The ROSE REVEAL SIX is the youngest road bike model from the German direct sales brand and wants to impress with its fresh integrated look, oodles of comfort and an extra portion of speed. We let the REVEAL face up against the international crème de la crème of road bikes in our group test.

For an overview of the test fleet head to the group test: The best road bike of 2020 – 13 high-carat road bikes in review

ROSE REVEAL SIX Dura Ace Di2 Custom | 7.22 kg (size 57) | € 6.249 | Manufacturer’s website

Look at the predecessor of the ROSE REVEAL SIX and you could be forgiven for feeling catapulted a decade back into bike history. ROSE have pressed reset and with the freshly developed REVEAL, finally give us a glimpse into the future. At the heart of the new frameset is a focus on comfort and integration.

The ROSE REVEAL SIX Dura Ace Di2 in detail

The back of the seat tube features a cut-out that affords the proprietary 490 mm seatpost increased ‘freedom of movement’. The seatpost is available with either 8 or 25 mm offset and has been developed, with vibration damping and flex tuned to match, specifically for the new frameset. The dropped seat stays and integrated saddle clamp aren’t the only features intended to improve comfort. While the head tube has been redesigned for a 1.5″ steerer throughout to increase steering stiffness, ROSE rely on the compliance of a brand new carbon fork to improve comfort up front. To keep things tidy, cables and brakes hoses are run underneath the stem and through a special spacer into the frame. Our test bike with a 2×11 Shimano DURA-ACE Di2 groupset, Ritchey WCS cockpit, ROSE RC FIFTY Disc wheels and 700 x 28 C Schwalbe Pro One TT TLE tires weighs a slight 7.22 kg in size 57 and costs € 6,249.

Nicely solved
While many manufacturers go deep into their box of tricks to route cables internally, ROSE uses a special spacer which makes it possible to swap the stem and bars easily. Excellent!
Under the hood
The cut-out on the seat tube is concealed by a cover. It offers more ‘freedom of movement’ for the D-shaped seatpost.
Clever clamp
The seat post clamp is between the seat tube and seat stays. Easy to reach, unobtrusive and works perfectly.


€ 6,249


Seatpost ROSE D-Shape Carbon 25 mm
Brakes Shimano DURA-ACE R9170 160/160 mm
Drivetrain Shimano DURA-ACE Di2
Stem Ritchey WCS C260 120 mm
Handlebar Ritchey WCS Streem 420 mm
Wheelset ROSE RC-Fifty Disc
Tires Schwalbe Pro One TT TLE 700 x 28C
Gearing 50/34 T und 10–30 T 2x11

Technical Data

Size 50 53 55 57 59 61 64
Weight 7.22 kg

The direct mount derailleur hanger means shifting stays precise and fast even under load.
Size 50 53 55 57 59 61 64
Seat tube 450 mm 475 mm 495 mm 515 mm 537 mm 566 mm 600 mm
Top tube 512 mm 530 mm 542 mm 554 mm 568 mm 590 mm 615 mm
Head tube 120 mm 142 mm 154 mm 170 mm 190 mm 208 mm 230 mm
Head angle 71.5° 72.0° 72.5° 73.0° 73.0° 73.0° 73.0°
Seat angle 75.0° 74.5° 74.3° 74.0° 73.5° 73.0° 72.5°
Chainstays 410 mm 410 mm 412 mm 412 mm 415 mm 417 mm 420 mm
BB Drop 75 mm 75 mm 75 mm 75 mm 72 mm 72 mm 72 mm
Wheelbase 976 mm 984 mm 991 mm 995 mm 1,008 mm 1,027 mm 1,049 mm
Reach 368 mm 375 mm 381 mm 385 mm 389 mm 400 mm 412 mm
Stack 536 mm 558 mm 572 mm 589 mm 605 mm 622 mm 643 mm

Where did this come from? Can we have some more?

Helmet POC Ventral Air | Glasses Oakley Wind Jacket 2.0 | Jersey Rapha Pro Team Long Sleeve Thermal Jersey | Shorts Rapha Pro Team Thermal Bib Shorts II | Socks Rapha Pro Team Long | Shoes Specialized S-Works 7

The ROSE REVEAL SIX Dura Ace Di2 in review

“Come on, let’s get going!” The ROSE demands to be brought up to speed quickly. With its light footed acceleration, the ROSE shines in all scenarios, even able to perform as an efficient climber. On the flats, the bike feels almost bored, but can’t keep up quite as much momentum as the Cicli Bonanno, LOOK or Dogma F12. In terms of handling it’s agile and playful, with the front and rear harmoniously balanced. Thanks to its high precision, the steering is pin-point accurate at high speeds but the direct handling does need to be treated with respect on fast descents. Despite its sporty and playful character, the ROSE isn’t a wolf in sheep’s clothing and also cuts a fine figure while cruising. That’s no doubt helped by its high level of comfort. Compliance at both the front and rear are more than adequate but the comfort at either end isn’t completely balanced. The 25 mm offset seat post on our bike is very flexy, resulting in a noticeably more cushioned ride here. Heavier riders might want to use the seat post with less offset to try and achieve a riding position without excessive amounts of seat post exposed and to reduce the leverage exerted on it. Nonetheless, the ROSE offers a secure and predictable ride, with an overwhelming fun factor that lets it stand out from the crowd

Tuning tips: Seatpost with less offset for more balanced comfort

Riding Characteristics



  1. cumbersome
  2. playful


  1. nervous
  2. confident


  1. demanding
  2. balanced

Fun factor

  1. boring
  2. lively


  1. firm
  2. comfortable

Value for money

  1. terrible
  2. very good

Technical Data


Size: 50 53 55 57 59 61 64
Weight: 7.22 kg
Price: € 6,249

Indended Use

Smooth tarmac 1
Allroad/Gravel 2
Everyday/Commuting 3


The ROSE REVEAL SIX is well-suited to ambitious riders who want a bike that climbs willingly and easily, yet still shines thanks to its good comfort on longer tours. On the other hand, if you want to take it easy, you’ll also get your money’s worth in the form of a tidy bike with balanced handling at a very good price-performance ratio. We can ignore the slight mismatch in compliance at the rear in sight of the overall package that the REVEAL offers and can genuinely recommend it to anyone. Our Best Buy Tip 2020!


  • predictable, balanced and playful handing
  • light footed and willing acceleration
  • appealing design


  • a little too much compliance at the rear

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The test field

For an overview of the test fleet head to the group test: The best road bike of 2020 – 13 high-carat road bikes in review

All bikes in test: Argon 18 Krypton Pro (Click for review) | Bianchi Infinito CV Disc (Click for review) | BMC Roadmachine 01 ONE (Click for review) | Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-MOD Disc Dura Ace (Click for review) | Cicli Bonanno Futomaki Disc (Click for review) | FOCUS IZALCO MAX DISC 9.9 (Click for review) | LOOK 795 BLADE RS DISC (Click for review) | OPEN U.P.P.E.R. (Click for review) | Pinarello Dogma F12 Team INEOS Edition (Click for review) | ROSE REVEAL SIX Dura Ace Di2 Custom | Specialized S-Works Roubaix (Click for review) | Trek Domane SLR 9 eTap (Click for review) | VOTEC VRC PRO (Click for review)

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Words: Photos: Valentin Rühl