Ridley Noah Fast Disc Ultegra Di2 review

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Ridley Noah Fast Disc is a first rate aero machine, with Ridley using its aerodynamic expertise and its own wind tunnel to really hone the bike’s aero features and high speed stability. It’s not quite as smooth a ride as some aero bikes though and transmits more vibration through the frame on bumpy UK roads.

Reasons to buy
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    State of the art aero road frameset

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    Good gear range

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    Clean front end looks

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    Excellent power transfer

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    Stable handling at speed

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Reasons to avoid
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    Expensive

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    A little less compliant than best in class aero bikes

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Ridley has used its on-site windtunnel to develop new, faster tube profiles and improve the overall aerodynamics of the new Noah Fast, while saving 250g frame weight over its predecessor. The result is a bike that’s not only eye-catching but, as its name says, fast. It’s earned its place on our Editor’s Choice selection of the top products we’ve tested in 2018.

The new Ridley Noah Fast was launched last summer, in time for it to be ridden in the Tour de Suisse and Tour de France. It’s already achieved notable successes for André Greipel, who won two stages of the 2018 Tour of Britain on the bike in his swansong season at Lotto-Soudal.

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