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Rapid Drop Bar

Product code: 120088

Size: 47cm Small, 51cm Medium, 54cm Large, 57cm X Large

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Rapid Drop Bar

(15 customer reviews)

If you’re just starting to cycle to work or are looking for a reliable fitness road bike, the Rapid is a versatile performer.

Product code: 120088


Size: 47cm Small, 51cm Medium, 54cm Large, 57cm X Large

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Did you know that for every bike we sell (including this one) we will plant a tree? Yes, that’s correct. By buying a Reid, not only will you be getting an awesome bike at a great price, you’ll be planting a tree in the process, sustaining the environments that we love to ride in! Well done you!



If you’re getting into commuting or just looking for a reliable, fun way to get fit, then you should take a close look at the Reid Rapid. An entry-level road bike, the Rapid Drop Bar strikes a perfect balance between speed and comfort.

With an aluminium alloy frame, the Reid Rapid Drop Bar is a light and stiff road bike, while the steel fork gives you vertical compliance for improved comfort and durability. Plus, with the added rear rack mounts, you can easily install a rack to carry panniers, baskets or simply strap on your own bag.


Frame 6061 aluminium alloy
Fork Steel
Shifters Shimano A050 stem mounted thumb levers
Front derailleur Shimano Tourney
Rear derailleur Shimano Tourney
Freewheel / cassette Shimano 7-speed freewheel
Chainset Reid alloy double chainset
Chain KMC Z8.3 
Bottom bracket Sealed bearing
Brakes Promax dual-pivot calipers


Brake Levers Promax alloy levers
Wheelset rim Reid double wall alloy
Hub Quando alloy quick release
Tyres Kenda 700 x 23C
Handlebars Alloy drop bars
Stem Promax quill stem
Grips Bar tape
Saddle Reid sport
Seatpost Promax micro adjust alloy 27.2mm
Pedals PVC Platform, 9/16″ steel axle


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15 reviews for Rapid Drop Bar

  1. UJAW

    This bike is perfect for anyone buying their first road bike. It is cheap and very high quality.

  2. Jazzy Jeff

    I upgraded to a drop bar after trying out the flat bar and I have to say I am loving the drop bar and it’s many positions. I love the old school gear shifters located on the fork instead of flicking the brakes sideways.
    But it’s not only about the bike. It was the highly-impressive customer service that I got when I visited the shop. I was served by Chris who was such a champ. He actually specialised in bike fitting and to me this is the most important factor when buying a bike. He explain everything in detail and made suggestions but also knew how to be genuinely honest. There should be a ratings bar for “customer service”so I can give him a 5/5.

  3. Bob M

    ‘Old style’ mechs. means easy servicing so they can be kept on the road with minor problems easily dealt with. Not light but then not particularly heavy and as we have only small hills to deal with (unlike home in the English North Pennines!), weight was not an issue.
    Had one puncture on the first ride – as I think others have mentioned the same problem, one of the rim tapes was not seated properly. Would therefore recommend checking them before setting out initially.Changed the tyres anyway after a few rides to some Specialised 25mm to get a bit more comfort and puncture resistance as we are riding occasional gravel roads. Also fitted saddle and pedals brought with us for the duration of the trip.
    Looking forward to more trips out exploring the area and in the future when we return knowing the bikes are waiting for us!

    All in all, a good buy – thanks Reid!

  4. Morse

    Have had my Reid Condor for about 3 years now!
    Everyone I know says they’re S**T! I disagree big time, No mechanical problems what so ever!
    *4 Heavy accidents on it*
    *100,000+ Km*
    *Maxed at 54 Km/h (so Far) on flat*
    *22 wheel tubes so far*
    *1 New front wheel*
    *still running 1 original tyre!!!!!*
    *New Seat post, saddle, clamp & bar tape*
    Little uncomfortable after the 100km Mark on a ride.
    But all I have to say is Thank-you Reid! it’s been a treat to ride & show off on! <3
    Would upgrade but I don't like the colouring on your other bikes…

  5. Nitro

    I bought my Rapid almost 3 years ago and it is still running fine. Since its old tech I can do all my own maintenance on it. I have ridden road bikes since 1992 and used the same gear shifts as the Rapid for all that time just for commuting and its doing a great job of it.
    Love the bike and the feel of it going at 30 km/h or more.

  6. Matt

    The only thing wrong with the Rapid is the rear freewheel. Bending the back axle is inevitable if you’re a stronger or heavier rider. If this were replaced with a freehub, it’d be the perfect entry level bike.

