Any Ridley Owners?

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by bpsmith, 16 Apr 2017.

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  1. bpsmith

    bpsmith Veteran

    Just wondering if there are many on here?

    Got a cracking deal on a Noah SL in Lotto Soudal colours in late November. Absolutely love it and curious as to what their other bikes are like.
     
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  2. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    @Elybazza61 I think
     
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  4. Dirk

    Dirk If 6 Was 9

    Location:
    Devon's Gold Coast
    My missus has got a custom build Ridley Liz carbon. Built by Carb Cycles, in Barnstaple, to a slightly higher spec than the standard 105 version.
    She loves it to bits.:okay:
     
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  5. themosquitoking

    themosquitoking Veteran

    Location:
    Spain
    Picked one up on Saturday, about to head out on it.
     
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  6. S-Express

    S-Express Guest

    Fairly ubiquitous in cyclocross, less so on the road...
     
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  7. Mike!

    Mike! Veteran

    Location:
    Suffolk
    I've had a Fenix for about 15 months which has now been relegated to my wet weather bike after a took the plunge on a propel in the sale.

    Really nice bike, comfortable and hasn't missed a beat although I'm considering a disc brake carbon ride of some sort to replace it soon
     
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  8. OP
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    bpsmith

    bpsmith Veteran

    Which model did you get?
     
  9. OP
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    bpsmith

    bpsmith Veteran

    I have never followed CX, but interesting that they are so much bigger in that area of cycling.
     
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    bpsmith

    bpsmith Veteran

    I looked at a Fenix in the shop, whilst waiting for my bike fit. Very nice looking bike too.
     
  11. themosquitoking

    themosquitoking Veteran

    Location:
    Spain
    Fenix SL, Team Edition colour Ultegra groupset. It rides like a dream, accelerates well, holds speed well and floats over all but the worst roads, 50km and it barely feels like i pedalled at all. Love it.
     
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  12. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Belgian company, didn't CX start in Belgium? Hence Ridley big in CX?
     
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    bpsmith

    bpsmith Veteran

    Allegedly started in France according to Google, but big in Belgium and the Netherlands too.
     
  14. Elybazza61

    Elybazza61 Veteran

    Might have a couple:whistle: although one is for sale now.

    Main bike is a 2013 Helium SL so same frame as the pro's used to ride(SLX now).Got it as a frameset at a good price as it was an old colour scheme.

    Now runs Dura-Ace 9000 with either Hunt race-aero wide tubeless or Winspace carbon tubular(chinese rim on DT Swiss hubs) wheels.

    Just changed the stem and bars to Deda Superleggera carbon and a 110 Superhero stem;not done the intrenal cable routing on the bars though as it will mean re-cabling the whole bike's internal set-up,will prob do it when I get the C-Bear ceramic bb fitted.


    It's an absolute joy to ride;fly's up any climbs(depending on the rider:whistle:),comfy and handles rough fenland roads too.

    A pic with the old bars on(apologies for the shitty saddle bag);

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    And one from last year with the carbon tub wheels;

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    And this is the Icarus which is for sale;

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    Now with a mix of 10-speed 105,Sora chainset and Ultegra 6700 brakes(ie not the latest);Zonda wheels are now on the other half's Liv and the wheels on that now on this.

    Be sad to see it go but I'm downsizing a bit and a new project is underway to replace this and the Planet X XLS.
     
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  15. Leodis

    Leodis Über Member

    Location:
    Moortown, Leeds
    Just ordered a Fenix sl in lotto team colours, cannot wait to get it built up in the next few weeks

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