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Van Rysel RCR Rival AXS Power Sensor Road Bike

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This is our most accomplished bike to date. It has been designed and tested by aerodynamicists and offers the perfect balance between pure performance and pleasure. RCR or RCR PRO: the choice is yours

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About this item:

  • Aerodynamic Climbing Bike
  • Sram Force AXS with Powermeter
  • Zipp 303 Carbon Wheels
  • Co-desgined with ONERA Aero Space
Model: 8885220

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Van Rysel RCR Rival AXS Power Sensor Road Bike | This bike has been designed for racers obsessed with achieving the perfect balance of aerodynamics, weight and rigidity. RCR stands for "racer".

This is our most accomplished bike to date. It has been designed and tested by aerodynamicists and offers the perfect balance between pure performance and pleasure. RCR or RCR PRO: the choice is yours


100% carbon frame and fork


frame and fork validated in the wind tunnel


17.8 lb (8.1 kg) in Size M

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Hydraulic disc brakes for powerful, progressive braking

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A top product…

A top product. We understand why it is difficult to obtain. Perfect equipment for a very affordable price

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An incredible bike with very dangerous wheels

The bike is great unfortunately it comes equipped with Hookless wheels from ZIPP. There have been several very dangerous crashes at the start of the season, it's a completely stupid design which mainly only serves to save money during manufacturing.. I would prefer if Decathlon gave the choice between these wheels and other 'others not Hookless given the number of accidents that there are on the pro circuit.. All people interested go and see on the internet "hookless crash" and you will see the horror stories where it is very easy even more for an amateur to end up in the hospital with wheels like that..

Excellent bike, fast and light. Complete with everything (cadence sensor, power meter, electronic gear,...) at a truly affordable price.


Impressive, better than I imagined.

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Great bike for great money. Stiff, fast, aero. Just take some of the weight off and it's top.

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A beautiful bike with some let downs

First of all, this bike is simply beautiful! My size XS, 1,000 Strava km (after I got hit by a car and it broke) I was sad when I could neither get the black nor the white version of it, when it came on the market in October. However, when I saw the bike in the shop for the first time I fell in love instantly. This bike looks so much better in reality than in the pictures only. The paint is very, very, very sensitive. My bike dropped 10cm horizontally on my plastic bike stand and already had a small change of colour at the impact location. The bike came, like most VR bikes with, normal pedals, a bell, reflectors, SRAM brake protectors, tubeless valves, a SRAM charger and a tool to unscrew the wheels. I really was hoping for some VR goodies (special kit or glasses, VR Zwift kit or bike) but there was nothing, besides all the store employees wanted to see the bike, before I took it home. The weight is much lighter compared to my RC520 but on the same level as my 13 year old Cannondale Synapse. The electronic shifting is a huge upgrade to mechanical but RIVAL looks so big and heavy and you have to readjust the gears regularly. Disk brakes are just so much better, safety wise, compared to rim brakes. The chain rings are far too small. I wasn't using the small chainring at all and buying a bigger one would have become my first upgrade. Speaking about shifting I had three chaindrops which got sucked (very deep) into the space between frame and chainring. They totally destroyed the paint of the frame. I had to take out the crankset several times to recover the chain and to protect the carbon. I've never experienced this with another bike before. Speed wise you don't feel a big difference when riding around 32kmh. However the bike wants you to go fast. I was running out of power on my first rides because my average power output was much higher compared to what I was used to. When the speeds are getting higher you will start feeling a difference and I gained around 8 seconds in a one minute decline. For climbing I was getting slower, as the hookless wheels only allow 5 bar max. At least my feeling was I could not get all my power on the pedals when standing and grinding up a hill as I always had this "soft" suspension like feeling . Seated you can go uphill much comfortably and with a higher power output but of course using the same muscles as when riding on the flat. On the flat you feel much comfortable as well even I was only using 28mm gp 5000 tubeless. The freehub is terrible! There is so much space between the inner teeth that you constantly get a very loud "clonk" when shifting or changing the power input. For sure this will affect the life span of the groupset and the freehub itself. This could partially be related to a wrong chain length as well. The geometry is very aggressive. I got some back pain on my first rides, but you get used to it. I loved the bike even it had some problems which really annoyed me. Nico

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Van Risel

This bike is simply great value for money, first of all the Michelins in 28 impressive comfort on the road inflated to 4.3 for 65 kg super performance. The wheels are effective on hilly roads the peripherals the handlebars are excellent as is the saddle which is ultimately from the Decathlon brand very comfortable and the Sram group with this development goes everywhere, I just changed the cassette to put a 10-30 . Conclusion but 3 hour outings are much nicer and much more efficient

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An extraordinary bike, I, who am not very trained, easily reach speeds of over 30 km/h and I reached the first 10-20% on Strava. I improved my own records by almost 10%, so it is a real racing bike!

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Great bike, downside missing…

Great bike, downside lack of staff training on the product. Search the internet to answer my questions!!!

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A beautiful bike sold like a pair of shoes

A very beautiful bike, responsive and pleasant, a success! On the other hand, I am very unpleasantly surprised by the customer experience at the Clermont Ferrand Decathlon. A bike for €4,200 (without accessories or insurance) sold like a pair of running shoes for €40…It’s a real shame. The bike arrives with tape, foam, and clamps which attach a cardboard box to the frame, we do not go around the bike with the saleswoman to check the assembly, we do not offer adjustments (I nevertheless arrived with a postural study), no bottle holder offered either (and it's not for lack of asking), no revision offered in the first months of use. In short, catastrophic, they hand you the bike and “there you go”. The experience is far below the Bourges Decathlon which for my previous Van Rysel had taken the time to exchange and offered bottle cages. It's the same thing with bike dealers who almost systematically offer adjustments or a postural study with the purchase of a bike, give bottles, provide advice, offer servicing at their home, etc.

