Scapin improve on 2012’s “Superbike of the Year” with new Etika RC
For 2012, Scapin’s Hysak was crowned UK mag Cycling Plus‘ “Superbike of the Year”- but the Italian company isn’t content to rest on its laurels. The Etika RC drops weight from and improves the aerodynamics of its predecessor and has moved from a traditional collar to an adjustable aero seatpost with an integrated wedge. Some things don’t change, however: Scapin’s all-’rounder geometry is said to blend “the ride quality and stability of a GranFondo bike with the stiffness and reactivity of a crit racer.”
The bike pictured above also glows in the dark, which is pretty awesome- though the “Ghost” paint scheme name sits uneasily alongside roadside ‘ghost bike’ memorials. While it is made in the far East, the Etika RC is hand-finished and painted in Italy like Scapin (Scapins?) as far back as 1957. Click through for more details, geometry, and pricing…
- Tapered 1.5″ headtube and full carbon fork;
- PF BB86 carbon bottom bracket;
- Internal wiring for mechanical or electric groupsets;
- Full carbon drop-outs with Double-D anodized red alloy cover;
- Matching anodized ruby red FD tab and S-way seat-clamp.
Stage Race are now selling Scapin consumer direct in the US and also looking for new dealers across the country for the venerable Italian brand.