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  • Ridley - Fenix SL Road Frameset - Dark Blue/Black/Red
    Ridley - Fenix SL Road Frameset - Detail
    Ridley - Fenix SL Road Frameset - Detail
    Ridley - Fenix SL Road Frameset - Detail
  • Ridley - Fenix SL Road Frameset - Detail
    Ridley - Fenix SL Road Frameset - Detail
    Ridley - Fenix SL Road Frameset - Detail
    Ridley - Fenix SL Road Frameset - Detail
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Ridley - Fenix SL Road Frameset

Ridley Fenix SL Road Frameset

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    Tech Specs

    Frame Material:
    30T-24t high-modulus carbon fiber
    Wheel Size:
    700c
    Fork:
    Fenix SL
    Head Tube Diameter:
    1-1/8 - 1.5in tapered
    Headset Included:
    yes FSA IS
    Bottom Bracket Type:
    PF86
    Cable Routing:
    internal
    Front Derailleur Mount:
    braze-on
    Derailleur Pull:
    bottom
    Brake Type:
    rim
    Compatible Components:
    electronic, mechanical drivetrain
    Seatpost Diameter:
    27.2mm
    Front Axle:
    9mm Quick-Release
    Rear Axle:
    130mm Quick-Release
    Claimed Weight:
    [medium] 1040g
    Recommended Use:
    road cycling
    Manufacturer Warranty:
    5 years

    Fenix SL Road Frameset

    It’s a good thing that Ridley touts the Fenix as its "all-around" bike because as much as we would all love a lightweight climbing machine, an endurance mile muncher, and an aero criterium racer, we can't pull it off without some serious financial repercussions. Therefore, the Ridley Fenix SL Road Bike Frameset provides the ideal foundation for any cyclist seeking a frameset that's competent during fast group rides and competition while not sacrificing ride quality in chasing weight numbers, stiffness ratings, or aerodynamics. Team Lotto-Soudal puts this exact frame through its paces on the grueling cobbles of the spring classics, and the Fenix SL is a proven jack of all trades that can endure any road environment you can put it through without punishing you for riding anything less forgiving than a velodrome.

    The Fenix SL features 30t and 24t high-modulus carbon fiber for its frame and fork construction. Compared to the C version, Ridley claims the Fenix SL is 15% lighter and 18% stiffer, and any number of review articles across the industry and words from the pros at Lotto directly assure us that these gains don't come at the cost of cobblestone-worthy confidence. It's rare to find a long-mile machine with criterium-worthy stiffness in a lightweight package that invites attacks on sharp, punchy walls and long alpine climbs alike.

    The Fenix SL maintains a comfortable ride in a lighter, more responsive package than its previous Fenix thanks to a few intelligent designs. These include narrower, flat-section seat stays that cancel out fatigue-inducing road noise while maintaining excellent lateral stiffness. The stays feed into a seattube that houses a slimmer seatpost that's reduced from the previous model's 31.6mm to a more vertically compliant 27.2mm. The flat, curved top tube is another significant redesign, serving as a leaf spring of sorts that works in conjunction with the seatstays and slimmed-down seatpost. The net result is a system-wide increase in vibration damping and compliance for a more forgiving ride across everything from rural chip seal to the stones of Belgium.

    The top tube and down tube utilizes a unique multi-hexagonal shape, which is undoubtedly partially responsible for the claimed increases in torsional rigidity. At the front, Ridley utilizes a tapered head tube that's considerably shorter than the notably tall head tube of the previous Fenix. This makes for increased stiffness while torqueing on the bars and exceptional handling and cornering capabilities while sweeping through descents or diving through the final turn before a finishing sprint. It also allows more leeway in personal fit preference, letting you slam the front end. Or not. The point is that the older Fenix's tall head tube ruled that option out by default.

    For an extra dose of stiffness, Ridley opts for a beefy PressFit BB86 shell instead of the PF30 model featured in the previous Fenix. The wider bottom bracket shell anchors the oversized drive spine, reducing bottom bracket wag when you're dumping power into the pedals. While this frame isn't billed as specifically aerodynamic, it does boast an integrated fork crown for a smooth transition between the head tube and fork that at least offers the appearance of aerodynamics. You'll enjoy some drag-reduction benefits over frames without the integrated fork crown, and it just plain looks cleaner.

    Ridley caps off the Fenix SL Road Frameset with internal cable routing that's compatible with both mechanical and electronic shifting systems for clean lines and a bit of extra aerodynamic advantage, regardless of setup. Please note that Ridley recommends a maximum rider weight of 209.5lb (95kg) for the Fenix SL.

    • An endurance road bike that excels in difficult terrain
    • Geometry blends snappy racing agility with long-mile comfort
    • Lightweight carbon fiber makes climbers and sprinter happy
    • Pressfit BB86 bottom bracket shell efficiently transfers power
    • Tapered head tube tracks confidently through corners and sprints
    • Compatible with mechanical and electronic drivetrains
    • Internal cable routing improves lines and aerodynamics
    • Specially shaped tubing increase durability and stiffness

    Best "Do Everything" bike for the price!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    One of the best frames especially at the price. I used to race Criteriums and road races every weekend, any this was my choice coming out of a race bike because I wanted something comfortable, yet light weight and efficient, and this hit the spot. built my bike with Ultegra 8000 and standard level wheels, and came out with a 17 lbs rig which is perfect for what I wanted out of an endurance bike.

    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