Ridley Compact Road Bike

5/5 (1 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Wheelset: Camp. Khamsin
  • Tires: Vredestein Fortezza
  • Saddle: 4ZA Stratos
  • Stem: Oval R100
  • Handlebar: Oval R100
  • Seatpost: Oval R100
  • Fork: 4ZA Fenix carbon

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brian a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: April 18, 2011

Strengths:    Stiffness, weight, price.

Weaknesses:    None really. It's better than I expected for a frame at this price.

Bottom Line:   
I wanted a good aluminum frame for crits and other races where I didn't want to have to worry about replacing my frame if I crashed. CC had a special on this frame so I bought one. The large fits me perfectly at 6'2" with a 33" inseam. I built the frame with SRAM Rival components and slapped my old Easton Circuits on and went for a long ride. The bike feels great. Being aluminum, there is a bit more vibration, but it feels quite solid and very stiff. Total build weight was 17 lbs. Not too shabby.

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Similar Products Used:   Specialized Transition S-Works, Trek Madone.

Bike Setup:   SRAM Rival (Ultegra SL Crank), Thomson seatpost and stem, easton aluminum bard, Easton Circuit wheels.

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Compact cranks, do I need them?

Getting a new road bike. Been riding a tri bike with 53/39 for the past 12 years. If I'm going to be riding the same roads/courses I have been with my tri bike. Is there any reason to drop to a compact crank?Read More »

Compact Double or Triple - Competitive usage

Hi fellow cyclists! Before the age of 11speed pros were riding up seriously steep climbs like the Zoncolan or the Angliru. They could choose between a triple or a compact double (50/34). In most cases they chose the CD with a pretty big cassette like up to a 28 cog. -- # Now why did they choos ... Read More »

6500 era (Octalink v2) compact cranks?

My google-fu is failing me. I want to get my hands on a compact crank that will work with my existing BB, and I can't seem to find a part/model number for a compact crank. I currently use a 6500 standard with 172.5mm crank arms, and I want to get my old steel "in line" with my modern carbon, whi ... Read More »

Switching to a Compact Crank on an 80s Bianchi

So I have an 87 Bianchi, with a Shimano 5500 BB and 6500 standard crank. I want to move to a compact crank, and I'm wondering if I just got a 6700 italian threaded BB and a 5750 compact crank if it would "work". The BB shell appears to be 70mm, not 68. [url=http://imgur.com/PoTnVwt]imgur: ... Read More »

Changing from mid-compact to standard Quarq Riken

I just bought a 2014 Tarmac Expert. It came with a mid-compact but I'm interested in switching it over to a standard (53x39) Quarq Riken and I have three questions. 1. Can I get away with using the chain it came with or will I need a longer one? 2. Anything I need to know about the front der. or ... Read More »

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