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Which one? Felt or Ridley?

metallninjametallninja Posts: 4
edited February 2013 in Road buying advice
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.

is one bike better than the other?

Opinions please?


  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,639
    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...
  • 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.
  • VTechVTech Posts: 4,736
    I think the felt is one of the best looking bikes ive ever seen. I thing of real beauty.
    Living MY dream.
  • lawrenceslawrences Posts: 1,011
    Welcome to the felt AR club. :P
    (That Ridley looked beautiful aswell.)
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