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Ridley unveils 2018 road bike range

Joe Robinson
11 Sep 2017

An updated Fenix SLX Disc and Helium SLX headlining Ridley's 2018 range

Belgian bike brand Ridley has put focus on improving their disc brake equipped models for 2018 with revamps of the Fenix and Helium being the marquee changes. 

Bike providers to the likes of Lotto-Soudal and Aqua Blue Sports, Ridley has refined their disc-specific frames saving weight and becoming more aerodynamic. 

Ridley's biggest change for 2018 lies within their endurance Fenix model. Updated from last year, the new Fenix SLX Disc has shaved 300g in weight, bringing the frame down to 850g. 

The weight-saving from the team at Ridley has made the Fenix one of the lightest disc-specific frames on the market to date. 

In addition, to increase comfort on the bike, lowered seatstays have been added in order to provide a more forgiving ride. 

The Felix will be available in both a disc and rim brake option with the introduction of a new Campagnolo Potenza build also a choice. 

Alongside the new Felix SLX Disc, is Ridley's climbers bike, the Helium SLX. At just 700g from the frame, the Belgian bike makers have introduced a more affordable option. 

By fitting the Helium with the brand-new Ultegra r8000, the price of the complete bike come in a full £1100 cheaper than last year's Dura-Ace equipped model, retailing at £3,899.99.

Ridley's wider range stays the same as last year, with aero, endurance and climbing bikes in the offering for both men and women. 

Prices for the women's range start at £1099 topping out at £4999.99 for the Jane SL Ultegra Di2 and Aura SLX Ultegra Di2. 

The men's range will come in £1099.99 with the Fenix SLX Disc Ultegra Di2 at the head of affairs retailing at £6099.99.

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