Ridley Prototype bike Team Lotto-Dstny , and specifically Maxim van Gils has been spotted at the Critérium du Dauphiné on what looks to be a new prototype Ridley bike ahead of stage one. The new bike is marked with UCI prototype stickers and features a matte black frame with chrome Ridley logos. We have also spotted a new BMC prototype bike at the Dauphine, as it seems manufacturers are rapidly gearing up to roll out new equipment in the run up to and during the Tour de France .
The Lotto-Dstny team have the Noah FAST aero bike and the lighter weight Helium to choose from. Aside from these models Ridley also manufactures the Fenix Endurance bike. This new prototype looks to clearly have different frame tubing profiles compared to the Noah FAST aero bike and could be a blend of features from a few different models in the Ridley line, perhaps replacing an existing model or bringing something new to the table.
Equipment wise, the bike build looks to be identical to the other team bikes, with the same Deda integrated handlebars and stem, Dura-Ace groupset, bling gold KMC chains and DT Swiss and Vittoria tyre and wheel combinations. Ridley Prototype bike The above photo provides an interesting comparison between the teams existing Noah FAST aero bike and the prototype model. The new bike looks to have a different seat stay / seat tube join with a slightly less aero profile and slightly less seat stay drop.
The headtube is a […]