A look at the Ridley Dean Fast

The Ridley Dean Fast is not brand new, but it has not been seen or touched by many. I thus used an opportunity at Eurobike with the kind assistance of R&D Research Manager Toon Wils to move the bike to the outside to look a bit closer at this TT bike from the Belgian brand, and snap a few images.

This is a 56cm Ridley Dean Fast 10 and the spec here is stock on this version - except the bottle and cage.

The curved headtube area of the Ridley Dean Fast is very distinctive. If this were a Campagnolo EPS equipped bike, the battery would sit inside the toptube just behind the stem in a special bracket.

The fork blades of the Ridley Dean are split and feature an integrated hidden centerpull brake. Ridley calls this F-split technology.

The cockpit is specific to this bike and has a decent amount of stack and reach adjustment.

The view from above also reveals via the cigarette butt on the ground that these are not black and white images.

Note the various mounting points for the pads, plus a single bolt on top of the stem allows the owner to remove the cover to hide or reveal the junction box.

Up close with the seat cluster of the Ridley Dean Fast 10.

The Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 battery is inside the Ridley house brand seatpost, and the post is held in place with a front wedge.

The rear wheel is tucked in nicely into the cutout.

The Dean Fast features a dropped downtube, and the aero bottle is nice, but not stock.

A direct mounted Shimano Dura-Ace brake is hidden below the chainstays.

The Ridley Dean Fast 10 package comes with Dura-Ace Di2 components, including the cranks.

Zipp Firecrest 808 clincher wheels and Continental Grand Prix 4000S 23mm tires are also standard on this edition.

The 4Za saddle TT saddle is a house brand of this Belgian power house brand.

A closer look at the dropouts of the Ridley Dean Fast.

We mentioned the Campagnolo EPS mount earlier. The bracket on the left is actually fixed on the top inside the toptube, and the battery once attached to the right bracket slides in on that track and then gets fixed with a single small bolt.

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