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    Ridley Fenix SL 30 Road Bike - 2016. If you're the kind of rider who likes to excel at the full compliment of skills racing and high performance riding require, you'll love the Ridley Fenix SL 30 from the very first pedal stroke. Like other models in the Fenix SL Series, the SL30 comes as close to balanced perfection in its performance as you're likely to find in a road bike. Ridley set out to build a bike with the versatility to climb, sprint and provide ample comfort for your longest days in the saddle, and the SL 30 doesn't disappoint. The Fenix SL frame is 15% lighter, 8% stiffer, and 5% more compliant than the previous model, the Ridley Fenix Classic. The full carbon, high modulous frame has a touch of aero, with a front triangle design influenced by the Noah SL. The shaped hour glass head tube is stiff and aerodynamic, while the fork integrates smoothly into the frame to better channel air flow around the bike and eliminate drag. The diamond-shaped down tube is big and beefy for maximum rigidity, while maintaining the tough tube shapes the original Fenix was known for. The flat top tube starts out massive at the head tube junction, then arches and tapers to the seat tube, which Ridley claims helps the frame flex just a little bit more for added compliance. The massive 31.6mm seatpost of the old Fenix has been replaced with a more comfortable and complaint 27.2mm design. The rear triangle looks as though it takes its inspiration straight from the lightweight Helium SL, with pencil thin seat stays that help soak up plenty of road vibration, and chunky asymmetric chain stays for added power transfer. The previous PF30 bottom bracket has been replaced with a BB86, which results in a more open configuration for bigger tires without sacrificing any stiffness. A tapered headtube and full carbon fork keep things nice and rigid in the front end. The Fenix SL can clear 28mm tires with room to spare. Some pro riders claim the frame clears a 30mm Continental tubular, and we've also fitted some pretty wide tires on there--though it depends on the tire/rim combination. This continuing trend toward wider tires, more than anything, helps give the Fenix SL 30 a wonderfully supple and comfortable ride, not to mention expanding the bike's capabilities as an all-around gravel and all-road machine. Of course an excellent component spec is also a vital part of the performance equation for a bike like the Fenix SL 30, and it doesn't disappoint. The SL 30 is built with Shimano's popular and highly regarded Ultegra 11-speed groupset, which includes a compact crankset and, of course, the Grand Tour-winning technology of Dura-Ace at a competition-level price point. With excellent ergonomics and a masterful front derailleur that makes shifting to the big ring even under power, easy and efficient, Ultegra continues to set a high standard for mechanical shifting. Rounding things out is a build kit from Ridley's house brand 4ZA components, including an alloy stem, handle
    $2,499.00  from Performance Bicycle
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    Ridley Fenix AL Shimano 105 Road Bike -- 2016 Performance Exclusive. Ridley has been designing and delivering high quality bikes into the hands of racers for quite some time now. Ridley is one of the industry's best kept secrets, but the word has been getting out ever since Ridley broke the Shimano 105 plain to put more riders on their bikes. Now, Ridley's are more affordable than ever and the Performance exclusive Fenix AL is the perfect example. No compromises on technology, design, or materials --- just high-powered performance at your fingertips. In a world gone mad for carbon, it's refreshing to see Ridley not only embrace aluminum, but leverage its best qualities to bring you a superior ride quality. The 6061 aluminum frame and carbon fork are easy to maneuver in tight spots and they stay true and fast on a wide open course. Further, we asked Ridley to go with a set of low spoke count Alex Race wheels and Continental Ultra Sport II tires for improved acceleration and grip. If you haven't ridden a modern road bike, prepared to be wowed by Shimano 105. And, even if you have, there's no denying that Shimano 105 is as capable as Dura-Ace from a few years back. The 105 levers react quickly to even a light touch and move the 105 derailleurs with incredible precision. A mid-compact Shimano crank and 11-speed 11/32 cassette give you a wide selection of gears for the proper or preferred cadence up and down hills. Finally, 4ZA, Ridley's go-to brand for durable and lightweight components, supplies the handlebar, stem, saddle, seatpost, and cork grip tape.
    $999.00  from Performance Bicycle
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    Ridley X-Trail AL30 105 Gravel Bike - 2016 Performance Exclusive. Gravel grinding, adventure riding, all-road riding, whatever you want to call it, the idea of taking your road bike well, off road, has really taken off in the last few years. As more and more casual riders, enthusiasts, and off-season racers have started to push the limits of what road bikes can do in the dirt, a new bike has cropped up that is aimed to meet the unique demands of this type of riding. Among the many entries into the Gravel Bike category, one of the most exciting is the long-awaited and oft teased Ridley X-Trail, which combines the legendary bombproof durability and race-proven pedigree of the Belgian brand's experience in cyclocross and road racing into a stiff, durable, and totally fun platform. The Ridley X-Trail AL30 is built around a durable and value-oriented 6069 alloy frameset that is stiff and lightweight, but also incredibly durable. The bike is disc brake specific, and will easily clear at least a 40mm tire, probably more, so you can have all the tire clearance you need for pretty much any adventure. Ridley has also dropped the bottom bracket relative to their race-winning X-Night and X-Fire cyclocross bikes, for improved handling on the paved road, and a lower center of gravity for improved stability off road. There's a quick-release rear. And the Ornyx fork has carbon lowers with alloy steerer tube and features a thru axle to help stiffen up the front end and make aligning disc caliper and rotor easy after removing the wheel. A tapered headtube and PF30 bottom bracket keep this bike rigid and stiff, while the thin and flexible seatstays add plenty of compliance to the ride. The Ridley X-Trail is equipped with Shimano's ever popular 105 5800 groupset, with a non-series crank and TRP Spyre disc brakes. With refined ergonomics and a completely re-engineered front derailleur that makes shifting to the big ring, even under power, easy and efficient, 105 5800 represents a technological leap in mechanical shifting. A 50/34 compact crankset with a Shimano 11/30T cassettes gives you a perfect balance of gearing for flat roads and mountain passes alike. Rounding things out is build kit from Ridley's house brand 4ZA components, including an alloy stem, handlebar, and saddle. Formula Alloy disc-ready wheels, with thru axle front and QR rear, offer a great premium ride quality, with a semi-deep section rim for some aerodynamic gains that won't weigh you down. Wrapping up the wheels is a set of super premium Challenge Gravel Grinder 700x38c tires help keep you hooked into the trail with a great balance of lightweight, flat protection, and traction for an excellent all-around tire.
    $1,249.00  from Performance Bicycle
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    Ridley Fenix C10 Disc Road Bike - 2016. Disc brakes are the next big thing in road bikes--offering improved all-weather and all-terrain braking power over traditional rim brakes. So it only makes sense that they would find their way to the Ridley Fenix, Ridley's go-anywhere, do-it-all road bike. The Ridley Fenix C10 Disc is the same frame as the ones the Lotto-Soudal pro riders use for races like Paris Roubaix, but has been updated to accept disc brakes, and wider 25-28mm tires. The Fenix C10 Disc is a full carbon fiber bike equipped with a Shimano Ultegra 6800 11-speed drivetrain, hydraulic disc brakes, and Ridley's own 4Za components. The frame is made with 24-ton high modulus unidirectional carbon fiber formed into Ridley's distinctive diamond shape for rugged strength and durability. The taller headtube both alleviates stress on the lower back while riding and enhances frame stiffness by eliminating the need to use as many headset spacers. The CR1-D features Ultegra 6800 derailleurs mated to the new RS685 hydraulic levers and disc calipers. The Shimano hydraulic brakes have been specially adapted to the road to be lighter, more aerodynamic, and shed heat faster. Rounding out this impressive package is a build kit from Ridley's own 4Za brand. The bike rolls on a set of lightweight 4Za clincher rims, laced to DT Swiss R24 disc hubs with a 6-bolt rotor mount, which spin up quickly, climb like they mean it, and deliver superb braking performance.
