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Ridley Excalibur RS/Shimano Ultegra Complete Bike - 2012

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Description

You can't be king just because some watery tart threw a sword at you.

Forsake your noble quest of seeking out the samite-clad Lady of the Lake and those long-winded farcical aquatic ceremonies of hers, because strange women lying in ponds and distributing swords should never be the basis for a system of government. Who knew? Instead, cut straight to the chase by seizing the Ridley Excalibur RS Ultegra and fast-track your rightful claim to the podium throne. Featuring the same race-ready geometry as Ridley's flagship Helium (ridden with great success by the indefatigable Johnny Hoogerland and Team Vacansoleil), the Excalibur utilizes a blend of 30 and 24-ton high modulus carbon fiber weaves (as opposed to three weaves on the Helium), and swaps out the Helium's integrated seat mast for a FSA post. The resulting Excalibur frameset weighs only 150 grams more, without compromising the Helium's unequivocal stiffness-to-weight ratio. Combined with Ultegra shifters, cranks, and a drivetrain, the Excalibur rounds out the perfect racing or gran fondo build with which you may quickly establish your rule over the peasants of the peloton.

  • 4ZA Cirrus wheelset will stand up to high-mileage training rides, yet remains ready for you to bury the needle on race day
  • Curved, wafer-thin seat stays soften up rough cobblestones or gravel fire roads on your 'epic' rides
  • Carbon fiber dropouts and steerer tube shave excess weight


Tech Specs

Frame Material:
carbon fiber
Dropout Type:
vertical
Steer Tube Type:
carbon fiber
Fork Material:
carbon fiber
Fork Blade Shape:
curved
Wheelset:
4ZA Cirrus
Front Derailleur:
Shimano Ultegra 6700
Front Derailleur Mount:
34.6 mm
Rear Derailleur:
Shimano Ultegra 6700
Cage Length:
short
Shifters:
Shimano Ultegra 6700
Crankset:
Shimano Ultegra 6700
Chain Rings:
50 / 34 T
Crank Arm Length:
[medium] 172.5 mm
Bottom Bracket:
Shimano Ultegra 6700
Headset:
1.125 - 1.125 in
Brake Calipers:
Shimano Ultegra 6700
Handlebar:
4ZA Stratos
Handlebar Width:
[medium] 42 cm
Bar Tape:
black cork
Stem:
4ZA Cirrus
Stem Length:
[medium] 110 mm
Chain:
Shimano Ultegra CN-6701
Cassette:
12 - 25 T Shimano Ultegra 6700
Tires:
Michelin Lithion.2
Tire Size:
700 c x 23 mm
Seatpost:
FSA
Seatpost Diameter:
31.6 mm
Seatpost Length:
300 mm
Seat Collar:
4ZA alloy
Saddle:
4ZA Cirrus
Weight:
1100 g
Measured Effective Top-Tube Length:
[medium] 55.5 cm
Recommended Use:
road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty:
5 years on frame

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I really want to order is this bike, but...

I really want to order is this bike, but I would like a standard crank instead of the supplied compact. Is that possible?