Ridley

Ridley Bikes was started in 1997 by Jochim Aerts, a frame builder and painter who had been producing frames for Belgian bicycle companies since 1990. In a few years, Ridley became the market leader in Belgium for racing bikes. It has always been a key part of Ridley’s product development to create a strong alliance with their teams, not just providing them with bikes, but working on a very close basis with the riders and the team mechanics to develop their models. The sponsored teams compete on ‘stock’ frames which enables Ridley to test under extreme riding conditions. This is Ridley’s core development program to ensure that a well refined product is launched to their customers. Feedback from the teams fuels the next generation of Ridley bikes. The Belgian racing team Lotto-Belisol rode Ridley bikes in the Tour de France in 2013.

Ridley bicycles are distributed in the US by Quality Bicycle Products and in Canada by Norco.

So why Ridley, well why not. With the design elements and the ability to custom your very own bike making it completely unique is brilliant.

From the Noah SL of André Greipel to the Liz of a cycling enthusiast, all Ridley bikes are built for glory. Your glory can be a victory in a race, but it might as well be conquering a mountain stage or reaching the top of one. And why not achieving a difficult MTB descent or getting through a muddy cyclocross track? And what about riding to support charity? At Ridley, we leave all options open. Because every rider can and must have his own moment of glory.

CUSTOM DESIGN CHOOSE YOUR COLOURS
SMART & INNOVATING TECHNOLOGY
FAMOUS BELGIAN HERITAGE
RIDE THE SAME BIKES AS LOTTO-SOUDAL
DESIGNED & BUILT IN BELGIUM
Ridley can write books about carbon and how it should be used, but they will keep it simple. Ridley’s R&D Department has done some head-breaking thinking and hours of testing to come up with the use of the right types of carbon on the right spots on the bike. To create the perfect bike for every terrain by applying the right shapes and the right stiffness and rigidity where needed, for example at the bottom bracket and the head tube. While the rear stays and the seat post need to be able to damp vibrations.

The Fenix SL is a thoroughbred racer in an endurance disguise. We took all the best of our Fenix, Helium SL and Noah SL, and put it into the Fenix SL. The stiff and aerodynamic headtube, combined with the strong bottom bracket and the light and narrow seatstays do not only make it look sexy, they make it fast as well. We could only just get some of the Lotto Soudal riders to give their bikes back after they were done testing the Fenix SL.

The Helium is everything you don’t see. No remarkable shapes and extra’s, but just an excellent bike that does what it needs to do. It combines lightness with comfort while its shape goes way back, making it a no-nonsense classic beauty. Because we all know that less is more.

When it comes to reducing wind-related drag, the Noah Fast makes no compromises. A complete suite of F-technology reduces real-world drag – not just the unidirectional flow that other bike companies use as part of wind-tunnel testing. Ridley’s F-brake design, in combination with low frame weights and unparalleled power transfer, can save riders up to 2.8 kph in sprints – the kind of advantage that lets our Lotto Soudal riders edge out their competitors in the World Tour races.
A real can-do-it-all. While the race geometry allows you to speed up very quickly, the disc brake wheels with thru-axle can make you stop stable and within the blink of an eye. And with the 40mm tire clearance, you can add a big piece of extra comfort to your already enjoyable ride. Why would you need 3 different bikes hanging in your garage while you can have an X-Trail?

Whenever you hear the word ‘fast’, your pulse starts racing.  You’re intrigued by speed and aerodynamics.
Basically, you’re a human speed machine, living life in the fast lane. That’s why you might not have the time to flip through the whole catalogue. So here’s a short summary of our new groundbreaking technology. In other words: the ‘fast’ version of our FAST-concept.

Most brands work in the same way, only focusing on streamlining the bike with droplet shaped tubes. For Ridley, this is only the beginning. There engineers, in their constant strive to develop the fastest bike in the world, analysed aerodynamics to the bone.
Throughout years of in-depth wind tunnel testing, they discovered 3 major issues that cause drag and restrain the speed a bike can obtain. They found a solution for each one of them. The result: the FAST concept.  A tripod concept containing 3 groundbreaking technologies.

F-Splitfork™: jet foils which draw air away from the spokes, and counteract on turbulence generated by the wheels. Result: speed!