    $2,499.00  from Performance Bicycle
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    Ridley Fenix SL 50 Road Bike - 2016. The Ridley Fenix SL is one of the new breed of all around bikes that combine the best aspects of the many different types of specialized road bikes into one vehicle. They took the things that we all loved about the original Fenix, and incorporated changes based on feedback from pro riders, magazine reviewers, and everyday riders to make arguably one of the most versatile bikes we've ever seen. The Fenix SL is 15% lighter, 8% stiffer, and 5% more compliant than its predecessor, the Ridley Fenix Classic. The full carbon, high modulous frame has a touch of aero, with a front triangle that's been obviously influenced by the Noah SL. The shaped hour glass headtube is stiff and aerodynamic, while the fork integrates smoothly into the frame to help better channel air flow around the bike and eliminate drag. The diamond-shaped downtube is big and beefy for maximum rigidity, while maintaining the tough tube shapes the original Fenix was known for. The flat top tube starts out massive at the headtube junction, then arches and tapers to the seattube, which Ridley claims helps the frame flex just a little bit more for added compliance. Gone is the girthy 31.6mm seatpost of the old Fenix, instead replaced with a more comfortable and complaint 27.2mm model. The rear triangle looks like it's borrowed straight from the lightweight Helium SL, with pencil thin seatstays that help soak up plenty of road vibration, and chunky asymmetric chainstays for added power transfer. A BB86 bottom bracket replaces the previous PF30, giving more real estate for bigger tires without sacrificing any stiffness, while a tapered headtube and full carbon fork keep things nice and rigid in the front end. And speaking of tire clearance, the Fenix SL now officially clears a 28mm tire, but we can testify first hand that there will be room to spare. According to the Lotto guys, the bike clears a 30mm Continental tubular, and we've personally managed to fit some pretty wide tires on there--depending on the tire/rim combination used. This wider clearance, more than anything, helps give the bike a super supple, comfortable ride and vastly expands its abilities as an all-around gravel and all-road machine. While the updated frame and fork are the big story here, excellent components should never be overlooked. The Ridley Fenix SL 50 is outfitted with Shimano's ever popular 105 5800 groupset, which brings Grand Tour-winning technology to a more consumer-price point. With refined ergonomics and a completely reengineered front derailleur that makes shifting to the big ring, even under power, easy and efficient, 105 5800 represents a technological leap in mechanical shifting. Rounding things out is build kit from Ridley's house brand 4ZA components, including an alloy stem, handlebar, seatpost and saddle. 4ZA RC31 wheels offer a great premium ride quality, with a semi-deep section rim for some aerodynamic gains that won't weigh you down. Wrapping up the w
    $1,750.00  from Performance Bicycle
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    Ridley Fenix 105 Disc Road Bike - 2016. With this bike, Ridley clearly proves aluminum more than capable of delivering a ride superior in quality. The 6061 aluminum frame and carbon fork are responsive, easy to maneuver and obediently translate your power on a wide open course or a switchback infested climb. A bike that responds to your input can be a confidence builder, and that also applies to brakes when it comes to slowing down. That's why, if you've never ridden a bike with disc brakes, we think you'll be seriously impressed by the TRP Spyre-C mechanical disc setup with 140mm rotors. More and more road bikes use disc brakes, and the reason is sure, consistent stopping power in all kinds of conditions, which just might take your riding to the next level. It's that simple. The Shimano 105 11-speed groupset continues to stand as an impressive accomplishment in a world where more expensive groupsets are coveted like rare gemstones. Clearly, Shimano did its homework with the 5800 105 group, as it easily performs at a level with higher end component groups from a few years back. The 105 levers react quickly to even a light touch and move the 105 derailleurs with precision. A 52/36 mid-compact crank and 11-speed 11-28T cassette give you a wide selection of gears for your optimum cadence up and down hills. A set of low spoke count Alex Race wheels wrapped with Continental Grand Sport Race 700x 25c tires accelerate smoothly and provide plenty of grip. Ridley's own 4ZA brand of components finish the Fenix 105 Disc with 4ZA components. Handlebar, stem, saddle, seatpost, and cork grip tape are all durable, lightweight and dependable for all that serious fun and personal bests your about to unleash.
    $1,099.00  from Performance Bicycle
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    Ridley Race 26 Road Bike - 2016. It's never too early to start. Just ask the good folks in Belgium, where it's not uncommon to see kids as young as 7 or 8 practicing riding in a paceline on the track at Zolder or racing cyclocross on the weekends. That's why Ridley, a brand from Flanders--the very heart of Belgian racing, created the Race 26 road bike. It's designed for kids who want to explore what cycling is all about. The alloy frame is lightweight and durable, and features a compact geometry with a low standover height--ideal for younger riders. It's equipped with v-brakes, so it can mount both road and cyclocross tires, so your younger cyclist can explore almost any bike discipline that catches their interest without you having to invest in another bike. Shifting duties are handled by Shimano's excellent and proven Claris 8-speed groupset, a component choice found on many adult bikes--so your aspiring roadie can get accustomed to road-style shift levers. 26 double wall aluminum rims are reasonable lightweight and can take a beating, so they won't go out of true, and are wrapped up in puncture-resistant Kenda Roadrace 26x23mm tires. The handlebars, stem and saddle are all perfectly sized for more compact riders with narrower widths and less reach.
    $550.00  from Performance Bicycle
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    Ridley Orion Di2 Road Bike - 2016 Performance Exclusive. The Ridley Orion is one of the most versatile bikes in Ridley's line-up. Designed for speed, comfort, and performance, the carbon fiber Orion is perfect for all-day rides, gran fondos, and anyone who wants to get more out of every ride. The Orion frame tubes are diamond shaped for strength and durability, while the geometry and taller headtube promise plenty of comfort and exceptionally stable handling. According to Ridley, the bike offers comfort, stiffness, and strength in equal measure, but this is no take-it-easy weekend path and pavement bike. This is one of the toughest, race-ready bikes (it even has the UCI approval sticker on the downtube, for extra legit-ness) you'll find anywhere, with plenty of get-up and go. It also just happens to deliver an amazingly comfortable ride as well. The frame is made with high modulus unidirectional carbon fiber formed into Ridley's distinctive diamond shape for rugged strength and durability. The taller headtube both alleviates stress on the lower back while riding and enhances frame stiffness by eliminating the need to use as many headset spacers. The carbon fiber fork features a medium rake that gives the bike the ability to dive into turns without feeling twitchy or unstable. The carbon fiber arms and alloy steerer help absorb road vibrations and smooth out the ride. For 2016, the Orion comes with a Shimano Ultegra Di2 6870 groupset. With Di2, Changing gears has never been so easy, effortless and fast. Ultegra Di2 features an automatic trimming front derailleur, so you never have to hear the sound of chain rub again. The shifters act with digital push button shifting and are ergonomically shaped for optimal comfort and control. The lever reach adjust fits all hand sizes. The Di2 rear derailleur is pre-programmed allowing you to shift gear quickly and accurately in all conditions. The battery, at the heart of the drivetrain, uses lithium ion technology and guarantees a range of 1,250 miles, or almost half the length of the Tour de France, before it needs to be recharged, which only takes just 90 minutes. Rounding out this impressive package is a build kit from Ridley's own 4Za brand. 4Za is in many ways unlike some other company's house brand component arms. Ridley engineers every 4Za component to integrate seamlessly with their bikes at a basic level, ensuring optimized performance at every level. The bike rolls on a set of lightweight Alex Rims clinchers, which spin up quickly, climb like they mean it, and deliver superb braking performance.
    $1,799.00  from Performance Bicycle
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    Ridley Orion Di2 Road Bike - 2017 Performance Exclusive. The Ridley Orion is one of the most versatile bikes in Ridley's line-up. Designed for speed, comfort, and performance, the carbon fiber Orion is perfect for all-day rides, gran fondos, and anyone who wants to get more out of every ride. The Orion frame tubes are diamond shaped for strength and durability, while the geometry and taller headtube promise plenty of comfort and exceptionally stable handling. According to Ridley, the bike offers comfort, stiffness, and strength in equal measure, but this is no take-it-easy weekend path and pavement bike. This is one of the toughest, race-ready bikes (it even has the UCI approval sticker on the downtube, for extra legit-ness) you'll find anywhere, with plenty of get-up and go. It also just happens to deliver an amazingly comfortable ride as well. The frame is made with high modulus unidirectional carbon fiber formed into Ridley's distinctive diamond shape for rugged strength and durability. The taller headtube both alleviates stress on the lower back while riding and enhances frame stiffness by eliminating the need to use as many headset spacers. The carbon fiber fork features a medium rake that gives the bike the ability to dive into turns without feeling twitchy or unstable. The carbon fiber arms and alloy steerer help absorb road vibrations and smooth out the ride. For 2016, the Orion comes with a Shimano Ultegra Di2 6870 groupset. With Di2, Changing gears has never been so easy, effortless and fast. Ultegra Di2 features an automatic trimming front derailleur, so you never have to hear the sound of chain rub again. The shifters act with digital push button shifting and are ergonomically shaped for optimal comfort and control. The lever reach adjust fits all hand sizes. The Di2 rear derailleur is pre-programmed allowing you to shift gear quickly and accurately in all conditions. The battery, at the heart of the drivetrain, uses lithium ion technology and guarantees a range of 1,250 miles, or almost half the length of the Tour de France, before it needs to be recharged, which only takes just 90 minutes. Rounding out this impressive package is a build kit from Ridley's own 4Za brand. 4Za is in many ways unlike some other company's house brand component arms. Ridley engineers every 4Za component to integrate seamlessly with their bikes at a basic level, ensuring optimized performance at every level. The bike rolls on a set of lightweight Alex Rims clinchers, which spin up quickly, climb like they mean it, and deliver superb braking performance.
