Featuring Van Rysel at the Sea Otter Classic

Featuring Van Rysel at the Sea Otter Classic

Newest Van Rysel bikes dazzle cyclists at Sea Otter Classic

By Hussain Sham, Marketing Project Manager and Christopher Connolly, Supply Chain Coordinator
Published: April 30, 2024
By Hussain Sham, Marketing Project Manager and Christopher Connolly, Supply Chain Coordinator
Published: April 30, 2024

Last year, people asked, “Who is Van Rysel?" This year, they’re asking, “Where can I get one?”

Van Rysel, the hottest new brand disrupting the cycling world, proudly showcased its newest range of road, gravel, and mountain bikes at North America’s premier Sea Otter Classic cycling event, as reported by BikeRadar. Created in Flanders, the heartland of cycling, Van Rysel has proven itself as a powerhouse brand that caters to every cyclist’s essential needs — from bikes and apparel to accessories and smart trainers. Since early 2024, our Decathlon-AG2R La Mondiale team has been exclusively training on bicycles crafted by our dedicated team of Van Rysel specialists, a testament to the growing confidence the public has placed in the Van Rysel name.

Thierry Attias, Van Rysel USA's Commercial Director, states, “Our focus is on delivering high performance at an affordable price. Thanks to our vast scale, vertical integration, and presence in over 72 countries, we're able to offer top-notch products at prices that undercut our competitors.”

At this year's Sea Otter Classic, held from April 18th to the 21st in Monterey, CA, attendees had the opportunity to see our fleet of Van Rysel team bikes, the RCR Pro, RCR Force and RCR Rival. We presented the RCR in three distinct component builds, at price points that can appeal even to weekend warriors. Event attendees also got up close with our sleek full-carbon gravel racing bike.

Let’s explore these bikes that thrilled everyone at Sea Otter.

Ride like the wind with the RCR lineup

The RCR bike lineup represents the peak of Van Rysel's aerodynamic prowess. Developed with prestigious aerospace laboratory, ONERA, and crafted from our proprietary Super High Mod Carbon, this flagship model boasts lightweight construction and cutting-edge aerodynamics. Check out the RCR’s three component builds:


Featuring a dream combination of Shimano Dura-Ace and Dura-Ace Di2 components paired with deep-section Swiss Side wheels, this bike was born to cross the finish line first. It's an exact replica of the models ridden by our Decathlon-AG2R La Mondiale Team on the world tour. Because this bike sold out rapidly in global markets, everyone at Sea Otter wanted to know how they could score an RCR Pro. We recommend that you sign up to be notified when it’s in stock or visit an authorized dealer using our dealer locator. Availability is extremely limited! ($10,999)

Buy the frameset

RCR Force

Experience unparalleled, uncompromising performance with an aerodynamic carbon fiber frame, a full SRAM Force build, wireless shifting, and Zipp 404 Firecrest carbon wheels. This bike redefines the standards of comfort and efficiency. ($6,999)

Get the RCR Force

RCR Rival

Our most accessible carbon race bike is an ideal balance of aerodynamics, weight, and efficiency. Finished with SRAM Rival brakes and wireless shifting, this bike helps riders accurately track their progress with the Dub Power Meter. ($5,499)

Get the RCR Rival

Conquer the roughest paths with GCR gravel racers

Our GCR lineup boasts a new lightweight frame and an optimized tube shape that increases lateral stiffness while still absorbing road shock.

GCR Force

Enjoy a smoother ride with a full SRAM Force build including wireless components, Touareg tubeless tires for enhanced grip, hydraulic disc brakes, and a frame that absorbs vibrations effectively. ($5,699)

Get the GCR Force

GCR Rival

Made to be ridden hard on gravel roads, this bike features an SRAM Rival build and 40mm-wide Hutchinson Touareg tires. Ideal for riders who want a perfect balance of value and performance on tough terrain. ($3,999)

Get the GCR Rival

Blaze your own trail with our ultimate gravel bike

GRVL 900 Titanium (Ti)

Designed in France and hand-welded in Italy by Dedacciai, this bike will take you to the pinnacle of adventure. It features a titanium frame, carbon fork with rack mounts, and 40mm-wide Hutchinson Touareg tires that can tame any terrain. ($3,999)

Get the GRVL 900 Ti

If you didn't make it to Sea Otter, you can still check out these bikes in person at a dealer near you.

Want to carry these bikes in your store? Sign up to become a dealer and we'll be in touch very soon!

Other highlights from Sea Otter 2024

The most popular duo at Sea Otter: a Van Rysel RCR Pro paired with a kids’ Strider bike (for those future World Tour starts).

Here’s the display that generated the most inquiries — the GRVL 900 Ti.

Missed the event? Watch this recap video for some detailed shots of our bikes.

"Probably one of the hottest bike brands right now is Van Rysel. They showed their new RCR aero race bike a year ago here at Sea Otter Classic. Since then, they have sponsored a pro team, and the bikes have gone on sale and become hugely popular."
David Arthur – Just Ride Bikes

Want to learn more about Van Rysel bikes? Watch this YouTube video.

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