Vandeyk Rapha Continental #01

One-off bike for Rapha Continental programme

BikeRadar first heard about German firm Vandeyk last year, after they announced the release of their €16,500 retro-inspired mountain bike. Vandeyk have now collaborated with Rapha and created a bike specifically for the well-documented Rapha Continental programme.

The frame is constructed from Columbus XCr stainless steel tubing. It features custom geometry and is finished in gloss black. Built to handle the mixed terrain encountered by the Continental riders, the bike gets additional tyre clearance, lengthened seatstays and disc brakes.

Rapha colour coding appears on both the seatstays and the blades of the ENVE fork, apparently translating to the word 'Continental'. The down tube proudly presents the signatures of the frame-builder, artist and painter.

The artwork also makes its way onto the chainstay

If you want one, tough – this is strictly a one-off. For more information see the Vandeyk website.

Oli Woodman

Section Editor, UK
With more than 10 years of experience riding mountain bikes, Oli knows the good from the bad when it comes to gear. He's a total bike nerd and loves few things more than fettling with spangly riding bits. Also, he seems to have a talent for crashing hard but emerging unscathed.
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Loamy singletrack
  • Current Bikes: Marin Pine Mountain, Pinnacle Dolomite
  • Dream Bike: Honda RN01
  • Beer of Choice: Corona
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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