Patrick C.wrote a review of Ridley Noah RS/Shimano Ultegra 6700 Complete Bike - 2012 on December 17, 2012
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
After considering other aero road-bikes like the Specialized Venge and and Felt AR series, discovered that the Noah RS complete build was the best combination of light-weight, quality components, and proven aerodynamics at a price-point that nobody else seems to be able to touch.
Many reviews (and even the product description for this bike) talk about how aero road bikes are a very specialized niche category, or how aero efficiency is the last thing a rider should concern him or herself with, but in reality, it is one of the primary forces to overcome in cycling.
Technology has just recently advanced to the point where strength, mechanical efficiency and also extreme aerodynamics can be offered in a light-weight package. With that, I expect more road bike designs to evolve toward more aerodynamic shapes and forms.
While the others catch up, the future is here, now, and I am really enjoying my new Noah RS.
In just two weeks and 500 miles of riding, I've set numerous personal records on it.
This bike does it all. It climbs, it accelerates, handles confidently, and, best of all, it is fast.