Ridley introduces the Dean RS for 2011 as a middle ground for its current bike models which includes an aluminum triathlon bike for $2,000 and a high end bike called the Dean for $5,000 or so. The Dean RS has a price tag of $3,000 for a carbon bike with conservative triathlon-aimed geometry. The Dean RS would be marketed to meet the needs of triathletes and for cyclists who likes riding in an upright position.
To be available in March 2011, the new Ridley bike has forks which feature the X-Stream. This allows the fork to redirect airflow away from the spinning wheel. The overall look is similar to the Dean. With round seatstays and vertical dropouts, the Dean RS has five sizes you can choose from. It has a Profile Design T2+ aerobars to lift the rider more upright when cycling.
The Dean RS is equipped with SRAM force front derailleur, rear derailleur and crankset. It also has 500TT shifters, Shimano 105 cassette and Fulcrum 7 Racing wheels.