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|
|Steerer:||Tapered 1 1/8 - 1 1/4|
|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:||Shimano Ultegra Di2|
|Front Derailleur:||Shimano Ultegra Di2|
|Rear Derailleur:||Shimano Ultegra Di2|
|Brakes:||Shimano Ultegra (STi), 11 speed|
|Brake Callipers:||Shimano Ultegra|
|Chainring Size:||50 Tooth, 34 Tooth|
|Chain:||Shimano, 10 speed|
|Bottom Bracket:||Shimano Hollowtech|
|Cassette:||Shimano Ultegra, 11 speed|
|Cassette Range:||11-25 Tooth|
|Handlebars:||3T Ergonova Team Stealth|
|Stem:||3T ARX Team Stealth|
|Seat Post:||3T Ionic Team Stealth, inline|
|Tyres:||Continental UltraSport, 700x23c|
|Pedals:||Supplied with basic flat pedals|
|Warranty:||3 year frame warranty, 12 month parts warranty|
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. Shimano Ultegra Di2 11 speed groupset is featured throughout this entry level bike and has a pair of Fulcrum Racing 5 clincher wheels to suit. 3T 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. Shimano supply the groupset thanks to their Ultegra Di2 11 speed and Fulcrum supply the wheels which are wrapped with Continental UltraSport tyres. With 22 gears (electronic) available to you, you should find a gear for every cycling occasion or challenge.
Shimano Ultegra Di2 11 Speed Groupset:
The R838 comes supplied with Shimano's Ultegra 11 speed groupset which performs extremely well at a touch of a button. Shifting is flawless and done by pressing a button. Quiet, precise and quick these are the outstanding qualities of the Di2 electronic system. Braking is also excellent with strong and progressive action being delivered to the rims. The levers provide excellent hand comfort, when on the hoods, with all controls in easy reach of your fingers. The chainset is also Shimano and comes in the form of a compact, which makes life that bit easier when the terrain starts to get hilly.
Ultegra takes the latest technology from Dura Ace and provides it at a much more competitive price and is ideal for the real world riders who want good performance. For many years it has been the backbone groupset for many and offers much of the functionality from the top-of-the-line Dura Ace groupo.
As mentioned, the R838 comes fitted with Shimano's Ultegra 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.
Extra Set of Wheels Supplied:
This bike will be delivered with an extra set of wheels at no extra cost to you. These are a set of 2013 Fulcrum Racing 7's and are great for training on. They will not however be fitted with inner tubes or tyres. These are available separately.
The 2013 Racing 7 wheels are perfect for training/everyday use and are compatible with Campagnolo, Shimano and SRAM drivetrains. Includes Fulcrums new Wear Indicator system so you know when the rims are nearing their limit.
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:
3T supply the components needed for the R838's finishing kit. The bike has 3T Ergonova handlebars, a 3T ARX stem, and a 3T Ionic carbon inline seat post and in turn has a Prologo 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.
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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...
|Size Guide (R838)|
|Frame Size||Rider Height (cm)||Inside Leg (cm)|
|43cm||152 - 160||71 - 76|
|44cm||157 - 168||73 - 78|
|48cm||165 - 175||76 - 81|
|50cm||173 - 183||78 - 83|
'Size matters! That's why 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!'
The correct frame size is very important because it directly affects the way the bike handles and it will have a big influence on your comfort. Every riders physical dimensions are different and perfect sizing and adjustment is also based on your goals and preferences. Pro athletes have different ideas on fit than recreational riders. This means that even two riders of the same height can ride different frame sizes.
|Geometry Chart (cm's)|
|Frame Size (AS):||43cm||45cm||48cm||50cm||53cm|
|Seat Tube (AS):||43||45||48||50||53|
|Top Tube (BR):||51.5||53||54.5||56.5||58.5|
|Seat Tube Angle (D):||74.5 deg||74 deg||74 deg||73.5 deg||73 deg|
|BB Drop (E):||10||12||14.5||16.5||18|
|Head Tube (F):||10||12.5||14.5||16.5||18|
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