It's 2002, and the new millennium has just begun. The era of aluminium has ended and the rise of carbon is unstoppable. The innovators of that time were struggling with the fragility of carbon frames. Forever eager to innovate, Ridley went looking for solutions.
The Damocles was launched a year later. It was Ridley’s first carbon racer, and featured the iconic diamond shape. This bike would determine the DNA of Ridley for almost a decade.
Thanks to the collaboration with Davitamon Lotto (today Lotto Soudal), the bike never stopped evolving. Robbie McEwen sprinted to numerous victories during the first two years. Pippo Pozzato (Katusha) also loved the bike.
The Damocles evolved into the Fenix in 2013, and later into the Fenix SL and Fenix SL Disc. Every time the iconic diamond-shaped down tube remained as a feature. This bike was born to conquer the terrible Belgian roads covered in cobblestones.