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Ridley's Fenix/Shimano Ultegra Complete Road Bike - 2013 was created by combining specific characteristics of the proven Damocles and Excalibur frame models. And while one of these iconic models is still in production, the Fenix blends both of their best attributes into a frame that's intended for sheer speed, low weight, and overall stability. As mentioned, Ridley tuned the Fenix to combine the best attributes of its Damocles and Excalibur lines. But, you're probably wondering what exactly these are Well, starting with strength, Ridley incorporated the same Sharp Edge tube design that was developed for its first carbon frame, the Damocles. Essentially, the engineering ideology at work here is that of form following function. If you've ever taken a gander at Ridley's logo, you'll notice the Ridley "R" encased in the outline of a diamond. This isn't just a flamboyant demonstration of Belgian wealth and prosperity. In fact, it's a representation of Ridley's design philosophy -- taking cues from natural, proven designs. Accordingly, Ridley has designed the oversized carbon tubing with the shape of the diamond in mind. The "sharp edge" means that the focused areas of the carbon layup are at the edges of the tubing. This not only guarantees a high level of strength and impact resistance, but it also translates to a lightweight composition. So, like the Damocles, the strength lies at the forefront, but with pages taken from the svelte Excalibur, the Fenix's strength-to-weight ratio goes off the charts. Like the Excalibur, Ridley placed a focus on lowering the overall weight, while increasing stability and comfort. Accordingly, the Fenix has been constructed from a 24-ton, high modulus carbon fiber. This means that the carbon is designed to withstand 24 tons of pressure per-square-millimeter. So, the stronger the carbon fiber, the less material that needs to be used. And the less material that's used, the lower the overall frame weight. However, the light carbon desig...