Ridley Liz CR50 Road Bicycle - Women's 5044-406

Ridley Liz CR50 Road Bicycle - Women's

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A full-blown carbon race bike with endurance bike tendencies. Featuring feather-weight carbon fibre, the Liz combines a unique diamond-shape frame with intentional flex areas to make it responsive under power and forgiving on rough terrain. While performance is at the forefront, Ridley worked with professional female riders to produce a unique women's frame. The slightly curved toptube helps lower standover height and shorten the reach, allowing a confident position for aggressively railing crits or cruising fondos. Mavic's go-to Aksium wheels are an all-around option or trainer wheel. The low spoke count cuts wind surprisingly well for a low-profile tire, and they're no slouch on climbs. Equiped with Shimano's excellent 11-speed 105 groupset and a host of proven 4ZA aluminum components, this whip goes to the next level of sweet.

  • Unidirectional carbon fibre frame blends 30 and 24 ton high modulus carbon for a frame that balances strength with lightness.
  • Curved top tube allows for a lower standover height, and negates the need for short and twitchy stems.
  • Tapered, reinforced headtube shaves grams, aids aggressive handling and provides excellent impact protection.
  • Flattened chainstays provide shock absorption for a comfortable, buzz-free ride.
  • Shimano Pressfit BB aids power transfer without adding weight.
  • Full carbon fork provides excellent shock absorption and an aerodynamic profile.
  • Internal routing aids aerodynamics while keeping cables silky smooth.
  • Mavic Aksium wheelset with 23mm Continental Ultra Sport tires.
  • Shimano 11-speed 105 groupset represents stellar value.
  • Compact Shimano crankset is at home climbing or sprinting.
  • Shimano BR-R561 brakes offer a smooth throw and plenty of power.
  • 4ZA seat, seatpost, stem and other components are race ready and durable.
  • 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 NO. 42-ACB
Handlebars 4ZA 31.8mm
Grips/tape 4ZA Cork

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

Shimano BR-R561 (caliper rim)
Brake levers Shimano 105
Shifters Shimano 105
Derailleur (front) Shimano 105
Derailleur (rear) Shimano 105
Crank + rings Shimano FC RS500 50-34T
Bottom bracket Shimano PF30 with BSA adaptor
Pedals Sold separately

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

Shimano 105 11-speed 11-32T
Chain KMC X11
Tires Continental Ultra Sport 700 x 23
Wheel Mavic Aksium Elite
Saddle 4ZA
Made in Taiwan