2Reid Falco

Reid Falco

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5.0

12 reviews · Statistics

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100% · 120%

Lightweight design
Easy to maintain
Reliable and versatile gears
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Reviews

Reid Falco12 reviews
Federico
FedericoNSWSydney, NSW13 posts
  Advanced

Great bike

I have bought this bike more than 3 years ago and I am extremely satisfied. I had no issues at all. Extremely recommended to all those who do not care about the brand but want a very nice road bike for a very reasonable price. The Shimano gear 105 works very well.

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Squinky
Squinky3 posts
  Elite

Excellent Road Bike, Worth the Money!

Coming from a mountain bike, the Falco Elite is the first road bike I have ridden or owned and it feels excellent. It's quick, light and easy to use and appears to be made of high quality parts despite its low cost. I would recommend it to anyone keen on trying out cycling or using a bike for their regular commute.

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Tim
Tim2 posts
  Falco

Best buy!

I bought this bike last year as an entry level road bike. Coming from a mountain bike the difference is unbelievable, and I have just clocked up 2000 km. Fantastic quality at a reasonable price, and no having to deal with salesmen like other bike stores - some sort of two wheeled orientated complex they have going on. It was a pleasure to deal with the store people, and the bike has not disappointed. I now regularly go through Reid Cycles for accessories too.

Jeff
JeffQLDSouth East Queensland, QLD
  Falco
Alex King
Alex KingMelbourne
  Falco

Best Entry Road bike in Australia

I bought my Falco Elite in June 2013, as a new cyclist it was important not to spend too much but still get a reasonable level of performance. The bike has been awesome with no mechanical issues in the 6,000 km of riding I've done since June 2013, I've taken the bike to Adelaide and recently to Europe and its stood up to some rugged handling along the way. The Falco Elite works really well up hills and I've done over 45,000m of vertical climbing since Ive had the bike
Shimano 105 groupset, its very easy to maintain and to break down for travel
Original Wheels are a bit heavy but fine for regular flat riding, if you are riding up big hills then you need to change to an 11/28 Rear Cassette
SJMurphy
SJMurphyLancashirePreston, Lancashire
  Falco

Superb quality for the price

I've had the bike 6 months, and bought the Mavic wheelset upgrade. The bike is still performing well. The only issues so far are common to any new bike: minor cable slippage (which they were happy to fix there and then) and the handlebar tape is wearing a little thin (general wear and tear). That's it. Everything else is running excellently.

It's nice and light. The gearing is set up for high speeds. There are plenty of high gears (I could still add pedal power when I got my high speed pb of 88 km/h), but the set up could use more low gears -- steep gradients (>15%) are particularly hard work.
inexpensive, reliable, top-quality components

Skier007
Skier007Gold Coast
  Falco
Harvey Wilson
Harvey WilsonQLDSouth East Queensland, QLD202 posts
  Falco
TGze
TGzeNSWSydney, NSW11 posts
  Falco

Value for money

This has proven to be a really good bike, I managed to get it on sale and the closest thing I could find at the time from the online competitors was $400 more but none had the full 105 groupset like the Reid elite. I use this bike to commute to work, I did have a minor warranty issue but Reid fixed it no problem.

This bike is ideal for someone starting to commute or as a training bike. If weight is a concern, replace the wheels with something lighter.
Full 105 groupset, very cheap when compared to competitors
Had an issue with the derailleur hanger bending prematurely but was fixed for free by shop

Krazykol
KrazykolVICGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC3 posts
  Falco

Reid Falco Sport, certainly great for the money

I'm certainly not an expert nowdays as I haven't riden competetively in a while but the quality of this bike is great as far as I can see. I have ridden almost 500 km on it since getting it 3 weeks ago and it doesn't miss a beat. Maybe it's not going to be for a hardcore racer but for the average person looking to get fit and have some fun riding, if you enjoy the racer style of bike, I doubt you will find better.
Love the overall weight, integrated brakes and gear shifts and the overall size suits me wonderfully.
Mello Yellow
Mello YellowBrisbane
  Falco
Andrew from Brissie
Andrew from BrissieAU
  Falco

Questions & Answers

temutu6
temutu6 · Reid Falco

What price range

Reid Cycles
Reid Cycles   DM   

Hi there, the Falco Sport and information can be found here - external link Falco Elite here - external link

stephen
stephen · Falco Elite

Does this bike have enough clearance for 28c tyres?

Daniel P.
Daniel P.  

Yes, I have fitted 28c gatorskins to mine and just fit , and by just I mean your credit card might fit under the rear brake. however this transformed the feel of the bike for commuting on roughish paths.

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Features:

Reid’s current iteration of the Falco - the Falco Elite - is described as an all-rounder bicycle that’s great for commuting as well as long distance endurance rides.

  • It has a double-butted 6061 alloy frame with internal cable routing and weighs 9.57kg, making for a sleek, lightweight design.
  • The road bike has Shimano 105 R7000 Dual Pivot Calipers brakes and an integrated gearshift system that give you advanced control over your stopping, easy gear adjustment, and the ability to do both without moving your hands from the hoods.
  • A semi-integrated headset and a carbon fibre fork means you have a lighter yet more durable frame with greater resistance to damage.
  • It also has a 50/34t tooth Crankset, and Shimano R7000 Claris shifters and derailleurs which are known for their reliability and high performance capabilities.
  • The Reid Falco Elite costs $1249.99 - this includes a Reid Lifetime frame warranty, a 2 year warranty on parts and 12 months of free servicing.

Points of praise:

  • Most reviewers found that the Reid Falco was lightweight and comfortable to ride.
  • They also appreciated how easy the bike was to maintain, thanks in part to what they felt were high quality parts.
  • The gears on the bike were also praised for their reliability, and the fact that they’re set up for a high range of speeds.
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