Ridley Damocles backup/budget racer

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jmilliron
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by jmilliron

Here is version 3.0 of my 2009 Ridley Damocles. Have it built up with a mix of SRAM parts and my race wheels.

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15.25 lbs - 6.9 kg

Red shifters (wanted the better shifting and cables)
Force Crank (cosmetic)
Red FD (since I had one laying around)
Rival RD
Rival brakes
DA chain
Red/1090 cassette (race wheels, Force/1070 on my training wheels)
3T Pro bars
3T Pro stem
Thomson Masterpiece post (already had it, doesn't match but it's super light and stiff...)
Look Blade pedals
old Selle Italia SLR saddle
random carbon cages

Race wheels are:
Reynolds Assaults
Vittoria Corsa Evo CX tubulars
KCNC ti skewers
2013 Wilier Cento1 SR || 2009 Ridley Crossbow || 2011 Yeti AS-R 5 Carbon

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jmilliron
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by jmilliron

Can't imagine I'm going to keep that bar tape for long.
2013 Wilier Cento1 SR || 2009 Ridley Crossbow || 2011 Yeti AS-R 5 Carbon

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LouisN
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Did you have the 17deg. stem with the Scott ?

How's the fit and performance compared ?

Ridley's headtubes are LONG for larger sizes !!! Same Geo as the Helium ?


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Looks good!

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jmilliron
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by jmilliron

Thanks.

I previously had a -10 w/ a 5mm spacer. Now have -17 with no spacer. So, much lower bars.

Did a hard 25 mile ride yesterday. Felt good. Did a little bit of descending and it seemed to carve the corners more confidently then I remember.

I took measurements from my Addict but there is still some tweaking to do on the fit. Geometries are very different.
2013 Wilier Cento1 SR || 2009 Ridley Crossbow || 2011 Yeti AS-R 5 Carbon

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by Scottybee

+1 for the disappointment in the trend of extra long head tubes

But quite a yummy bike nonetheless! It looks mean.
17 and stupid, bear with me

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StuTheWeak
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by StuTheWeak

That last 0.25lb is killing me guy. You need to get rid of that weight...just gets under my skin and it's not even my bike :wink:
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jmilliron
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It's killing me too! Have to keep telling myself that it's a backup bike and that I shouldn't put extra money into it.
2013 Wilier Cento1 SR || 2009 Ridley Crossbow || 2011 Yeti AS-R 5 Carbon

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