The Rival Pro is designed for unrelenting speed and is prepared to conquer finish lines. A bike made without restrictions for riders who want to push them. It behaves how you would like a road bike to perform off-road and is stiff—Classics racing stiff. That makes sense, in our opinion, and that is what we were attempting to do when we crammed larger tires into our pre-existing frames and switched to aftermarket forks to accommodate a 40mm tire up front.
The most important aspect of handling at high speeds is trail or front-wheel responsiveness to rider input. Consistent handling is maintained by flipping the two-position Trail Mixer to account for the variation in circumference between a 650b and 700c tire.
Rival Pro was intended to accommodate most 650B x 49mm and 700C x 42mm wheel/tire combinations.
The bike tracks reliably and reacts quickly to crucial pedal and brake inputs thanks to stiffness and handling.