Which one? Felt or Ridley?

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metallninja
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Which one? Felt or Ridley?

Postby metallninja » Mon Jan 14, 2013 13:04 pm

Hi all
I'm faced with a dilemma (not the worst kind i agree)

I have ordered a Felt AR2 Ultegra Di2 but the supplier keeps delaying. Since ordering I have found the Ridley Noah R-Lotto Ultegra. Both 2013 models.

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/felt-ar2-ultegra-di2-2013/

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/ridley-noah-r-lotto-ultegra-2013/

is one bike better than the other?

Opinions please?
thanks
Stu

Garry H
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Re: Which one? Felt or Ridley?

Postby Garry H » Mon Jan 14, 2013 18:40 pm

They're very similar framesets that have identical wheels and groupsets. Buy the one you like the look of most. For me that would be the Ridley, but I'm perhaps a tad biased. I quite like Felts as well, especially the F1.

BTW, Ridley do a very good race crash warranty replacement. Used it to replace a damaged cross bike frame and it was no bother at all.

Edit: Just noticed that the Felt has Ultegra Di2, now not so sure...

metallninja
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Re: Which one? Felt or Ridley?

Postby metallninja » Sun Feb 10, 2013 20:01 pm

Thanks for all your opinions and advice - NOT!

Went for the Felt and am thrilled with the Di2. Gear changes are dreamy, slick and exact.
The front end feels razor sharp and responsive.
The Di2 does add weight but is forgiven by the changes. Acceleration is good enough with the 3k carbon stiffness and pleasing enough to raise a smile.
The brakes lack feel but i've only ridden it in the wet.

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VTech
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Re: Which one? Felt or Ridley?

Postby VTech » Sun Feb 10, 2013 20:03 pm

I think the felt is one of the best looking bikes ive ever seen. I thing of real beauty.
Living MY dream.

lawrences
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Re: Which one? Felt or Ridley?

Postby lawrences » Mon Feb 11, 2013 00:43 am

Welcome to the felt AR club. :P
(That Ridley looked beautiful aswell.)


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