Ridley Grifn 2023 road test ride review all you need to know
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Ridley Grifn 2023 Road test review Build quality
The RIDLEY GRIFN 2023 is a well-crafted gravel bike.
The value for money is valid, it is not a bargain but it is better than many other competitors.
The overall build quality is very good and no particular criticisms can be made.
The weight of about 8.5Kg is in line with the main competitors, all of which are more expensive.
In conclusion, the value for money is better than other competitors.
Ridley Grifn 2023 Road Test Review Frame
The new frame is completely new, a mix between road and off road, but with a greater orientation towards the road, almost an endurance bike.
New geometries, new assemblies, the ability to customize the color of the frame.
Perhaps more could have been done for the sizes and the integrated handlebar is a limitation for choosing the right size and a problem in the event of a fall.
Not really reduced weight.
Otherwise an excellent product, in line with Ridley quality.
Ridley Grifn 2023 Road Test Assemblies Review
The range of assemblies is the least you can have, however complete.
The build and assembly quality, in each version, is good.
Overall a nice gravel bike, very rational and concrete.
Ridley Grifn 2023 Road test Comfort review
Very good, there are gravel bikes that are more comfortable, but less stiff or heavier.
It's better than an endurance bike, at the level of a rigid mtb.
On the road, compared to an endurance bike, it has a high ride comfort.
Off road you suffer a little, but not that much.
It remains distant only from those gravel frames that are also cushioned on the rear triangle.
Overall, the ride comfort is in line with other road-oriented gravel frames and fast off-road routes on hard and compact surfaces.
It is not a mtb with 28 inch wheels.
Ridley Grifn 2023 Road Test Review Guide
A very fast gravel bicycle, not easy to ride, but also high performance, this is the synthesis of its behavior on and off road.
On the road it drives well, a safe bicycle, very easy to handle, well braked.
Among gravel bicycles, it has a dynamic behavior that is closest to a racing bike, with quick cornering and direction changes.
On fast the steering becomes light and sensitive, but always remains easy to control.
Off-road it remains a very manageable gravel, not easy to control on fast roads, but with good driving skills it can be very competitive.
Its behavior is excellent on off-road routes with a hard and compact bottom.
More difficult to control on more technical and difficult off-road routes.
Overall a very competitive gravel frame, it gives its best on the road and on off-road routes with compact surfaces.
Less suitable for technical and difficult off-road routes.
A real gravel bike made to go on the road but that doesn't stop in front of a white road.
In these conditions of use it is among the best ever.
Ridley Grifn 2023 Road test review Performance
The competitive weight and stiff frame place this gravel bike at the top for overall performance.
Among the fastest ever on the road, especially uphill and downhill, it defends itself well on the plains.
Off-road it is still a winner on fast surfaces.
It only loses ground on difficult technical trails.
A high-performance gravel bicycle, perhaps not easy to exploit off-road, but at the top of its category.
2023 Specialized Aethos Expert Road test review Pros and cons
The Ridley Grifn 2023 is confirmed as an excellent gravel bicycle, but certainly not suitable for everyone.
It gives its best on paved roads and on dirt roads.
It's not suitable for difficult off-road routes, it's not very competitive in these situations.
With two road tires it becomes an excellent racing bike, something that gravel bikes don't always do well.
Its strengths are its low weight, its general performance and the quality of the frame.
The defects are: limited sales network, limited range, integrated handlebar, few sizes.
However, it remains an excellent choice for its price/quality/performance ratio.
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NDR: the photo does not refer to the specific bike being tested