Aquila

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Reid Price $499.99
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Everything to get you rolling and basic maintenance!

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FREE DELIVERY AUSTRALIA WIDE*

Free shipping is currently available to most of the Australian mainland and Tasmania on orders over $75- including bikes. 

This light, responsive racer is equipped with quality Shimano STI gearing and is a must have for anyone considering serious road riding, looking for an ultra-fast commuter, entering triathlons or simply looking to improve their fitness.

Key features of the Aquila:

  • Shimano STI integrated brake and gear levers make for easy control at speed.
  • Aggressive race geometry on a lightweight 6061 alloy frame that is suitable for a wide range of riding - from super fast commuting, triathlon, criterium racing, road racing to endurance events.
  • The compact double crankset and 7-speed cassette gives a wide, evenly spaced gear range.
  • Lightweight Alex DA16 Double-wall alloy wheelset for quick takeoffs and fast rolling

The Aquila also looks the part! With a stealthy matte black finish, this bike will turn heads.

What is STI?
Shimano Total Integration (STI). This is when the brake and gear levers are built into one package, and you don’t have to move your hands off the brake levers to change gears.

Pushing the brake lever sideways shifts the gears in one direction. A small lever on the inside of the hood of the levers shifts the gears in the other direction. This makes it easier to change gears quickly and accurately, without moving your hands away from the handlebars. This helps you stay in control of the bike while braking and shifting.

SPECS

Specifications

Frame Material Aluminium Alloy
Fork Aluminium Alloy
Gearing 14-Speed Shimano A070 STI
Crankset Prowheel Ounce 42/52T Double Chainring Alloy Crankset
Shifters Shimano A070 STI
Front Derailleur Shimano Claris
Rear Derailleur Shimano A070
Brakes Tektro Dual-Pivot Caliper Brakes
Brake Levers Shimano A070 STI
Hub Quando Quick Release
Wheelset-Rim Alex DA16 Double Wall Alloy
Tyres Kenda 700 x 23c
Chain KMC Z51
Freewheel/Cassette Shimano 7-speed Freewheel (11-28t)
Bottom Bracket VP Sealed Bearing - 113mm
Handlebars Zoom Pro Alloy Race Bar
Stem Zoom Pro Alloy Race 1-1/8" A Head Threadless
Grips Reid Bar Tape
Saddle Velo Ventura
Seatpost Zoom Pro Alloy 27.2mm
Pedals VP Alloy Platform with Toeclips

We continually work to improve our products so designs and specifications are subject to change. Please contact us to confirm if you have any questions.

Reviews

Customer Reviews

Reid Aquila STI: Value and quality embodied Review by Brian
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Being a first time cyclist, I can safely say that the Reid Aquila STI Road Bicycle is an excellent choice as an entry level bicycle for a first time road cyclist. The ride and gear shifting is smooth, the matte black finish is excellent and the price is extremely reasonable for a road bicycle of its calibre.

Many entry level Giant and Specialized Road bikes have equal or lesser quality of Shimano groupsets than the Aquila charging twice the price. I would definitely recommend the Reid Aquila as an excellent entry-level bicycle!
(Posted on 11/01/2017)
Great value for its price Review by Nick
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The bike is a great bike for the weekend rides and the commute to school or work. It is a bit limited when it comes to gears and a bit heavy weighing around 14kg but it is alloy. I am currently running Maxxis Re-Fuse 700c x 25 and they are great with comfort and rolling speed. Shimano Claris braze on front derailleur and a Shimano Tourney shifters and rear derailleur, TekTro brakes. Great for entry level riders and people who are new to the sport. (Posted on 5/10/2016)
Great Bike Review by Steven
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Had this bike on my wishlist for almost 6 months. Didnt know much about road bikes, shopped around, and read reviews. Purchased the Aquila 2015 online when Reid Bikes had a sale on .Arrived in 2 Days. Assembled myself, use this bike Mon-Fri short ride to work and 30km-50km on weekends without any problems, after 300km took bike in for service (Nth Melb) came back even better smooth gear changeing and braking. Love my Bike. (Posted on 30/09/2016)
Exceptional value for money Review by DN
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This was my first entry level road bike which I bought in December 2015. I am 184cm and bought the large frame which fit me well. Bike assembly was relatively easy following the manual but I did need some further instructional advice on calibrating the gears on youtube. The black matte finish gives it quite an elegant touch and some onlookers have mistaken it for an expensive road machine!

The Kenda tyres that come with it are pretty ordinary and I actually received a puncture during a 30km ride after owning the bike for 3 weeks. My advice would be to swap these out for something better - I went with the Schwalbe Durano Plus for the puncture protection and long-term durability.

I used this bike during the 2016 Amy's Big Bike Ride in Canberra on the 68km course. It was more than adequate and I could actually comfortably ride quicker than others on higher end bikes like Cannondales, Trek, etc. Cat 4 and 5 hill climbs can be done relatively easily but Cat 3 climbs can be a bit of a grind as you can quickly run out of gears - Mt Ainslie (which ramps up to 12% gradient in some areas) was a challenge to complete.

