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Ridley Liz CR40 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 design for women. 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 proven, ultra-classic Ksyrium Elite wheelset tip the scales at 1550 grams, and the low spoke count cuts the wind efficiently – both welcome features on steep alpine switchbacks. Equipped with one of the best gruppos around, it gets a lightweight workhorse 11-speed Shimano Ultegra shift setup that balances performance and reliability. Ultegra brakes produce confidence-inspiring catch-free power and nuanced modulation. To top it off, the Liz has proven 4ZA aluminum components to help this ride reach future classic status.

  • Unidirectional carbon fibre frame blends 30 and 24 ton high modulus carbon for a frame that balances strength with lightness
  • Curved toptube allows a lower standover height, and negates the need for short and twitchy stems
  • Tapered, reinforced headtube 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 Ksyrium Elite wheelset with 25mm Mavic Yksion Pro tires weigh in at 1550g
  • Shimano 11-speed Ultegra groupset
  • Compact Shimano Ultegra crankset is at home climbing or sprinting
  • Shimano Ultegra brakes feel as good as they perform
  • 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

Weight7.82kg (Medium)
Ideal for
  • Performance and race road cycling
FrameRidley Liz HM carbon
ForkLiz HM carbon
Stem4ZA Stratos 31.8mm
Seatpost4ZA Stratos
HeadsetFSA NO. 42-ACB
Handlebars4ZA Stratos 31.8mm
Grips/tape4ZA Cork
  • Shimano Ultegra (caliper rim)
Brake leversShimano Ultegra
ShiftersShimano Ultegra
Derailleur (front)Shimano Ultegra
Derailleur (rear)Shimano Ultegra
Crank + ringsShimano Ultegra Compact 50-34T
Bottom bracketShimano PF30 with BSA adaptor
PedalsSold separately
Shimano 105 11-speed 11-32T
ChainShimano HG700-11
  • Mavic Yksion Elite 700 x 25
WheelMavic Ksyrium
Saddle4ZA Stratos Lady
Made inTaiwan


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