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Bike of the Week: Ridley Noah Fast Carbon Road Bike


This week we are highlighting a spectacular offering from Ridley bikes: The Noah Fast

The Noah Fast Disc is Ridley’s top-level aero model which has evolved from their popular and proven Noah bike, featured in the pro cycling peloton over the past few seasons. Here at Merlin you can find a variety of stunning colourways and specifications to choose from…

The original Noah incorporated years of experience in developing aerodynamic standards, utilising a productive working relationship between experienced in-house R&D engineers and top sprinters in the pro peloton to create industry-leading breakthroughs. Proven by world-class performances like Robbie McEwen’s Green Jersey win and André Greipel’s victories on the famous Champs-Elysées. The Noah quickly established itself as a synonym to aerodynamic performances.

The Noah Fast Disc required a fresh approach; taking what the engineers had learnt from the original Noah the new Fast was built from scratch with every feature rebuilt. This powerhouse has no rival in cutting through wind thanks to component integrations of the fork, handlebar, seat post clamp, thru axles and cables. With integration and greater position adjust-ability built into the Noah Fast every rider is able to find their perfect position accurate to 1mm as a result of Ridley’s whole bike approach, where every part needs to fit together perfectly.

With further adaptations to the fork, seat post and handlebar the bike’s total weight is about 250 grams lighter than the previous Noah while the stiffness of the bottom bracket & head tube is further increased to its predecessor so that all the power you put through the pedals is transferred directly into forward motion. All this speed and aero efficiency is not at the expense of comfort though, the Ridley Noah Fast disc features lowered seat stays which create vertical compliance to enhance comfort and encourage all-day riding.

Equipped with disc brakes, the Noah Fast Disc represents the pinnacle of modern road bike design and engineering, bringing together aero efficiency with safe, predictable, consistent braking in any weather conditions. 

As this is Caleb Ewan’s sprint bike (pictured below), Ridley strongly focused on perfect power transfer so every watt delivers max speed. If speed, responsiveness and aerodynamics are important to you, this is the bike for you!

This Noah Fast is well trusted by the elite Lotto Dstny cycling team. It’s aerodynamic design, lightweight frame, and superior handling make it the ideal choice for serious road cyclists looking to excel in competition.

Ridley have optimized the well-known NACA profile and evaluated it for each tube. If you check out the F-Wings at the bottom of the fork and the perfect transition between fork and frame, you’ll see that not a single detail escaped Ridley’s attention.

To conclude, the Noah Fast Disc is a pure racing machine, designed specifically to get you maximum speed with minimal effort. Like what you hear? Check out our stock here!

  • Alex Cowie

    Outdoor Leadership and Coaching BA (Hons)
    Keen cyclist, runner, and outdoor enthusiast.
    I have been cycling since I was very young and always had a love for the outdoors. I have completed many long distance events including ultra marathons such as the Chester 100, Berkeley Marathons UK and Gravel Century rides.
    I also incorporate strength training into my lifestyle both indoors and outdoors.

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