The launch of the Elykx, a 29” carbon hardtail, is the start of the Ridley E-bike Hybrid range.
“E-bikes are a totally new catagory for Ridley”, says Morten Kristiansen, Head of Product and Marketing. “Most of our athletes are very enthusiastic about these new mountainbikes. We want to provide them an ideal bike for their offroad adventures.”
The Elykx is equipped with a Ridley-specific carbon fiber composition. The bike has 120mm front suspension, 29” wheels and an integrated Shimano E8000 system.
The E-bike has many specifications that our cyclists will appreciate: BOOST-axles, integrated cables for the brakes, the shifters and for the dropper seatpost, compatible with mechanical and electronical acceleration and the Ridley MTB geometry for all the bike rides.
“We follow our Ridley-vision. That means that this bike can be painted with adaptable colours, and we do this at our headquarters in Beringen, Belgium”, continues Kristiansen, “we offer worldwide more than 50 different colour combo’s via our official Ridley retailers. This is called our ‘PureLine collection’. All our bikes are hand painted in Belgium. We are very proud of that.”
The Elykx is the first bike in the completely new Hybrid range of the Ridley Bikes. The bike is developed for the Shimano E8000 system and equipped with mechanical and electronical Shimano XT. There is a standard equipment for 29” wheels, but with a unique dropout design it’s also possible to choose 27.5” wheels.
The Elykx is available by our official Ridley dealers from October 2017. You can find a dealer with the “Find a dealer” button in the menu.