Born and bred in Flanders, the spiritual home of cycling, Ridley have reason to believe they know more than a thing or two about bikes – and particularly when it comes to a bike for the cobbles.
As bike sponsors of Lotto-Soudal for a few seasons now, Ridley have been supplying the team with various incarnations of their aero Noah and super-light Helium models (currently the Noah SL and Helium SL).
The third bike in their road arsenal is the Fenix SL, which has had an interesting genesis. The Fenix used to be the sort of do-it-all bike Ridley offered, and that was reflected in the spec and price tag, which stayed notably lower than its two compatriots.
Even though it took third under Jurgen Roelandts at the Tour of Flanders in 2013, the Fenix Classic has been replaced by the Fenix SL, which is a cut above
Even though it took third under Jurgen Roelandts at the Tour of Flanders in 2013, that Fenix has been replaced by the Fenix SL, which is a noticeable cut above. The Fenix is now a pure Classics bike, and the team tested out the frame at last year’s Classics. Remember Andre Greipel cresting the Koppenberg ahead of the peloton at the Tour of Flanders? That was on the Fenix SL.