    $1,799.99  from Performance Bicycle
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    Ridley X-Trail Carbon Ultegra - 2017. A do-everything bike, the Ridley X-Trail Ultegra Road Bike is your answer to the dilemma of needing a specialty bike for a special kind of terrain or solo ride. The X-Trail can handle cyclocross, gran fondos, or competitive riding in equal strides. The X-Trail's bombproof durability and race-proven pedigree is built upon a high modulus carbon fiber frameset that is stiff and lightweight, but also incredibly durable. A tapered head tube adds to the frame's stiffness, while thin seat stays add plenty of compliance to your ride. The X-Trail also has a lower bottom bracket compared to the company's X-Night and X-Fire cyclocross bikes, which offers improved handling on paved road and improved stability off road. A slightly longer head tube enhances comfort in the endurance department. While a rear thru axle improves stiffness, especially when braking, further enhancing the X-Trail's all-road capabilities. The X-Trail is disc brake specific, and will easily clear at least a 40mm tire, probably more, so you can have all the tire clearance you need for pretty much any adventure. The Oryx 15TA full carbon fork also employs a thru axle to help stiffen up the front end and make aligning disc caliper and rotor easy after removing the wheel. The X-Trail Ultegra is, of course, outfitted with a beautiful 2x11 Shimano Ultegra drivetrain. Shimano hydraulic disc brakes deliver incredible stopping power. A set of DT Swiss R460db wheels and Clement Explorer 700x36c tires are a terror no matter the terrain you encounter. The 4ZA Cirrus and Stratos finishing kit encompasses the stem, handlebar, saddle, and seatpost, and guarantees high quality, durable ride.
    $2,499.00  from Performance Bicycle
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    Ridley X-Night 30 Disc Cyclocross Bike - 2016. The best cyclocross racers prove their worth on the muddy fields of Flanders, and there's only one bike they trust. The Ridley X-Night 30 D cyclocross bike is one of the winningest 'cross bikes ever produced. Used all season long by the Telenet-Fidea pro team (and also used by the Lotto-Belisol road team for Paris-Roubaix) , the X-Night is one of the fastest, toughest CX bikes around, and is now available with disc brakes. The pro-level Ridley X-Night frame is made from a mix of 30-ton and 24-ton, high modulus, unidirectional carbon fiber. What does that mean? That the bike is exceptionally stiff where it needs to be, thanks to the 30-ton fibers, but also has compliance built into it thanks to the 24-ton layup. The result is a bike that rides and handles like nothing else. The ultrathin seatstays borrow on a concept from the Ridley Helium, and help give the bike a smoother ride. A tapered headtube and PF30 bottom bracket add stiffness and rigidity in just the right places to eliminate frame flex and increase power transfer. Internal cable routing helps keep mud from fouling up your shifting, and also keeps the cables out of the way when you shoulder your bike to get over the barriers. The 4ZA Oryx full carbon fiber disc fork is super stiff, and is optimized for exceptional handling in all conditions, and includes mounting tabs for disc rotors. But a great bike without great components is nothing. That's why Ridley spec'ed the X-Night with the amazing Shimano Ultegra 6800 11-speed drivetrain, with a Shimano Ultregra CX 46x36 crank and RS505 hydraulic disc brakes. That means you get 11-speeds with which to dominate the competition, plus Shimano's fabled durability and reliability, a stiff and light crankset with 4-arm design for greater versatility and 46/36 chainrings, and the industry-leading stopping power and modulation of hydraulic disc brakes. Topping it off is a bevy of components from Ridley's house brand 4Za, including a lightweight saddle, alloy stem, handlebars and stem, and a set of Fulcrum Racing 5 disc wheels with 6-bolt disc hubs wrapped up in super-premium Challenge Grifo knobbie tires.
    $3,450.00  from Performance Bicycle
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    Ridley X-Trail C10 Gravel Bike 2016. The Ridley X-Trail C10 Gravel Bike has been described as equal parts road bike, cyclocross bike and endurance bike, combining road bike fluidity and speed with cross bike ruggedness. It's a beautiful blend that has resulted in an impressive all-road bike. The X-Trail C10's bombproof durability and race-proven pedigree is built upon a high modulus carbon fiber frameset that is stiff and lightweight, but also incredibly durable. The Fenix frame is made from a 24-ton high-modulus carbon fiber. That's a mid-grade carbon fiber compared to the 60, 40 and 30-ton blend used on the super-light Helium SL, so Ridley's choice make sense. The Fenix frame is able to offer a superior stiffness-to-weight ratio as a result, one that balances the strength, comfort and stiffness required to withstand the cobbled climbs and pav of northern Europe, where Ridley was born. A tapered head tube and PF30 bottom bracket keep also add to the frame's stiffness, while thin seat stays add plenty of compliance to your ride. The X-Trail C10 also has a lower bottom bracket compared to the company's X-Night and X-Fire cyclocross bikes, which offers improved handling on paved road and improved stability off road. A slightly longer head tube enhances comfort in the endurance department. While a rear thru axle improves stiffness, especially when braking, further enhancing the X-Trail C10's all-road capabilities. The X-Trail C10 is disc brake specific, and will easily clear at least a 40mm tire, probably more, so you can have all the tire clearance you need for pretty much any adventure. The Ornyx full carbon fork also employs a thru axle to help stiffen up the front end and make aligning disc caliper and rotor easy after removing the wheel. The fork blades are asymmetrical, as Ridley added more material on the left fork leg to minimize twisting loads associated with disc brakes, while the right fork is slimmer to minimize weight. The Ridley X-Trail is equipped with Shimano's Ultegra DI2 11-speed groupset, compact crankset and Shimano BR-RS805 Hydraulic Disc brakes. Shimano's first electronic groupset was a technological leap in shifting when first introduced, and of course the company's Ultegra Di2 electronic drivetrain has been the beneficiary of that breakthrough. Changing gears has never been so easy, effortless and fast. Ultegra Di2 features an automatic trimming front derailleur, so you never have to hear the sound of chain rub again. The shifters act with digital push button shifting and are ergonomically shaped for optimal comfort and control, and the lever reach adjust fits all hand sizes. The Di2 rear derailleur is pre-programmed allowing you to shift gears quickly and accurately in all conditions. The derailleur is ruggedly dependable and protected from impact damage by its reinforced inner cage. The maximum sprocket of 28-teeth affords wide-range gearing. The battery, at the heart of the drivetrain, uses lithium ion technology and guar
    $5,170.00  from Performance Bicycle
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    Ridley Blast 26 Frame - 2015. The Ridley Blast 26 Frameset is purpose-built for the advantages 26 wheels. You'll experience an agile frame with aggressive handling and the ability to translate your power into fast accelerations. Tough 6061-T6 heat-treated aluminum creates a platform with the ideal balance of stiffness and light weight for high-pedaling efficiency and quick handling. The headtube is tapered, which increases front end stiffness for greater steering precision. This Blast 26 frame is compatible with rim brakes, but can be fitted with disc brakes using an integrated post mount system attached on the chain stay.
    $149.00  from Performance Bicycle
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    Ridley Ignite A7 27.5 Frame - 2015. The Ignite A7 27 frame is an aluminum hardtail specifically designed for 27.5 wheels and offers an optimal blend of high pedaling efficiency, quick handling, and enhanced comfort. Constructed of triple-butted 7005-T6 heat-treated aluminum, the custom-designed downtube is shaped using hydroforming technology. A tapered headtube increases front end stiffness for optimal steering precision, and an integrated gusset helps increase strength and stiffness as it helps keep the frame's weight low. For increased strength, the frame is built using double pass flat welding, which also creates a clean, smooth fit and finish.
    $249.00  from Performance Bicycle
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    Ridley Blast 29 Frame - 2015. The Ridley Blast 29 Frameset is purpose-built for the advantages 29 wheels. You'll experience increased stability, better traction and confidence-inspiring handling to deal with technical sections. Tough 6061-T6 heat-treated aluminum creates a platform with the ideal balance of stiffness and light weight for high-pedaling efficiency and quick handling. The headtube is tapered, which increases front end stiffness for greater steering precision. This Blast 29 frame has an integrated post-mount disc for the all-weather advantages and braking power discs afford.
    $149.00  from Performance Bicycle
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    Ridley Ignite A9 29 Frame - 2015. The Ignite A9 29 frame is an aluminum hardtail specifically designed for 29 wheels. The Ignite A9 offers an optimal blend of high pedaling efficiency, quick handling, and enhanced comfort. Plus all the advantages of 29 wheels: increased stability, better traction and confidence-inspiring handling . Constructed of triple-butted 7005-T6 heat-treated aluminum, the custom-designed downtube is shaped using hydroforming technology. A tapered headtube increases front end stiffness for optimal steering precision, and an integrated gusset helps increase strength and stiffness as it helps keep the frame's weight low. For increased strength, the frame is built using double pass flat welding, which also creates a clean, smooth fit and finish.
