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Road Bike Frame - 2015
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Item # RID003E

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Item # RID003E

Rise above limitations.

While we're grateful for the endurance trend in the peloton, which moves away from the tendency to privilege aggressive aerodynamics and weight loss at the cost of rider comfort, we aren't necessarily keen on adding weight in order to achieve a more comfortable ride. Ridley's Fenix Road Bike, which limits its claimed frame weight to just 1,230 grams for a size medium, addresses this issue by combining a geometry that's proven podium-worthy at Flanders with an efficiency and weight that also recommend it for a multi-summit day in the high mountains. In an overly-specialized industry, the Fenix rises above limiting categorization.

The key to the frame's limitless ride is Ridley's artful layup of vibration devouring 30 and 24 ton unidirectional carbon fibers. While the harsher, purely weight-focused frames in Ridley's line use 50 to 60 ton moduli, the Fenix's carbon strikes a balance between smoothing the road and promoting rigid efficiency. Potholes, cobblestones, and other road hazards — which may feel like repeated hammer blows to the kidneys on 60 ton carbon — take on all the disagreeability of crosswalk paint. Just in case you ever do get tired of wantonly riding over road obstacles, the stiff, tapered head tube nets responsive steering to dodge through debris with ease.

Comfort and handling aside, the Fenix is meant to get angry when the road turns up or when you start turning the screws. The built-up bottom bracket junction, PressFit 30 bottom bracket, and burly chainstays address your power transfer needs, ensuring that comfort doesn't come at the cost of a uselessly wagging drivetrain spine during hard efforts. The seat tube is also squared-off at the bottom with gradually softening edges as it rises to the seat collar. This makes for less lateral flex where you're putting power into the road and a more compliant ride where the road's putting impact into you.

  • Endurance road frameset tested on the cobbles of Flanders
  • Geometry provides stability and a more upright position
  • high-modulus carbon construction is stiff and lightweight
  • Engineered to reduce road chatter without sacrificing efficiency
  • Oversized bottom bracket ensures responsiveness
  • Tapered steering tube tracks through corners on rough roads
  • Clearance for 28mm tires provides a cushy ride
  • Ridley has proven itself under the Belgian Lotto team across many years and podiums
BuildTech SpecsGeometryWeight
Tech Specs
Frame Material
30t 24t HM unidirectional carbon
Wheel Size
Head Tube Diameter
1-1/8 - 1-1/5in tapered
Headset Included
Bottom Bracket Type
Cable Routing
Front Derailleur Mount
braze-on (clamp included)
Brake Type
Compatible Components
mechanical groupsets, Shimano Di2, Campagnolo EPS
not included
Seatpost Diameter
31.6 mm
Seat Collar
34.9 mm
Front Axle
9mm quick-release
Rear Axle
130mm quick-release
carbon w/ stainless inserts
Recommended Use
endurance, road race
Manufacturer Warranty
5 years
a Seat Tube(c-c)
b Seat Tube(c-t)
c Effective Top Tube
d Stack
e Reach
f Stand Over
g Head Tube
h Head Tube Angle
i Seat Tube Angle
j Bottom Bracket Height
k Bottom Bracket Drop
l Chainstay
m Wheelbase
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[xx-small frame] 1,110 g, [x-small frame] 1,150 g, [small frame] 1,190 g, [medium frame] 1,230 g, [large frame] 1,270 g, [x-large frame] 1,320 g, [fork] 690 g

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Are these pictures right?
It look like "RIDLEY Fenix C Disc Ultegra Road Bike Frame - 2017".
Just look alike?

Hey MK,

I believe that the image are right, but the content is actually wrong. This is not a 2015 frame. It is in fact the 2017 model.

If you have any other questions about the frame or want some help putting together an order, just shoot me an email at!

Is the fork full carbon or is the steer tube aluminum?

Aluminum, the seat tube is also aluminum.

Really Cool Bike

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Put about 250 miles so far on the 2015 Ridley Fenix Carbon classic with SRAM Force 22 build. Previous bikes Cannondale CAAD10 SRAM Rival and Synapse with 105. The contrasts are interesting.

The first thing I noticed about the Ridley is tremendous solidity about bottom half of the frame, and smoothness on the top. Every ounce of power my legs generate goes to the rear cassette. Every steering input is transmitted with precision. In fact it feels like it wants MORE power than I can generate. Acceleration is fast but not surge-y. The Ridley starts solid and gets solid-er and smooth-er as you crank out the revs.

The second thing is the handling. In my opinion this is a quick steering and agile bike. In fact, with a 90mm stem, and 42cm bars I felt the steering twitchy until I swapped the handlebars to a larger 44cm...that calmed it down so now it feels nice and precise. On the other hand, there is a fundamental stability to this bike as well. I find it very easy to ride "no hands". It encourages me to snick around tighter turns, or sit up and relax while I take a swig of water. On downhills, the bike corners well while in the drops - with weight over the front wheel. It's a bike that responds differently depending on how you sit. On uphills the bike is really fantastic.

