Rock Racing has finally unveiled their road bikes on their website, complete with specs and frame weights, but no pricing.
Shown above is the top of the range RX-1 road bike, a 900g (56) Di2-ready frame with a varied carbon fiber layup topped off with a 3K weave finish.Ã‚Â The frame uses a ribbed skeletal structure that creates a dual chamber design to increase strength while reducing weight.Ã‚Â The headtube, bottom bracket and seat tube/seat stay juncture get joint gussets to increase stiffness, and the bottom bracket area is oversized and BB30 compatible for better power transfer.
The RX-1 frame has cable stops for running traditional shifters and derailleurs, and they’ve built in a special battery cavity into the frame.Ã‚Â The headtube is tapered for 1-1/8″ to 1-1/2″ and uses an integrated headset, and customers will have the option of a curved or straight blade fork.Ã‚Â The rear mono-stay leads down to full carbon dropouts.
Rock Racing used a blend of M-30s, HM-40 and T700 carbon fibers (various moduli…high being stronger but more brittle, regular being more resilient) laid up with nano-tech resins to “molecularly increase the bond between the carbon and resin.”Ã‚Â The design was tuned via vibration analysis with what Rock Racing’s calling Lo-fi and Hi-fi layups, which dampen low and high frequency vibrations respectively.Ã‚Â The RX-1 is also available in a Galaxy Gray color.
Hit ‘more’ to see the X-2 and their range of components, saddles and more…
The Rock Racing X-2 is an 1,100g (56) frame made of standard UD (uni-directional) carbon fiber.Ã‚Â It shares the tapered headtube, fork options and BB30 with the lighter RX-1 and in most instances is the same design except made mostly with M-30s carbon and a little T700.Ã‚Â The X-2 will also be available in Optic White and Galaxy Gray.
To get that matchy-matchy look, Rock Racing collaborated with FSA and Lightweight to get some custom components.
The cranks are FSA K-Force Light hollow monocoque carbon crankarms with AL7075 CNC-machined chainrings.Ã‚Â The included bottom bracket uses ceramic bearings and weighs in at 610g for BB30.Ã‚Â Available in 170, 172.5 and 175mm.Ã‚Â Compatible with all 10- and 11-speed systems.
There are two handlebar options, the FSA Plasma integrated stem/bar unit (above, 370g) and the K-Force ergo handlebar with a riser center section (below).
They’re offering two wheelsets.Ã‚Â On the left, the Lightweight Standard III that’s available with SRAM, Shimano and Campy freehubs.Ã‚Â On the right i sthe FSA RD488 road wheelset that can double up as cyclocross hoops.
They’re also offering a graphic-matched FSA OS99 carbon-alloy stem and FSA K-Force carbon seatpost.Ã‚Â All of these items are offered in white, red and black/carbon to match whichever frame you get.
Of course, you don’t want your junk to feel left out…so Rock Racing is offering two saddles, the Body Armor 2.0 (above) and O.G. (below).Ã‚Â Both are Prologo Scratch Pro saddles.Ã‚Â Both are available in red, white and Black Pearl.
Oh, and they’ve got your hands covered, too, with some branded cork tape from ProLogo:
Thanks to Carlos for the tip!