Ridley Fenix SL 10 review

The Ridley Fenix SL 10 can cope with the Classics and high speed sprint finishes

Cycling Weekly Verdict

With the Fenix SL, Ridley has produced an all-round race bike that copes well with a variety of terrains. I found it ideal for British roads and the price is competitive. The durable carbon lay-up makes it an attractive option for people wanting to race with a reduced risk of handlebar impacts cracking the top tube. While not featherweight, it’s light enough to take to the high mountains, conquer the cobbles and is even capable of delivering André Greipel to the line first in a bunch sprint

Reasons to buy
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    All-round capabilities

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    Competitive price

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    Superb handling

Reasons to avoid
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    Not the lightest

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    Livery could be sexie

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The Ridley Fenix SL 10 was first spotted being used by the Lotto-Soudal team during the Spring Classics of 2015 and proved very popular with the Belgian team, with several riders continuing to ride it throughout the year.

Within the Ridley stable, it sits between the climber’s favourite, the featherweight Helium SL and the aero Noah-Fast SL, with the Belgian brand describing it as an “all-round endurance platform, and reliable partner for long tough days in the saddle”.

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