Ridgeback Flight 01 2018

Regular price €830.00

Tax included.

One of the concept behind hybrid bicycles is that you are supposed to get the best of both worlds. This is precisely what the Ridgeback looks like, a good balance between sporty and road. For starters, this bike is definitely on the lighter side of things. This is only enhanced by the double butted aluminum frame.

Overall, the bikes looks good and compact which has us itching to take it out for a spin. Only once we are out on the road do we realize something quite exhilarating – this bike is fast. While it is not in the category of being a race bike, the Flight does put up quite a performance. At the very least, it is a serious improvement on most of the other hybrid bikes that we have witnessed.

The other thing that we noticed was the smooth ride. It is actually quite comfortable, making it perfect for a daily commute, particularly if there are any potholes around. This is compounded by the rather impressive tires. The steering too is on point, keeping the bike pointed straight ahead.

While the ride is smooth, the saddle is not nearly as comfortable. This means that this bike is best suited to shorter journeys unless you plan on swapping the seat out. Of course, at the speed that this bike can produce, you won’t really have to spend too long on the bike, anyway.

All in all, we were suitably impressed by the Ridgeback Flight. It really does live up to its reputation and even exceeds it in certain areas. If you are looking for something to get around in every day, but still require a bit of speed, the Flight will serve you well.

Frame 6061 heat treated aluminium
Fork Aluminium / mudguard eyelets
Headset Prestine PT-1861
Shifters Shimano Acera SL-M3000 lever R/H 9 speed
Rear Derailleur Shimano Acera RD-M3000-SGS
Front Derailleur N/A
Chainset Samox AF12-D42 / 42T / XS-M, 170mm / L-XL, 175mm
Bottom Bracket Prestine tapered 68-124.5mm
Freewheel Shimano CS-HG200-9 / 11-34T
Rims Jalco PR200 / 32h
Tyres Schwalbe Kojak 700x35c
Stem Ridgeback AS-007 / + - 7deg / 100mm
Hubs Shimano RM35 32h front / rear / centre lock
Rear Shock N/A
Chain KMC x9
Spokes Steel 14g
Brakes Shimano BR-M315 / SM-RT10 160mm rotor
Brake Levers Shimano BL-M315
Handlebars Ridgeback alloy / 600mm width / 31.8mm barbore
Grips Tape Ridgeback lock-on dual density grip
Saddle Ridgeback custom / light foam fill / crmo rail
Seatpost Alloy / 27.2x350mm
Pedals Resin MTB
Wheel Size 700c
Weight 11.70Kg