The R838 is De Rosa's entry level carbon road bike that features a lightweight high modulus monocoque carbon frame (and fork) and displays incredibly attractive lines making this Italian thoroughbred almost irresistible to look at.
|Number of gears:||22|
|Front Axle Type:||9mm QR|
|Frame:||High modulus carbon fibre|
|Fork:||High modulus carbon fibre|
|Bottle Cage Mounts:||Double|
|Front Derailleur Mount:||Braze On|
|Dropouts:||Replaceable Rear Derailleur Hanger|
|Wheel Size:||700c (622)|
|Wheelset:||Fulcrum Racing 5, clincher|
|Brake Levers/Gear Shifters:||Campagnolo Athena|
|Front Derailleur:||Campagnolo Athena|
|Rear Derailleur:||Campagnolo Athena|
|Brakes:||Campagnolo Athena (STi) ,11 speed|
|Brake Callipers:||Campagnolo Athena|
|Chainring Size:||52 Tooth, 36 Tooth|
|Cassette Range:||11-25 Tooth|
|Bar Tape/Grips:||De Rosa, black|
|Seat Post:||FSA K-Force/De Rosa|
|Tyres:||Vittoria Rubino Pro|
|Pedals:||Supplied with basic flat pedals|
|Warranty:||3 year frame warranty, 12 month parts warranty|
Bike comes with free starter kit containing the following
• Wellgo R096 Clipless Road Pedals(Keo style) 9/16" w/ball bearings
• De Rosa Bike Cap White with Tri Colour Peak
• Derosa Bottle Cage Plastic/Fiberglass
• DeRosa Elite Water Bottle White
• Northwave Predator Glasses - Shiny Black - Multilayer Red Lens
• Birzman - Infinite Mini Pump - Road 160Psi - Silver
• Birzman - Zacoo Maha III Grey Track Pump 220Psi
• Birzman - Stainless Steel Multi Tool 4 Functions
• Birzman - Zyklop Nip Saddle Bag
The Italian built Artisan frame is a gorgeous 100% carbon road bike by De Rosa. Manufactured from high modulus carbon fibre, and complete with a full carbon tapered fork, it comes complete and is ready to race the moment unpacked. Campagnolo's Athena 11 speed groupset is featured throughout this entry level bike and has a pair of Fulcrum Racing 5 clincher wheels to suit. FSA also features as regards the finishing kit and completes this bike off nicely. And of course like any De Rosa it looks amazing and will be the pride of your club run!
De Rosa Frame and Fork:
The De Rosa tuned geometry strikes the perfect balance making it excellent for head down racing or just embarking on an epic sportive ride. Manufactured from high modulus carbon fibre, the frame is light, yet stiff. The bike, with its stunning and head-turning graphics, features some of the latest design innovations and components. Campagnolo supply the groupset thanks to their Athena 11 speed and Fulcrum supply the wheels which are wrapped with Vittoria Rubino Pro tyres. With 22 gears available to you, you should find a gear for every cycling occasion or challenge.
Campagnolo's Athena 11 Speed Groupset:
The R838 comes supplied with Campagnolo's Athena 11 speed groupset which performs extremely well. Shifting and braking are excellent with the shifting being smooth and precise at all times and the braking is strong and progressive. The levers provide excellent hand comfort, when on the hoods, with all controls in easy reach of your fingers. The chainset is also Campagnolo and comes in the form of a compact, which makes life that bit easier when the terrain starts to get hilly.
Athena takes the latest technology from it's other 11 speed brothers and provides it at a much more competitive price and is ideal for the real world riders who want good performance. It has also been the backbone groupset for many as it offers a more price competitive groupo yet still having much of the functionality from the top-of-the-line Chorus, Record, Super Record groupo's.
