Scapin Etika RC

Every once in a while a bicycle manufacturer produces something extraordinary; The Etika RC is one of those bicycles. We’ve ridden and supplied the world’s greatest bikes at Poshbikes for three generations, won numerous group tests, ‘bike of the year’ & ‘superbike’ shootout wins in the worlds leading press, and supplied the worlds fastest athletes etc, although all at Poshbikes unanimously agree the Etika RC is the fastest bike we’ve ever ridden.

You can tell from the Etika RC’s muscular profile and stance alone, that this is Scapin’s no-holds-barred performance model. Ready to leap forward with the slightest pressure on the pedals. It looks fast just standing still…

An exotic Italian thoroughbred from every angle, fashioned by human hands and constructed using the finest Toray composites by artisan craftsmen, with a passion and an attention to detail that gives the Etika RC soul. Its huge one-piece monocoque tube profiles are sculpted to create an aggressive almost organic form with broad bottom bracket, powerful chain-stays and taught top tube backbone. The raised painted section creates a ‘body panel’ that hovers over the frame like the fairing of a superbike over its chassis, while full internal ‘dual fit’ cable routing (which accepts both mechanical or electronic gearing) maintains the clean uncluttered lines of the frame.

Even with looks like these, nothing can prepare you for the shear speed, handling and performance the Etika RC is capable of. The 950 gram chassis features an oversize PressFit™ Bottom Bracket shell utilizing integrated BB cups, and an oversize tapered 1 1/8”- 1 1/2” integrated headset to help transfer every watt of available power to the tarmac. Race-bread geometry and a matching fork with wide aero profiled legs and tapered steerer enable the Etika to corner as if it were on rails.

The chain stays are over 55 mm in height and asymmetric in width to achieve the largest possible volume while maintaining wheel and chainset clearance. The seat stays join above the rear brake to form a boxed-in section that flows through the aero section seat tube (featuring a matching ‘S-Way™’ aero Seatpost and hidden Seatpost clamp) into the arched top tube to absorb vertical impact without loss of traction or cornering ability.

The Etika RC is available in four standard sizes (S / M / L / XL), and offered in a single graphic design available in seven different colour-ways.

The Etika RC features the following Scapin innovations (Click here)

  • CFS (Comfort Flex Stays)
  • D-Double (Reinforced & replaceable Dropouts)
  • FMT™ (Fluid Mold Technology)
  • ICR (Inner Cable Routing)

Specification

  • Etika RC Frame including Fork, Headset & Seatpost
  • Internal ‘dual fit’ cable system
  • Toray Ultra High Modulus carbon Frame and Fork
  • Sloping top tube
  • 1 1/8″ – 1 1/2” Integrated Headset
  • CFS (Comfort Flex System) Seat Stays
  • D-Double replaceable dropouts & derailleur hanger
  • Press-Fit bottom bracket
  • Braze-On front Mech.
  • S-Way Aero Monocoque Seatpost
  • Hidden Seatpost clamp
  • Aluminium chain-suck inserts
  • Weight from 950 grams

Colours

  • NA 400 Gloss black over matte black with black chrome graphics
  • ER 432 Gloss pearl metallic red over matte black with black chrome graphics
  • ER 422 Gloss red over matte black with silver graphics
  • ER 426 Gloss fluro yellow over matte black with black chrome graphics
  • ER 427 Gloss green over matte black with black chrome graphics
  • ER 428 Gloss pearl metallic orange over matte black with silver logos
  • ER 424 Gloss white over matte black with black chrome graphics

Frame Prices (Click here)

  • Frame, Fork, Headset & Seatpost (All colours): £ 3,199

Complete Bicycle Prices (Click here)

  • The Etika RC is available with ten standard factory builds from £ 3,725

Options and Upgrades (Click here)

  • The Etika RC is available with eight optional factory wheel upgrades

 

Posted By — Andy @ 6:54 pm —


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