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Ridley Noah Force 22 Complete Road Bike - 2016

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Item # RID004I

Function over form.

The aggressively aerodynamic profile of Ridley's Noah Force 22 Complete Road Bike may not appeal to everyone. After all, there are certain cyclists who eschew "aero" designs in favor of traditional tubing and standard geometries. We know, because that's how many of us feel. We're also racers, though, and we recognize the value of designs that start from a consideration of function instead of one of form. When we're off the front, unpacking the ol' suitcase of courage and gasping to maintain a gap, our inner racer is less worried about celebrating the classic heritage of cycling and more concerned about getting every possible advantage from our equipment.

Having made that claim, we're compelled to acknowledge that there is, obviously, a great deal of cycling heritage involved here, particularly that of the Belgian variety. Belgium is one of the most celebrated nationalities in cycling, with heroes like Merckx, Boonen, and Nys regularly featuring at or near the pinnacle of GOAT lists for their respective disciplines. (Or just hands-down GOAT for Merckx.) This version of the Noah celebrates that heritage with a subtle Belgian tricolor color scheme, so it blends the heritage that first made us fall in love with cycling with the contemporary technological advances that keep reinvigorating that romance.

Ultimately, that contemporary tech is actually what a race bike is about, though, and the "form-follows-function" design ethos informing the Noah's tube shaping and geometry demonstrates that Ridley—and the professionals at Lotto-Soudal who depend on the Belgian manufacturer—feels the same. Beneath that celebratory paint job, the Noah has the same flat, wide, NACA-inspired tube shapes as the more expensive Noah SL and Noah FAST models chosen by the likes of master sprinter Greipel and perennial fan-favorite Hansen when they want a little extra speed between them and the road.

The Noah does focus almost exclusively on pure speed, so take note that this isn't a pleasure cruiser or a fondo machine. The robust, tapered head tube is built for precise tracking whether you're diving through the final corner to stay on the wheel in front of you or winding up in the final 200m to come around that wheel. The head tube is paired with an equally robust drive spine, and if the front end doesn't convince you that this is a pure power bike, then the oversized bottom bracket juncture and stubby chainstays will. The bike can climb well enough, but it's main purpose is mashing.

The standard Noah doesn’t have the same FAST technology as the more expensive models and it replaces the SL's 60/40/30-ton carbon blend with a slightly heavier 30/24-ton blend; however, the basic aerodynamic platform is the same and the different lay-up results in a paltry 140 claimed grams of weight gain. It's basically the same cake, just without sprinkles on the Flemish frosting, but it does have some race-worthy embellishment in the form of SRAM's Force 22 drivetrain.

Force 22 doesn't have the tradeshow sheen of more expensive mechanical and electronic drivetrains. And we're fine with that. Because—like with the frame—the drivetrain's job is, ultimately, to work, and few drivetrains in the industry work as reliably well as Force. It does carry a few extra grams compared to Red, but so do the top Japanese and Italian groups. If this were Ridley's featherweight Helium, that might be a deal-breaker, but since the slightly heavier Noah is meant for rouleurs and sprinters, the few added grams aren't as noticeable.

  • A race bike that combines Belgian heritage with modern technology
  • High-modulus carbon shaped into aerodynamic tubing
  • Geometry built for long days off the front of the pack
  • Built-up bottom bracket juncture for hard spring efforts
  • Force 22 proves mechanical drivetrains still belong at races
  • Colorway pays homage to the rich cycling heritage of Belgium, Ridley's home country

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
30t and 24t high-modulus carbon fiber
Fork:
Noah
Fork Material:
carbon fiber
Headset:
1-1/8 - 1-1/2 in FSA
Shifters:
SRAM Force 22
Front Derailleur:
SRAM Force 22
Rear Derailleur:
SRAM Force 22
Crankset:
52 / 36 t SRAM Force 22
Bottom Bracket:
SRAM PressFit 30
Cassette:
11 - 25 t SRAM Force 22
Brakeset:
SRAM Force 22
Brake Type:
rim
Handlebar:
4ZA Cirrus
Bar Tape:
4ZA
Stem:
4ZA Cirrus
Saddle:
4ZA Cirrus Pro CR/TI rail
Seatpost:
Ridley Aero
Wheelset:
Mavic Aksium Elite
Skewers:
quick-release
Tires:
Mavic Yksion Elite Guard
Tire Size:
700 c x 25 mm
Pedals:
not included
Actual Weight:
Black, M: 7770g
Recommended Use:
road race
Manufacturer Warranty:
5 years on frame

sizing chart

Noah size by rider height

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Geometry chart

Ridley

Geometry Chart

 

Noah SL
 

Seat Tube

(c-t)

Effective Top Tube

(eTT)

Stack

(S)

Reach

(R)

