Rally Cycling has long been one of the sport’s most successful and unique professional race teams. The North American-based Pro Continental outfit has a long history of incredible race results in events across the globe. And its team leaders have always placed a high priority on rider development, especially when it comes to nurturing young talent for future success in the sport. We’re proud to continue supporting this incredible team throughout the 2021 season—a racing year that will undoubtedly be unlike any the world has ever seen.
For road stages and one-day races, Rally Cycling athletes will ride either the FR road bike for uphill courses where a lightweight bike is paramount for success, or the AR aero-road bike seen below for flatter stages and sprints where aerodynamics will be the deciding factor in helping the riders perform at their absolute best. Rally Cycling has always had some of the most striking and stylish custom paint schemes in the pro peloton, and this remains the case for the 2021 season. What has changed, however, is the paint scheme.
“The 2021 Rally bikes are a departure from the mostly white bikes of the past two years,” says Bob Thomson, Felt’s creative director. “I worked with Rally Cycling's Creative Director Sam Wiebe, who wanted a fresh and new look, while retaining the same Black/White/Orange identity of the team. We lobbed some ideas back and forth, starting with the AR, which has more graphic real estate. Once we got the AR where we were all happy, the FR design followed suit, keeping a distinct team paint job across the platforms.”
The team’s bikes are built with an assortment of top-end components from the team’s other equipment partners. These include—among others—SRAM drivetrains, Vision wheels, FSA/Vision cockpit components, Arundel bottle cages, Kenda tires, TIME pedals, and Wahoo computers.
Check out the full gallery of the team’s AR aero road bike below. The AR is not only the fastest road bike in Felt’s history, it’s also our best in every single way. It’s aerodynamic chops will be greatly appreciated by Rally Cycling’s sprinters, breakaway artists, along with riders looking to maximize their aerodynamic efficiency over the course of a long flat or rolling stage. And don’t miss our other gallery featuring Rally Cycling’s custom FR road bikes—just click the link below.
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