Thirdly, the ride quality. To me, this frame doesn't eliminate shocks and bumps so much as transform them. For mid and larger imperfections it seems to "slow the frequency" down. I feel like I receive tempered movements to which my upper body can more easily handle. It's hard to describe, but the net effect is that hours into a ride I don't feel Beat Up. I feel like I want to keep going. But it's not a cushion-y ride IMHO.

Overall: strong, smooth, fast, premium. Provides comfort and responsiveness for an active rider in equal measure. Encourages me to ride faster.

CC's Force 22 build is really really nice. Light, precise, quick shifts, great SRAM clickatude, but otherwise nearly silent. Great ergonomics with the new hoods and the Zipp Service Course Ergo handlebar and stem both of which are really awesome.

Wheels - after an initial try with the Mavic Aksiums (one of which arrived out of true) I swapped to Mercury S1 clinchers with Vittoria Corsa G+ 25mm (will review this wheel and tire combo separately). No muss no fuss on the return...with the CC team helping the on line experience so far has been terrific.

Really Cool Bike

Great Choice

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is not the lightest frame out there but that is not what it was made to be. These do have a slightly longer top tube than most frames so pay attention when choosing a size, you may need a size smaller than you think. They also have a taller head tube so I went with a -17 degree stem to get my bars in the right position.I am 6'1 and have long arms so I went with a large and it fits me fine. This frame is stiff enough to sprint well and comfortable enough to ride all day. My only regret was not buying one earlier.

Ridley makes an outstanding frame

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

The fenix is an oustanding frameset, a little more comfortable than the noah or helium but still performs at a race worthy level. The ride quality is very very good, definitely more than you would normally get at this price. They run a bit big so if you have questions on sizing email me at I can also do recommendations for full or partial builds.

$1100 built up

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

What a deal! I transferred over all my components onto this frame from an aluminum bike and it rides like a $3K bike. Buy the SRAM Press Fit bottom bracket with plastic adaptor cups for Shimano cranks to go into the PF30 bottom brackets instead of buying the $80 PF bottom bracket that does not require an adaptor. No need to have carbon seat posts, stem or handlebars. The carbon frame is silky already. 18.2 lbs with Fulcrum alloy wheelset.

$1100 built up

About to build up this bike but from what I have read, the praxis works PF30 conversion kits will virtually eliminate creaks. Are you experiencing creaks with just using the SRAM kit? I hate creaks and am willing to pay a bit more to avoid them. Any tip/advice would be helpful. I am using a 2016 Ultegra groupset so the crank dia. is 24mm

Awesome frame

    I built it up with Ultegra. It is a monster. I'm 5'10" 175 lbs 29 inch inseam and the small is perfect.

    Awesome frame
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    Can you fit a 700x28 or 30 in this frame?

    I just tried a Continental Grand Sport 28 and it just rubbed a little bit. A lower profile 28 will probably fit. Great frame for the money...absolutley love it.

    Avg. ride time: 1h 58m per week
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    Work of art!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    What's not to love about this Ridley! Yes it is stiff, but that was the goal, and it handles like a dream. Absolutely love this bike, and at 6'1, 34" inseam the medium was a perfect fit! Ridleys run large in size.

    Charles- I am just a touch over 6' and a 32" inseam and I am thinking I need a Large, I am not sure which way to go, M or L frame size.

    I am 6'1", and with the relaxed geometry of this frame more comfortable than I have ever been. Ridley bikes size larger than other bikes. So at 185 cm I am on the line between a L or a M. Since you are 182 cm or close I would definitely go with a size M. I have a L Orion and feel far too stretched out for comfort. When speaking with Ridley about frame size they told me what I knew already that I was right on the line, and it would simply be a matter of preference so my advice is to go with a medium if you like a more compact ride. I do not regret my decision at all, and when you add in the built in comfort of the frame design itself it is a complete no brainier! Just two weeks ago I put in a 84 mile ride and still had enough in the tank to have PR's on segments. There are comments about this being a fast bike and seeing the results on Strava, and I would have to second those as well. It is effortless to maintain 23-25 mph on good pavement, and I am climbing faster than I have ever in the past. (videos on my you tube channel I have to say as well that the gear head that helped me order the bike last year was extremely professional, and warned me about the sizing ( most are unaware that they do size larger), and other than a fat finger by the tech who assembled the bike (which inadvertently caused an error on the paper work, which was corrected by simply sending a picture of the frame number) I could not be any happier with my purchase! YOU WILL LOVE THIS MACHINE!!

    Currently debating between a S and XS. 5'7.5 rider, relatively short inseam. Rode a 50 CAAD10 and a 52 no-name. Leaning XS, but would like some insight if possible. Thanks!

    For reference, I'm 5'6" and ride size XS. I need a top tube length between 52 and 53 cm.

    Ridleys size large you are like I am on the line between a xs and a small where as I am on the line between a M or L. Have both more comfortable on the medium less stretch more compact.