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Old 09-29-13, 06:10 PM   #1
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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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Old 09-29-13, 09:32 PM   #3
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The question IS annoying as hell, sorry.

The answer is Ridley, of course.
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Old 09-30-13, 12:06 AM   #4
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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.
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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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Old 01-07-14, 04:33 PM   #6
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You don't even have to get the RS:
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