I bough this bike second hand for the Pat Bay Tuesday TT. The TT is no more and I don't do triathlons so the bike is no longer needed. Ultegra 11 speed with Fulcrum wheels. I believe the bike was originally bought at MEC. Fits me well at 5'8"
3 KPH faster than my road bike in the drops. Never crashed.
Like a hot knife through butter, the Dean RS 10 slices through the air and leaves competitors scattered like crumbs in its wake. Metaphors aside, this is a fast machine and a handsome tri bike. The focus of its design is aerodynamics: droplet-shaped down tube, tapered head tube, internal cable routing, and a rear-facing front brake, but the Dean RS 10 throws a realistic nod to comfort its shortened top tube a head tube that's drawn out as far as legally possible. When you encounter turbulence en route, the F-split fork pulls air away from the wheel and spokes, reducing drag by about 7.4%. The Regular Seatpost (RS) makes travel easier for those flying to Kona, or wherever your race destination may be. Ultegra 11-speed drivetrain transfers power with extreme efficiency and the lightweight Fulcrum Racing Quattro wheels make manoeuvers feel effortless. Here’s to you slicing through the wind.
Built from the ground up, the Ridley Dean RS HM frame is made of a resilient blend of different strength (40 to 24-ton) high-modulus unidirectional carbon fibre for the right blend of stiffness, lightness and resilience
F-surface technology strategically places textured surfaces in areas where air slips off the frame, to smooth overall airflow and reduce drag by approximately 3.6%
Droplet shaped, aero-optimizing tubes allow the airstream to closely follow the profile of the bike. F-split fork helps pull air away from the wheels (and spokes) reducing turbulence and drag
Adjustable aero carbon seatpost is ideal for travelling triathletes, packing up easier than an integrated seat mast
Oversized tapered head tube increases the contact area of the lower headset bearing to add rigidity and dissipate vibrations
Shimano Ultegra 11 speed drivetrain delivers smooth, efficient power transfer from rider to road
Pressfit 30 bottom bracket allows the use of wider down tube and bottom bracket shell, providing maximum power output
Racing Quattro wheelset is entirely hand-assembled by a specialized Fulcrum technician, double checked via electronic instrumentation
Internal cable routing is clean, aero, and compatible with mechanical and electronic shifting. Mechanical cable stopper can be removed for conversion to electronic shifting
This model is not equipped with pedals
Bikes are covered by MEC's Rocksolid Guarantee and Bike Service Agreement. You can bring your bike to any MEC Bike Shop for free adjustments and minor maintenance for a year after purchase
Ridley was born in Flanders, Belgium, a region infamous for harsh cycling conditions. Against this backdrop Ridley engineers, tests, and refines its frame construction, race technology, tube profiles, and its own branded component line, 4ZA."