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Great bike but...

The bike is stiff, accelerates great and is comfortable. Rival axs works flawlessly. The wheels are stiff and can be felt in crosswinds. The tires are not very resistant to punctures (they were punctured by a small lump of glass, I haven't had a slipper for over 6 years), luckily I changed them to tubeless ones and the hole was closed. Unfortunately, after this incident, the circle broke. As it later turned out, the wheel was sealed with tubeless tape consisting of three parts, and one of them peeled off. I recommend checking this defect in your wheels.

Excellent bike

Bike that is both responsive and comfortable. Very good behavior on flat ground and not too difficult to take uphill.

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a real bomb

style and performance are there. I was wise to wait before changing bikes. The bike was delivered to me 1 week early. Perfect in-store service.

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Best bike

Great product, great performance, great value for money

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Decathlon is once again sponsoring the UCI World Tour team (AG2R) after 17 years and they have made a new RCR frame for them. As usual, the price is unbeatable. Canyon makes a similarly fitted bike for +20k, it makes no sense to compare other brands in terms of price. The question was, is the frame of comparable quality? It is :) I've never sat on such a divine bike, even my archive Colnago C40 will be excused. The transfer of power from the pedals to forward motion is instantaneous. The lightness of carbon wheels and TPU inner tubes (recommended to buy extra) has the effect of someone pushing you up the hill. It whizzes along the flat thanks to aggressive geometry and drag-free aero elements. And the electric shift is a game changer, braking and downshifting at the same time with the same hand is a surprisingly practical feature in traffic. The 28 tire and 6 bar pressure can also handle the local spring tank tracks. As you noticed, overall I'm totally over this bike... it's like switching from an internal combustion car to an electric one. Best thing I ever bought!
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Frame (for bike): 100.0% Carbon

The rcr range

The RCR range is a real treat for cyclists who want a complete bike with no compromises. For this bike, performance was our priority. The cross-sections of every tube have been calculated to be as efficient as possible in the main wind angles (-15°/+15°).This bike falls within the Inchlightweight aero Inch category of bikes, offering the perfect balance between weight, rigidity and aerodynamics, resulting in an exceptional bike.If you want a bike designed to win races, look no further than the RCR

What's the difference between the rcr and the rcr pro

What makes a carbon frame is its geometry, its shapes and its layup. The layup is how the carbon fibres are assembled. Not all fibres have the same properties. On the frame of the RCR, we only use high-modulus fibres. On the RCR PRO, we've chosen exceptional fibres that make the bike stiffer in the areas that are put under the most stress and that slightly reduce the weight. The RCR PRO is ready to compete at the highest level.

A closer look at the frame

The RCR's frame weighs 830 g (painted) in size M The RCR Pro's frame weighs 790 g (painted) in size M The RCR's fork weighs 380 g (painted) in size MThe frame can take tyres up to 33 mm wide.There may be slight variations in weight depending on the colour (+/- 50 g).


We've cleverly integrated the parts of the headset so that the RCR steers smoothly while remaining easy to maintain.DEDA x VAN RYSEL Superbox EVO: the stem is lightweight yet sufficiently rigid XXS: 70 mmXS: 80mmS: 90 mmM: 100 mmL: 110 mmXL: 120 mm Deda Superhero RS (carbon) handlebarHandlebar width: XXS: 380 mmXS/S: 400 mmM/L: 420 mmXL: 440 mm

Sram rival groupset and quarq power meter

The RCR bike is equipped with the SRAM Rival eTap AXS complete groupset and Quarq power meter. A power meter is a must for cyclists who want to plan their training to help them improve.Total drive train weight: 3045 g with power meterThe electronic groupset has two separate batteries (one for each derailleur). You can use the SRAM app to set up your bike and view data from your rides.

Sram rival drive train

Shifter: RIVAL ETAP AXS D1Front derailleur: RIVAL ETAP AXS D1Rear derailleur: RIVAL ETAP AXS D1 MAX 36TCassette: RIVAL XG 1250 D1 10-36Chainset: RIVAL D1 DUB PM 48/35TCrank length by size XXS: 165 mmXS/S: 170 mmM: 172.5 mmL: 175 mmSRAM RIVAL chainThe SRAM elements are easy to replace, with the Force and Rival ranges being compatible.

Drive train maintenance

Please note that it is important to regularly service your drive train, especially if you ride in difficult conditions (wet and/or dirty roads).Regular maintenance will help your drive train to last for longer.You should regularly check your chain with our chain wear indicator, which is available on our website.

Lifespan of a drive train

When buying a bike, it's important to take into account the cost of servicing it, especially as regards the drive train.The amounts below are averages and are given so that you have a general idea of what to expect. They will of course vary depending on the care you take of your drive train.The average lifespan of a well-maintained chain is 5000 km.The average lifespan of a cassette is 10,000-12,000 km.A poorly maintained chain can jump, which can damage your bike's frame.

Disc brakes

SRAM Rival disc brakes with 160 mm discs at the front and 140 mm at the back.The SRAM Rival brakes are hydraulic. This gives you progressive, more powerful braking than with cable-actuated hydraulic brakes.You will need to bed these brakes in. Simply brake gradually 20 times at a low speed (20 km/h), then repeat at 30 km/h. Make sure to bed in both brakes.Bedding in creates more friction between the disc and brake pad.


Our carbon frames and forks come with a 5-year warranty.




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