aero and disc is just part of it. Canyon Aeroad claims 980g for the same size. I guess it is for the painted frame as i think it is normal to claim a weight of painted frame.. if Ridley is 1060g unpainted, than it is cca 1160g painted.. almost 200g on a frame and similar will be for the fork as 540g unpainted is more than lots of 29 mtb rigid forks.. so Ridley is almost 400g heavier than comparable bike from Canyon? Cheap chinese aero frames claims under 2kg for frame, fork and seatpost, so it is about the same...
it is not a hate post about Ridley. I very like the bike appearance, Ridley brand story, it should be also comfortable for the category, but the weight seems too much as it is almost impossible to make it a reasonable weighting bike even if you put dura ace on it.
i just want to know the reason if they use some old carbon layup technology or other manufacturers are kidding with claimed weights (its unpainted, without bolts etc vs Ridley measures in a different way..)
They use fiber 50T 40T 30T as all top bike frames.
Simply they think less to extreme lightweight. It's the same choice of Colnago and Wilier, at least in the Aero models.
Just we need to ask if these more grams It means more stiffness in race performance. This is more important for me
Actually I have a Canyon CF SLX 2014, frame 780 gr, bike with race wheels is 6,5 kg.
I want a stiff Aero bike, more useful on my criterium races. I want performance, if this mean more 300-400 gr I can accept.
I'm looking for a Ridley Noah SL (size S) with eTap and my race wheelset (of 1180 gr.)
I hope to stay around 6,8 kg.
I can cut weight from components on my Canyon on saddle, handlebar, cable routing and skewers.
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