2016 Falco Elite Road Bike


Reid $1,299.99

Sale $899.99




For a strictly limited time, we're saving you even more by delivering bikes & orders over $75 FREE OF CHARGE!
*Mainland & TAS only.

Australia's best value race-ready road bike with a full Shimano 105 groupset (the latest 5800 Series).The Falco Elite is our top specc'd road bike, and your ticket to road riding and racing. It's the perfect platform for joining the peleton in epic endurance rides, criterium racing, triathlons or simply getting fit. It features a complete Shimano 105 groupset - unmatched at this pricepoint.

  • Complete Shimano 105 22-speed groupset (latest 5800 Series).
  • New lightweight double butted R2 hydroformed alloy frame with smooth weld technology, internal cable routing and semi-integrated headset paired with an updated carbon fibre fork and quality FSA finishing kit.
  • Light, fast Alex wheelset with Continental Ultrasport 2 puncture protected tyres

The 2016 Falco Elite uses our flagship road racing R2 frame and the tried and tested Shimano 105 groupset for outstanding performance and reliability. This bike is race ready. The 6061 alloy frame with smooth welds and internal cable routing is lightweight, with a balance of vertical compliance and lateral stiffness for excellent on-road handling. The carbon fibre fork lowers weight and further reduces road buzz, ideal for endurance riding.

Shimano 105 derailleurs and shifters give crisp shifting performance. We've used a full Shimano 105 drivetrain, including the deraillieurs, shifters, chain and cassette for speed and durability without any sacrifice in performance. The Shimano 105 standard crankset is ideal for racing, while the wide range cassette (12-27) gives low gears to tackle the hills and headwinds. If you need a compact crankset, check out the Falco Advanced.

The Alex Rims are tough and light. Laced to Shimano 2200 quick-release hubs with stainless steel spokes and Continental Ultra Sport 2 puncture protected tyres, this wheelset gives you the low rotating mass and excellent durability you need to smash out some serious kilometres.


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Frame Material Hydroformed 6061 double-butted Aluminium Alloy with smooth weld and internal cable routing
Fork Reid Carbon Fibre
Gearing 22-speed Shimano 105
Crankset Shimano 105 Double Chainring Alloy Crankset (34/50)
Shifters Shimano 105 STI
Front Derailleur Shimano 105
Rear Derailleur Shimano 105
Brakes Shimano 105 Dual-Pivot Caliper Brakes
Brake Levers Shimano 105 STI
Hub Shimano 105 HB5800 Quick Release
Wheelset-Rim Alex R450 Double Wall Alloy Race
Tyres Continental Ultra Sport II 700 x 23c puncture resistant
Chain Shimano 105
Freewheel/Cassette Shimano 105 11-Speed (12-25t)
Bottom Bracket Shimano 105 Hollowtech II
Handlebars FSA Alloy
Stem FSA OS150 1-1/8" Race Stem
Grips Reid Race Bar Tape
Saddle Velo Racing
Seatpost FSA Alloy 27.2mm
Pedals VP Alloy Race with Toeclips
Weight (kgs) 9.57

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.


Customer Reviews

The Right choice Review by Sukhman
A total bang for the buck. I easily defeated carbon fibre bikes with it. Great build and ride quality. I can totally rely on it (Posted on 29/03/2016)
Top class!!! Review by Udara
The best value full latest 105 group set road bike in Australia without a shadow of doubt. I have got a mix 105 Giant road defy disk 1 and this rolls as good as if not better. Bought this off Windsor shop in Melbourne; Owain had fixed the bike to a perfection and it rolls like a dream. Many thanks Reid and the team Windsor. I could not be happier. (Posted on 25/03/2016)
Best Buy Review by Sukhman
Great quality components, looks, and feel. Rivals bikes around $3000, I am more than satisfied :) (Posted on 14/03/2016)
Great bike, great price, great service. Two thumbs up! Review by Wan
Moving from a steel road bike (Legnano) which goes way back, I am very impressed by the 2016 Falco Elite. Have been wanting to get a more modern one with Shimano 105 groupsets (full). Found it at Reid store (Perth) at an excellent price. The service was tops. The one I picked up had a chip on the frame's paintwork which I had not noticed. Brought it back to the shop a few days later and they exchanged it for a newly assembled one. No trying to push blame. Or putting a dab of paint over the chipped surface. That's doing business with integrity. Now that's what I call great service!

Way to go Perth Bike Shop and Work Shop - Reid Cycles. Keep it up!
(Posted on 7/03/2016)
Great value Review by Rossko
I've only been riding my Falco Elite for 3 days but I have to say I'm impressed. I am coming from a mountain bike to my 1st road bike and the difference is incredible. This bike is very responsive, so far I'm very happy with the bike and the service was great too. (Posted on 27/09/2015)
Great Bike Review by Geoffy B
Bought the 2015 model from Perth excellent customer service and the bike is just awesome. Should have made the move from a mtb sooner. (Posted on 30/08/2015)
Falco Elite 2014 Review by Ignobolis
Well I purchased my Falco Elite 2014 model in Feb 2015.

