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|Carbon / White Lugs||Extra Extra Large||Discontinued - no longer available|
|Carbon / White Lugs||Extra Large||Discontinued - no longer available|
|Carbon / White Lugs||Large||Discontinued - no longer available|
|Carbon / White Lugs||Medium||Discontinued - no longer available|
|Carbon / White Lugs||Small||Discontinued - no longer available|
|Carbon / White Lugs||X Small||Discontinued - no longer available|
Top Features of the Verenti Rhigos.02
The Verenti Rhigos.02 (with white carbon fibre lugs) has been designed to give you the best performance, comfort and enjoyment you can get from this machine for its price.
- Frame: Verenti Full HM 3K SL Carbon frame - white carbon fibre lugs
- Fork: Verenti Full HM Carbon integrated monocoque
- Handlebar: Verenti Me2 7050 alloy, white
- Stem: Verenti Me2 7060 alloy, white
- Bar Tape: Verenti Me white Cork with shock absorbing layer
- Gel Pads: Verenti Me 4 off
- Headset: Verenti Me T6 alloy, white
- Spacers: Verenti Me, alloy, white
- Bottom Bracket: SRAM S500, 68mm BSA
- Chainset: SRAM S500 compact 50-34, black
- Chain: SRAM
- Front Derailleur: SRAM Force, braze-on
- Rear Derailleur: SRAM Force
- Levers/Shifters: SRAM Force
- Cassette: SRAM 12-27T
- Cables: JAGWIRE - brake/gear, white
- Brakes: Verenti Me2 dual pivot, black
- Wheelset: Mavic Ksyrium Equipe, black
- Tyres: Vittoria Open Corsa Evo CX
- Saddle: Verenti Me2 white leather with titanium rails
- Seatpost: Verenti Me2 2014 T6 alloy, white, 31.6mm
- Seat Clamp: Verenti Me, T6 alloy, 34.9mm, black
- Mech Hanger: Verenti Me, T6 alloy black
- Pedals: All bikes come with a standard set of flat pedals to get you started (clip-less pedals are not included).
- Frame Material: Carbon
- Wheel Size: 700c (622)
- Fork Material: Carbon
- Model Year: 2011
- Brake Type: Caliper
- Chainset type: Compact
- Groupset Manufacturer: Shimano
- Cable Routing: Internal
Using Verenti's ME2 finishing kit, which has been designed specifically with the sportive rider in mind, and combining them with Mavic's Ksyrium Equipe wheels and also SRAM's Force components, this provides the Rhigos.02 with all the quality, reliability and above all performance you will ever need.
Our Rhigos frame has been constructed using a sophisticated layup of high-strength and high-modulus fibres, which are altered throughout the different frame sections to fulfill specific design objectives.
This is a unique composite layup technology and combined with the advanced moulding process, which eliminates un-needed material in the production, in-turn allows us to produce a much lighter frame.
This basically means its has been designed to have increased stiffness where needed for optimal power transfer, great handling and to provide excellent vibration dampening for all-day comfort.
HM (High Modulus): Describes the high stress to strain ratio that the carbon fibre achieves under tension.
3K (K = Thousand): Describes the way in which the individual carbon fibres are bundled/woven together in thousands, usually referring to the visible layer.
UB (Ultra Bonded): Describes the voidless surface-to-surface contact area in which each lug is pressure bonded to its tube.
SL (Superlight): Describes the moulding and layering technology used to reduce overall frame weight.
We want you to have the same confidence in our products as we do; so we have made sure that our bicycles conform to and exceed all the latest European standards (Road standard: EN147810) which involves rigorous testing by the worlds leading testing facilities: The SGS Group.
Note: Manufacturer may reserve the right to change the specification of that listed or shown on this page.
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|Size Guide (Verenti Millook and Rhigos Road Bikes)|
|Frame Size||Rider Height (cm)||Inside Leg (cm)|
|X-Small||157 - 168||71 - 76|
|Small||165 - 175||73 - 78|
|Medium||173 - 183||76 - 81|
|Large||180 - 190||78 - 83|
|X-Large||188 - 198||81 - 86|
|'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!'|
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Magazine reviews for Verenti Rhigos.02
Review from Cycling Plus
Like many categories in this year's Bike of the Year, this is a hard-fought affair, with the Verenti up against the likes of Blue, Moda and Red Bull.
But the general feeling among the testing team was that the Verenti's Rhigos.02 takes the honours. It's a distinctive design, but it works. The chassis on the Verenti shines, and if a lugged carbon construction is stil good enough for the likes of Colnago, then there's nothing wrong with this design.
