Before we even start talking about Reid bikes, it’s got to be said that the fact Reid Cycles is Aussie owned and operated is a big feather in these guys’ cap.
Not only that, but Reid design and develop their bikes in Australia, and provide a lifetime warranty on all frames and rigid and carbon fibre forks. Tick!
Which brings us to the Aquila STI Road Bike…
If you caught the riding bug a while back, but promised yourself you’d hold off buying a new bike until you were definitely committed to the sport, then here’s the bike to take you to that next step.
Light and responsive, this is a great aluminium alloy bike for moving around at a decent pace, or for taking out on bunch rides that are sure to give things a nudge.
There’s a somewhat aero dynamic influence to the Aquila STI’s geometry, making it a reasonable option should you be dipping your toe into triathlons, but you’re not yet ready to commit to a full Time Trial bike. Otherwise this bike is also a fine introduction to criterium racing and even some endurance events.
STI refers to Shimano Total Integration, which combines the brake and gear levers into the one package, meaning your hands stay where they are to brake or to change between the 14-speed gears, so you can do so quickly and accurately.
And the real clincher? This bike is just $343.20. That is not a typo. Head to Reid Cycles, check it out, have a spin, get on board.