I have just completed 3400km to date and have to say this bike is fantastic. Only had 1 gear service due to a slight cable adjustment being required after 1500km.

Not being caught up with brand names etc - the main goal for me was to find a road bike that will go the distance, keep up in group rides and remain smooth and reliable with minimal maintenance.

My Falco Elite has ticked all the boxes. Build is awesome, ride is spot on and so far everything is going very well. A pleasure to own and didn't break the bank - which allowed for some nice kit to go with it.
(Posted on 21/05/2015)
A great great bike Review by Kush
This bike is fantastic. Extremely fast. Highly recommend it.
I have changed the wheels to Aksium wheels, which gives even better performance.
(Posted on 15/04/2015)
Great buy Review by Geoff
Completed my first ride of my new Falco Elite this morning after receiving my bike by courier yesterday, and I am impressed!

I have been researching a new road bike for some time now and looking at the numerous road bikes in the sub $2K category, talking to bike shop staff etc. When you compare the specs the Falco Elite it is hard to beat on price alone with the latest 105 5800 full groupset. Upon opening the carton, everything unpacked and assembled without a problem, no scratches etc, all it needed was a quick adjust of the gears and brakes. I look forward to putting some mileage into it, all feels good so far.
(Posted on 18/03/2015)
Good Option Review by Swazie
Based on extensive research (as I am amidst a new road bike purchase) this bike represents the best value for money for any road bike under $1,000. With 105 drive-train and brakes, including cassette, bottom bracket and the components where quality is usually skimped; this bike stays true to it's quest for quality. You won't find a better value new bike, and this particular model is a great entry level racing bike. If you buy this bike and enjoy the frame angles and relative stiffness, you can always upgrade the wheels for additional weight loss and speed. Give this Aussie made bike a go, it comes with a lifetime warranty so you can take it through the ringer. The equivalent spec on other (major) brands will set you back at least $500 more for the same bike, so if you don't care about branding and prefer value of money over street cred, this is the bike for you. (Posted on 9/03/2015)
Best Buy Review by Tim
I bought this (2013 Falco Elite) 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 (bad) 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. (Posted on 19/01/2015)

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Size Guide

* If you're outside of the height range shown here, give us a call or pop in-store to talk about the best options.


Falco Elite 52cm 54cm 56cm 58cm
TT Length (horizontal top tube) 545 556.7 573 590
ST Length 520 540 560 600
HT Length 145 160 180 220
ST Angle 74 73.5 73 73
HT Angle 72 72 72.5 72.5
RC Length 415 415 415 415
BB Drop 73 73 73 73
Fork Rake 43 43 43 43
Front Centre 592 599 605 622
Wheelbase 996 1003.1 1009.4 1026.7
Fork Length 368 368 368 36


* Length measurements are in millimeters, unless otherwise stated.


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

Free shipping of bikes is available to most metropolitan and some regional areas. We also combined shipping wherever possible to keep the price down. Once you have one or more items in your cart, view your cart, pop your postcode in and we'll give you the combined shipping price. We are currently unable to ship to overseas addresses, please contact our customer services team to enquire about distributors in your area.

We aim to keep the price as low as possible by shipping smaller items for free if they can be shipped with larger items. Helmets, shoes and parts most often ship for free with your new bike!

Remember that bikes are shipped boxed, and 85% assembled. The final assembly required includes 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.


Orders for items that are currently in stock are usually despatched within 1 to 2 working days. You'll receive an email with tracking information once the order has been despatched. Certain periods of the year are seasonably busy, with much higher volumes than normal. At these times, we still aim to despatch within 1 to 2 days, but deliveries may take a little longer due to our couriers' workload.

It's always best to send to an address that always has someone in attendance, such as a business address. You may also want to give our courier an 'authority to leave' instruction, which is an instruction to say that there is a safe place leave to delivery, even if there is no one there to take delivery. Only give us an 'authority to leave' if you're confident that the delivery will be safe. Otherwise, the courier can leave a 'sorry we missed you' card, allowing you to arrange redelivery.

Please contact us if you have any questions.


In Store Collection in one of our stores is always free! Your bike comes fully assembly, adjusted and ready to go. You can order online for pickup in store. The store will receive your order, assemble your bike and give you a call when it’s ready to collect! Whenever possible, we recommend collection in store. The bike will be fully assembled by an experienced Reid Cycles mechanic. Our staff will also be happy to help you make final adjustments, set saddle height and answer any other questions you might have!


Reid Cycles offers an industry-leading warranty on every Reid bike we sell.

For your peace of mind, we include:
A lifetime warranty on every 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 Aksium wheelsets
A 12-month warranty on all other non-consumable components

We love our customers, so in the unlikely event of an issue, we want to resolve this to your satisfaction as quickly as possible.

For any warranty issues, please contact the store where you purchased the product. For online sales, you can contact the customer service team. Please find the relevant phone numbers and email addresses on our Contact Us page.

So we can help you as quickly as possible, we may ask you to pop an email to support@reidcycles.com.au with a description of the issue and some photos of the affected part.

For full warranty terms, please visit our Warranty Policy page

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