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Ingrid Components brings back Rasta rear derailleur love


A nod to the NOS Paul Components “Rasta” rear derailleur of the 90s, Ingrid Components debuts its updated take, the RD1 Le Rasta. A mechanically advanced and Rastafari-influenced part.

The first look at Ingrid’s new Le Rasta’s green, gold, red, and black colorway brings back all the feels of its ultra-popular ’90s predecessor. That unit, the NOS Paul Components Powerglide, is an iconic derailleur many riders still lust after (and PAUL still offers other Rasta editions).

Ride Rasta with Ingrid

Ingrid Rasta derailleur

The limited edition Ingrid Rasta derailleur.

So what’s up with Ingrid’s new model? The Italian manufacturer has been busy making its Rasta rendition since 2017.

Ingrid spent half a decade workshopping the part, propelled by precision and focused on mechanics. Ultimately, it changed the design 10 times until it finally felt it was ready.

The goals were high. Ingrid wanted all parts to be replaceable. It also prioritized compatibility across modes: MTB, gravel, or even road racing. 

It succeeded in both. All parts are replaceable, even down to the bushings. And you can throw it on virtually any bike — thanks as well to its single chainring functionality (11-speed or 12-speed).

Specs

  • 7075T6 CNC aluminum and 3D printed PA12
  • 270 grams weight (claimed)
  • Cage available in two lengths:
    Short (for cassettes up to 46T)
    Long (for cassettes up to 52T)
  • Iconic Rasta anodized finishing
  • 100% designed and produced in Italy

Hit me with Le Rasta now

If you want one of the 4/20-friendly rear derailleurs with legendary roots, you’ll want to act fast. The RD1 Le Rasta is a highly limited edition with only 81 numbered pieces up for grabs.

Here for a good time, not a long time, you might say. Buy the ticket and take the so-called ride for $797 MSRP.

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