at 37, so I know at worst I could match this, and if I wanted could go narrower. But with a 115 stem and 75 reach, I'd be going 1cm shorter in total reach. I don't think it would be that crazy. My other worry is the 40 in the drops compared to 42 now. I don't know how the narrower drops would feel during sprints. What do you guys think?

Edit: The other option is a two piece Enve In Route stem with Aero bar. It would be the best of both worlds with narrow tops and wider drops (either 37/42 or 39/44). But it would end up being like 150g heavier with the two-piece system. And I'm not waiting for nor paying $1200 for the Enve 1-piece setup.
Don't know if you are upgrading group sets too but I went through an identical dilemma and luckily the slightly longer reach of 9200 compensated for the shorter reach of the bars (relevant bc I like to leave my hands on the hoods). One additional consideration: Some folks here have mentioned going narrower resulted in them wanting to go longer on the stem. I didn't find this to be the case too much for me but might be worth experimenting a little. I found the more aero longer position was fine for the flats but I live in the Rockies and after a few hours of big climbs, I wanted my normal position back. Just something to keep in mind.
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LeMillion
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by LeMillion

I know the rapide cockpit was an issue for those with slammed stems on the SL7. It looks like MagCad has a solution: https://www.magcad-designs.com/products ... 4c20&_ss=r

loup
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by loup

Alpitude top cap & screw in UD or 3k: 6g / 70€

OEM part is 13g incl. screw.

Ordered one. Hope the screw fits better too

https://l.instagram.com/?u=https%3A%2F% ... r81QwXFUSg

Sander7721
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by Sander7721

loup wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2024 7:16 am
Alpitude top cap & screw in UD or 3k: 6g / 70€

OEM part is 13g incl. screw.

Ordered one. Hope the screw fits better too

https://l.instagram.com/?u=https%3A%2F% ... r81QwXFUSg

I have seen that one as well.
I have a 3K carbon top cap for sale for the Rapide Cockpit in the listings its from AZTECH.
I have just gone back to the stock Cap, as have sold of some of my other WW parts THM crank Berk Saddle etc
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bmrk
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by bmrk

As an alternative with a 5€ ali express aluminum top cap bolt, for 7g total
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Beancouter
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by Beancouter

bmrk wrote:As an alternative with a 5€ ali express aluminum top cap bolt, for 7g total
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Can you please share the link from AliE

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Sander7721
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by Sander7721

I have this listed in sale section for anyone intrested
5grams with Titanium Bolt
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Feddesman
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by Feddesman

Beancouter wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2024 1:50 pm
bmrk wrote:As an alternative with a 5€ ali express aluminum top cap bolt, for 7g total

IMG_4874.jpg
IMG_4873.jpg
Can you please share the link from AliE

Thanks


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bmrk
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by bmrk

Feddesman wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2024 4:02 pm
Beancouter wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2024 1:50 pm
bmrk wrote:As an alternative with a 5€ ali express aluminum top cap bolt, for 7g total

IMG_4874.jpg
IMG_4873.jpg
Can you please share the link from AliE

Thanks


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https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005004289563699.html

MichaelE89
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by MichaelE89

Custom Aerobars for Roval Rapide Cockpit

I think my Aerobar project came to an end for now😅and I am quite happy with how it turned out. Inspiration was the Canyon monobar and wanted to do some modifications and make it fit to my bikes. It fits on 3 different bars and now also on the Roval Rapide. I just have to switch the distance profiles. It weighs about 350g with cabling and think it is not too bad for DIY. It was 3D scanned and remodeld in CAD for the fit on the handlebar. All molds are 3D printed, partially with a resin 3D printer and a normal filament one.
It will be perfect for all upcoming hilly triathlons🥰

Hope you like it and maybe find any inspiration

Fit on the SL8
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The monobar itself is a little bit asymetric. I grab it with the right hand first, with the left on top -> thumbs are in perfect shifting position and left hand for the front brake is in better reach.
It is adjustabal in length and angle
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I was happy when shifting with the Shimano 12speed also worked like with the old 11speed. Only thing was to solder 2 connectors to be able to switch between the different DI2 generations (SD50 to SD300)
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Charlie69
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by Charlie69

Can anyone confirm that the stem angle is -6 degrees? It definitely looks a little lower in side by side photos.

Charlie69
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by Charlie69

Charlie69 wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2024 11:25 am
Can anyone confirm that the stem angle is -6 degrees? It definitely looks a little lower in side by side photos.
Okay so a poster on the Sl8 thread has compared the height of his bars on his tarmac with -6 degree stem to the height of his rapide cockpit bar on the same bike.... his rapide cockpit is 10mm lower so surely this would suggest that the rapide cockpit bar is at -12 degrees ?


Eggyeggs
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by Eggyeggs

Ytse wrote:
Thu Jul 06, 2023 1:07 pm
I have a Roval Rapide cockpit on my Emonda. Looks nice and rides like a dream, really gives justice to this platform.
Sorry to dig up an old post - but I'm currently on the fence about purchasing the rapide cockpit for my 2021 Emonda SLR, have had a back injury so I can't deal with such a long reach anymore.

How did the fitment go - do I need to purchase special spacers under the stem to make it fit well?

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