Ridley Prototype bike A new Ridley time trial bike has been spotted today at the Critérium du Dauphiné . The 31km stage four time trial started from Cours and finished in Belmont-de-la-Loire. At least two Lotto-Dstny riders were riding the new bike with Victor Campenaerts and Thomas De Gendt spotted on the new machines.
We covered a range of Dauphine Tech in our mega gallery this week, including three other prototype road machines (one of which is a new Ridley road bike ), but this TT model stayed under wraps until today’s stage.
Other new bikes we’ve spotted recently
New BMC x Red Bull road bike at the Dauphine
New Ridley road bike at the Dauphine
New Santa Cruz gravel bike at Unbound
New Canyon gravel bike at Unbound Are Ridley replacing the Dean?
Ridley Prototype bike Ridley’s current time trial Bike, the Dean, has been around for quite a long time now, and the design hasn’t changed massively since at least 2013 when an updated Dean FAST version was launched.
The Dean features rim brakes, one integrated into the front fork and one tucked under the rear chainstays, and a Forza integrated cockpit. Lotto-Dstny riders were riding rim brake-equipped Dean models as recently as the Tour de Romandie prologue time trial back in April. The very same stage where Rui Costa suffered a disastrous mechanical. The new or prototype bikes could be updated Dean models which seems likely, or perhaps a brand new Ridey TT bike. Given brands […]