    $349.00  from Performance Bicycle
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    When you hear a bike was built with endurance geometry, don't make the mistake of assuming that means it was made for easy recreational riding and non-competitive pursuits. On the contrary, endurance frames are often the top choice for pro's racing in grueling all-day races like the spring classics, and the 2016 Ridley Fenix SL 30 Complete Road Bike exemplifies the blend of comfort and compliance that these powerful frames possess. Use the Fenix SL in your next long road race, in a fondo with the family, and on your everyday training rides to experience a better ride quality without sacrificing a lightweight, quick frame. Ridley uses high-modulus carbon fiber to shape each Fenix SL frame, giving the Fenix SL the ability to absorb fatiguing road vibrations while remaining willowy and lithe on the roads. It flattened the seatstays and top tube, positioning the top tube on a curve to help it dampen vibrations, while still maintaining a high level of lateral stiffness and rigidity. Since the Fenix SL was designed with the rigors of the cobbles in mind, Ridley also reinforced the top and down tubes of the frame to enable the entire structure to manage the forces delivered by inconsistent roads and big bursts of power. Rather than trying to calm a twitching race frame through a winding descent, the Fenix SL will allow you to blast down varied sections of road at high speeds with controlled speeds and finesse. Its more relaxed angles also suit the Fenix SL to long rides by orienting you in a more natural body position than that of narrow, squished race frames. Aside from the capable frame, the Fenix SL comes complete with a pretty impressive build kit to match, including componentry from Shimano's incredibly competent Ultegra drivetrain. Fulcrum Racing wheels spin on Campagnolo-designed hubs. This build may inspire you to try the Fenix SL in your next local race, though it's happy to spend its days as a training companion if that's more your style.
    $2,418.00  from Competitive Cyclist
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    If you're looking for an unapologetically twitchy carbon machine worthy of joining you in your summer race lineup, add Ridley's 2016 Noah SL 40 Ultegra Complete Road Bike to your shortlist or better yet, take it out on a ride. When creating the Noah SL, Ridley's intense focus on aerodynamics resulted in a pedigreed frame analyzed from every angle to provide you with the types of small aerodynamic advantages that add up on the roads. Ridley then reinforced its careful construction by spec'ing the Noah SL with Shimano's incredibly competent Ultegra 6800 drivetrain, which at this point, is barely heavier and equal in function to its big brother Dura Ace. So yeah, the Noah SL is a race bike worth taking a look at. Ridley trusts high-modulus carbon fiber to mold the frame and fork, equipping the Noah SL to be capable of both dampening road vibrations and remaining light on its feet in a pack. It carefully shapes the tubes to follow a teardrop design to reduce drag and save valuable time over the course of a race, and then covers them with its FAST F-Surface material to help save more watts and enable the frame to more efficiently slice through the air. In addition to surface material, Ridley's FAST technology manifests itself again on the Noah SL's fork design in the form of the F-Split Fork channel, which works to guide air away the spokes where it typically would create added resistance and drag. Whether you're mashing down on the pedals to hold your own in a sprint or working to maintain cadence on a breezy mid-race climb, the Noah SL's power-transferring oversized tubes and frame construction work to help you expend less effort at higher speeds, truly working along with you in a race.
    $4,092.00  from Competitive Cyclist
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    Upgrading to a new race machine isn't an easy process. If you could spend the amount of money your current car is worth, it wouldn't be difficult, but a cycling habit burns a lot of calories, and you've got to eat. An increase in appetite isn't the only cost consequence of your habit either; with road racing comes plenty of other costs, so being able to invest in a frame with good bones that has the potential to grow with you is a valuable thing. Make Ridley's 2016 Noah Force 22 Complete Road Bike your racing partner and enjoy the aerodynamic design and carbon construction its pricier Noah SL sibling boasts, on a solid, dependable build sans flashy extras. Though the carbon layup Ridley uses for the Noah is slightly heavier than the one it chooses for the Noah SL, it's just as strong, adding a few grams to the Noah frame compared to its sibling but still delivering the vibration-dampening effects and overall lightness of carbon. Ridley pairs its teardrop-shaped tubing aggressive race geometry on the Noah to effectively slice through the wind on straightaways and breezy summits, helping you expend less effort to maintain speed. Ridley rounds out the build with SRAM's responsive Force 22 drivetrain, a workhorse groupset prepared to offer consistent shifts when timing is crucial, along with Mavic's steadfast Aksium Elite alloy training hoops wrapped in versatile 25mm Mavic Yksion tires.
    $1,999.00  from Competitive Cyclist
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    Admit it: everyone riding road bikes off-roads looks like they're having a lot more fun than you are on your twitchy road racing frame. Cave in already and embrace bikes made for the in-between so you don't have to turn around the next time the road you're on deteriorates into an enticing dirt track. Ridley distinguishes its 2016 X-Trail C30 Ultegra/105 Complete Bike as an All-Road frame, made to excel on everything from gravel to 'cross courses and whatever else you can find. You'll still be plenty quick on descents and climbs on tarmac with the X-Trail's lightweight carbon construction, and its asymmetrical fork and thru-axles in the front and rear work together to establish a stiff, responsive frame through tight and twisty spots. Rather than designate the X-Trail as exclusively a 'cross racing frame, Ridley chose to instead to leave the tight, aggressive geometry for the X-Night and instead shape the X-Trail to more closely resemble an endurance road frame. Names aside, for you this means a more upright riding position that your neck and shoulders will thank you for after a quick ride turns into all-day exploration. As if that weren't enough, Ridley also spec's this do-it-all frame with a blend of hardworking Ultegra and 105 components, hydraulic disc brakes, and clearance for up to 40mm tires.
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    Though its non-disc cousin now comes in a Super Light model, Ridley's latest Fenix C10 Disc Ultegra Complete Road Bike retains the sharper lines, straight top tube, and carbon construction of its predecessor. Retaining these features is no more a downgrade than the bike's race-ready, Shimano Ultegra drivetrain, though. There are currently more than a few of these frames with similar builds kicking around the Competitive offices and the original Fenix appeared on the podium of at least one spring classic -- that Flandrian one, to be precise. If your racing pedigree demands a better platform than the Belgian peloton, then you're probably not buying your own frames, anyways; however, if you're a self-sponsored cyclist in the hunt for reliable, lightweight, stiffness, then the Fenix is your firebird. Instead of the Fenix SL's blend of 30 and 24t carbon, the C10 Disc features a layup of 100% 24t unidirectional carbon. Since it's not as stiff, the 24t-only frame requires more material to hit target responsiveness for a claimed weight gain of around 170g in size medium. Potholes, cobblestones, and other road hazards are all still as smooth as crosswalk paint on the Fenix Disc, and the oversized bottom bracket and burly chainstays mean comfort doesn't come at the cost of efficiency. If you ever get tired of wantonly plowing over obstacles, the stiff, tapered head tube nets sharp handling to dodge through debris with ease. We're confident that disc braking is the wave of the future because it takes more power input to lock your wheel, so you can accurately modulate braking force over five times the power range. They also catch virtually immediately, even when wet or dirty conditions would force rim brakes to complete an entire debris-clearing revolution before grabbing the brake track -- exactly the kind of reliability you'll want whether racing the Belgian classics or hammering through spring intervals on your own local loops. Though the integrated brake/shifter levers ...
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    With both a low weight and an aerodynamically obsessed design, the 2016 Ridley Noah SL Road Bike Frameset is something of an anomaly in the bike industry -- a frame that's virtually compromise-free. Built to shepherd the Lotto Soudal team through everything from one-day Ardennes Classics to long, grueling grand tours, the Noah SL is built with oversized tubing and FAST technology to transfer power into forward speed. This Noah's oversized-tubes still earn the SL suffix -- which we assume denotes the industry standard Super Light -- through Ridley's inclusion of a mix of 60, 40, and 30 ton high modulus carbon fiber. Both the Noah Fast and Noah top out at 50t, and the SL's inclusion of 60t means it can use less material at key points of power transfer while maintaining the same efficiency. Less material equals less weight, and the Noah SL is born. As with the original Noah model, the SL's different carbon moduli are used in different areas of the frame based on desired properties of stiffness, weight, durability, and road-noise damping. This targeted blend of materials is a common practice across the industry, though few manufacturers go to the extreme of using 60t carbon. The SL also features the industry standard of a tapered head tube for sharp tracking and efficient power transfer. The PF30 bottom bracket, internal cable routing, and electronic group compatibility are also all but expected in frames of this level. Unlike other frames, though, Ridley incorporates its Future Aero Speed Technology (FAST) F-Surface design, which involves fluted channels running the lengths of forward-facing tubes to trip air into a manageable layer of turbulence. That tripped layer detaches later and more cleanly, reducing the frame's wake and overall wind drag. The Noah SL's high modulus carbon fiber fork looks notably different than other forks on the market, with an open channel running down the middle of each leg. This FAST F-Split Fork channel design is revolutionary in its ab...
