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2023 Ridley Fenix Disc makes Endurance Road Bike More Affordable

2023 Ridley Fenix Disc affordable carbon endurance road bike, red
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A lower-cost version of Ridley’s top carbon Fenix opens the endurance road bike family up to more riders with a slightly heavier but much more affordable Fenix Disc. Effectively identical to the SLiC version from the outside, that means you get all the modern performance, comfort, and even the premium bike… but at much more attainable pricing!

Ridley Fenix Disc affordable endurance road bike

2023 Ridley Fenix Disc affordable carbon endurance road bike, frameset
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Ridley’s cobblestone-ready Fenix sits as a performance endurance bike in between their dedicated aero road-racing Noah and the recent gravel-inspired all-road Grifn – with all-day road leaning geometry and a surprisingly small official 28mm tire clearance. You might be able to fit a 30mm tire in there, but there is of course the Grifn if you are looking for a bike to ride a bit further off tarmac.

Like the more affordable Essential Series Noah & Helium updates last winter, now the Fenix Disc becomes the affordable Essential Series version of the Fenix SLiC.

Tech details

2023 Ridley Fenix Disc affordable carbon endurance road bike, angled rear

Copying the long-running Fenix SLiC on the outside, the new Fenix Disc gets the same integrated carbon frame design with subtle aerodynamic nods and tiny dropped oval seatstays, just 120g heavier with the more affordable layup. Ridley does say they managed to deliver the same stiffness and ride comfort as the top-tier bike, but now in a carbon frame that likely weighs almost 1150g (M).

2023 Ridley Fenix Disc affordable carbon endurance road bike, frame details

The new bike gets fully internal cable routing through the Deda headset and around the fork’s D-shaped carbon steerer, but with a conventional 2-piece bar for full fit adjustability. It features a full carbon tapered steerer fork, a round 27.2mm seatpost with an integrated wedge clamp, a PressFit BB85 bottom bracket, braze-on front derailleur tab, flat mount disc brakes, and 12mm thru-axles.

Ridley Fenix Disc – Pricing, options & availability

2023 Ridley Fenix Disc affordable carbon endurance road bike, complete

Cutting costs from the lowest-priced Fenix SLiC at 3950€, this new carbon Ridley Fenix Disc starts from just $2750 / 2600€ with an 11-speed Shimano 105 mechanical groupset and alloy Shimano wheels, with the option for an Ultegra upgrade for ~800€ more or house brand Forza carbon wheels for an extra 615€. Just like the rest of Ridley bikes, you can also customize this affordable Fenix Disc’s paint job for as little as 100€ extra with Ridley’s online configuration tool, to get a one-of-a-kind custom look.

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Jacob
Jacob
1 year ago

BB85?

Tony Pep
Tony Pep
1 year ago
Reply to  Jacob

Gotta be BB86 i would think (hope). Ridley still makes bikes?

Dinger
Dinger
1 year ago

That’s a good looking rig. Proves endurance geo can still look light and racy.

Rider
1 year ago

One of the few bikes which do look really neat in such large sizes.

Joenomad
Joenomad
1 year ago

Not very modern if tire clearance maxes out at 30mm, even with another model to cover all road.

Daniel
Daniel
11 months ago

Hi! Anyone know why the Fenix Slic has different in seat stay height? The red header image has if just below the “seat clamp corner” and over the UCI stamp. But the others has it much lower. When searching online, I find both “models”.

Daniel
Daniel
11 months ago

Hi! Anyone know why the Fenix Slic has different in seat stay height? The red header image has it just below the “seat clamp corner” and over the UCI stamp. But the others has it much lower. When searching online, I find both “models”.

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