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RidleyNoahUltegra Road Bike - 2019
Item # RIDC053
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July 27, 2020
- Runs large
- Size Bought
- 5` 9"
- 160 lbs
This is definitely a great all-rounder that performs well above the asking price. The frame tubes are beautifully shaped, using the truncated tear-drop profile that other manufacturers are rapidly adopting. The bike feels very lightweight, but solid and stable. Long hilly rides are a breeze, with very little fatiguing road vibration coming through the seat and bars, and the geometry allowing for lots of comfort. Mechanical Ultegra is solid and offers quick, light and confident shifts. The machined and hollowed Rotor crankset saves some weight over the normal Ultegra crank, but remains super stiff. The included wheels are a little disappointing, however, as they do not match the listed tech specs. The specs listed Forza AC45 wheelset, which would be a great training and club race-ready entry level mid-depth aero wheelset, matching the aero focus of the frame. The wheelset that shipped with the bike is the Fulcrum 6 (admittedly matching the pictures, but not the above Tech Specs, or bike description - quote ". . . along with house brand Forza supplying its aero aluminum/carbon AC45 deep section wheels continuing the aero and stiffness theme"). The Fulcrum wheels are serviceable, but definitely a significant downgrade. I noticed the discrepancy between the photos and the descriptions after I placed my order, and emailed for clarification, but never received an answer until the bike showed up on my doorstep. The Ridley frame sizes run large - I ordered a Small, which is effectively similar to a 54, or other manufacturers "Medium" size frames. The frame size was a perfect fit, and very easy to get absolutely dialed in.