Ridley is a Belgian brand that’s full of passion for road and cyclocross racing. While cyclocross is one of the brand’s mainstays here in the States, you can’t overlook their full road line, including the new Noah SL and Fenix Disc endurance road bike for 2015.
The Fenix Disc is a beautiful-looking disc-equipped endurance bike that seems natural as Ridley’s first road disc model. With clearance for up to 28mm tires, the Fenix Disc can tackle some rough pavement, but could also be taken into limited gravel courses with confidence.
With a slightly taller headtube and comfortable angles, the Fenix Disc is still race-day capable. It has been ridden with success in all the spring classics and should prove to be a fantastic bike for most riders.
2015 Ridley Fenix C10 Disc Features:
- High modulus unidirectional carbon frame and fork
- Standard QR’s front and rear
- Diamond-shaped tubes for natural stiffness and impact protection
- Full, oversized tapered head tube with 1.5″ lower cup
- Internal cable routing for electronic or mechanical shifting
- Mix of Shimano Ultegra/105 drivetrain
- Shimano hydraulic disc brakes
- Price: $3500 USD
Sizing is typical for european brands with 55 and 57cm models that will suit most riders. For most of us riding 56cm models, the 55 should be easiest to get dialed in.
The bike does indeed look great in person (better than the marginal photos I took) and should be on your shortlist if you’re in the market for an endurance bike that’s disc-equipped.