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Ridley frames(8 posts)

Ridley framestandem
Oct 14, 2003 12:48 PM
Does anybody have any experience with Ridley frames? I'm looking at the Crosswind or the Supercross. I would like to know about quality of construction and ride characteristics.

re: Ridley framesflyweight
Oct 14, 2003 1:41 PM
The build quality and ride are on par with all the other aluminum bikes in that price range (such as the Empella or Kona frames) Figure out which one fits you best and go with that.
re: Ridley framesatpjunkie
Oct 14, 2003 7:47 PM
I have a 200o Ridley Cross (back when they only made 1 model) great race frame. I wouldn't suggest it for a all day trail bike but a great race steed. stiff, handles great. had some fine podiums on it last year.
re: Ridley framesheldveld
Oct 16, 2003 8:54 AM
I have a Ridley Pegasus (road) and and Empella Bonfire. While I can't speak to the ride of either of the frames I can give you my opinion of the quality. Overall I would say its good not great. The welds on the Empella are better but I have seen much worse. The paint job on mine looks great but has minor flaws if examined. I love the way that it rides stiff but smooth. Awesome for the $450 I paid for it.
re: Ridley framesanaerobic Max
Oct 16, 2003 12:37 PM
i wrote a mail to and asked what their frames/forks weigh. their response was:

crossbow 1900 g / 875 (al fork)
crosswind 1730 g / 775 g (carbon fork)
supercross 1520 g / same fork

all weights for 54 cm frame size
That makes the Crosswind's weight about the same...AJS
Oct 18, 2003 4:47 AM my K2 Enemy Med. frame - around 5 1/2 lbs. But I paid less for the whole bike than the Ridley frame alone costs. Also the Enemy handles great, and has a mix of Ultegra/105/Ritchey. ;)
nice deal... check the frame weights published by ridleyanaerobic Max
Oct 19, 2003 11:53 AM
absolutely ridiculous. i hate it when companies try to pull consumers' legs
re: Ridley framescross eddy
Oct 17, 2003 11:12 AM
I don't have anything to compare it to but I ride a Crosswind. I've done 3 races on it so far and have been on it 3 days a week since Feb '03. It has seen trails as well as roads. So far she seems to holding up fine. Also form what I can tells it handles like a mother. There are times where I can decend and take corners on dirt faster (and feel comfortable) than I can on my MTB. The overall quality seems pretty good however they could have done a better job of masking before paint. It only makes it a bit of a hastle upon assembly nothing cosmetic.