There’s no team in professional cycling quite like Rally Cycling. The North American-based Pro Continental outfit has been one of the most successful programs since its inception in terms of stellar race results—both in the domestic race scene as well as races across the globe—but also because of its long history of rider development. Some of the sport’s top stars cut their teeth and learned the ropes of pro bike racing with Rally Cycling. 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 seen below for uphill courses where a lightweight bike is paramount for success, or the AR aero-road bike 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 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 FR road race bike below. The FR frame features the highest stiffness-to-weight ratio of any road bike in Felt’s history, making it the ideal choice for uphill courses, climbing stages, and any other event where a lightweight and lively chassis will be appreciated. And don’t miss our other gallery featuring Rally Cycling’s custom AR road bikes—just click the link below.
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