Description

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Developed in collaboration with female pro riders, this sleek frame gives recreational and competitive riders a lightweight option that climbs like a beast and accelerates effortlessly. Its punchy performance is, in part, due to its exceptional strength-to-weight ratio. The high-modulus carbon is able to withstand 24 to 30 tons of pressure, giving you the confidence to push as hard as you want on a frame that weighs just over 1kg. A slightly curved top tube lowers the stand-over height and shortens up the reach to better fit female proportions. Flat-sectioned seatstays and asymmetric chainstays absorb road buzz, and a tapered head tube improves stiffness for more precise handling. Added bonus: the Liz CR2 provides a solid frame foundation that is upgrade-ready in the event you ever want to build up the ultimate women's road and race bike.

  • Ridley Liz carbon frame packs lots of strength into a lightweight frame, using both 30 and 24-ton high-modulus unidirectional carbon fibre (1 square centimetre of carbon withstands pressure up to 24 and 30 tons). An unpainted size small frame weighs in at 1150g.
  • Flat-sectioned seatstays add comfort to the rigid frame, dissipating and absorbing road vibrations.
  • Diamond tube-shaping has proven strength with high impact resistance, making a very strong, very stiff head, top, and down tube.
  • Oversized tapered head tube increases front end stiffness and steering precision.
  • Pressfit 30 bottom bracket allows the use of wider down tube and bottom bracket shell, providing maximum power output.
  • 105 group set delivers the quality and reliability you expect from Shimano® components.
  • Cable routing is clean, aero, and compatible with mechanical and electronic shifting. Mechanical cable stopper can be removed for conversion to electronic shifting.
  • Velocity is handled by Tektro caliper brakes.
  • Alex Race 28 wheelset.
  • Continental Ultra tires have race-oriented tread.
  • This model is not equipped with pedals.
  • 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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Ideal for Performance and race road cycling
Frame Ridley Liz HM carbon
Fork Liz HM carbon
Stem 4ZA 31.8mm
Seatpost 4ZA
Headset FSA integrated
Handlebars 4ZA 31.8mm
Grips/tape 4ZA Cork
Brakes

Mechanical disc brakes are more powerful than rim brakes, but less powerful than hydraulic brakes.

Tektro R312 (caliper rim)
Brake levers Shimano 105
Shifters Shimano 105
Derailleur (front) Shimano 105
Derailleur (rear) Shimano 105
Crank + rings Shimano 105 Compact 50-34T
Bottom bracket Shimano PF30 with BSA adaptor
Pedals Sold separately
Hub (front) Joytech
Hub (rear)

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

Joytech
Cassette

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

Shimano 105 11-speed 11-28T
Chain KMC X11
Spokes Stainless
Rims Alex Race 28
Tires Continental Grand Sport Race 700 x 23
Saddle 4ZA Stratos Lady
Made in Taiwan