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Ridley Dean RS/SRAM Force Complete Bike

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Description

Dry off by riding faster

This triathlon season isn't your first rodeo. You've trained, you're ready, and now you need a gear-locker that's stacked to match your potential. And while we're not going to advice you on running shoes or wetsuits, we can tell you that the Ridley Dean RS/SRAM Force Complete Bike is the logical choice for your ride.

For the Dean RS, Ridley pushed the boundaries of drag reduction by incorporating numerous proprietary design features like its F-Splitfork technology. F-Splitfork focuses on reducing the traffic jam of integrated drag around the wheel areas. To achieve this, Ridley placed long, slotted airfoils on the Monocoque 4ZA fork legs. These airfoils redirect the oncoming airflow away from the spokes, and allow the wheel to create a turbulent boundary layer above its surface and reduce drag. Ridley claims that this effectively reduces drag up to 6.4%. Ridley also predicted a number of variables, and took a multi-stage approach to reducing the Dean's profile. After air passes through the fork's airfoils, the frame shape guides the flow onto a textured surface treatment that Ridley calls F-Surface. The F-Surface is applied at key points around the frame, and essentially operates as a trip wire. The rough surface creates a slight turbulence directly above the frame surface. This creates an artificial boundary layer that forces the laminar boundary layer towards the forward part of the frame to become turbulent. In summary, this process enables airflow to remain attached over more of the frame, and thus provides a lower level of integrated drag. According to Ridley, the F-Surface treatment adds an additional 3.6% reduction in drag.

The aero-advantage doesn't stop there. Internal cable routing takes the shift and brake cables through the frame to ensure a smooth air flow over the frame. To further limit disruption, the front brake caliper has been strategically placed behind the fork, and both the head tube and its juncture with the fork makes use of a contoured design.

Aside from aerodynamics, the Dean RS is incredibly stiff. It's constructed from a weight conscious combination of 40-, 30-, and 24-ton high-modulus carbon fiber. Ridley placed stronger carbon only where it benefited the rigidity of the frame -- this approach limits frame weight without compromising overall stiffness. Additionally, the Dean features an oversized head and down tube to bolster lateral rigidity and handling. Ridley also incorporated a carbon, aero seatpost for stiffness during hard drives to the line in the saddle.

More than just pretty looks and aerodynamics, the Dean RS is loaded with an incredible component package. The frame rolls on the svelte Fulcrum Racing 7 wheels, cased in the Michelin Lithion tires. Supplying the power to the wheels is a SRAM Force crankset, SRAM PC-1030 chain, 12-25 Shimano 105 cassette, and SRAM Force front and rear derailleurs. For shifting and braking, Ridley included SRAM TT500 shift levers, Tektro 4.1 brake levers, and 4ZA Dean calipers. Rounding out the package, and arguably the most advantageous component to your position on the bike, are the Profile Design T2/T3 handlebars.

The Ridley Dean RS/SRAM Force Complete Bike is available in the color Red/white and in five sizes from X-Small to X-Large.

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
carbon fiber
Dropout Type:
vertical
Steer Tube Type:
tapered carbon fiber
Fork Material:
full carbon monocoque
Fork Blade Shape:
aero blade
Wheelset:
Fulcrum Racing 7
Rims:
Fulcrum
Hubs:
Fulcrum
Spokes:
[front] 15 hole, [rear] 20 hole
Front Derailleur:
SRAM Force
Front Derailleur Mount:
SRAM braze-on
Rear Derailleur:
SRAM Force
Cage Length:
short
Shifters:
SRAM 500 TT
Crankset:
SRAM Force Compact
Chain Rings:
2 SRAM
Pedals:
not included
Headset:
1.5 x 1.125 in
Brake Levers:
Tektro 4.1
Brake Calipers:
4ZA Dean
Handlebar:
Profile Design T2/T3
Stem:
FSA OS-190
Chain:
SRAM PC-1030
Cassette:
12 - 25 T Shimano 105
Rear Sprocket Range:
12 - 25 T
Tires:
Michelin Lithion
Tire Size:
700 C x 23 mm
Seatpost:
4ZA Aero TT
Saddle:
4ZA Stratos
Weight:
1400 g
Measured Effective Top-Tube Length:
[Medium] 54.5 cm
Recommended Use:
triathlon

Geometry chart

Ridley

Geometry Chart

 

Dean RS
 

Seat Tube

(c-t)

Effective Top Tube

(eTT)

Stack

(S)

Reach

(R)

Head Tube

(HT)

Head Tube Angle

(HTo)

Seat Tube Angle

(STo)

Bottom Bracket Drop

(BBD)

Chainstay

(CS)

XS 46.3cm 50.0cm 48.0cm 40.4cm 8.5cm 72.5o 78.0o 6.0cm 39.0cm
S 49.5cm 52.2cm 51.2cm 41.8cm 11.0cm 73.0o 78.0o 6.5cm 39.0cm
M 55.6cm 54.5cm 53.0cm 43 .0cm 13.0cm 73.0o 78.0o 6.5cm 39.0cm
L 57.5cm 56.0cm 55.0cm 44.0cm 15.0cm 73.0o 78.0o 6.5cm 39.0cm
XL 60.0cm 57.5cm 57.7cm 45.0cm 18.0cm 73.0o 78.0o 6.5cm 39.0cm

Ridley Dean RS Geometry Chart

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