Originally founded as Race Productions NV by frame builder and painter Jochim Aerts in 1990, Ridley Bikes have been a market leader in creating high-performance racing bikes for some of the world’s most elite cyclists.

Known for their strong alliances with their teams, the Ridley design and development team works closely with riders each season to develop the next generation of racing bikes that can perform under the world’s most demanding and extreme riding conditions…including some of the toughest stages of the Tour de France.

To pull off such a feat year in and year out, the Ridley team still favors the hand-built manufacturing process over more traditional mass-manufacturing methods as much as possible and the results have proven to be successful with various Ridley riders winning multiple stages in this year’s Tour de France alone.

Here, we get a peek behind the simulation-heavy scenes of what goes into the process of creating the racing bikes from conception to completion at Ridley’s Belgium Headquarters:

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To check more on Ridley bikes, head over to Ridley-Bikes.com.

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Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.