Here’s everything we know about the new Decathlon Van Rysel range

New performance-focused bikes from French sporting goods giant

Since Decathlon dropped its B’Twin label last year, we’ve seen it launch its comfort-focused Triban range. Following the Triban’s success, the French brand has set its sights on the performance road sector with the Van Rysel — a name that translates to ‘from Lille’ and pays homage to the company’s roots.

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Nicolas Pierron, Van Rysel brand director, was delighted to showcase the new brand at the Velofollies Cycling Expo in Kortrijk, Belgium earlier this month. He says the company worked alongside retired pro Jean-Christophe Péraud and a passionate team to build the brand from the ground up.

“Their experience and passion helped us to create products which meet the requirements of the pros but are accessible for our customers”, said Pierron. With Lille being a cycling haven for many, he explained that it made sense to move production there from Portugal.

The Van Rysel range is aimed at performance road cyclists, retaining the award-winning Ultra frame and getting a new coat of paint. It will also include products never stocked at Decathlon before, such as skin suits and aero helmets. Each frame will be marked with the lion of Flanders for a truly European finishing touch.

The Van Rysel brand will launch on the Decathlon website in March 2019.

Decathlon Van Rysel range overview

The Van Rysel range will comprise two aluminium models at Shimano 105 and Ultegra level, and five carbon models available with Shimano 105, Ultegra, Dura-Ace and Ultegra Di2, while the fifth features a full Campagnolo Potenza groupset.

The Dura-Ace model also comes with two wheel options: Mavic Cosmic Pro Carbon SL UST or Zipp 303.

Purists will be pleased to see that there’s not a disc brake in sight.

Van Rysel Ultra 900 AF 105

The Van Rysel Ultra 900 AF 105 is the entry level bike in the range at £850 / €1,000
The Van Rysel Ultra 900 AF 105 is the entry level bike in the range at £850 / €1,000
Decathlon
  • 6061 aluminium frameset
  • Full Shimano 105 R7000 groupset
  • Press fit 86 bottom bracket
  • Mavic Aksium wheels
  • Mavic 700x25c tyres
  • Claimed weight: 8.9kg (medium)
  • £849.99 / €1,000

Van Rysel Ultra 900 CF 105

The Van Rysel Ultra 900 CF 105 has a full carbon frameset to keep the weight down
The Van Rysel Ultra 900 CF 105 has a full carbon frameset to keep the weight down
Decathlon
  • Full carbon frameset
  • Full Shimano 105 R7000 groupset
  • Press fit 86 bottom bracket
  • Mavic Aksium 17C wheels
  • Mavic Yksion 25c tyres
  • Claimed weight: 7.8kg (medium)
  • £1,399.99 / €1,600

Van Rysel Ultra 920 AF Ultegra

If you want to benefit from an Ultegra groupset but keep the price down, opt for the Ultra 920 AF for £1,200 / €1,400
If you want to benefit from an Ultegra groupset but keep the price down, opt for the Ultra 920 AF for £1,200 / €1,400
Decathlon
  • 6061 aluminium frameset
  • Full Shimano Ultegra 8000 groupset
  • Press fit 86 bottom bracket
  • Mavic Cosmic Elite wheels
  • Mavic 700×25 tyres
  • Claimed weight: 8.45kg (medium)
  • £1,199.99 / €1,400

Van Rysel Ultra 920 CF Ultegra

The Van Rysel Ultra 920 CF Ultegra comes in a very fetching blue...
The Van Rysel Ultra 920 CF Ultegra comes in a very fetching blue…
Decathlon
...and also this sophisticated grey and white
…and also this sophisticated grey and white
Decathlon
  • Full carbon frameset
  • Full Shimano Ultegra 8000 groupset
  • Press fit 86 bottom bracket
  • Mavic Cosmic Pro wheels
  • Mavic 700x25c tyres
  • Claimed weight: 7.6kg (medium)
  • £1,999.99 / €2,500

Van Rysel Ultra 940 CF Dura-Ace Zipp

The Van Rysel Ultra 940 CF Dura-Ace comes with two wheel options — here it is with the Zipp 303s
The Van Rysel Ultra 940 CF Dura-Ace comes with two wheel options — here it is with the Zipp 303s
Decathlon
  • Full composite carbon frame and carbon fork
  • Full Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 groupset
  • Press fit 86 Dura-Ace bottom bracket
  • Zipp 303 wheels
  • Vittoria Corsa Graphene 25 tyres
  • Claimed weight: 6.9kg (medium)
  • £3,499.99 / €3,500

Van Rysel Ultra 940 CF Dura-Ace

The Van Rysel Ultra 940 CF Dura-Ace is also available with Mavic Cosmic Pro Carbon SL UST wheels
The Van Rysel Ultra 940 CF Dura-Ace is also available with Mavic Cosmic Pro Carbon SL UST wheels
Decathlon
It also comes in grey and white
It also comes in grey and white
Decathlon
  • Full composite carbon frame and carbon fork
  • Full Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 groupset
  • Press fit 86 Dura-Ace bottom bracket
  • Mavic Cosmic Pro Carbon SL UST wheels
  • Mavic 25 tyres
  • Claimed weight: 6.9kg (medium)
  • £3,499.99 / €3,800

Van Rysel Ultra 940 CF Ultegra Di2

At the top of the range is the Van Rysel Ultra 940 CF Ultegra Di2
At the top of the range is the Van Rysel Ultra 940 CF Ultegra Di2
Decathlon
...with a second colour option, of course
…with a second colour option, of course
Decathlon
  • Full composite carbon frame and carbon fork
  • Full Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8050 groupset
  • Press fit 86 Dura-Ace bottom bracket
  • Mavic Cosmic Pro Carbon SL UST wheels
  • Mavic 25 tyres
  • Claimed weight: 7.3kg (medium)
  • £3,499.99 / €3,800

Van Rysel Ultra 920 CF Potenza

Sadly we don’t have a photo of this one, so you’ll have to use your imagination for now. We’ll update this section as soon as it becomes available.

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  • Full carbon frameset
  • Full Campagnolo Potenza groupset
  • Press fit 86 bottom bracket
  • Campagnolo Zonda wheels
  • Hutchinson Fusion 5 Comp 700x25c tyres
  • Claimed weight: 7.35kg (medium)
  • £1,999.99 / €2,000