Mike Nelsonwrote a review of Ridley Fenix Alloy Tiagra Complete Road Bike - 2015 on October 4, 2015
Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
I picked up this bike for my wife, who has been going to indoor cycling classes and wanted to get out on the road. She did not want to go bananas money-wise on her first bike, so I looked for a ride that would offer great quality at a good price. The Ridley Fenix Alloy Tiagra looked good enough on the computer monitor to place an order, but it wasn't until I got my hands on it that I realized how nice a bike it is. The frame is metal and not carbon, but it sports a lot of coolness. 7000-series aluminum, manipulated tube shapes, flattened seatstays, and internal cable routing mark the frame as something that someone put some effort into. The paint looks great as well. Welds are not the most beautiful I have seen, but overall the impression is good. Similarly, the Shimano Tiagra groupset bears a strong resemblance to higher-level 105 or Ultegra stuff from a few seasons back. I haven't put it on a scale, but the bike doesn't feel hefty when picked up. After a few rides, inital impressions are confirmed. The Fenix Alloy Tiagra is a very solid Road bike that can be had for the price of a few months at the spin studio.