Ridley is one of the world’s leading Performance Bicycle brands. This brand is from the heart of the cycling world, Belgium. From Road bicycles to MTB’s, Ridley’s have their presence in all major World Bicycling Championships. This year Ridley launched their new range of Bicycles designed and manufactured specifically for the Indian market at a competitive price range. From this Ridley-India 2019 range we got the opportunity to test ride the Ridley Cordis 2 and here is what we thought.
Weight: 11.4 kgs
The Ridley Cordis 2 is built around a Cordis Superlight Aluminium Alloy frame. The frame strength can be felt when riding, thanks to its top and bottom tubes which take in vibrations well. The sleek tubes with the highest quality Alloy keeps the frame lightweight which makes it easier for climbs and to accelerate. The riding posture is also comfortable. This Hybrid comes with a Rigid Alloy fork which is bladed.
The Cordis 2 which I test rode came in a full Dark Blue frame with Light Blue and Green as the secondary colours for design and graphics. The gloss finish paint job was of great quality which made the bicycle look premium. The sleek tube designs made the bicycle look stylish.
The Ridley Cordis 2 (2019) is equipped with Shimano Tourney 3-Speed at the front and Shimano Altus 8-Speed at the rear as derailleurs. This derailleur combo was perfect for commutes and longer rides including gradual climbs. These derailleurs are operated by 24-Speed Shimano Altus trigger shifters.
Tektro’s R317 Caliper Brakes handle the braking on the Cordis 2 (2019). These brakes were powerful and balanced to use on both wet and dry roads. Having Caliper brakes of this quality are definitely better than settling for mediocre Mechanical Disc brakes.
The Zoom Alloy 600mm handlebar was wide and with a slight raise from the middle made for a perfect riding posture.
The 700x28C Kenda Kwest Hybrid tires gave great rolling assistance on flat tarmacs and have a decent tread pattern for safe riding on bad roads. The Double Walled Alloy rims are capable of taking the weight of the rider plus some luggage in case of touring without affecting its balance and strength.
The Velo Saddle is designed for comfort. It is wide and well cushioned to keep the rider soreness free on the saddle for long hours.
This Hybrid Bicycle has a lightweight Alloy frame with a comfortable riding posture. The Tektro Caliper Brakes were powerful and balanced to use. The 700x28C Kenda tires were perfect for riding on smooth and rough roads. Priced at Rs.28,499 (as on 5th December 2019) the Ridley Cordis 2 (2019) is an ideal choice for anyone looking to buy a bicycle for commuting, fitness and long distance rides.
Prices and Specifications/Components are subject to change by the brand, without due notice.