Rapid Flatbar

Reid Price $299.99

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

If you're getting into commuting, fitness or just looking for a reliable, fun way to get around, you should take a very close look at the Rapid! Available in flat bar and drop bar models!

  • The Rapid Flat Bar is a fun, fast and frugal way to get riding for fitness and commuting!
  • The 14-speed Shimano Tourney drivetrain is durable, reliable and easy to use!
  • Quando quick-release hubs with double-wall alloy rims give you light, strong wheels.

If you decide to upgrade to a carbon fibre racing machine later, you'll still love the Rapid as a commuter, tourer, shopper or pub bike!

The aluminium alloy frame is light and stiff, while the steel fork gives vertical compliance for improved comfort, feel and durability. The shape of the bike puts you in a commanding, upright position for visibility of the road ahead and the traffic around you.

It has rear rack mounts, so you can easily install a rack to carry panniers, baskets or simply strap on your own bag. The threaded headset allows you to easily adjust the height of the handlebars as well. You can adjust it up to suit quick commutes and shopping runs or lower it for a more aerodynamic position for epic road rides. The frame comes in four sizes so you can get a perfect fit.

Bikes at this price point often feature an odd assortment of cheap, no-name components, but not the Rapid. We carefully chose a package of parts that gives the best reliability and performance, while still keeping the price ultra affordable. The 14-speed gears come from Shimano, the biggest name in bike parts. The dual-pivot brakes are from Promax, another big name. Dual-pivot means that instead of old-fashioned brake callipers that lever off the central bolt, the brakes lever off two separate pivot points, increasing the braking power, feel and control. It also makes it easy to maintain and adjust. The wheels are double-walled aluminium alloy, so they're light and strong. We've chosen Kenda road race tyres in a standard 25c size. This means that they're durable and fast-rolling, with plenty of grip and control. The chain comes from KMC, one of the biggest and most highly respected chain manufacturers in the world. Other key features include the sealed bearings in the bottom bracket for minimal maintenance and the quick-release hubs on the wheels.

The Reid Cycles Rapid is definitely the best value road bike in Australia under $300.

Shop online or view the full range of bikes in store, built by our skilled mechanics and ready for a test ride!


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Frame Material Aluminium Alloy
Fork Steel Bladed Fork
Gearing 14-Speed Shimano
Crankset Reid Alloy 40/48T Double Chainring Crankset
Shifters Shimano Stem-Mounted Shifters
Front Derailleur Shimano Tourney
Rear Derailleur Shimano Tourney
Brakes Promax Dual-Pivot Caliper Brakes
Brake Levers Promax Alloy
Hub Quando Alloy Quick Release
Wheelset-Rim Double Wall Alloy Race
Tyres Kenda 700 x 23c
Chain KMC
Freewheel/Cassette Shimano 7-Speed Freewheel
Bottom Bracket VP Sealed Bearing - 124.5mm
Handlebars Promax Alloy Flat Handlebar
Stem Promax 1" Threaded Alloy Race
Grips Ergonomic Rubber, Black
Saddle Reid Race
Seatpost Promax Alloy 27.2mm
Pedals PVC Platform, 9/16" steel axle
Weight (kgs) 11.21

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

Light - Sturdy - Durable - Affordable Review by Raven
I never really write website reviews because I think it's a waste of time, but honestly - after riding this bike (Flatbar Rapid) for about 3 days and since the first time I test rode it at the CBD Store.

I don't regret my investment. I ride about 5-10kms everyday to and fro work, it's a really light bike with very durable gears. Uphill and downhill, it's really fun.

I'm new to the bike world especially using it for commuting the streets of Melbourne, but it's doing me a solid right now.

The only downside to it, if anything, are the tyres since they're really skinny - more prone to punctures. It also gets real bumpy if you're in places with a lot of patchy road bumps so it's not a super comfortable ride.

It gets the job done and it gets it right for the price you pay. Would rate it a 8.5/10 :)

I also love that it's super lightweight.
(Posted on 16/09/2019)
Superb Value-For-Money Review by Nigel
Bought a secondhand Condor for $100, then upgraded to some slightly better wheels & Gatorskin tyres.