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    The Fenix C20 Complete Road Bike is built to be the ultimate middle man in your cycling operation. It's not as aerodynamic as the top-end Noah, but it weighs 170 grams less. It's also not as light as the feathery Helium, but it's a much smoother ride. In short, the Fenix C20 is the middle ground of Ridley's line of bikes in all categories but one: comfort. Its unparalleled ride quality turns harsh roads to butter without sacrificing a watt of power. To keep you in the saddle all day, the Fenix C20 uses a vibration devouring blend of 30- and 24-ton unidirectional carbon fibers as opposed to the 50- to 60-ton moduli favored in only-weight-is-important frames. Potholes, cobblestones, and other road hazards are as smooth as crosswalk paint on the Fenix, but they may feel like taking repeated hammer blows to the kidneys on 60-ton carbon. The C20's oversized bottom bracket and burly chainstays mean comfort doesn't come at the cost of efficiency, though. If you ever get tired of wantonly running over obstacles, the stiff, tapered head tube nets responsive steering to dodge through debris with ease. The C20's kit is a respectable affair all around, and it continues the theme of putting ride quality above flair. The Shimano 105 drivetrain and crankset deserve some special attention. Completely re-imagined for 2015, the new 105 boasts 11-speeds and a four-arm crankset. Evidently, it's been dipping into the trickle-down basket and is enjoying some Ultegra technology. You'll certainly enjoy the responsive shifting and incredible power transfer through the crankset, which is further highlighted by the Fulcrum Racing 7 LG wheelset. The Fenix's frame means you won't feel the road, but this mix of components means the road is certainly going to feel you.
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    Unless you're a fixture on 'cross podiums every weekend in the fall, it's time to ask yourself if you really need a traditional Euro 'cross frame. A new class of bikes has been quietly emerging from the dust kicked up by adventure cycling's explosion in popularity, and they're worth your careful consideration. Better suited to weekend-long wanders through gravel, singletrack, and chip-sealed tarmac than ultra-aggressive 'cross courses, models like the 2016 Ridley X-Trail Force 1 Complete Bike promise versatility and comfort, a characteristic often overlooked by their high-strung racing counterparts. Don't make the mistake of thinking that a focus on comfort leads to a sacrifice in snappy, responsive handling in the case of the X-Trail. Rather than being weighed down by aching shoulders, you'll be able to rail around switchbacks and throw power into the pedals leading into a climb on the X-Trail, with the carbon fiber frame reacting swiftly and effectively as you ride. A carbon construction also works to smooth road vibrations for a compliant, rather than harsh, ride, while an asymmetrical fork manages up front stiffness during winding descents. Going out on weekend-long bikepacking tours with the X-Trail will truly let its more upright geometry and less aggressive stack and reach shine, as it orients you in a far more natural body position that shows its value during full days spent in the saddle. Ridley also blessed the X-Trail with clearance for up to 40mm wide tires, granting you access to a whole new playground of off-road terrain on some days, smooth tarmac on others. Further, you'll be shifting with the precision of SRAM's Force 1 HRD drivetrain and disc brakes, which blend the clarity of a one-by drivetrain with the confidence-inspiring functionality of hydraulic disc brakes for an impressively well-rounded ride.
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    You've caught the cyclocross bug and are all in on the racing game, but not quite ready to limit your bike's utility off the course by dropping a heap of cash on a one-by drivetrain. Enter the 2017 Ridley X-Night SL 25 Disc Ultegra Complete Cyclocross Bike, which pairs Ridley's storied 'cross race pedigree with Shimano's much-loved Ultegra double drivetrain and powerful hydraulic brakes. Add in a set of DT Swiss wheels wrapped in Clement's versatile (and now Tubeless-ready) MXP tires, and this is a bike that's set to scream off the line while maintaining the versatility to go beyond the tape to handle your gravel and multi-surface aspirations. Ridley fashions the X-Knight SL from a mix of 30 and 24t high-modulus carbon fiber. It's a similar blend to that found in its cobble-conquering Fenix, so you can rest assured it's capable of sopping-up fatiguing vibrations and tenaciously transferring every watt into forward motion. It's a fast yet cushy ride worthy of even the harshest race conditions. Its internal cable routing makes for a clean, streamlined look with the added bonus of eliminating pesky cable pinches when shouldering your bike. Classic European cyclocross geometry gives the X-Night SL a fast, aggressive feel while its wide tire clearance gives it the versatility to tackle everything from sloppy mud to dry grass. At the front, Ridley outfits the X-Knight SL with its Oryx Disc carbon fiber fork. It features a 12mm thru-axle for a solid, stable ride and a barely noticeable asymmetry that counters the extra torsional forces applied to the left fork leg when scrubbing speed. The dropouts include stainless steel inserts to protect the carbon from scratches and a scuff plate on the inside of the left fork leg fends off errant discs during frantic, mid-race wheel changes to keep the fork free of unwanted wear. This means more fun in the mud, and less time worrying about the integrity of your bike's front end.
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    The 2017 Ridley X-Night 40 Disc Rival 1 Complete Cyclocross Bike comes prepared for it all with a blend of technology and classic design to tackle the snow, sleet, rain, or random hot and sunny days of a given 'cross season. Ridley kits this build out with SRAM's workhorse one-by Rival 1 drivetrain and powerful hydraulic disc brakes for an affordable package that doesn't skimp on the race-worthy functionality. A 42t chainring pairs with an 11-32t cassette to provide exceptional mid-range gearing options suitable for almost any terrain. To round things out, a set of DT Swiss R24 Spline DB tubeless-ready wheels come wrapped with Clement's versatile MXP tires. The X-Knight is made from 24t high-modulus carbon fiber that seamlessly transfers power into forward motion while soaking up jarring vibrations. Internal cable routing gets the cables out of the way for easy shouldering on run-ups and un-rideable muddy sections. Race-specific European cyclocross geometry pairs with wide tire clearance to create a frame that can handle everything from dusty, hardpacked SoCal dirt to the rain soaked courses of the upper East Coast. The X-Night's fork boasts a few little details to increase durability and just make life easier. The Oryx Disc carbon fiber fork utilizes a 12mm thru-axle for a solid ride, with a barely perceptible asymmetry to counter the torsional forces applied to the left fork leg during braking. Stainless steel inserts at the dropouts protect the carbon from damage, and a scuff plate on the inner left fork legs protects the surface from rogue discs during hurried wheel changes in the pit. Less wear and tear leads to a longer fork lifespan, so you can look forward to many seasons of fun on this bike.
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    With both a low weight and an aerodynamically obsessed design, the 2016 Ridley Noah SL Road Bike Frameset is something of an anomaly in the bike industry -- a frame that's virtually compromise-free. Built to shepherd the Lotto Soudal team through everything from one-day Ardennes Classics to long, grueling grand tours, the Noah SL is built with oversized tubing and FAST technology to transfer power into forward speed. This Noah's oversized-tubes still earn the SL suffix -- which we assume denotes the industry standard Super Light -- through Ridley's inclusion of a mix of 60, 40, and 30 ton high modulus carbon fiber. Both the Noah Fast and Noah top out at 50t, and the SL's inclusion of 60t means it can use less material at key points of power transfer while maintaining the same efficiency. Less material equals less weight, and the Noah SL is born. As with the original Noah model, the SL's different carbon moduli are used in different areas of the frame based on desired properties of stiffness, weight, durability, and road-noise damping. This targeted blend of materials is a common practice across the industry, though few manufacturers go to the extreme of using 60t carbon. The SL also features the industry standard of a tapered head tube for sharp tracking and efficient power transfer. The PF30 bottom bracket, internal cable routing, and electronic group compatibility are also all but expected in frames of this level. Unlike other frames, though, Ridley incorporates its Future Aero Speed Technology (FAST) F-Surface design, which involves fluted channels running the lengths of forward-facing tubes to trip air into a manageable layer of turbulence. That tripped layer detaches later and more cleanly, reducing the frame's wake and overall wind drag. The Noah SL's high modulus carbon fiber fork looks notably different than other forks on the market, with an open channel running down the middle of each leg. This FAST F-Split Fork channel design is revolutionary in its ab...
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    The 6061-T6 frame and Shimano Claris shifting at the heart of the Ridley Kids Race 26 Complete Bike are similar to -- if not actually better than -- what many of us had on our first dedicated road machines. In addition to integrated shift levers (yes, some of us got started on indexed down tube shifters) the key difference is that the Kids Race bike features a smaller, 26in wheelset while we were often stuck on full-sized, 700c wheels that necessitated a frame geometry ill-suited to our younger selves' smaller dimensions. By giving inchoate racers a platform better suited to their reach and stack requirements, you're giving them a chance to start developing adult-sized bike handling skills at a child's age.
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    Even in the age of graphene, we find that aluminum has its place in the world of cycling. That place is several dozens of miles beyond cellphone reception with nothing but freeze-dried camp food, a sleeping bag, and Ridley's X-Trail A20 105 Complete Bike for company. The frame's triple-butted 6061-T6 aluminum is heat-treated to further improve its fatigue resistance, so it's much better suited to the abuse of pannier-laden bikepacking than the latest wonder materials. Save the carbon climbing bike for five hour rides, and take the aluminum X-Trail for rides lasting five days. Though the frame is aluminum, Ridley equips the X-Trail A20 with the same fork on the full carbon model. The legs of the Oryx Disc fork are shaped from a blend of 30t and 24t high-modulus carbon fiber, which add a bit of chatter-absorption while stiffening the front end in the event your bikepacking route leads straight up a steep fire road. The steerer is still aluminum, and the left leg is built-up in order to offset the twisting forces applied by disc brakes. The fork is equipped with a mountain-grade thru-axle, too, further reinforcing the overall structure against braking forces and the general lumps of all-terrain cycling. The X-Trail's geometry is something of a melting pot, but the end result resembles a road bike more than a classic cyclocross bike like the X-Night. It's got a lower bottom bracket, shorter chainstays, and a stack/reach combination that leaves riders in less of a shoulder-intensive, slammed racing position. In contrast to its road racing frames, Ridley extended the X-Trail's head tube by 10mm, bringing riders into a more upright position to accommodate longer training rides rather than racing exclusively. It's only slightly more aggressive than the Fenix, in fact, but unlike its endurance road cousin, the X-Trail is designed to be run with tires up to 40mm.
