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Ridley Fenix Carbon Ultegra Complete Road Bike

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$1,699.99 $2,199.00

Item #RID009T

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Tech Specs

Frame Material:
24T HM Unidirectional Carbon
Fork:
Fenix C, 24T HM Unidirectional Carbon
Shifters:
Shimano Ultegra 8000
Front Derailleur:
Shimano Ultegra 8000
Rear Derailleur:
Shimano Ultegra 8000
Crankset:
FSA Gossamer Pro
Chainring Sizes:
50 - 34t
Bottom Bracket:
PF30
Cassette:
Shimano 105
Cassette Range:
11 - 30t
Chain:
KMC 11-speed
Brakeset:
Forza Stratos
Brake Type:
rim
Handlebar:
Forza Stratos
Stem:
Forza Stratos
Saddle:
Forza Stratos
Wheelset:
Forza RC31
Front Axle:
9mm quick-release
Rear Axle:
130mm quick-release
Tires:
Vittoria Zaffiro wire
Recommended Use:
road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty:
5 years on frame

Fenix Carbon Ultegra Complete Road Bike

Though we can only aspire to the greatness of those who push their way through the spring classics, and the Napoleonic-era cobbles of 'Roubaix, we see no fault in coveting a bike that's done just that, like Ridley's Fenix Carbon Ultegra Complete Road Bike. Now, the groupset may be admittedly an unlikely feature under the Greipel, but for those of us who are still aspiring, and haven't yet signed a contract, this Fenis is an ideal stage for us to train, race, or simply ride.

The key to the frame's limitless ride is Ridley's artful layup of vibration devouring 24 ton unidirectional carbon fiber. 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. We do occasionally tire of wantonly riding over road obstacles, though. In such cases, 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 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. In our experience on this frame, that shaping makes for less lateral flex where we're putting power into the road and a more compliant ride across everything from buzzing chip seal to particularly punishing railroad crossings.

This particular build is finished off with Shimano's crisp-shifting Ultegra groupset, along with a smattering of FSA in the mix. This grouppo strikes a balance between the weight-saving concerns of race day, and pocket-friendlier application, enabling those of us who have to keep our bank account in mind to experience Shimano's precision, without the hurt of a full Dura-Ace group.

  • An endurance steed capable of devouring spring classics
  • 24-ton carbon layup is stiff, but damps vibrations
  • Burly chainstays and PF30 combine for supportive base
  • Diamond shape tubing reinforces for impact resistance
  • Frame balances weight, performance, strength, stiffness
  • Longer rear triangle increases stability and comfort
  • Shimano's Ultegra derailleurs offer clean shifting

Great bike

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The Ridley Fenix is a great bike, a perfect fit, for about 85% of the population out there. The geometry is not slammed low up front, It's comfortable over a longer distance, the ultegra groupset is outstanding. Ridley just does a phenomenal job on their frames, I've owned most of what they've produced. Overall I love the Fenix but for a pure race bike it's a bit soft. This like if you're standing up to sprint all out our similar on a climb. Really not an issue unless you're racing and not as worried about comfort, but more worried about winning. That being said, André Greipel did win a stage of the tour on one so what do I know.

First road bike.. hopefully my last!

    I am loving this bike so far, in determining size -- Ridley frames run pretty long so I sized down to an XXS. I'm 5'3'' 31" inseam for reference.

    Ridley

    Fenix SL
     

    Seat Tube
    (c-c)

    Seat Tube
    (c-t)

    Effective Top Tube

    Stack

    Reach

    Stand Over

    Head Tube

    Head Tube Angle

    Seat Tube Angle

    Bottom Bracket Height

    Bottom Bracket Drop

    Chainstay

    Wheelbase
    XXS   45cm 51.5cm 50.7cm 37.9cm 74cm 10.7cm 71.8o 75o   6.8cm 41cm 97.5cm
    XS   48cm 52.5cm 52.7cm 37.4cm 76.5cm 12.7cm 72o 74o   6.8cm 41cm 97.5cm
    S   51cm 54.5cm 54.2cm 38.4cm 78.9cm 14.2cm 73o 73.5o   6.6cm 41cm 98.2cm
    M   54cm 56.5cm 57.3cm 39.2cm 82cm 17.2cm 73.5o 73o   6.6cm 41cm 99.2cm
    L   57cm 58.5cm 59.9cm 39.6cm 85cm 20.2cm 73.5o 72.5o   6.3cm 41.3cm 101cm
    XL   60cm 60cm 62.4cm 40.3cm 87.8cm 22.7cm 74o 72.5o   6.3cm 41.3cm 101.9cm