Racer Rosa SC21 road bike review

This custom machine that's handmade in Italy channels the lo-pros of the 1980s with its retro looks but it has a totally modern performance

Racer Rosa SC21 road bike review
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Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Racer Rosa SC21 is a real head-turner, something really unique: as it's made to measure and custom built you won't see another one quite like it. It has a lovely ride quality, handles impeccably and is fast too. At £6,425 in this build it's more expensive than carbon race bikes with similar specs but it's handmade in Italy and it's one of a kind.

Reasons to buy
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    Made to measure

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    Lovely workmanship

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    Great handling

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    Unique looking

Reasons to avoid
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    Expensive in this build (£6,425)

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The Racer Rosa SC21 is designed to showcase what the London-based brand can do, blending retro and modern in a unique way. 

Racer Rosa bikes are handmade in Italy by a terzista or contractor whose family has been making frames for larger brands since 1947 - but who now builds with modern materials including titanium and carbon-fibre.

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Racer Rosa SC21Header Cell - Column 1 Header Cell - Column 2
FrameDedacciai Aegis with 3D printed carbon insertsRow 0 - Cell 2
ForkColumbus Futura tapered steererRow 1 - Cell 2
GroupsetCampagnolo Chorus mechanical/rim brakeRow 2 - Cell 2
WheelsCampagnolo Bora WTO 45Row 3 - Cell 2
TyresTyres Vittoria Corsa G2.0 25mmRow 4 - Cell 2
BarDeda Superzero carbonRow 5 - Cell 2
StemDeda Superzero aluRow 6 - Cell 2
SeatpostDeda Superzero carbonRow 7 - Cell 2
SaddleSelle Italia SLR SuperflowRow 8 - Cell 2
Weight8.2kgRow 9 - Cell 2
Price£6,425Row 10 - Cell 2
Contactwww.racerrosabicycles.co.ukRow 11 - Cell 2

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