Ridgeback (bicycles)

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Ridgeback
Private
Industry Bicycles
Founded 1983
Headquarters Milton Keynes, England, UK
Key people
Errol Drew, Founder
Products Bicycles
Website www.ridgeback.co.uk

Ridgeback is a British bicycle brand manufacturing road, urban, utility, youth and mountain models. Their bikes are distributed by Sportline UK which is owned by H Young Holdings.

History[edit]

Ridgeback’s story started in 1983, when founder Errol Drew created the first UK mountain bike.[1] Drew first spotted a mountain bike at the 1982 New York Bike Show, where he declared it “the future of cycling.”[1]

Ridgeback’s next major development was the creation of the flat handlebar road bike.[citation needed]

The Genesis Day One model was introduced in 2001, with the Genesis marque becoming so strong that in 2006 it became a brand in its own right.

In 2008, Ridgeback was one of the first to introduce disc brakes to its flat handlebar road range.[citation needed]

And in 2015 Ridgeback launched Rapide – a range of performance road bikes.

2016 model list[edit]

  • Velocity
  • Velocity Disc
  • Vanteo
  • Element
  • Supernova

E-bikes – Electron series[edit]

  • Electron
  • Electron+

Road – Rapide[edit]

  • RC3 Disc
  • RC2 Disc
  • RC1 Disc
  • RL3 Disc
  • RL2 Disc
  • RL1 Disc
  • RC3
  • RC2
  • RC1
  • RL3
  • RL2
  • RL1
  • RL26
  • RL24

Urban fitness – Flight series[edit]

  • Flight 4.0
  • Flight 2.0
  • Flight 1.0

Off road touring – World series[edit]

  • Tour
  • Voyage
  • Expedition
  • Panorama

Mountain bike – Dual Track series[edit]

  • MX2
  • MX3
  • MX4
  • X1
  • X3

Town bike – Tradition series[edit]

Town bike – Avenida series[edit]

  • Avenida 3
  • Avenida 6

Youth – Dimension series[edit]

  • 12 Runner
  • 14 Runner
  • Dimension 16
  • Dimension 20
  • Dimension 24
  • Dimension 26

Kids – Boys series[edit]

  • MX12
  • MX14
  • MX16
  • MX20
  • MX24

Kids – Girls series[edit]

  • Minny
  • Honey
  • Melody
  • Harmony
  • Destiny

Balance bikes – Scoot series[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ridgeback picks its five key bikes over 30 years". Bikebiz. Retrieved 2016-02-01. 

External links[edit]