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All-New Roval Rapide 1 Piece Cockpit is Race Ready w/ Tons of Size Options 

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Roval has a new one-piece cockpit, and it’s not only fast — it comes in fifteen different stem/bar combinations. The goal for the Roval engineering team designing the new Rapide cockpit was straightforward — had to be the fastest bar Roval has ever made — easy, right? 

One piece Roval Rapide Road Cockpit box

Roval started with the low-hanging fruit; they went to their in-house Retül fit experts and found the most aerodynamic yet comfortable shape they could offer. The team landed on an aero, light, stiff design that works well on the World Tour and local country roads. 

Ronde van Vlaanderen recon with team SD Worx
Ronde van Vlaanderen recon with team SD Worx Photo: Francesco Rachello / Tornanti.cc

Optimized Aerodynamics 

The new Roval Rapide Road Cockpit looks slightly different from the one-piece Roval Alpinist Cockpit. The shape is not only more aerodynamic but stiffer all around. The new cable and hose routing open port keeps a tidy appearance with an added aero advantage. 

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Think of the Roval Rapide Road Cockpit as a robust road design, like an upgrade from the two-piece Rapide bar. The Roval Alpinist Cockpit is still the uber light road race offering.

One piece Roval Rapide Road Cockpit weight

However, Roval claims the Rapide Cockpit has a higher stiffness-to-weight ratio than any two-piece system they’ve ever made. 

One piece Roval Rapide Road Cockpit top view

One-Piece Construction

The new Roval Rapide Road Cockpit is crafted from premium high-modulus carbon fiber, delivering ideal stiffness. The matte finish is perfect to match most frames and components, plus it can take a scratch.  

One piece Roval Rapide Road Cockpit bolts

Available in Fifteen Different Size Combinations

Usually, the downside of a one-piece cockpit is tweaking the final fit adjustments. Having a two-piece design allows bar rotation and some micro adjustability. For the Rapide Cockpit, Roval partnered with Retül fit professionals and the best riders in the world to ensure almost every rider can find their fit. 

The new Roval Rapide Cockpit is available in 15 different stem and bar combos at -6 degrees. The radius from tops to drops has been sculpted for wrist clearance, whether in or out of the saddle and is strikingly similar to the design of the Rapide II bar. 

One piece Roval Rapide Road Cockpit logo

Roval Rapide Road Cockpit Details 

  • Weight: 334 grams (120mm x 420mm)  
  • Fifteen combos: 75mm to 380mm / 125mm to 440cm
    • 75mm X 380mm
    • 90mm x 380mm
    • 100mm x 400mm
    • 110mm x 400mm
    • 120mm x 400mm
    • 100mm x 420mm
    • 110mm x 420mm
    • 120mm x 420mm
    • 110mm x 440mm
    • 125mm x 440mm
  • Angle: -6 Drop and Reach: 125mm x 75mm  
  • Material: Premium High Modulus Carbon Fiber  
  • Cable Routing: Internal / Electronic Compatible 

Price: $600 

Check out more on the All-New Roval Rapide Road Cockpit here.

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George
George
3 months ago

A brand new bar mostly sold out. Fat lot of good that does.

Bike Dude
Bike Dude
3 months ago
Reply to  George

Exactly. I waited all year for these bars. Sold out in a few hours. Typical Specialized jumping the gun.

Eugene
Eugene
3 months ago

As usual, the pros get longer and narrower options the general public doesn”t have access to.

PAtrick
PAtrick
3 months ago
Reply to  Eugene

Yup, I’d consider one if they made 130mm x 400mm.

Fake Namerton
Fake Namerton
3 months ago
Reply to  PAtrick

Winspace makes a 135x400mm. It’s $310 cheaper as well and looks very similar.

Eggs Benedict
Eggs Benedict
3 months ago
Reply to  Eugene

They show a 400mm wide by 120mm long. How much longer and narrower do you need?

Dinger
Dinger
3 months ago
Reply to  Eggs Benedict

There has been a trend with racers to under-size bikes so guys are back to riding almost commically long stems to make up for a frame set that’s 2x sizes too small for them.

When Stefan Kung rode for BMC he had a custom 170mm bar/stem combo. I don’t know why nobody could convince him to ride a correctly sized bike..

Marko
Marko
3 months ago
Reply to  Dinger

It is oher way around now. They oversize bikes with shorter stems, to get longer front center. You can see that max now is 120mm.

Dinger
Dinger
3 months ago
Reply to  Marko

I hadn’t noticed. i will try and take a closer look in the upcoming races.

Eggs Benedict
Eggs Benedict
3 months ago
Reply to  Dinger

I wish I had that kind of flexibility.

Eugene C
Eugene C
3 months ago
Reply to  Eggs Benedict

I currently run a -16deg/150mm Elite Longboi stem with 38cm Coefficient RR bars on a 54cm Trek Domane RSL. I could size up to a 56cm, but I’d still be on a 140mm stem and I wouldn’t be able to get low enough.

RealDropUser
RealDropUser
3 months ago
Reply to  Eugene C

I bet the bartape in your drops looks new after hundreds of trips to the cafe 😉

Seraph
Seraph
3 months ago

Now they need a 1-piece barstem for gravel use with shorter stem lengths while having regular bar widths, with a 12-16 degree flare.

Fake Namerton
Fake Namerton
3 months ago
Reply to  Seraph

$600 drop bars for riding on gravel?

Veganpotter
Veganpotter
1 month ago
Reply to  Fake Namerton

Why not? It’s not like gravel bikes are far cheaper than road bikes

Will
Will
3 months ago

I wonder how they’re measuring the width on these. If it’s C-C at the hoods, is there really still a market for 44cm aero bars? It seems like there should be way more lengths available in 38cm.

Adrianx
Adrianx
3 months ago

Is the adapter for the sl7 included?

E x
E x
3 months ago
Reply to  Adrianx

Not available until September.

Adrianx
Adrianx
3 months ago
Reply to  E x

where did you get this information?

pieto
pieto
3 months ago
Reply to  Adrianx

i called specy’s customer care service (italy) and they said me it will be avaible in the first days of july

Greg
Greg
3 months ago

Wow, it’s a LOT heavier than the Alpinist cockpit. I expected it to be heavier, bit more like 300g or a hair below.
Also note that the computer mount is a pig. Do yourself a favor and replace it with one from MagCad, reasonably priced, extremely solid, lots of options, 1/3rd the weight.

zett
zett
3 months ago

Any pics of the connection handlebar – spacers??

E x
E x
3 months ago
Reply to  zett

The correct spacers and integration pieces to match SL7 won’t be available until September, per specialized.

Adrianx
Adrianx
3 months ago
Reply to  E x

where did you get this information?

Dinger
Dinger
3 months ago
Reply to  Adrianx

“…per specialized.:

Adrianx
Adrianx
3 months ago

Any pics of the connection handlebar – spacers??

Andreas
Andreas
3 months ago

independent journalism or straight from the marketing playbook? “delivering ideal stiffness. The matte finish is perfect”

Michael
Michael
3 months ago

Any ideas how the cockpit connects with the latest venges?

Jason
Jason
2 months ago

Will these bars fit the now discontinued Sworks Venge?

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