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    In a world where saving watts matters and expensive technology buys free speed, self-sponsored riders can breathe a sigh of relief with the release of Ridley's 2017 Noah Road Bike Frameset. Boasting the aerodynamic tube shapes of its costlier counterpart, the Noah SL, the Noah features a slightly different carbon makeup that adds just a touch of extra weight while cutting the price tag drastically to give those of us with limited bank accounts a chance to keep up with the more opulent competition.This Noah's oversized tubes are constructed from a mix of 30-ton and 24-ton high modulus carbon fiber, in contrast to the SL's mix of 60, 40, and 30-ton fibers. The inclusion of lower-ton fibers means that the Noah requires a bit more material to obtain similar levels of stiffness and strength, and accounts for a claimed 150 gram difference between a size small Noah and Noah SL. Howver, that small weight gain comes with a drastic reduction in cost. As with all the Noah models, the Noah's different carbon moduli are used in different areas of the frame based on desired properties of stiffness, weight, durability, and road-noise dampening.The Noah also features a tapered head tube for sharp tracking and efficient power transfer, as well as a PF30 bottom bracket, internal cable routing, and electronic group compatibility. The Noah's carbon fiber fork looks decidedly different than other forks on the market, with an open channel running down the middle of each leg. This split fork design is revolutionary in its ability to guide incoming air away from the spokes to reduce turbulence and drag, which keeps the airstream around the wheel smooth and fast. This means more speed with less effort, all thanks to a little bit of surface air routing.Please note that Ridley recommends a maximum rider weight of 209. 5 lbs (95kg) for the Noah.
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    With local schedules brimming with gravel grinders and cyclocross races, you need a bike that can handle all manner of dirt, gravel, and grass adventures. Get the versatility you're looking for with the 2017 Ridley X-Ride 20 Disc 105 Complete Cyclocross Bike. Kitted out with Shimano's impressively smooth Shimano 105 11-speed drivetrain and RS505 hydraulic disc brakes, the X-Ride delivers precise gear shifts and consistent braking in even the muckiest conditions. The FSA Gossamer MegaExo crankset holds 46 and 36t chainrings, working in harmony with a Shimano 105 11-28t cassette to provide a massive range of gear choices to tackle any type of terrain. A 4ZA cockpit controls the ride, while a set of Fulcrum Racing Sport DB wheels wrapped in Clement's versatile MXP tires conspire to handle a wide range of surfaces. Ridley fashions the X-Ride from triple butted 7005-T6 alloy with shaped seatstays to mop up energy-zapping vibrations out on the course. Ridley incorporates internal cable routing along the frame for crisp, clean lines that eliminate annoying cable pinches when shouldering the bike on a steep run-up or grabbing the top tube to navigate a set of barriers. Race-driven geometry paired with wide tire clearance means this bike is anxious to go fast while maintaining ample clearance for mud-caked tires if the fast going gets sloggy. The 2017 X-Ride comes outfitted with an Oryx Disc carbon fiber fork for a plush ride every time you clip in. This fork features a barely perceptible asymmetry that counters the torsional forces applied to the left fork leg during braking to reduce flex and promote a long fork life. You'll find stainless steel inserts in the dropouts that protect the carbon from damage, and a scuff plate affixed to the inner left fork leg to fend off errant discs during hurried wheel changes and prevent gouging or scratching.
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    Falling leaves and scattered rainstorms mean one thing: it's cyclocross season. You spent last autumn clanging cowbells and cheering on your friends, and this year you're jumping into the fray with Ridley's X-Ride Force 1 Complete Cyclocross Bike. Aluminum frame builds at this price point usually come outfitted with more entry level components, but Ridley goes big and outfits this X-Ride with SRAM's Force 1 drivetrain and hydraulic brakes, which can be found gracing the machines of many a pro on the international circuit. Adding in DT Swiss wheels and Clement's renowned MXP tires, this bike arrives ready to tackle all the twisting grass fields, loose sandpits, and leaf-shrouded single track the local promoter can throw your way. Ridley fashions the X-Ride from triple butted 7005-T6 alloy with seatstays carefully shaped to mop up energy-zapping vibrations out on the course. The Belgian brand also incorporates internal cable routing along the frame for crisp, clean lines that eliminate annoying cable pinches when grabbing the top tube to navigate a set of barriers or shouldering the bike for a long slog through the sand. Race-driven geometry paired with wide tire clearance means this bike is roaring to go fast, with ample clearance for mud-caked tires if the clouds roll in and you find yourself navigating a sloppy mess. The X-Ride comes outfitted with an Oryx Disc carbon fiber fork for a plush ride and a stiff, responsive front end. This fork features a barely perceptible asymmetry that counters the torsional forces applied to the left fork leg during braking to reduce flex and promote a long fork life. You'll find stainless steel inserts in the dropouts that protect the carbon from damage, and a scuff plate affixed to the inner left fork leg to fend off errant discs during hurried wheel changes and prevent gouging or scratching.
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    A staple in the European and American cyclocross scenes, Ridley bikes have been a common sight atop world championship podiums for over a decade. The 2017 X-Night SL 10 Disc Force 1 Complete Cyclocross Bike brings that winning tradition to your doorstep with top-tier design and componentry built to compete at even the highest levels of the sport. This particular build boasts SRAM's venerable Force 1 drivetrain and powerful Force 1 hydraulic disc brakes for precise gear changes and confident stopping power. A 42t chainring pairs with an 11-28t cassette to provide exceptional mid-range gearing options suitable for almost any terrain. To round things out, a set of 4ZA Cirrus Pro T30 rims laced to DT Swiss 350 hubs roll wrapped in a set of versatile Clement MXP Tubular tires for solid traction across a wide variety of course conditions. Ridley builds the X-Knight SL from a mix of 30T and 24T high modulus carbon fiber. This is similar to that found in its cobble-stone conquering Fenix frameset, so it sops up fatiguing vibrations and tenaciously transfers every watt into forward motion for a fast yet cushy ride worthy of even the harshest race conditions. Its internal cable routing makes for a clean, streamlined look, with the added bonus of eliminating pesky cable pinches when shouldering your bike up a steep wall of limestone stairs. Classic European cyclocross geometry gives the X-Night SL a fast, aggressive feel while its wide tire clearance accommodates rubber for tackling everything from snowy Northeast mud to dry West Coast dirt and challenge for the win. At the front, Ridley outfits the X-Knight SL with its Oryx Disc carbon fiber fork, which incorporates a few details to reduce stress out on the course. It boasts a 12mm thru-axle for a solid, stable ride even when navigating tight, twisty elevation changes and a barely noticeable asymmetry that counters the extra torsional forces applied to the left fork leg when scrubbing speed. The dropouts include stainle...
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    The 2016 Ridley Helium Force 22 Complete Road Bike lives up to its lightweight namesake's feathery demeanor as a sprightly and blazing fast climbing whip that's just as capable railing corners on the flats and bombing descents. Kitted out with SRAM Force 22 componentry and Mavic Aksium One Wheels, the Helium is ready to toe the line right out of the box. Unless you've got them side-by-side on scales, it's not likely you'll be able to notice the slight difference in weight that the Helium's non-SL (the ubiquitous industry initialism for Super Light) carbon layup generates. Requiring more material to achieve the same stiffness as the Helium SL frame, the heavier carbon layup used to construct the Helium gives the frame only a slight weight penalty and a significant decrease in cost. Don't mistake the Helium as a frame that will be punishingly stiff all the time, though; Ridley intelligently blends round tubing with squared-off tubes to give the frame a mix of vibration-dampening comfort and reliable power transfer, so the frame responds with rigidity when you grudgingly stretch out of the saddle to finish a climb, and compliance when you're logging long endurance days on the flats.
