2011 Ridley Excalibur Flandrien
For Ridley, the 2011 Excalibur Flandrien is not a newcomer to the racing scene but stands out among its sister models as a lightweight frame with a high performance record. The Excalibur Flandrien frame is made from a 30 and 24-ton high modulus carbon fiber. It comes with a certain roundness on its tubing, oversized to have the maximum stiffness to weight ratio.
Its hollow bottom bracket technology saves weight and gives an increase on the lateral stiffness of the frame. For a comfortable ride even with uneven roads and rocky trails, the flex seat stays are increased. The race bike also features carbon rear drop outs and a full carbon head tube to keep the weight off. Matched with the 4ZA Excalibur full monocoque carbon fork, the 2011 Excalibur Flandrien is an aggressive choice for any rider.
The frameset is priced at $1995 while build kits of SRAM Red, Shimano Ultegra and Campagnolo Super Record 11 retails at $4347, $3739 and $5204, respectively.