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Ridley Jane SL Ultegra Complete Road Bike - 2017

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The 2017 Ridley Jane SL Ultegra Complete Road Bike marks a bold step for Ridley as it launches a full line of women-specific bicycles, and we're happy to report that the company's done a lot of things right. Kicking back against the common myth that there's a consistent difference in leg to torso proportions between genders, Ridley opts for mirrored geometry to its Noah SL while adjusting the touchpoints to better suit riders with narrower shoulders and wider hip structure. Across the size range, this manifests as narrower handlebars, shorter stems and cranks, and wider saddles compared to similarly sized Noah SL builds. This particular Jane SL also gets outfitted with Shimano's exceptional Ultegra 6800 drivetrain with semi-compact gearing and an 11-28 cassette to offer a wide range of gear options for riders of all abilities.

In a world of shrink, pink, and downgrade, it's fantastic to see Ridley give the Jane SL the same top-tier carbon blend as the Noah SL, ensuring a snappy, high-end, race-ready ride that doesn't make any compromises in stiffness or weight. This Jane's oversized tubes earn the SL suffix—which we generally assume denotes the industry superlative Super Light—through Ridley's inclusion of a mix of 60, 40, and 30-ton high modulus carbon fiber. The inclusion of 60-ton means it can use less material at key points while maintaining the same stiffness, which lowers weight without sacrificing efficiency. As with the original Noah and Noah SL models, the Jane SL's different carbon moduli are used in different areas of the frame based on desired properties of stiffness, weight, durability, and road-noise damping.

This targeted blend of materials is a common practice across the industry, though few manufacturers go to the extreme of using 60t carbon—an inclusion that demonstrates the Jane SL's pedigree as a race bike for the top sprinters in the world. The SL also features a tapered head tube for sharp tracking and efficient power transfer, and the PF30 bottom bracket, internal cable routing, and electronic group compatibility that are all but expected in frames of this level. As with the Noah SL frame, Ridley incorporates its Future Aero Speed Technology (FAST) F-Surface design into the Jane SL, which involves fluted channels running the lengths of forward-facing tubes to trip air into a manageable layer of turbulence. That tripped layer detaches later and more cleanly, reducing the frame's wake and overall wind drag.

The Jane SL's high modulus carbon fiber fork mirrors the Noah SL's with a look that stands out as distinctly different from other road forks, with an open channel running down the middle of each leg. This FAST F-Split Fork channel design is revolutionary in its ability to guide incoming air away from the spokes to reduce turbulence and drag, which keeps the airstream around the wheel smooth and fast. By pairing this fork with the FAST F-Surface design, Ridley claims that the Jane SL enjoys a 3-5% reduction in drag over frames without FAST design. This means more speed with less effort, all thanks to a little bit of surface air routing.

Please note that Ridley recommends a maximum rider weight of 209.5 lbs (95kg) for the Jane SL.

  • A stiff, aerodynamic road machine for sprinters and rouleurs
  • High-end carbon fiber construction reduces weight
  • FAST F-Surface and F-Split Fork technologies improve aerodynamics
  • Oversized bottom bracket shell efficiently transfers power
  • Internal cable routing provides clean lines and reduces drag
  • Touch points for riders with narrower shoulders and wider hips
  • Compatible with both mechanical and electronic drivetrains
  • Ridley gets women-specific racing technology right

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
60T-40T-30T high modulus carbon fiber
Jane SL F-Split
Fork Material:
40T-30T-24T high modulus carbon fiber
Shimano Ultegra 6800
Front Derailleur:
Shimano Ultegra 6800
Rear Derailleur:
Shimano Ultegra 6800
52 / 36 t Shimano Ultegra 6800
Bottom Bracket:
11 - 28 t Shimano 105 5800
Shimano Ultegra 6800
Brake Type:
4ZA Cirrus Aerobar
4ZA Cirrus
4ZA Cirrus Pro Lady, Cr/Ti rails
Jane SL Aero Carbon Zero Offset
Fulcrum Racing Aero
Continental Ultrasport Folding 25mm
Tire Size:
700 c x 25 mm
not included
Recommended Use:
Manufacturer Warranty:
5 years on frame



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[frame, size Small] 950 g, [fork] 440 g

Geometry Chart


Jane SL

Seat Tube

Seat Tube

Effective Top Tube



Stand Over

Head Tube

Head Tube Angle

Seat Tube Angle

Bottom Bracket Height

Bottom Bracket Drop


XXS   46cm 50.6cm 50.7cm 37.9cm 74.8cm 11cm 72 o 75 o   6.8cm 40.5cm 97cm
XS   47.5cm


52.7cm 37.4cm 76.4cm 13cm 72 o 74 o   6.8cm 40.5cm 97cm
S   49cm 53.1cm 54.2cm 38.4cm 78cm 14.5cm 73 o 73.5 o   6.6cm 40.5cm 97.7cm
M   52cm 54.9cm 57.3cm 39cm 80.9cm 17.5cm 73.5 o 73 o   6.6cm 40.5cm 98.7cm

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