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Ridgeback Speed 2017

Ridgeback Speed 2017

  • Proven commuter/hybrid bike
  • Now in its 15th year
  • Mudguards and rack equipped everyday bike

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£379.00
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Ridgeback Speed 2017

Sprightly intelligently-spec'd commuter hybrid bike ready equipped with mudguards and rack to make it fit for longer trips.

  • Lightweight 6061 aluminium frame and rigid steel fork (much lighter than a suspension fork)
  • Shimano Tourney shifters, chainset and Altus 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 700 x 35c tyres are smooth-rolling on tarmac and forgiving on dirt roads.
  • Reliable Promax 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. 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.'
Ridgeback.

Commuter Bike Sizing Guide.

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Technical Data

Ridgeback Speed 2017 
Frame6061 heat treated aluminium
ForkHi ten steel / mudguard eyelets
HeadsetFPD cartridge
ShiftersShimano STEF500 EZ-Fire 3x7 speed
Rear DerailleurShimano Altus RD-M310
Front DerailleurShimano FD-TX51
ChainsetShimano FC-TX801 / 48-38-28T / 170mm
Bottom BracketVP sealed cartridge 68-122.5mm
ChainKMC UG-51
Cassette / FreewheelShimano CS-HG200-7 / 12-32T
RimsRyde Zac-19SL / 36h
HubsJoytech JY-733/701 36h / front / rear
SpokesSteel 14g
TyresVee Tire Co Easy Street 700x35c MPC 27TPI
BrakesPromax TX-107C V-Brakes
Brake leversShimano STEF500 inc EZ-Fire Shifters
HandlebarsRidgeback alloy / 600mm width / 25.4mm barbore
Grips / TapeRidgeback dual density grip
StemPromax MQ-46 quill / 85mm
SaddleRidgeback custom / high density fill / steel rail
SeatpostAlloy / 27.2x350mm
PedalsResin metro
ExtrasCity mudguards / Pannier rack

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