The comfortable road bike for the long haul.
The more time you spend on a bike, the better – recreational and hobby cyclists would certainly agree with this simple principle. But the following is also true with increasing ambition: the longer you ride, the more important comfort becomes. And the longer you ride, the more you’ll want to do it on a RIDE. The fact that even the hard-nosed professionals of our TEAM LAMPRE-MERIDA put their trust in the special concept of our RIDE family with this knowledge in mind, such as during races over cobblestones, says a lot about these reliable properties.
Due to its less aggressive geometry, which is trimmed specifically for comfort, and suitable specifications such as the perfect (optional) integration of fenders, both the carbon-fiber and aluminum models of the RIDE have been winning people over even before they were revised for 2013. For example, the combination of a shorter top tube and a somewhat longer head tube (compared to the REACTO and the SCULTURA) result in a noticeably more relaxed riding position. Furthermore, the specialized profile of the seat stays, which are located far down on the seat tube, ensure that sitting is very comfortable. This is perfectly supplemented by the excellent damping of the 27.2 mm seatpost. The 25 mmwide tires (depending on model version, tires up to 28 mm can be installed as an option) not only increase the vibration damping of any bumps in the road, but also provide significantly higher grip, thus increasing safety. The same is true for the carbon and aluminum models of the RIDE DISC family, which – acting as a modern disc brake version of the comfortable classic – has not only the same geometry, but also features that will win you over, such as its internal cables (depending on model version).