    I’ve also encountered four separate bicycles from Reid with rim tape off center on the wheels, this resulted in a flat in the first week or so of ownership for two friends. This didn’t stop me recommending their bikes to others, I just took to deflating the tyres and checking the tape after that.

    Everything else about their bikes was put together well, their staff are great and the bikes are great value.

  7. Maise


    I’d just like to say that your sales assistant at the Reid store I visited gave my son and I sensational service. In fact I haven’t experienced such personal care and attention in retail for years.

    He gave us undivided attention for an hour and a half. He helped my son pick his first road bike for his first triathlon. But not only did he go the extra mile to make sure we were completely satisfied with the specific bike but he was also able to recommend many accessories to ensure that my son gets the most out of his road bike training experience.

    He mentioned it was his first week at the store so I am even so much more impressed with his confidence in product knowledge and genuine desire to see my son outfitted with all the essentials for his new road bike sport.

    He even walked us to the car and helped load the bike onto our bike rack. He didn’t have to offer to do that after spending so much time with us already.

    We purchased a “Rapid” (for a fraction of the price you would pay for a very similar product at other top end bike stores) and I’m so pleased with the bikes performance.

    My son has now completed his first triathlon and the bike is not only purpose built brilliantly but the price was just right. I would have had to pay at least $900.00 for the same bike elsewhere.

    I’m so impressed that we will be coming back at Christmas to buy myself and my daughter a new road bike as well.

    Thanks mate for your exceptional service and product knowledge and thanks Reid for a sensational product.

  8. Graaace

    I bought my Reid Rapid in July 2013. Kept it in storage for a while. But recently started using it again. I have racked up close to 700 kms.

    I am 62 kgs in body weight and use the smallest 45 cm frame. And I find the bike easily cruises at speeds of 20+km/h with the rear panniers with 10kgs. Without the rack or panniers this bike can easily sprint up to 40+km/h speeds in flats.

    The Shimano 14-28T 6 speed and Reid 40/48T drivetrain components are decent. The bike itself is value for money and rides okay.

    You’d need a proper bike fit and service first. It’s a great first road bicycle. My next road bike would need a compact crank for hills as this bike struggles with extra load (panniers or trailer).

    I’m going to keep using the Rapid for years to come and for the price that I paid it was worth it. TY Reid.

  9. Happy Cyclist

    Bought my reid rapid bike, I’ve had it for 5 months and for the price I paid, it’s done me well. I’ve done 22 rides so far, approx. 18 km/ride and a 50 km ride.

    All in all, decent bike for what you pay and great service.

  10. David H

    I ordered my Rapid road bike yesterday afternoon online and decided to pick it up from the store myself as it is fairly close. I was told to wait for a call from the store to go pick it up. I decided to go in today anyway, I was there when they opened and asked if they had received my order yet and sure enough they had it. The guy serving me went out back and came back with my bike a couple of minutes later and said ” here you go it’s all your”. So within 5 minutes I had my bike and was on my way home again! I took it out for a spin, about 14 km and I am very happy so far!

  11. jimbo

    Bought this bike (RAPID) a few weeks ago. It’s a great ride and it’s comfortable too. No issues yet. Reid have great customer service too. I suggest you hit them up for your next bike!

  12. Mossy

    I bought my Reid Condor in August 2014 for my birthday and I love it. I am riding in the MS Gong Ride in November 2014 on this bike.

    The staff at the store were absolutely awesome to deal with.

  13. Kylie B

    I purchased a Rapid for my daughter as she has just started doing triathlons and needed a road bike. We got a second set of brakes fitted that she could reach and some pink tape for the handle bars and she is the envy of the track. I would recommend this bike to any beginner it’s fantastically priced and fits in well with the high end branded bikes for a tenth the price. Thanks very much!

  14. Gerry A

    I ordered my rapid on 18 aug and it arrived 22 aug. I cant believe the value for money and it rides beautifully. everything works and I also got the freebies pack. my cycling is done on a shoestring budget and I am overjoyed at the value… thankyou reid

  15. Mike

    I will be reaching Sydney to study a Masters degree in a month’s time. I love to cycle and for past few months have been searching for cycles that I might buy. When searching cost was a major factor for me since I wanted a bike mainly for commuting, fitness and exploring. I didn’t need a fancy bike but nevertheless wanted a solidly built one. I wasn’t very knowledgeable about today’s bike technology and the factors that make bikes expensive prior to my recent research. I I had been to websites like Trek, Giant and the rest but didn’t want to pay the huge premium that these big names charge. I was pleasantly surprises when I chanced upon Reid cycles. First and foremost the bikes are reasonably priced, they look very nice and people love them (reviews) and respect the workmanship. I cannot wait to go the Reid shop and get this bike!!!

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