After 3 years of hard riding and (perhaps way too many) gutter-jumps the frame cracked but my sentiments haven't changed at all: the Condor was very reliable, surprisingly light and quite rugged.

I've since upgraded slightly to a Reid CX but if I was on a budget, I wouldn't hesitate to buy another Condor.
(Posted on 22/09/2016)
Awesome all round Review by Adam H.
I haven't owned a bike for years and have decided this will be the way I will get off my arse and do some exercise.

However, I still know a good bike when I ride one and definitely know good service when I get it.

The shop; the service I received at the Adelaide shop was fantastic. There was no feeling of reduced service just because I was buying an entry level model and the advice was great. Then when I went to pick it up the service guy went to enth degree to make sure it was set up properly for me and everything was spot on. Highly recommend!

The bike; this bike is fast. I was surprised at the weight, the strength and the overall quality for the money. The gears are smooth, the build is solid and it really is a pleasure to ride.

Do not buy a crappy department store bike! Spend the extra few bucks and get some quality value for money.

(Posted on 24/01/2016)
Good value for money, excellent customer service Review by Nesh
Just bought a Reid Condor flat bar bike from the North Melbourne store and I'm very happy with the quality of the bike so far.

The service at Reid North Melbourne store was excellent. I did some test runs with several bikes before buying this one and the staff was very helpful.

There was an issues with the clip less pedals I bought with this bike and they gave me a refund with no fuss. Bought some more accessories from them with that.

It's still too early for me to say anything about the durability of the bike but I think this bike is good value for money, and their customer service is great.
(Posted on 2/11/2014)
Great performer, excellent value for money Review by Steve
I purchased Condor last week and immediately ridden back all way to Bonbeach. Great performer, not a single issue, even after riding on dirt road. I really feel sorry for those guys spending 2000% more for maybe 50% better bikes. Even if their bikes are 100% better than Reid (which they are not), would it really justify spending 2000% more ?

I laugh watching those guys carrying bikes on their shoulders over the small patch of dirt road, which I easily ride and don't get me wrong I am not careless! I simply use and enjoy my bike with the freedom !

At the end of the day, everything depends on the Rider (with the big R) !

The only cons with this bike I see is the aesthetics and I would suggest to introduce other colours as Black&white can sometimes be boring... and yes please make that German eagle a little bit smaller :)

Finally, to all fellow riders, it really doesn't matter what bike you use as bike which is used is always better than the one which is collecting the dust in the shed !

Cheers & Greetings from Bonbeach
(Posted on 6/09/2014)
Last minute walk in Review by Rome_3
I've been pushing my mate to get a bike for some time now. Ever since my second hand purchase of a Reid Condor (got it for 150), Reid has always since been a great alternative from the big brand names.

So my mate and I walk in to the Reid Brisbane store 10 minutes before closing looking to pick up x226 MTB. We were allowed to test 3 bikes and got the wheels changed on the bike he choose and picked all the he wanted and all within minutes shortly after close. (7pm was closing time)

Servers we great, considering we walked in last minute.

The X226 MTB ($270) quality was in fact just as good as my name branded Merida Matts 20 ($600) MTB, the only real difference is your paying twice the price for disc brakes. Great price for was you get for a MTB.

I’ve been riding on my Reid Condor drop bar rode bike for about 3 months now, rides from Brisbane to Sunnybank (about 6 times of a distance about 17kms)for a cheap bike it’s doing better than I expected. Even rides MT Cott-tha, wasn’t easy but again the cheap bike made it. Looking forwarded to upgrading my Rode bike to a Ospray elite or Falco Advanced. Highly recommend.
(Posted on 10/04/2014)

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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.



Reid Rapid Flatbar 47cm 51cm 54cm 57cm
TT Length (horizontal top tube) 530 550 573 590
ST Length 475 510 545 570
HT Length 140 160 180 200
ST Angle 74 73 73 72
HT Angle 72 72 72 72
RC Length 420 420 420 420
BB Drop 70 70 70 70
Fork Rake 45 45 45 45
Front Centre 587 598 609 622
Wheelbase 996 1008 1020 1032
Fork Length 378 378 378 378


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


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.


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


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.



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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