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    Another (hopefully not) annoying comparison question - Ridley Noah RS and a Madone 6

    I've been thinking of buying a frameset and building something up.
    The two framesets I've narrowed it down to are the Ridley Noah RS and the Trek Madone 6 series.
    Does anyone have experience with both? Is it even a fair comparison?
    I haven't ridden either but have ridden a Ridley Orion and Trek Madone 4.5. I really liked the responsiveness of the Orion.
    Any input would be appreciated.

    Not sure it matters but currently on a Cannondale carbon Synapse.

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    I wanna piss off some people tonight...






















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    The question IS annoying as hell, sorry.

    The answer is Ridley, of course.
    "I tried being reasonable, I didn‘t like it."

    "I understand. I just don't care"

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    Have you ridden an Excalibur? It is a straight up, no nonsense race bike. Standard seat post, standard bottom bracket, no silly internal cabling, no BS. Just light, stiff, and quick. It's the black coffee of road bikes.
    Cyclists of the world, unite! You have nothing to lube but your chains!

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    I own an RS, and it requires you to put effort into it. The more you engage the bike, the better it feels. It is not as much a grand touring bike like the Madone tends to be. Just my 2 pennies.

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    You don't even have to get the RS:
    http://www.backcountry.com/ridley-no...E0MTEwMDAwMjEz

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