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Ridgeback Speed '16

  • Ridgeback Speed
  • A best value hybrid bike
  • Better equipped commuter bike
Matt Black15"Our Price £299.00 RRP £349.00In Stock
Matt Black17"Our Price £299.00 RRP £349.00In Stock

Ridgeback Speed

The Speed has been Ridgeback's entry-level hybrid bike since its launch in 2002.

With an upmarket spec featuring strong 36-spoke wheels (the rear with a genuine Shimano freehub) and name-brand Continental Contact 700x37 tyres, this year's model continues the Ridgeback Speed tradition of being among the best quality commuter bikes you can get for the money.

What's more, the Ridgeback Speed comes ready equipped with a pannier rack and full chromoplastic mudguards. These add-ons potentially save you around £50 compared with equipping a bare bike with these useful accessories.

  • Lightweight 6061 aluminium frame
  • Shimano Tourney shifters, chainset and rear mech EZ Fire their way through the 3x7 gears.
  • With its 48/38/28 Shimano chainset and 12-32 Shimano cassette, the Ridgeback Speed is higher geared than an MTB transmission with a 42 or 44t big ring, thus enabling an extra burst of speed, whilst retaining a nice easy low gear for hill climbing.
  • The good quality Continental Contact 700 x 37c tyres are smooth-rolling, grippy and extra puncture resistant.
  • Reliable alloy V-brakes on alloy wheel rims.
  • Its 36 spokes and Shimano cassette rear hub makes the alloy rear wheel stronger than one built with fewer spokes and fitted with a screw-on freewheel.

The Ridgeback Speed is part of Ridgeback's Metro line of commuter / hybrid bikes.

'Ridgeback's Metro Overview
Built for commuting, a Ridgeback Metro offers the perfect combination of speed, comfort and practicality.

Adaptable and stylish with the durability needed for everyday use. A short test ride of one of these benchmark commuter hybrids will confirm why so many people choose a bike from this popular category.

With the strength of a mountain bike, road geometry and smooth rolling 700c wheels, the Metro's sleek aluminium frame is built using size specific tubing to provide a responsive yet resilient ride.

Reliability is essential when a bike is used for daily transport. A full Shimano drivetrain ensures accurate and consistent shifting over time whilst Continental tyres make a significant contribution to many puncture-free miles. Mudguard and rack fittings are standard on all Metro models.

With wide ratio gearing, ergonomic triple density grips and a comfortable saddle, a Ridgeback Metro is commute ready as well as being a practical and fun way to get around town.'

Commuter Bike Sizing Guide.


British designed Ridgeback commuter hybrid bikes, touring bikes and kids bikes are among the best buys at Edinburgh Bike Co-op. Free delivery.

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Frame6061 Heat treated Aluminium
ForkHi Ten Steel
ShiftersShimano EZFire
Rear DerailleurShimano Altus
Front DerailleurShimano TX51
Bottom BracketCartridge
ChainsetShimano M171 48/38/28
FreewheelShimano Cassette 12-32 7sp
HubsShimano RM30 rear
RimsRyde ZAC-19SL Aluminium 36h
SpokesStainless steel
TyresContinental Contact 700 x 37c
BrakesAlloy V-brake
Brake LeversShimano
HandlebarStraight black finish
StemHi Ten
GripsTriple Density Comfort
SaddleCity Comfort 2
SeatpostAlloy Micro 27.2mm
PedalsNylon Street

Our suppliers reserve the right to change specifications and prices without notice. Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative will do all it can to maintain prices and specifications on this web site, however we do reserve the right to change specifications and prices without notice. Similarly, despite the wonders of modern computers, it is realistic to expect the colour of any item bought to differ subtly from the image online.

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