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    The long-standing approach to trendy women's-specific frame design has centered around the myth that there's a consistent difference in torso to leg proportions across genders, leaving many women with average proportions wondering why they can't find a bike that fits. Ridley's taking a different approach with its 2017 Liz SL Ultegra Complete Road Bike, giving it mirror geometry to its renowned Fenix SL and adjusting the touch points to better accommodate riders who have wider hip structure and narrower shoulder. Across the size range, this results in shorter stems and cranks, narrower handlebars, and wider saddles compared to similarly sized Fenix SL builds. Inheriting the Fenix SL's jack-of-all-trades ability and kitted out with Shimano's precise and reliable Ultegra drivetrain, this Liz SL is prepared to usher you through all manner of cobbles, chipseal, and buttery smooth tarmac the road ahead presents.The Liz SL is built from the same 30t and 24t high-modulus carbon fiber as the Fenix SL, a move that we can't applaud enough in an industry rife with examples of shrink, pink, and downgrade when it comes to women-specific fare. It's a mix that delivers a rare combinations of long-mile comfort and criterium-worthy stiffness in a lightweight package that soars when the road turns skyward.Ridley maintains the plush ride in a light, stiff as a result of a few design choices. These include narrow, flat-section seat stays that absorb power-sucking road noise while maintaining lateral stiffness. The stays feed into a vertically compliant 27. 2mm seatpost, and the flat, curved top tube serves as a leaf spring of sorts that works in conjunction with the seatstays and slimmed-down seatpost. The net result is a system-wide vibration damping and compliance for a more forgiving ride across everything from rural chip seal to the jarring stones of Belgium.The top tube and down tube utilize a unique multi-hexagonal shape, which is undoubtedly partially responsible for the ...
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    Pairing low weight and a highly aerodynamic design, the 2017 Ridley Noah SL Road Bike Frameset stands out as a nearly compromise-free option among a sea of discipline-specific options. Designed to weather conditions ranging from the cobbley one-day spring classics to long and grueling grand tours, the Noah SL features oversized tubing, aerodynamic FAST technology, and light weight that combine to provide efficient power transfer on varied terrain.This Noah's oversized tubes still earn the SL suffix--which we assume denotes the industry superlative Super Light--through Ridley's inclusion of a mix of 60, 40, and 30-ton high modulus carbon fiber. Both the Noah Fast and Noah top out at 50-ton, and the SL's inclusion of 60-ton means it can use less material at key points while maintaining the same efficiency, which in turn lowers weight. As with the original Noah model, the SL's different carbon moduli are used in different areas of the frame based on desired properties of stiffness, weight, durability, and road-noise dampening.This targeted blend of materials is a common practice across the industry, though few manufacturers go to the extreme of using 60t carbon. The SL also features a tapered head tube for sharp tracking and efficient power transfer, and the PF30 bottom bracket, internal cable routing, and electronic group compatibility that are all but expected in frames of this level. Unlike other frames, though, Ridley incorporates its Future Aero Speed Technology (FAST) F-Surface design, which involves fluted channels running the lengths of forward-facing tubes to trip air into a manageable layer of turbulence. That tripped layer detaches later and more cleanly, reducing the frame's wake and overall wind drag.The Noah SL's high modulus carbon fiber fork looks distinctly different than other forks on the market, with an open channel running down the middle of each leg. This FAST F-Split Fork channel design is revolutionary in its ability to guide incoming air aw...
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    As much as we would all love to have a different bike for every type of riding occasion, most of us can't afford to house a lightweight climbing rig, endurance mile grinder, and super stiff criterium racer without some serious financial repercussions. What we really need is one bike that can handle all our road riding and racing aspirations, such as the 2017 Ridley Fenix SL Road Bike Frameset. Put through its paces on the grueling cobbles of the spring classics, the Fenix SL is a proven jack of all trades that will revel in any road environment.The Fenix SL carries over Ridley's 2016 updates to this venerable frame, and is built from the same 30t and 24t high-modulus carbon fiber as its pre-2016 predecessor. Ridley claims this version of the Fenix SL is 15% lighter and 18% stiffer, and any number of First Ride impression articles from across the industry assure us that these gains don't come at the cost of cobblestone-worthy comfort. It's a rare mix of long-mile comfort and criterium-worthy stiffness in a lightweight package that can soar on the climbs.The Fenix SL maintains that plush ride in a lighter, stiffer package than the previous Fenix thanks to a few design updates. These include narrower, flat-section seat stays that absorb power-sucking road noise while maintaining lateral stiffness. The stays feed into a seatpost that's reduced from the previous model's 31. 6mm to a more vertically compliant 27. 2mm. The flat, curved top tube is another significant redesign, serving as a leaf spring of sorts that works in conjunction with the seatstays and slimmed-down seatpost. The net result is a system-wide increase in vibration damping and compliance for a more forgiving ride across everything from rural chip seal to the stones of Belgium.The top tube and down tube utilize a unique multi-hexagonal shape, which is undoubtedly partially responsible for the claimed increases in torsional rigidity. At the front, Ridley utilizes a tapered head tube that's considerab...
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    Few brands enjoy Ridley's dominance on the European cyclocross scene, but those tight geometries and steep angles aren't so necessary in the wide-open landscapes of the new world. The X-Trail C40 105 Complete Bike adjusts accordingly, sitting long and slack for stability across everything from North Western chip-seal to Kansas gravel. It's built up with Shimano's 105 drivetrain and a set of 105-equivalent hydraulic disc brakes, which--when combined with that big, stable geometry--makes the X-Trail a far cry from the compact cantilever frames that come to mind when we think of traditional 'cross. It's still perfectly suited to the sand pits and run-ups of fall, but it transitions equally well to the weeklong, pannier-fueled gravel epics of spring. Ridley shapes the X-Trail C30's frame using ultralight unidirectional carbon, equipping the frame to offer quick accelerations and a stiff, responsive ride for everything from pannier-laden weekend trips to off-road grinduro segments. The Oryx Disc fork is reinforced on the left leg to allow it to more efficiently bear twisting forces applied by disc brakes, and with a 12 x 100mm thru axle in front and a 12 x 142mm in the rear, the frame achieves confidence-inspiring stiffness throughout. The X-Trail is something of a melting pot of frame geometries, but the end result resembles a road bike more than a classic cyclocross bike like the X-Night. It's got a lower bottom bracket, shorter chainstays, and a stack/reach combination that leaves riders in less of a shoulder-intensive, slammed racing position. In contrast to its road racing frames, Ridley extended the X-Trail's head tube by 10mm, bringing riders into a more upright position to accommodate longer training rides rather than racing exclusively. It's only slightly more aggressive than the Fenix, in fact, but unlike its endurance road cousin, the X-Trail is designed to be run with tires up to 40mm.
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    Now that you've decided to get serious about triathlon, you can't keep showing up to events with your decidedly un-aero road bike in tow, but also know that your bank account won't tolerate an insurmountable price tag. Regardless of the rumors, you don't actually have to drop five figures to get fast, and Ridley delivers that unicorn balance of speed and affordability with its 2017 Dean Ultegra Complete Road Bike. Borrowing inspiration from its top-tier sibling, the Dean Fast, this Dean is designed to minimize drag and comes kitted out with Shimano's venerable Ultegra drivetrain and Dura-Ace bar end shifters for confident gear shifts as you speed towards T2.By now, you're no doubt aware of the benefits and properties of high-modulus carbon fiber, so it should come as no surprise that a manufacturer of Ridley's standing strategically arranges a blend of 30 and 20 ton uni-directional carbon fiber moduli throughout the Dean RS in order to maximize comfort without sacrificing efficiency or weight. This is a fairly common practice, but what really sets the Dean RS apart from its competitors is Ridley's FAST-Concept design ethos. FAST-concept is a bike-wide application, extending from the aerodynamic teardrop tubes to the paint used on the frame.The aerodynamics of the Dean RS owe a great debt to the teardrop-shaped tubes. Like the varied moduli of carbon in the frame's layup, teardrop tubes are now a standard feature on aerodynamically-minded frames, so Ridley ups the aerodynamic ante with paint. According to Ridley, the F-Surface paint addresses the tendency of airflow to release prematurely from certain areas of the frame, which in turn creates additional drag in the form of low pressure areas or stalled air in the frame's wake. These low pressure areas result from the tendency for bodies in motion through a surrounding medium (in this case, bicycles through air) to create turbulence in the lamina, or layers, of air through which they're passing. It's helpful to ...
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    A well-rounded road season will include everything from long, mountainous stage races to punchy circuit races and frenetically fast, technical criteriums, and you need a bike that won't hesitate to do any of it. Designed to weather aging roads and grueling tours, the 2017 Ridley Noah SL Ultegra Complete Road Bike's light weight, FAST technology, and oversized tubing combine for efficient yet comfortable power transfer no matter the road condition.This Noah's oversized tubes earn the SL suffix--which we assume denotes the industry superlative Super Light--through Ridley's inclusion of a mix of 60, 40, and 30-ton high modulus carbon fiber. Both the Noah Fast and Noah top out at 50-ton, and the SL's inclusion of 60-ton means it can use less material at key points while maintaining the same efficiency, which in turn lowers weight. As with the original Noah model, the SL's various carbon moduli are used in different areas of the frame based on desired properties of stiffness, weight, durability, and road-noise dampening.This targeted blend of materials is a common practice across the industry, though few manufacturers go to the extreme of using 60t carbon. The SL also features a tapered head tube for sharp tracking and efficient power transfer, and the PF30 bottom bracket, internal cable routing, and electronic group compatibility that are all but expected in frames of this level. Unlike other frames, though, Ridley incorporates its Future Aero Speed Technology (FAST) F-Surface design, which involves fluted channels running the lengths of forward-facing tubes to trip air into a manageable layer of turbulence. That tripped layer detaches later and more cleanly, reducing the frame's wake and overall wind drag.The Noah SL's high modulus carbon fiber fork looks distinctly different than other forks on the market, with an open channel running down the middle of each leg. This FAST F-Split Fork channel design is revolutionary in its ability to guide incoming air away from ...
