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Ladies: Any opinions on the Ridley Asteria?

Old 09-13-13, 06:13 AM
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Ladies: Any opinions on the Ridley Asteria?

I'm looking to replace my wife's bike this winter, and Competitive Cyclist has the Asteria frame on sale for $799. Guess I was thinking a frame like this with a 105 group or a used Ultegra group or something would be a nice, relatively inexpensive upgrade from her heavy-ass Fuji Finest (or something, I can't remember). Assuming the fit/geometry looks like it would work, of course.

Anyone out there ride this frame? Other similar options I should look at? My wife's 5'2", so bikes for her tend to be tough to find. And I keep hoping I'll stumble on a fantastic deal on a small bike that a shop couldn't sell, but nothing yet...
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Any idea on what measurements (bike) you need for her? Trek's WSD program has some really nice bikes in all price ranges, my wife has a Lexa but they do a WSD version in all Madone's and Domane's as well. Still it's hard to compete with CC's deals on Ridley (I had one for a while). Of course you can always send it back if it doesn't fit right.
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Not specifically, no. We haven't done the CC fit calculator (it's on our list), but her Fuji is either a 47 or a 48. So, small. I'll check out the Trek line, thanks. I keep forgetting we have a Trek shop in the area now.
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If you really love her, why not https://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/...v/14845/66189/.

Good enough for World Champion Marianne Vos, I'm sure she'd like it.
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Yeah, I don't love her that much
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Not specifically, no. We haven't done the CC fit calculator (it's on our list), but her Fuji is either a 47 or a 48. So, small. I'll check out the Trek line, thanks. I keep forgetting we have a Trek shop in the area now.
Good call, especially with women's lines I think a fitting is important. Most of the bikes for women have adjusted top tube lengths to seat tube lengths. some women need this and some don't, plus matching stem, etc. Once you know what to look for then certainly expand your search and include Ridley, they make really nice bikes but I have to say (at least for my wife and I), Trek seems to have nailed it when it comes to the Domane for comfort on short and long rides alike.
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