Ridley Fenix SL Ultegra Complete Road Bike Dark Blue/Black/Red, L

If you’ve looked at road bikes lately, you’ll notice an increasing number of niches, and bikes that claim to excel in specialized scenarios so, to tha…

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If you’ve looked at road bikes lately, you’ll notice an increasing number of niches, and bikes that claim to excel in specialized scenarios so, to that end, it’s refreshing to see a bike that’s built to handle it all. And as much as we’d like a lightweight climber, endurance mile muncher, and an aero racer individually, it’s simply not in the cards, however, the Fenix SL Ultegra Complete Road Bike from Ridley does a damn fine job of each of the above so it can truly cover all your road riding needs. The Belgians know how to build a bike and the Flanders-proven geometry and stiff, durable carbon construction simply inspires us to ride harder while Shimano’s excellent Ultegra 7000 drivetrain completely compliments the frame’s workhorse persona. Ultegra gets high praises here in the office because, besides its few grams of added weight, it’s functionally equal to Dura-Ace. We’d gladly pocket the difference and buy a powermeter to train more efficiently, get some go-fast carbon tubular wheels, or simply plop down on some race entry fees. Ridley doesn’t skimp on the rest of the build either finishing it off with house brand Forza with cockpit components which, in our experience, matches or exceeds those from aftermarket brands. This Fenix SL carries over Ridley’s updates to the venerable frame that was updated in 2017, and is built from the same 30t and 24t high-modulus carbon fiber as its predecessor. Ridley claims this version of the Fenix SL is 15% lighter and 18% stiffer, and any number of reviews and the fact that Team Lotto-Sodual campaigns the spring classics aboard this frame assure us that these gains don’t come at the cost of cobblestone-worthy comfort. It’s a rare mix of race-bred endurance geometry for long-mile comfort, a high-modulus carbon lay-up for sprint-worthy stiffness, and an overall lightweight package that can soar–or at least not hold you back–on the climbs. The Fenix SL maintains that plush ride in a lighter, stiffer package than the previou…

    • Frame Material: 30T-24T high modulus unidirectional carbon
    • Fork: 30T-24T high modulus unidirectional carbon
    • Headset: FSA IS
    • Shifters: Shimano Ultegra 8000
    • Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra 8000

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Dark Blue/Black/Red

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