Every year when the spring classics come around, Ridley sponsored Team Lotto-Soudal calls on the Fenix to campaigning the punishing cobbles. Sporting an ideal mix of durability, weight, and stiffness, this is the steed of choice for those 6-hour slugfests. Given its endurance-focused geometry that's very neutral and the weather conditions during that time of year, our preference would be opting for the disc brake version that's provided here with the Fenix SLX Disc Limited Edition Frameset. The improved power and modulation is unmatched and it instills confidence on the descents just knowing we can easily scrub speed with one digit.Many consider Belgium the spiritual home of cycling and that often conjures up images of wet cobblestone roads meandering through the farmlands and a high-speed peloton racing across them with riders jockeying for position to find some sort of solace from the brutal side and headwinds. And if there was ever a brand and a bike that epitomized this Belgium landscape and that type of riding, it would be Ridley and this Fenix SLX Disc. What could be sweeter than that' Well, that'd be its beautiful limited edition colorway that has enough metallic sparkle in the paint to make a bass boat blush. As a testament as to where Ridley thinks the future of disc brakes are, the rim brake version tops out at with the SL whereas this disc version gets the SLX moniker meaning its DNA includes 60-ton High Modulus Carbon, like we've seen in the Helium SLX, adding a boost of stiffness and a significant weight loss. The 200-gram give-or-take weight loss difference between the disc SLX and the rim SL version should go a long way in making up for the addition of the superior braking. And when you also factor in the stiff, responsive thru axles anchoring the hubs into the frame and fork dropouts, you have a race-ready ride that shares the same spirit as the hardest Flahutes hailing from the region. Ridley does things a little differently than other brands ...
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