Ridley is one of the world’s leading Performance Bicycle brands. This brand is in the heart of the Cycling World, Belgium. From Road Bicycles to MTB’s, Ridley’s have their presence in all major World Bicycling Championships. 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 CX 4 (2019) and here is what we thought.
Weight: 13.4 kgs
The Ridley Cordis CX 4 is built around a CX Aluminium Alloy frame. The frame strength can be felt when riding, thanks to its top and bottom tubes. Even though the frame did feel heavy while pedalling, it can withstand the hardest of Urban roads. The riding posture was comfortable with a slanting top tube.
This Hybrid comes with a Suntour NEX front suspension fork. The 63mm travel is sufficient for bumpy Urban roads. The hydraulic lockout was useful for making the fork rigid and riding faster on flatter roads.
The Cordis CX 4 which I test rode came in a full Black frame with White as the secondary colour for design and graphics. The gloss finish paint job was of great quality which made the bicycle look premium. The disconnected top/bottom tubes made the bicycle look comfortable and taller.
The Cordis CX 4 (2019) is equipped with a Shimano Altus derailleur at the front and a Alivio derailleur at the rear. These performance focused derailleurs were perfect for smooth shifting for commutes and longer rides including climbs. These derailleurs are operated by a 27-Speed Shimano M2000 trigger shifters.
Shimano’s MT200 Hydraulic Disc brakes handle the braking on the Cordis CX 4 (2019). These brakes were as powerful as it can get on a Hybrid Bicycle and felt balanced to use on wet and dry roads.
The Zoom Alloy 660mm handlebar was wide and with a slight raise from the middle which made for a perfect riding posture. The grips on the handlebar didn’t have enough palm cushion support and might require gloves for long distance rides.
The 700x32C Kenda Kwest Hybrid tires gave great rolling assistance on flat tarmacs and had great treading 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 strong Alloy frame with a comfortable riding posture. The Shimano Hydraulic Disc brakes were powerful and balanced to use. The 700x32C Kenda Kwest tires were perfect for long distance rides on both Wet and Dry roads. Priced at Rs.44,999(as on 15th January 2020) the Ridley Cordis CX 4 (2019) is an ideal choice for anyone looking to buy a bicycle for commuting, fitness and long distance rides.
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