The Limburg province of Flanders is infamous for serving up the harshest cycling conditions—where driving rain, cobbled non-category climbs, snow and ice are the norm for its 6,000 racing clubs. This place, the pounding heart of a passionate cycling nation where the most revered Spring Classics unfold, is the cold steel anvil where flesh and bone are forged into the greatest racers of all time. This is Belgium, home to Ridley bikes, and it is here where our products are engineered, hammered into raw form by the roads themselves, and where we refine them in competition. This is Ridley. We are Belgium.
Ridley Bicycles was started by the innovative spirit of one man, Jochim Aerts. A highly-skilled frame builder and painter, Jochim founded Ridley in 1996 and in a few short years, Ridley became a market leader in Belgium for racing bikes. It was Jochim's partnerships with racing clubs and a good eye for advanced racing technology that created Ridley's early success.
In 1997 Ridley signed it's first professional team, Spar, and then went on to work with Palmans-Colstrop in 1999. After much race testing, Ridley released the first full-carbon version of the now famous Damocles.
The Fastest Bike(s) in the World.
Ridley announced the launch of the Dean, an all-new time trial frame, and the new Noah. Both were designed with a clear understanding of aerodynamics, access to the best carbon fiber technology available, and a pure desire to win the 2008 Tour de France. The desire to make the fastest bikes in the world led Ridley engineers to unveil the Ridley Aero Project.
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