Description

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Using their pedal response and long-distance know-how, Ridley packed as much as budget would allow into this 24-ton, high modulus carbon fibre package. Being able to withstand 24 tons of pressure per sq. cm makes for a stiff, light frame, which comes in handy when you're stomping to the finish line. An oversized downtube helps you corner precisely, and a reinforced bottom bracket shell optimizes power output for more efficient pedal strokes. Flat-sectioned seatstays and asymmetric chainstays relieve your century ride of road buzz and provide a buffer against the rutted and cobbled surfaces of a spring classic. Shimano's reliable 105 group does the majority of the heavy lifting, rounded out by Ridley's own 4ZA component line.

  • 24-ton high modulus unidirectional carbon frame with stainless steel drop out protection plates. Medium-sized frame weighs in at 1220g when painted.
  • Flat-sectioned seatstays add comfort to the rigid frame, dissipating and absorbing road vibrations before they get to your body.
  • Shimano 105 components are known for their reliability, durability, and great performance.
  • Rear "mono stay" engineered for comfort enhancing vertical compliance and lateral stiffness.
  • Continental Ultra tires are race orientated, flexible and protect against punctures to optimize comfort demands and performance.
  • Velocity control is handled by Tektro caliper brakes.
  • Pedals sold separately.
  • Orion 24-ton carbon frame is compatible with mechanical groupsets only.
  • Bikes are covered by MEC's Rocksolid Guarantee and Bike Service Agreement. You can bring your bike to any MEC Bike Shop for free adjustments and minor maintenance for a year after purchase.
  • Ridley was born in Flanders, Belgium, a region infamous for harsh cycling conditions. Against this backdrop Ridley engineers, tests, and refines their frame construction, race technology, tube profiles, and their own branded component line, 4ZA.

Tech specs

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Frame Ridley Orion HM carbon
Fork Orion HM carbon
Stem 4ZA 31.8mm
Seatpost 4ZA
Headset FSA integrated
Handlebars 4ZA 31.8mm
Grips/tape 4ZA Cork
Brake levers Shimano 105
Shifters Shimano 105
Derailleur (front) Shimano 105
Derailleur (rear) Shimano 105
Crank + rings Shimano FC R565 50-34T
Bottom bracket BSA
Pedals Sold separately
Hub (front) Shimano Sora
Hub (rear)

The hub affects a bike’s rolling efficiency. Internally geared hubs require significantly less maintenance.

Shimano Sora
Cassette

Cassettes with a smaller range allow you to go faster; a bigger range makes climbing hills easier.

Shimano Tiagra 10-speed 12-28T
Chain KMC X10
Spokes Stainless
Rims 4ZA RC 30
Tires Continental Ultra Race 700 x 23
Saddle 4ZA
Made in Taiwan