While I have since upgraded to a carbon bike, I still would recommend the Aquila as an excellent entry road bike. I am still using this for commuting to work and it has seem me through some harsh weather (rain, storms, etc) and poor road conditions. Very reliable bike and great value.
(Posted on 30/04/2016)
Staff? Review by Anu
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Apart from receiving average customer service, I'm happy with the bike! (Posted on 30/01/2016)
Awesome Bike Review by Rod
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Just went for my maiden 50km ride on The Aquila and I LOVE it... Very smooth, easy riding and GREAT looking in the matt black finish... Well done REID Cycles on a AWESOME bike.. (Posted on 31/12/2015)
Jaw droppingly good, Jaw droppingly cheap Review by HNC
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When i was look ing for a bike a few months back the prices were quite high for a road bike or even a commuter. ( around $800-1000) then i look at reid cycles and found the aquila. My jaw dropped when i had a look at the bike and especially its price. I bought it and when riding it i overtook people with bikes twice the price. (Posted on 20/10/2015)
Great value for money and lots to like at this price range Review by Adam Tan
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The Aquila's come a long way since its humble inception - now it has STI shifters and an amazing matte black paintjob (which attracted me to it even more!). For under $500, you get a reasonably decent Tourney + Claris mix and other entry-level parts, which aren't super flashy but they are more than capable at this price. I switched the stock wheels to Mavic Aksiums and they feel a lot better. Also the stock Kenda tyres are average at best and have no puncture protection, so I changed those to Continental Gatorskins (all of the above you can buy from Reid). Overall, a great buy and I can't wait to do many kms on my first road bike! (Posted on 17/06/2015)

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Delivery

Reid Cycles ships bikes, parts and accessories anywhere in Australia!

Delivery

Dispatch: 1 to 2 working days (In stock items)

Free shipping: Metropolitan and some regional areas (over $75)

  • All accessories & helmets (when purchased in the same cart as the bike)

Overseas shipping: call customer service for local distributors

Bundled & Combined shipping benefits available

Bike Assembly:

  • Bikes are shipped boxed, and 85% assembled.

  • The final assembly requires:

  • The installation of the handlebars, front wheel, pedals and saddle.

  • Adjusting the brakes and tuning the gears.

We recommend that the assembly is done by a qualified bike mechanic or other suitably qualified person.

  • Damage caused by incorrect assembly (such as installing the pedals the wrong way around) is not covered by your warranty.

  • Delivery times vary depending on couriers workload & seasonality.

  • Address must always have someone in attendance. Arrange ‘authority to leave‘ or ‘redelivery‘ directly with the courier company at your own discretion.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Collection

FREE In Store Collection: Fully assembled & personally adjusted by an experienced Reid Cycles mechanic available with Click and Collect

Warranty

For full warranty terms, please visit our Warranty Policy page

For any warranty issues,

In store sales:  contact the store

Online sales: contact the customer service team.

Customer support: Support@reidcycles.com.au

Phone numbers and email addresses on our Contact Us page.

 

Warranty

At Reid Cycles, reliability, quality and customer happiness are our top priorities. We want you to enjoy the bikes, parts and accessories that you purchase from us, so that you become an advocate for our brand. To support this, we offer an industry-leading Warranty on every Reid bike we sell. If there's ever an issue with any of our products, we'll bend over backwards to make sure that it's resolved quickly and positively.

For your peace of mind, we include:

  • A lifetime Warranty on every Reid frame we sell
  • A lifetime Warranty on all rigid forks, including our carbon fibre range
  • A 2-year Warranty on all suspension forks, Shimano components and Mavic wheelsets
  • A 2-year Warranty on all other non-consumable components

What to do if you need to make a warranty claim

If you're having an issue with your bike, we want to help resolve it. In the first instance, please contact the store where you purchased the product. All the stores' contact information can be found on our Contact Us page. For online sales, please contact the customer service team by email. It's best to provide a your original order information, a description of the issue and a photograph of the affect part so that we can resolve your issue as soon as possible. The email address is: warranty@reidcycles.com.au.

The small print: The warranty applies only to the original owner of the product and is not transferable.The warranty does not cover any commercial use of the product. The warranty only covers riders under and up to 100kgs. Any modifications including motorised conversions or custom adaptations that may cause the frame duress will void all warranties. If your item is faulty upon receipt or is not as described, we will gladly exchange the item or refund your purchase. All returns are subject to us receiving the item back within 30 days of receipt by the customer. Items must be returned with their original packaging and, unless they were damaged prior to you receiving them, must still be in an undamaged, unused and sellable condition. Improper assembly or maintenance may void your warranty. Consumable components such as tyres, tubes, bearings, spokes, chains, cassettes, chain rings, brake shoes and cables are excluded from our express warranty. Shipping and labour charges are not included in this warranty. Reid Cycles will replace or repair at their discretion any frame found to be defective in materials or workmanship, this does not include any damage caused to the frame due to a crash ,abuse or stunt riding. Bottle cage or pannier rivets that may work lose over time are also not covered by this warranty. Surface rust is not included in this warranty. Structural rust that may compromise the safety of the bike is included, however, if this has resulted from obvious neglect or mistreatment you may void your warranty. Replacements will be made with frames of current design that may not be exact duplicates of originally purchased goods. The frame model used for replacement will not be lower in value than the original frame. This warranty gives you specific rights in addition to other rights you may have. These rights may vary from state to state which the consumer has under the trade practices act and other state and territory laws. Reid Cycles offers a one year warranty cover on any wheelset sold. Our Metropol scooter is covered for 12 months and our Cruise, Indy and Indy Junior are covered for 90 days, for riders under the weight restriction as outlined on the product page. All of our Reid branded accessories, excluding helmets, are covered for 12 months from the date of purchase.

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