The 2015 Aquila is hands down Australia's best value STI Road Bike. This light, responsive racer is equipped with quality Shimano 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. The 2015 Aquila also looks the part! With a stealthy matte black finish, this bike will turn heads and you'll feel great riding it. Designed with STI road bike shift/brake levers, which stands for 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 moves the shifts the gears in the other direction. This makes it easier to change gear quickly and accurately, without moving your hands away from the brake levers.
The lightweight wheelset and alloy components keep the weight to a minimum, while the sportive geometry give you the versatility to use the Aquila is events such as triathlon, criterium racing, road racing & even endurance events. The new 2015 Aquila is fast, comfortable, competent and as capable as bikes three times the price. It maintains its outstanding value by using tried and true components from the Shimano range. A bike doesn't need to be cutting edge to give you a competitive edge. It just needs to be a balanced package that lets you step up to the next level of competition.