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Ridley Noah?

Old 01-29-12, 01:25 PM
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Ridley Noah?

Hey Bf, does anyone have any experience with the Ridley Noah, it is one of the options on my "possible bike list." If it helps Im a sprinter.
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I have had the experience of regularly getting my butt kicked by one, lol.
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There was a Velonews test of aero bikes a while back. The Noah as I recall was the least aero of the "aero bikes", stiffer than the others but also the least comfortable. The nice part about the test is that it wasn't our typical review stuff, good combination of objective and subjective. There is a copy of the test here:

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...TVhj6m_zklmU2A
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I've been riding a Noah for three years now. I've loved every ride on it and would get another in a heartbeat if something happened to this one.
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Originally Posted by sd790 View Post
I've been riding a Noah for three years now. I've loved every ride on it and would get another in a heartbeat if something happened to this one.
tell us a little more about it?

there are two that I see regularly around here in races. they ride on 80+mm wheelsets, look pretty awesome.
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More about it, eh...

It's a stiff frame, but that's what I prefer. I've heard that lighter riders thinks it's harsh, but I've never thought that. Many century rides have been just fine on it.

It's solid with sprints, which works well for me. It's definitely built for racing, with carbon dropouts and steerer tube, etc.

The headtube is a little taller than other pure race bikes, so I'm glad that I went with a smaller frame than I would have on, say, a Pinarello.

It's beautiful and well made. That matters to me because it makes me want to ride it that much more. I have Williams wheels that look nice, but some blingy carbon would work really really well. Hmmm...
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Originally Posted by kstryapko View Post
Hey Bf, does anyone have any experience with the Ridley Noah, it is one of the options on my "possible bike list." If it helps Im a sprinter.

What category do you race in? What type of racing will you use it for?
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