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Description

By now, you're probably used to one of two things -- settling for a men's complete bike and gutting the contact points at your own expense, or settling for a sub-par offering because it's simply what was available. Notice that both of those options involve settling. Well, we're here to tell you that Ridley has managed to take this failing paradigm and flip it on its head with the Liz 105. In it, Ridley created a frame with a women's-specific geometry without cutting corners on the production. And because of its identical carbon composition and similar geometry, we actually consider it to be the sister-version of the all new Ridley Fenix.

While the Liz is specifically designed for women, it doesn't mean that it's your typical shrink-and-pink job. Starting with strength, Ridley incorporated the same Sharp Edge tube design that was developed for its first carbon frame, the Damocles. Essentially, the engineering ideology at work here is that of form following function. If you've ever taken a gander at Ridley's logo, you'll notice the Ridley 'R' encased in the outline of a diamond. This isn't just a flamboyant demonstration of Belgian wealth and prosperity. In fact, it's a representation of Ridley's design philosophy -- taking cues from natural, proven designs. Accordingly, Ridley has designed the oversized carbon tubing with the shape of the diamond in mind. The 'sharp edge' means that the focused areas of the carbon layup are at the poignant edges of the tubing. This not only guarantees a high level of strength and impact resistance, but it also translates to a lightweight composition. So, like the classic Ridley Damocles, the strength lies at the forefront, but with pages taken from the svelte Excalibur, the Liz's strength-to-weight ratio goes off the charts.

Like the Excalibur, Ridley placed a focus on lowering the overall weight, while increasing stability and comfort. Accordingly, the Liz has been constructed from a 24-ton, high modulus carbon fiber. This means that the carbon is designed to withstand 24 tons of pressure per square millimeter. So, the stronger the carbon fiber, the less that needs to be used. And the less material used, means a lower overall frame weight. However, the light carbon design also translates to heightened levels of rigidity, which directly lends itself to an efficient power transfer to the rear triangle. Complementing this attribute are the Liz's asymmetrical chainstays, oversized tube junctures, a Press Fit BB30 bottom bracket, and a tapered, 1.125 x 1.5in head tube.

For comfort, the Liz features a tapered design down the seatstays that thin towards the middle before regaining their original size at the axle. Essentially, this creates a forced flex area for shock absorption on rough roads. And further along these lines, Ridley also gave the frame a tall head tube for increased vibration absorption and a comfortable position in the saddle. Additionally, you'll notice that the top tube has been shortened to better accomodate the morphology of women. Ultimately, the pairing creates a more natural body position that provides a higher level of stability, maneuvering, and control across the gamut of speed. These features are further accentuated by the use of Ridley's tried and true 4ZA carbon fiber fork.

Ridley has also made the Liz to be future-ready. By this, we mean that the frame features all internal cable routing for minimal maintenance, aerodynamics, and an overall clean aesthetic. Additionally, Ridley ensured that the Liz is compatible with all mechanical and electronic shift systems. But, this is only in the case of desired upgrade from the included Shimano 105 group. With it, you get 105 front and rear derailleurs, shift/brake levers, chain, and brake calipers. Driving the bike is an FSA Gossamer crank that's been mated with 50/34T chainrings. At the rear wheel, the drivetrain continues with a compact, 12-25T Shimano Tiagra cassette that pulls the Fulcrum 7 clincher wheels. Rounding out the build is a Prologo Kappa Dea saddle and a full Ridley 4ZA cockpit.

The Ridley Liz 105 is available in the color White/blue and in the sizes XX-Small, X-Small, and Small.

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
carbon fiber
Dropout Type:
vertical
Steer Tube Type:
tapered carbon fiber
Fork:
1.125 - 1.5 in
Fork Material:
carbon fiber
Fork Blade Shape:
aero blade
Wheelset:
Fulcrum Racing 7
Rims:
Fulcrum
Hubs:
Fulcrum
Front Derailleur:
Shimano 105 FD-5700
Rear Derailleur:
Shimano 105
Cage Length:
medium
Shifters:
Shimano 105
Crankset:
FSA Gossamer
Chain Rings:
50 - 34 T FSA
Pedals:
not included
Bottom Bracket:
BB30
Headset:
1.125 - 1.5 in
Brake Levers:
Shimano 105
Brake Calipers:
Shimano 105
Handlebar:
4ZA Stratos
Stem:
4ZA Stratos
Chain:
Shimano 105
Cassette:
12 - 25 T Shimano Tiagra
Rear Sprocket Range:
12 - 25 T
Tires:
Contenental Ultra Sport
Seatpost:
4ZA Stratos
Seatpost Diameter:
31.66 mm
Saddle:
Prologo Kappa Dea
Compatible Components:
Shimano, SRAM
Measured Effective Top-Tube Length:
[size Small] 50.5 cm
Recommended Use:
road cycling

sizing chart

Bike size by rider height

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Geometry chart

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Geometry Chart

 

Altamira LTD
 

Seat Tube

(c-t)

Effective Top Tube

(eTT)

Stack

(S)

Reach

(R)

Standover

(SO)

Head Tube

(HT)

Head Tube Angle

(HTo)

Seat Tube Angle

(STo)

Bottom Bracket Drop

(BBD)

Chainstay Length

(CS)

Wheelbase

44 44.0cm 51.5cm

51.7cm

36.3cm 72.1cm

12.0cm

72.0 deg 75.0 deg 6.9cm 40.5cm 97.1cm
47 47.0cm 53.0cm

52.8cm

37.0cm 74.1cm 13.0cm 72.5 deg 74.5 deg 6.9cm 40.5cm 97.7cm
50 50.0cm 54.5cm 54.0cm 37.0cm 76.0cm 14.0cm 73.0 deg 73.5 deg 6.9cm 40.5cm 97.6cm
53 53.0cm 56.0cm 56.0cm 37.9cm 78.3cm 16.0cm 73.5 deg 73.5 deg 6.9cm 40.5cm 98.6cm
55 55.0cm 57.5cm 58.0cm 38.9cm 80.1cm 18.0cm 73.5 deg 73.5 deg 6.9cm 40.5cm 100.1cm
58 58.0cm 59.0cm 60.1cm 39.7cm 82.1cm 20.0cm 74.0 deg 73.5 deg 6.9cm 40.5cm

101.0cm

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