While a Women's bike line isn't something new to Ridley's lineup, we continue to be impressed with the company's standards when it comes to equipping us with precision machines for our racing, or casual cycling, careers. This year's Ridley Jane Ultegra Complete Road Bike is no different, pairing up geometry mirrored from the Noah, but with a few component tweaks to account for our narrower shoulders, and wider hips. This Jane comes to you equipped with Shimano's Ultegra 8000 drivetrain, a compact 50 - 34t FSA Gossamer Pro crankset, and a lofty 11 - 30t cassette to offer a gear for just about any hill climb you encounter. The Jane skips the downgrade attitude that women's bikes often are treated with in the industry, instead setting you up with the same geometry as the Noah, and the same stiff and feathery light carbon fiber. Ridley holds itself to high standards when it comes to its carbon fiber layups, boasting use of aeronautic grade carbon to start, and high-modulous carbon layups ranging from pliable 24-ton carbon to ultra-stiff 60-ton. These different grades of carbons are combined and laid up methodically to create an ideal piece of machinery for you to toss a leg over. As with the original Noah, the Jane's different carbon moduli are used in different areas of the frame based on desired properties of stiffness, weight, durability, and road-noise damping. The Jane also features a tapered head tube for sharp tracking and efficient power transfer, and the PF30 bottom bracket, internal cable routing, and electronic group compatibility that are all but expected in frames of this level. As with the Noah frame, Ridley incorporates its Future Aero Speed Technology (FAST) F-Surface design into the Jane, which involves fluted channels running the lengths of forward-facing tubes to trip air into a manageable layer of turbulence. That tripped layer detaches later and more cleanly, reducing the frame's wake and overall wind drag.
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