In a few years Ridley became the number 1 brand in Benelux.
First professional team signed in 1997, Spar.
First full carbon road frame introduced in 1999.
Tom Boonen won the U23 Belgian Championship on a Ridley.
Product design Initial stage: Design concept to 3D design for tube shape analysis. Stage 2: Computer simulations test for stiffness, strength and compliance. Stage 3: Prototypes are produced and continually tested by our teams with our Partner Development Program . These prototypes also undergo rigorous machine testing for stiffness, strength and compliance.
When the R-Flow vents are open, drag is reduced immediately.
Drag decreases further, the faster the wheels spin when compared to a standard fork.
R-Flow had a minimum of 7.5% less drag compared to the other forks we tested.
VKI test in L1 windtunnel test at 37km/h test no fork blades wheel Drag CxA N 1 Ridley R-Flow fork closed standing 19.1 0.112 2 Ridley R-Flow fork closed turning 21.2 0.123 In the first test we closed the opening between the split blades with tape on both sides 3 Ridley R-Flow fork open standing 19.4 0.112 4 Ridley R-Flow fork open turning 19.9 0.117 In this test we used the fork as it should be so with the open blades 5 Standard aero fork na standing 18.8 0.111 6 Standard aero fork na turning 21.5 0.127 This fork performed the best of the 10 forks we tested in the wind tunnel
R-Surface is a patent pending technology that is exclusive to Ridley and is a first for bike frames.
Air flow normally breaks away from the rear of an airfoil, creating more drag.
The textured surface excites surrounding air and re-establishes the laminar flow towards the rear of the airfoil.
Airplane wings and the dimpled surface on a golf ball work on the same principle.
Overall drag reduced by 4%.
Conclusion: Ridley R-Surface reduces drag at any speed, With an average reduction of 4%. Ridley bike paint structure study velocity [kph] drag [N] drag [N] % difference Test 1 Test 2 Normal Dean Structure Painted Dean R-Surface 50 5.96 5.72 4.03% 55 7.04 6.81 3.27% 60 8.47 8.06 4.84% 65 9.96 9.53 4.32% 70 11.33 10.84 4.32% Average: 4.16%
The Dean has 11-12% less drag than two leading time trial models. Head to head test of Ridley Dean and presumed leading time trial bikes in the market drag [N] drag [N] drag [N] Ridley Dean Brand A time trial Brand B time trial wheels turning velocity (kph) wheels turning velocity (kph) % difference wheels turning velocity (kph) 2.8670 41.60 3.5010 41.50 18.11% 3.2800 40.60 12.59% 5.4940 50.40 6.2830 50.80 12.56% 6.0000 50.00 8.43% 8.7300 60.00 9.4820 60.20 7.93% 10.3900 61.70 15.98% 12.4500 69.80 13.0400 70.00 4.52% 13.9500 69.50 10.75% Average: 10.78% Average: 11.94%
The Noah has 17% less drag than a market leader aero model. Head to head test with Noah and presumed most aerodynamic road bike in market drag [N] drag [N] test 18 Leading competitor Ridley road bike wheels turning velocity (kph) wheels turning velocity (kph) % difference 4.2630 40.70 3.2460 40.00 23.86% 8.3570 51.40 6.7180 50.60 19.61% 12.4800 60.40 10.8100 60.90 13.38% 16.9900 69.30 14.9700 70.30 11.89% Average: 17.18%
New Noah track test Rider: Greg Vanavermaet Model: Noah Duration: 1hour 52sec Average power output: 367 watts Average heart rate: 148 bpm Average Cadence: 95 rpm Average speed: 39.4 kph Rider: Greg Vanavermaet Model: Helium Duration: 1hour 53sec Average power output: 380 watts Average heart rate: 152 bpm Average Cadence: 95 rpm Average speed: 39.8 kph
Aero: Fusing together the innovations from our strength and stiffness to weight ranges in combination with the natural shape of the water droplet. Utilizing the very natural shape of the water droplet has given us the opportunity to push the boundaries of aero frame technology. Stiffness to weight: Maintains the Ridley standard for stiffness whilst offering a lower frame weight. Since form follows function, nature tells us that the circle is the strongest shape while using the least material. Strength: Our core values are to provide superior levels of stiffness, stability and handling. Keeping form follows function in mind; we came to the conclusion that the diamond shape was the best design for this range. Ridley’s Sharp Edge Design was born.
Noah-inspired frame design for superior acceleration and handling.
Fully replaceable CNC drop-outs for improved shifting and smooth wheel changes
1.5” lower head tube increases stiffness and control at high speeds
Women’s specific race geometry designed in collaboration with Bikefitting.com
Weight of frame: 1.2kg
Ultegra Road 105 Road Headset FSA Integrated FSA Integrated Crankset Shimano Ultegra 53X39 Shimano 105 50X34 BB Included with Crank Included with Crank Brakeset Shimano Ultegra Shimaon 105 Brake Levers Included with shifters Included with shifters Chain CN 5600 CN 5600 Wheelset Fulcrum R5 Black Fulcrum R7 Black Tire Vittoria Rubino II 23 C Vittoria Rubino II 23 C F Der Shimona 5600 Shimona 5600 R Der Shimano Ultegra Shimano 105 50X34 Shifters Shimono Utlegra Shimono 105 Cassette Shimano CS 5600 12-25 Shimano 105 11-25 Stem FSA Alloy Black FSA Alloy Black Handelbar FSA Alloy Black FSA Alloy Black Bar Tape 4ZA Black 4ZA Black Seat Post FSA Alloy Black FSA Alloy Black Saddle 4ZA Stratos 4ZA Stratos Bottle Cage 4ZA Tail 4ZA Tail
Ridley partner development program. The largest budget in the ProTour of 30m Euros. World class riders – Robbie McEwen and Filippo Pozzato. Complete network of satellite teams and cycling schools throughout Europe. A total of 20 first place finishes for the 2009 season so far, including the Italian and Russian national championships.
Video campaign starting 1 Sept 09 Ridley catalogue and dealer book
Antarticmatters.com Belgian artistic project aimed at raising awareness on climate change. Starting in Bruges, the exhibition will be shown around the world. The Ridley container will generate electricity by human power through use of our bikes.