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Ridley Helium/Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 Complete Bike

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A match made in Belgium.

In the world of professional cycling, merit isn't measured by looks, it's measured by results. And when you add a Polka Dot Jersey to a design that was borne of the cobbles of Belgium, the Ridley Helium's lightweight versatility begins to take form. And now, we've coupled Ridley's flagship frame with the group set du jour, Shimano Dura-Ace 9000. So, whether you're looking to KOM everything in your state or simply dominate your local crit, the Ridley Helium/Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 Complete Bike will prove to be the right tool for the job.

The Helium tips the scales just over 900 grams, which is less than that of Ridley's pave-flagship Excalibur. This is accomplished through its use of superior grades of carbon fiber. The Helium uses 30-ton carbon with areas of 40-ton and 50-ton reinforcements (in comparison to the 24-ton carbon used on the Excalibur.) By using higher-grade carbon, Ridley is able to use less carbon in the production process, netting a lower frame weight. To further reduce weight, the Helium also utilizes full carbon dropouts and doesn't use any aluminum in the head tube bearing races. And, when you factor in the detail that you need to use a conventional seatpost on an Excalibur, but you don't on a Helium, the real net difference in weight is well over a half-pound. That's right, unlike the Excalibur, the Helium features an integrated seatmast design that's akin to the Ridley Noah.

We will cut down the carbon fiber seat tube of the frame based on your saddle-to-bottom bracket measurement. You'll use a custom Ridley seat clamp that seamlessly mates to the seat tube and provides three different positions in order to modify your effective seat angle. The use of this integrated seat tube/seatpost maximizes frame stiffness when you're putting the bike under serious in-the-saddle pressure. The integrated post, combined with the frame's matte carbon fiber finish, gives the Helium an extremely fast, post-industrial tool aesthetic that looks positively deadly.

The Helium comes with a matching Ridley 4ZA monocoque full carbon fiber fork and a proprietary FSA integrated headset. This system further increases rigidity under load, especially where the Helium excels, on the climbs. And with a 99.0cm wheelbase, a 73 degree head tube angle, and a 73 degree seat tube angle (size Medium), the Helium is guaranteed to descend confidently, and more importantly, quickly.

For the build, we've spec'd the Helium with a full Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 11-speed group set. For the cockpit, the build features a Zipp Service Course handlebar, stem, and seatpost. Topping the post is a Selle Italia SL Kit Carbonio saddle, and wrapping the bars is Arundel Cork bar tape. In terms of wheels, the bike rolls on a pair of HED Ardennes LT clinchers that have been cased in Vittoria Zaffiro Pro 2 tires.

The Ridley Helium/Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 Complete Bike is available in four sizes from Small to X-Large and in the colors Black/white, White/red/black, White/black, and Katusha.

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
carbon fiber
Fork:
4ZA Helium
Fork Material:
carbon fiber
Headset:
integrated
Shifters:
Shimano Dura-Ace ST-9000
Front Derailleur:
Shimano Dura-Ace FD-9000
Rear Derailleur:
Shimano Dura-Ace RD-9000
Crankset:
50-34 T Shimano Dura-Ace FC-9000
Crank Arm Length:
[size x-small and small] 170 mm, [size medium] 172.5 mm, [size large and x-large] 175 mm
Bottom Bracket:
Shimano SM-BB9000
Pedals:
not included
Cassette:
12-25 T Shimano Dura-Ace CS-9000
Chain:
Shimano Dura-Ace CN-9000
Brake Calipers:
Shimano Dura-Ace BR-9000
Handlebar:
Zipp Service Course
Handlebar Drop:
short/shallow
Bar Tape:
Arundel cork
Stem:
Zipp Service Course
Stem Length:
[sizes x-small and small] 90 mm, [size medium] 110 mm, [sizes large and x-large] 120 mm
Saddle:
Selle Italia SL Kit Carbonio
Seatpost:
integrated mast
Wheelset:
HED Ardennes LT
Skewers:
quick-release
Tires:
Vittoria Zaffiro Pro 2
Tire Size:
700 c x 23 mm
Recommended Use:
road racing and climbing
Manufacturer Warranty:
5 years on frame

Geometry chart

Ridley

 

Geometry Chart

 

Helium
 Seat Tube
(c-c)
Seat Tube (c-t)

Effective Top Tube

(eTT)

Stack

(S)

Reach

(R)

Stand Over

Head Tube Length

(HT)

Head Tube Angle

(HTo)

Seat Tube Angle

(STo)

Bottom Bracket DropChainstayWheelbase
XS 44.0cm 67.0cm 52.5cm 53.0cm 37.5cm 74.0cm 13.0cm 72.0o 74.0o 6.8cm 40.5cm 97.4cm
S 47.0cm 70.0cm 54.5cm 54.5cm 38.5cm 75.0cm 14.5cm 73.0o 73.5o 6.6cm 40.5cm 97.7cm
M 50.0cm 74.0cm 56.0cm 57.5cm 39.0cm 78.0cm 17.5cm 73.5o 73.0o 6.6cm 40.5cm 99.0cm
L 53.0cm 77.0cm 58.5cm 60.2cm 40.0cm 81.0cm 20.5cm 73.5o 72.5o 6.3cm 40.8cm 100.3cm
XL 56.0cm 80.0cm 60.0cm 62.5cm 40.5cm 84.0cm 23.0cm 74.0o 72.5o 6.3cm 40.8cm 101.2cm

Geometry Chart

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5 5

Amazing ride/value

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This is an amazing ride at an incredible value. I have had the opportunity of riding the Helium and i must say it is special. Very light weight (this build weighs in under 16 pounds) and handles extremely well climbing and descending. Its just stiff enough to punch out amazing power yet still incredibly comfortable for longer distances. Combine that with the durability of Dura-Ace 9000 (11speed) group, the stability of HED Ardennes LT plus Wheels and a dependable Zipp cockpit makes this bike very well rounded and competitive. If you have the means I highly recommend picking it up (while they last!)
This bike is a custom build socomponents can be switched .. We can also cut the ISP to your specification.
wbranham@competitivecyclist.com if ya have questions
Wes

A few questions...
Which Helium model is...

Posted on

A few questions...
Which Helium model is this and which year?
Can you change the handlebar, saddle sized to fit the rider specs?
Is the bike shipped built?

Thanks.

Responded on

Thanks for the question,
This is the integrated-seatpost version of the the Ridley Helium. It is a 2013 model year frame. We can build this to whatever component specification you want. Yes the bike is shipped as a complete unit. If you want to discuss this bike build further, feel free to contact me at jcrocker@backcountry.com.
Cheers,
Jaron