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Alfred L.

Alfred L.

Alfred L.

Alfred L.wrote a review of on February 7, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The Fenix SL is fast, comfortable and finish is great. The geometry on this bike is just right for great climbing, fast sprinting and rolling in the pack at high speeds. Its taller head tube, slightly longish wheelbase and clearance for 700x28 tires mean smooth comfortable rolling, yet the design does not sacrifice efficiency. It is plenty stiff for mere us mere mortals where it needs to be. When Ridley says built for cobbles, they mean it. I just rode this bike (with a few changes like carbon bars, Conti GP4000S II 700x28 tires at 80 psi and my favorite saddle) in the Vuelta Puerto Rico and it handled 250 year old cobbles in Old San Juan and the long days (160miles/110miles/130miles) on rough roads, with some punchy climbing excellently. The longer head tube and massive BB make a huge difference! I also have a Ridley Helium and a Ridley Noah, and found the Fenix SL to be the perfect combination of the 2! I am 5'11', 165 lbs and 32 inch inseem the L was PERFECT for the relaxed, fast and comfortable fit I was looking for.

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Alfred L.

Alfred L.wrote a review of on February 2, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I ride several different bikes and my NOAH RS SRAM Red is rapidly becoming my favorite. It climbs like no other aero bike and better than most non aero bikes. Looks and feels great going fast, and slow. Great power transfer with just the right amount of compliance to soften the big bumps while, maintaining a dynamic road feel. At 5 11, 170 lbs, rides AWESOME. At just under 15 lbs, it responsive, stable and easy to maintain speed after rapidly spinning up to speed. Build quality, finish are as good as it gets. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED and a GREAT VALUE!

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