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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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 Front Derailleurs

For all the Campy users out there, has anyone successfully used a standard front on a CT crank? I have Daytona front I would like to use with a 46/36 crankset. Campy says no but the curve of the cage really matches the 46 T chainring well. This a budget build. So, anything in the parts box gets a t ... Read More »

Modify Athena compact crank for cyclocross?

I have an extra Athena compact crankset that I am wondering if it could be modified for cyclocross use. It is a 50/34, I am thinking I would try and swap out the 50T outer ring for a 42T, making it a 42/34. I found some third party manufacturers (TA & Stronglight) that make 11sp replacement rings in ... Read More »

2011 Specialized Secteur Elite COmpact needs brifter drivetrain upgrade

My almost four year old 2011 Specialized Secteur Elite Compact needs shifter drivetrain upgrade. I've been riding 3 to 4 times per week anywhere from 20 to 45 mile rides since I bought it and love the bike, but really wish that I'd bought at least 105 gruppo because the external shifter cables on b ... Read More »

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 »

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