The plush ride is similar to that of the Time Speeder, and very welcome on the winter-ravaged roads. The long carbon lugs stiffen the structure, yet the thin walled carbon tubes soak up the bumps while still conveying feel. Our testers appreciated the Ksyrium Equipe and Vittoria Open Corsa Evo CX wheel and tyre combo too.
While it's comfortable enough for all day riding, some of our team questioned the high front end for racing.
We'll leave the last word to editor Rob: "The Verenti Rhigos is a brilliant entry into the market. Designed as a nimble handling but comfortable sportive bike, it delivers..."
Good handling, great kit and an excellent debut.
Review from road.cc
Half way up the Rhigos, on a Rhigos, it was clear that the bike is aptly named. Verenti are a company without a back story, the decades of racing history that many of their competitors can draw on. This bike isn't a Galibier or a Mortirolo, with all the memories that those sinews of tarmac can evoke, but it is a proper bike for the hills nonetheless, and a homegrown one too, designed for these shores. The Rhigos is a proper climb, not the longest or the steepest but a challenge and a rewarding one; you might call it good value and that's certainly what you get with the bike.
Our day on the Dragon ride climbs started on the final descent of the Bwlch climb and my first miles on the Rhigos were a short downhill followed by a bit of high street traffic dodging through the valley towns of Treorchy and Treherbert which wouldn't be all that much fun on any bike. However, the highish position of the Verenti gave a good view of proceedings, and also the clear sense that the flattish miles were delaying the inevitable. It's obvious there's no way out of the valley bar climbing the walls, and the odd glint of a car window in the sun high up to the right only reinforced the fact that the road was bound to go up.
The must cursory of homework on Google maps the night before meant I knew that it did anyway, for four full miles to the pass at 500m. That's a long climb for the UK, and a high one, but at 5% it's not especially steep and mercifully there are no surprises, the gradient is about as constant as they come. On top of that there's some amazing scenery to gaze upon as you winch your way up to the ice cream van: on a glorious spring day there's few things I'd rather be doing than this. On the day of the Dragon you'll be facing this climb after already having hauled yourself over the Bwlch and you'll be glad of a bike that's happy over the long haul and eager up the cols. The Rhigos is just such a bike.
Verenti haven't set out to create a thoroughbred race iron here, but a bike that'll happily cover a long sportive at a decent lick without beating you to a pulp. Key to this is the frame: its geometry and ride feel will be at the centre of your ride experience. The Rhigos' lugged Carbon frame has a high front end (a 215mm head tube on the XL I was riding) and a fairly short cockpit; 570mm in this case when I'd normally expect a frame this big to be about 15mm longer. That's mitigated a bit by a long stem so it's really the height that you notice most. The bike sits you up a bit more than a race bike which means that you can enjoy the view, and a few hours in your back will be thanking you too. It's not quite as wind-friendly of course but with 3,500 other wheels to suck that's not going to be a problem, now is it?
Ride-wise, the climb shows there's lots to like about the Verenti Rhigos. It's a solid, dependable platform and there's enough compliance in the frame and components the soften the blow from the inevitable potholes the winter ice has left for unwary sportivistes. Out of the saddle it's plenty stiff and eager, seated and spinning it feels very stable and efficient. Our £1400 Rhigos 03 scratches under 18lb even in XL guise so it's light enough to feel sprightly, and the Aksium wheelset complements the frame well. Come the top of the climb and the long, fast descent to Hirwaun and you'll be wanting a bike that goes where you point it and isn't nervous at speed, and the Rhigos is that too. The beefy head tube and monocoque fork keep things nicely planted for the blast down to the valley, although the more upright position and shallow drop bars mean you'll struggle to stay with the more hunkered down racers.
An about-face at Penderyn had us facing the Rhigos from the other side after a valley section which the bike handled in an unflustered, unassuming way. On the steeper north face the Verenti was just as happy, on the long descent back to Trehebert and a bacon sandwich stop there were no foibles to report. This is a bike you could happily spend a day on on any sportive, and it'll reward you with a great quality ride.
Is there a down side? There is, but it's more about heart than head. Verenti have set out to produce a capable, good value sportive bike and they've done exactly that: you can spend a lot more than this on a bike that's considerably less fit for purpose. For all that capability the Verenti's not really a bike you fall in love with, in the sense that buying one would be a considered and sensible decision, rather than a more emotional one. I've no problems with folks buying bike
After the cafe stop I was positively eager to tackle the Bwlch and the shorter climb to Llangeinor, such is the appetite of the Verenti for those road miles. There'll be plenty of these bikes carrying heavy-legged roadies over that same final climb on the day of the Dragon, and those riders will have spent wisely.
Rating: A day out on the Rhigos
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