Best deal we have on a road bike right now. I've taken this bike out for a few rides now and am really impressed. Now, I had never actually ridden a Ridley before and have heard from co-workers and customers alike that have had great things to say.. but it was my chance now.
Okay, first off lets talk about the elephant in the room. YES this bike is under $5,000. YES this has Sram E-tap, YES this has Zipp carbon wheels. NO there isn't a typo.
Sizing: I am 5'11 and fit perfectly for most brands stock 56cm frame. On this bike I fit a 'M' frame. We actually do have a few Large frames as well. Please reach out if you do have specific sizing questions.
Looks: Well you can't be cruising around the neighborhood on something ugly now can you? Luckily this bike looks the part- nice almost classic look to it- no aerodynamic camm tail hyper fin robotic carbon dragon wings here. And gosh those Zipps to top it. Heck, I'd consider getting a poster made to go next to my collection consisting of Kelly Kapowski and Jonathan Taylor Thomas.
Ride: What we're all waiting for: Good. Great. Grand. Wonderful. It rides like a high quality road bike should. Super light (Helium Superlight by name) the thing rockets up the mountain. Compact crank makes spinning up a breeze. I was actually quite impressed with the descent almost more so than going up. I knew it was going to fly going up with a name like helium super light. So bombing down Guardsmans Pass (though not as fast as the Tour of Utah guys) I was stoked to see how smooth, stiff, and planted it felt.
The new 302 wheels are 90% of the 303s with a lot of money saved. You still get the stiffness, and the aerodynamics, you just don't have the dimples or the firecrest shape of the rim.
The bike is an animal. An attractively priced animal. We can even swap components if desired. Give me a ring or email if you have any specific questions on my ride impressions, the components, why Sagan should still be in the tour, sizing, etc.
Scott Gartman - direct to my ears phone number- 801-204-4588 firstname.lastname@example.org