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    Ridley Fenix SL frameset

    I built my bike with exactly the components, parts, and wheels I want and I was very happy with it for several years but then I broke a dropout on my low-end carbon frame -- not worth trying to fix. So I want a new frameset. I don't want to change anything else. I'm leaning towards a new last-year's, 2017, Ridley Fenix SL frameset. It's available for a good price right now. Does anyone have experience, knowledge, or thoughts about this frameset.

    I'm a 16 - 17mph average, old distance/endurance cyclist, not a racer. I'm on the heavy side, 215 Ibs in season and closer to 225 in the dead of winter. The roads are rough where I live. I want strength and reliability but with as much performance as possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter_T View Post
    I built my bike with exactly the components, parts, and wheels I want and I was very happy with it for several years but then I broke a dropout on my low-end carbon frame -- not worth trying to fix. So I want a new frameset. I don't want to change anything else. I'm leaning towards a new last-year's, 2017, Ridley Fenix SL frameset. It's available for a good price right now. Does anyone have experience, knowledge, or thoughts about this frameset.

    I'm a 16 - 17mph average, old distance/endurance cyclist, not a racer. I'm on the heavy side, 215 Ibs in season and closer to 225 in the dead of winter. The roads are rough where I live. I want strength and reliability but with as much performance as possible.
    From the competitive cyclist listing for that frame set:
    Please note that Ridley recommends a maximum rider weight of 209.5lb (95kg) for the Fenix SL.

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    Whatever you get chose something that will fit, at least, 32mm tires. Comfort, and all the performance that you'll need.
    Too old to ride plastic

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    Why not get a custom built frame based on the geometry you had on the old bike? Steel or Ti, at your weight, (mine too), the weight penalty is no matter and they have a lifetime guarantee. Sorry can't help you on the Ridley.

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    Glad for that info. Thanks, fronesis!

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    Thanks, kiwisimon. Not sure I can afford custom but I was also giving thought to trying one of the Lynskey Ti framesets.

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