Here at Merlin Cycles we’ve been selling a great range of road bikes from Ridley for a while now and although the R6 isn’t the latest model it’s still a bike well worth considering.
First of all let us say that we only have a 54cm (58cm C-to-top) and 56cm (60cm C-to-top) left in stock so sadly no need to read on if that’s not your size (sorry).
A good all round bike for not a lot of money.
Often when you are choosing a bike in this price bracket you will have to compromise as £500 will only buy you so much.
The Ridley however was nearly £900 when it came out of the factory over a year ago and now at £499.99 there is much less compromise and more value for money.
So what do you get for you money?
The 7000 series triple butted aluminium frame which will serve you well for many years. It will also make a good winter bike for when you want to put your carbon race machine in the shed.
Ridley Forza carbon forks and a traditional geometry finish off the frame with the most important feature being rack mounts. Not many bikes come with these anymore and it will also take a full set of mudguards making it the ideal commute bike or even for touring.
The bike is finished off in a subtle white paint with blue accents so great for those riders who don’t want a crazy paint job.
The rest of the bike reads like this:
- Shimano Tiagra 4600 3 x 10 speed gearing, Tiagra front and rear derailleurs & STI (a rare treat at this price point)
- 10 Speed 12-28 cassette
- Tiagra triple chainset
- Shimano long drop callipers
- Forza Wheels
- Continental Ultra Sport Tyres
- Forza Bars, stem & seatpost
- Forza saddle
As always with our bikes please remember that all of our bikes are built to order. Build time is up to 10 days.
We think this is a lot of bike for not much money. It’s great for an introduction to cycling or those who don’t need to spend a fortune on a ride.
Ride it in the sun, ride it in the rain, this bike can do it all!