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Roux Etape 250

Roux Etape 250

  • Butted CrMo steel touring bike
  • Disc brake touring bike
  • Shimano Sora 3x9 touring bicycle

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Roux Etape 250

With its double butted chromoly steel frame, wider range Shimano Sora gear shifters, Avid disc brakes and Continental tyres the Red Etape was clearly built for touring bike connoisseurs.

Roux are a British bicycle brand founded in 2012. Their bikes are manufactured in the same Strongman factory where most of our own brand Revolution bikes are built, so we can guarantee the quality, strength and reliability of these bicycles.

Upgrades from Roux Etape 150

Chromoly Steel Frame
With its thinner wall, double butted, narrower diameter tubes the steel frame rewards the cyclist with a more lively, light-sprung, comfortable and engaging ride.

Mechanical Disc Brakes
Being cable operated (same as conventional rim brakes) mechanical disc brakes can be easier to work on than hydraulics.

Avid BB5 mechanical disc brakes roll on ball bearings to ensure smooth engagement and release. Being brake cable operated (same as cantilever brakes) mechanical disc brakes are less daunting for most home mechanics to deal with than hydraulic disc brakes.

The Benefits of Disc Brakes
Moving the brakes from the mud and rain-attracting wheel rims to the relatively clean hubs makes for an improvement in the brakes’ all-weather all-conditions performance. Disc brake pads are much harder so they last much longer. That's why disc brakes tend to need far less maintenance compared with rim brakes - they don't require such frequent adjustment to compensate for brake pad wear. The wheel rims should also last much longer now that they are no longer being worn down by the brake pads.

Shimano Sora 3x9 Dual Control Shifters

Sora is two rungs up the Shimano ladder from Tourney. Built to closer tolerances with more aluminium parts and less steel and plastic, you'll appreciate smoother Sora shifting offers from the first ride - and in the long run.

Shimano Sora shifters have evolved and improved over the years bringing them closer to Shimano Tiagra and 105 in build quality and performance when it comes to delivering smooth predictable shifts from chainring to chainring and over the 9-speed cassette.

The Shimano chainset with 50/39/30 rings and the Shimano 11-32 cassette offer a wider range of gears, while offering a higher top gear than a regular mountain bike transmission with 42/32/22 chainrings to enable a quicker burst of speed on the road.

Shimano Dual Control shifters integrate the gear levers with the brake levers. Shimano call this style of lever STI, which means Shimano Total Integration. STI allows you to shift through the gears without taking your hands off the brake hoods, so you experience no loss of control or momentum when you change gear. When gear shifting becomes this simple, it becomes as unconscious as taking breath. Making gear changing this easy means you're more likely to be in the right gear - that is the gear that allows you to pedal at the cadence (RPM) that most suits you, whatever the terrain, whatever your level of fitness.

Continental Tyres
Continental 700 x 32 Sport Contact Tyres offer a perfect blend of low rolling resistance for speed and sure grip for stability.

Same as Roux Etape 150
The Roux Etape 150 offers the comfort and stability you would expect from a bicycle built for touring. These qualities mean that this bike can easily double as you everyday, do-anything, commuter bike/workhorse.

Strong wheels

  • The rear wheel is built to take a cassette rather than a freewheel
  • This helps create an intrinsically stronger, better balanced wheel

Drop Handlebars
Check any road race. Drop bars have been around for over 100 years and have never been superseded. Drops have retained their popularity because they remain the original multi-position handlebar. You can ride with your hands comfortably perched on the bar tops or the brake lever hoods whilst spinning along. Alternatively you can ride with your hands lower on the drops to reduce wind resistance. Moving your hands from the top of the bars to the drops via the brake hoods gives you relief from riding in the same position. Changing position gives different muscle groups and joints a rest whilst bringing others into play. This versatility makes drop bars more comfortable for most people on longer rides than flat or riser mountain bike bars, which usually only offer one hand position.

These bars are wrapped in comfy shock-damping gel-cushioned cork tape.

The saddle is also gel padded to damp road vibrations.

Full Mudguards
Farewell to rain splash on your trousers and back.

Rear luggage rack
Hello to a bike that can take panniers/rack pack

'A touring bike with traditional values as well as modern design features to offer a great all round package. Cr -Mo steel tubing gives a sprightly compliant ride and combined with the stopping power of Avid disc brakes this is a touring bike that will inspire confidence. The frame geometry is relaxed with a tall head tube for a comfortable upright position. Full mudguards are fitted to specific brackets and the rear alloy carrier also has specific fittings. Continental tyres are a touring standard and have a puncture resistant strip. The gearing is wide enough to make pedalling easy even when fully loaded going up an alpine pass, yet great fun when blessed with a fresh tail wind. A truly versatile bike.'

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Customer Reviews (4)

So far so goodReview by RickP
Bought second hand and after an initial few outtings, very happy with my Roux Etape 250 now that I have sorted out a couple of niggles (watch for binding disks). Very comfortable, smooth and stable. Solidly built, which makes it somewhat on the heavy side. I'm sure it will prove to be a very capable tourer (Posted on 12/03/2018)
A very capable tourer.Review by Chantel
I have toured around France for many happy miles with my bike fully loaded. Think it has done about 4,000 miles and she is still as good as when I bought her. (Posted on 05/03/2018)
Very happy with purchaseReview by Carlos
Bought this bike after looking for a while at various steel framed bikes. Excellent value for money, and very happy with the bike, it puts a smile on my face. Bought it for every day use including daily commute to work, and intend to use it for the odd UK tour in the future. Yes it's no lightweight, but that was not my priority, very happy with my purchase. (Posted on 13/07/2017)
Roux Etape 250Review by Ollie
I bought the Roux Tape 250 to do a 600km cycle trip across Spain. So far in training, this bikes seems very good. It has a solid frame (a bit heavy) and easily carries different types of panniers. Its relatively low price makes the bike very attractive and I think it is very good value for money. Would highly recommend. (Posted on 12/05/2017)

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Product Questions

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Hi, with these tyres would they be okay on bumpy gravel tracks?
I've seen a review giving weight as 13.8 kilo, but does this include rack and mudguards etc? Any idea what bike alone would be approx?
I am 189cm (6.2), will the 55cm frame work for me? Do you have this bike in store so I could try it. Thanks
How much does the Roux Etape 250 weigh?
Hi, I'm 6 foot tall, I see the largest size you have in stock is 55cm, will this be ok for me?
Do you have a size chart for the roux etape

Is the 55cm frame the correct size for someone about 5.10?


Technical Data

Roux Etape 250 
FrameDouble butted Cro-mo main frame tubes.
ForkHigh carbon ferrous alloy
Rear MechShimano Altus
CassetteShimano Sora 9-speed 11-32
Gear ShiftersShimano Sora 3x9
BrakesAvid BB5 mechanical disc brakes
WheelsTriple chamber aero rims Q.R hubs (cassette rear)
ChainsetShimano triple Octalink 30/39/50
TyresContinental sport contact 700×32
StemKalloy ahead road
HandlebarsKalloy anatomic drop bars with gel bar tape
SaddleDeep padded touring saddle
ExtrasMudguards and rear carrier
Sizes52, 55, 58


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