As mentioned, the R838 comes fitted with Campagnolo's Athena chainset and in the form of a compact (52x36). Couple this with the rear cassette and you have a good mix of gears (22 to be exact) that will enable you to climb the steepest of hills with relative ease and/or to thrash down that favourite piece of road at full speed.
Wheels and Braking:
A pair of Fulcrum Racing 5 wheels comes supplied with the R838 and these comes wrapped with a pair of Vittoria Rubino pro tyres. These wheels offer excellent reactive acceleration, ample traction and stability in the corners, and ideal for trading pulls at the front of the pack or tackling a tricky technical descent. Well known for it's performance, the Racing 5's are a great set of wheels that accompany the R838 nicely.
The Finishing Kit:
FSA supply the components needed for the R838's finishing kit. The bike has FSA Energy handlebars, FSA SL-K stem, and a FSA K-Force carbon (De Rosa) seat post and in turn has an Selle Italia SL saddle perched on top. A great finishing kit bundle that gives you complete comfort and reliability whilst out on the roads. You also get an Elite bottle cage included with the bike.
Each R838 is fully built, tested and tuned by Wiggle's team of qualified bike mechanics to ensure you're bike arrives in perfect condition. To find out which size fits you use the size chart below.
Wiggle has a comprehensive range of road bikes to suit all types of cycling. Including racing bikes and triathlon racing bikes, along with a comprehensive range of ladies road bikes and mens road bikes for competitive racing or leisure cycling. Wiggle’s range of road racing bikes are lighter and faster than other styles of bikes making them the ideal choice for many different cycling activities. Available in standard sizes, Wiggle’s road bikes offer outstanding value for money across our extensive ranges.
Few bike brands can claim to be as beautifully crafted or as lovingly made as De Rosa – so we're understandably excited about stocking them @ Wiggle. Formed in 1953, De Rosa is synonymous with everything cyclists know and love about Italian bikes: passion, master craftsmanship, skill and precision. Whether it's the hand-finished steel Neo Primato frameset which catches your eye or the Merak Carbon, all bikes are created with the same close attention to detail by the family-run De Rosa company, which is based in Milan. These are the bikes which Ugo de Rosa dreamt of building as a teenager. More than half a century later, his dreams are reality and countless champions have ridden – and still ride – his prestigious bikes. His love and enthusiasm for cycling is reflected in every single bike made. A De Rosa bike is the kind of bike you buy and keep forever...
The size chart below will get you on the right size bike. Experienced riders may also wish to refer to the geometry chart for more detail.
Getting the Right Fit
At Wiggle we measure each of our bikes to build accurate size charts for our customers. Our qualified team of mechanics then individually check each order, against measurements supplied by you, to ensure the size chosen is correct. Another reason you can have complete confidence when buying a bike from Wiggle!
If you are on the change over between sizes both options will fit. Racers and experienced riders would usually select a smaller size as this offers quicker handing. A larger bike offers more stability and is more suited to new and intermediate riders.
|Height||cm||152 - 160cm||157 - 168cm||165 - 175cm||173 - 183cm||181 - 191cm|
|ft||4′ 12″ - 5′ 3″||5′ 2″ - 5′ 6″||5′ 5″ - 5′ 9″||5′ 8″ - 6′ 0″||5′ 11″ - 6′ 3″|
|Inside Leg||cm||71 - 76cm||73 - 78cm||76 - 81cm||78 - 83cm||83 - 86cm|
|inches||28″ - 30″||29″ - 31″||30″ - 32″||31″ - 33″||33″ - 34″|
|Seat Tube - Center to Top||mm||430mm||450mm||480mm||500mm||530mm|
|Top Tube (Virtual)||mm||515mm||530mm||550mm||565mm||585mm|
|Seat Tube Angle||Degrees||74.5°||74°||73.5°||73.5°||73°|
|Bottom Bracket to Fork||mm||567mm||577mm||590mm||600mm||605mm|
|Bottom Bracket Height||mm||268mm||268mm||268mm||268mm||268mm|
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