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    Well, it's not quite lighter than air, but Ridley knows how to improve upon perfection as is evidenced with the Helium SL Road Frameset. This frame is an even lighter version of the venerable Helium -- with the same ride quality, sans extra weight. The SL weighs in at roughly 750 grams, without the fork. This was accomplished through the use of three different carbon fibers. The SL uses 30, 40, and 60-ton high-modulus carbon fiber. The numeric designation is the amount of tons of pressure per square millimeter that the carbon is able to withstand. By increasing the modulus of the carbon, Ridley is able to use less material. Less material equals less weight. In addition to using higher modulus carbon fiber, Ridley fashioned the front triangle from a monocoque mold. By laying fibers in a mold and then using resin to secure them, one piece is created as opposed to several that need to be joined together. By eliminating joints, less carbon and resin are needed. And while the seatstays, chainstays, and dropouts are still bonded to the frame, the weight savings is significant. A smaller head tube also adds in weight savings. Not content with a lighter frame design, Ridley also gave the SL a new tube shape. Unlike the Helium, the SL no longer is designed with oversized tubing. Instead, it goes back to a more traditional round tubing that in turn transitions to a more box-shaped tubing as it approaches the head tube and bottom bracket junctures. Additionally the rear triangle also mixes the two shapes. This is a winning combination of stiffness and comfort. The flattened chainstays equate to a stiff platform to optimize power transfer, while the seatstays ensure vertical compliance so you won't bounce all over the road. Finally, although so many companies are opting for an integrated seatmast, Ridley uses a standard 27. 2 seatpost to shave weight and make it easier to pack your frame in virtually any case.
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    Some cyclists have the luxury of access to multiple bikes to cover different types of riding: the lightweight climbing rig, endurance and base mile grinder, and super stiff criterium racer. We typically call them pros. Those of us who are self-sponsored need one bike that can cover all of our road riding and racing needs. Tested and proven by Team Lotto-Soudal on the grueling cobbles and punchy climbs of the 2016 spring classics, the new Ridley Fenix SL Road Frameset leads the way as a true all-purpose rouleur in a sea of discipline-specific frame options. Though it's built from the same 30t and 24t high-modulus carbon fiber as its predecessor, Ridley claims the Fenix SL is 15% lighter and 18% stiffer, and any number of First Ride impression articles from across the industry assure us that these gains don't come at the cost of cobblestone-worthy comfort. It's a rare mix of long-mile comfort and sprint-worthy stiffness in a lightweight package that can fly up any climb. The Fenix SL features a few changes to maintain that plush ride in the lighter, stiffer package. These include narrower, flat-section seat stays that absorb power-sucking road noise while maintaining lateral stiffness. The stays feed into a seatpost that's reduced from the previous model's 31. 6mm to a more vertically compliant 27. 2mm. The flat, curved top tube is another significant redesign, serving as a leaf spring of sorts that works in conjunction with the seatstays and slimmed-down seatpost. The net result is a system-wide increase in vibration damping and compliance for a more forgiving ride across everything from rural chip seal to the stones of Belgium. The top tube and down tube utilize a unique multi-hexagonal shape, which is no doubt partially responsible for the claimed increases in torsional rigidity. At the front, Ridley utilizes a tapered head tube that's considerably shorter than the notably tall head tube of the previous Fenix. This makes for increased stiffness while torque...
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  • Ridley
    Some cyclists have the luxury of access to multiple bikes to cover different types of riding: the lightweight climbing rig, endurance and base mile grinder, and super stiff criterium racer. We typically call them pros. Those of us who are self-sponsored need one bike that can cover all of our road riding and racing needs. Tested and proven by Team Lotto-Soudal on the grueling cobbles and punchy climbs of the 2016 spring classics, the new Ridley Fenix SL Road Frameset leads the way as a true all-purpose rouleur in a sea of discipline-specific frame options. Though it's built from the same 30t and 24t high-modulus carbon fiber as its predecessor, Ridley claims the Fenix SL is 15% lighter and 18% stiffer, and any number of First Ride impression articles from across the industry assure us that these gains don't come at the cost of cobblestone-worthy comfort. It's a rare mix of long-mile comfort and sprint-worthy stiffness in a lightweight package that can fly up any climb. The Fenix SL features a few changes to maintain that plush ride in the lighter, stiffer package. These include narrower, flat-section seat stays that absorb power-sucking road noise while maintaining lateral stiffness. The stays feed into a seatpost that's reduced from the previous model's 31. 6mm to a more vertically compliant 27. 2mm. The flat, curved top tube is another significant redesign, serving as a leaf spring of sorts that works in conjunction with the seatstays and slimmed-down seatpost. The net result is a system-wide increase in vibration damping and compliance for a more forgiving ride across everything from rural chip seal to the stones of Belgium. The top tube and down tube utilize a unique multi-hexagonal shape, which is no doubt partially responsible for the claimed increases in torsional rigidity. At the front, Ridley utilizes a tapered head tube that's considerably shorter than the notably tall head tube of the previous Fenix. This makes for increased stiffness while torque...
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    Shopping for a new frameset has become a daunting task. In days gone by, there was no doubt about what you wanted: Reynolds 531, lugged, with a tight wheel base. Sold. But now, it's become almost impossible to sort through the claims and stated benefits of different frames and technologies. Integrated seatposts, weight, aerodynamics -- it often sounds like so much superstition and marketing hype. With its new Noah Fast Road Frameset, Ridley throws you a lifeline to rise above the swelling tide of too-good-to-be-true bike technologies by providing the test numbers behind the acronyms, giving you proof positive that the frame is actually doing what the marketing materials claim. The key to the Noah Fast's appeal is alluded to in a non-subtle way by the frame's name: Future Aero Speed Technology, which is the expansion of the acronym FAST. Ridley estimates that the frame's combination of strategically arranged 50, 40, and 30 ton carbon moduli and FAST elements result in up to 2. 8 extra km/h (1. 74 mph) while hammering out of the saddle and 20 fewer watts to maintain a rouleur speed of 40 km/h (24. 86 mph) . The high modulus carbon fiber speaks for itself, and the different moduli are used in different areas of the frame based on desired properties of stiffness, weight, durability, and the ability to absorb road noise. If you're looking for a top-end, full carbon frameset, then this is no doubt an old hat by now, so let's jump into the Noah Fast's real meat, the F-Brake, F-Splitfork, and F-Surface technologies. The Noah F-Brake brings a delicious irony to the frame: it's a brake that makes you faster. Brakes like this have been in evidence on time trial and triathlon frames for a couple of years now, but Ridley is claiming to be the first manufacturer to make it work on a road race frame. The F-Brakes' calipers are attached to the frame (rear) and fork (front) , and the cable just runs through them at the top. This reduces the obtrusive, drag-creating face area of re...
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  • Ridley
    Shopping for a new frameset has become a daunting task. In days gone by, there was no doubt about what you wanted: Reynolds 531, lugged, with a tight wheel base. Sold. But now, it's become almost impossible to sort through the claims and stated benefits of different frames and technologies. Integrated seatposts, weight, aerodynamics -- it often sounds like so much superstition and marketing hype. With its new Noah Fast Road Frameset, Ridley throws you a lifeline to rise above the swelling tide of too-good-to-be-true bike technologies by providing the test numbers behind the acronyms, giving you proof positive that the frame is actually doing what the marketing materials claim. The key to the Noah Fast's appeal is alluded to in a non-subtle way by the frame's name: Future Aero Speed Technology, which is the expansion of the acronym FAST. Ridley estimates that the frame's combination of strategically arranged 50, 40, and 30 ton carbon moduli and FAST elements result in up to 2. 8 extra km/h (1. 74 mph) while hammering out of the saddle and 20 fewer watts to maintain a rouleur speed of 40 km/h (24. 86 mph) . The high modulus carbon fiber speaks for itself, and the different moduli are used in different areas of the frame based on desired properties of stiffness, weight, durability, and the ability to absorb road noise. If you're looking for a top-end, full carbon frameset, then this is no doubt an old hat by now, so let's jump into the Noah Fast's real meat, the F-Brake, F-Splitfork, and F-Surface technologies. The Noah F-Brake brings a delicious irony to the frame: it's a brake that makes you faster. Brakes like this have been in evidence on time trial and triathlon frames for a couple of years now, but Ridley is claiming to be the first manufacturer to make it work on a road race frame. The F-Brakes' calipers are attached to the frame (rear) and fork (front) , and the cable just runs through them at the top. This reduces the obtrusive, drag-creating face area of re...
    $1,799.00  from Competitive Cyclist

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