Head Tube

(HT)

Head Tube Angle

(HTo)

Seat Tube Angle

(STo)

Bottom Bracket Drop

(BBD)

Chainstay

(CS)

Wheelbase
XXS 46cm 50.6cm 50.7cm 37.9cm 11cm 72o 75o 6.8cm 40.5cm 97cm
XS 47.5cm 51.3cm 52.7cm 37.4cm 13cm 72o 74o 6.8cm 40.5cm 97cm
S 49cm 53.1cm 54.2cm 38.4cm 14.5cm 73o 73.5o 6.8cm 40.5cm 97.7cm
M 52cm 54.9cm 57.3cm 39cm 17.5cm 73.5o 73o 6.8cm 40.5cm 98.7cm
L 55cm 56.7cm 59.9cm 39.6cm 20.5cm 73.5o 72.5o 6.8cm 40.8cm 100.5cm

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I'm a 5' 7" male. My actual bike is a Cannondale Cadd8 50cm.
I dont know what to choose... XS or S. Any suggestions are welcome.

Thanks, Gil

hey Gil, I am 5'7" and ride the XS. The Ridley's run big so I really felt stretched on a S. any questions on them feel free to email me kylebrown@backcountry.com

Hello,
Reviewing ridley website, they reccomend a S size for a rider of my height (173 cm). However on you sizing chart it seems that a M size frame will do the trick. I'm kind of confuse. Is it possible to give you a call before placing the order?
Thanks
Luis

Hi Luis, yes call me at 801-736-6396 ext. 4417 or email me kylebrown@backcountry.com. We are close in size.

Its possible to change the force 22 for Shimano ultegra? And if I order the 2 day shipping ¡what is the cost for this service? Thx

hey Miguel, these are a complete kit bike from Ridley so we wouldn't be able to change out the full groupset. We have some Noah frames that we can build up custom but they are SL so would be more money. contact me here directly and let me see if I can help you out.

Is it possible to have shipped with an 11-28 cassette and 50/34 crank? Does the price change?
Thanks!

Santiago, we would have to sell you an additional cassette and crank in order to do this; as we cannot take product off of a complete bike as trade-in, you would receive the stock crank and cassette as well. We would of course install the alternative crank and cassette as per your request.



Please let me know if you would like to put a proposal together and I can get something going for you!



Bradley Gehrig

Customer Account Manager

Office: 801–204-4541

bgehrig@backcountry.com

Avg. ride time: 5h 46m per week
  • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

Any chance this frame will fit 28mm tire? Thanks in advance.

Hi Pawel! This bike can fit up to a 25c tire.

Avg. ride time: 1h 53m per week
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2 question: Do you know what the weight is for XS and how it compares to the Helium? Is it possible to have shipped with an 11-28 cassette?
Thanks!

Hi David! We do not have the weight of these bikes. The Helium will be a bit lighter weight, and we can certainly have this shipped with an 11-28 cassette installed. I'd be glad to discuss the details.

Avg. ride time: 4h 56m per week
  • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

Has Ridley done anything to widen the chainstays to help eliminate tire rub?

Reason I ask is I've read about several people having tires cut through paint down to the carbon when trying to use 25c tires or upgraded wider profile wheels.

Anthony we've be doing 25 tires on these without an issue, email me at kylebrown@backcountry.com and I can help you further.

Hello there!
What do you guys have to say on this bike for climbing ?
Im trying to decide between this Noah and the Storck Scenero G3 you have on sale too.
Thanks

Hi Giuliano! The Noah and Scenero are almost identical in weight with these builds but IMO the Noah is a bit stiffer, which translates to more power to the ground. Give me a shout directly and we can go over the details. 801-204-4557 btowery@backcountry.com

You have xxs saiz for ridley noah force22

Hi! We do not have the XXS in stock. But give me a shout and we can look into what it would take to get one.



btowery@backcountry.com 801-204-4557

Excellent budget racer

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Light, stiff, fast, wicked price. I'm not sure what else you need. I've been out 2 or 3 times on this bike with this build and I'm very impressed. The Sram Force 22 is crisp and the brakes are powerful. The frame is slippery with some very thoughtful aero tech. The bike really comes alive at high speeds and mashing on the pedals is rewarded instantly. If you're looking for high performance at a reasonable price, this is your bike.



Give me a shout if you want to know more. btowery@backcountry.com

Excellent budget racer

The question is, which one is faster, your '16 Noah or that horse on the right?

its just fast

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I had picked up a Noah frame as a crit bike but really found it to be a great bike in general. I has ridden a helium for a couple years as a light climber is more my style but was pleasantly surprised and how well an all around bike the Noah is. feel free to contact me for more detailed questions on the Noah kylebrown@backcountry.com

Could I buy this bike with out the wheels?