2-Day Shipping Arrives by Christmas * See Details

Ridley Helium SLX Road Bike Frameset - 2017

Ridley Helium SLX Road Bike Frameset - 2017
Compiling options for this bike.
It'll be just a moment...
$3,400.00

Item # RID005J

Find your size
|

Note: Actual inseam is not the same as pant inseam.How to measure

Recommended Size

We recommend a size in this bike.

EditMore details

Our size calculator is a starting point for finding the right size for you. To get personal advice talk to one of our fit experts at 1.888.276.7130 or chat now

Select options
  • Select options
  • Black/Red/White, XS ($3,400.00)
  • Black/Red/White, S ($3,400.00)
  • Black/Red/White, M ($3,400.00)
  • Black/Red/White, L ($3,400.00)
  • Black/Red/White, XL ($3,400.00)
  • Grey Retro, XS ($3,400.00)
  • Grey Retro, S ($3,400.00)
  • Grey Retro, M ($3,400.00)
  • Grey Retro, L ($3,400.00)
  • Grey Retro, XL ($3,400.00)
Compiling options for this bike.
  • 100% Guaranteed Returns
Item # RID005J

Selected Option:

Add To Cartsave for later

Description

Featherweight.

For 2017, the Belgian cobble tested and gram-counter approved Helium SL gets some slight tweaks and a new name to usher in the year. The new Helium SLX Road Bike Frameset takes its predecessor's nearly unicorn-like mix of minimal weight, stiff power transfer, and knife-like handling to the proverbial extreme with a few grams of weight savings and claims of even stiffer, snappier control.

The SLX brings back the super light blend of 60, 40, and 30-ton high modulus carbon fiber to create a World Tour worthy frame that efficiently transfers power and a 30 gram weight savings over the SL (for a size medium frame). The front end sees a slightly different curvature at the tube junctions, a small change that Ridley claims boost stiffness by 15% and translates into even snappier, more responsive handling when diving into switchbacks and sprinting towards the finish line.

As with the SL, the SLX features rounded tubing emanating from the seat tube juncture, which slowly becomes box-shaped as it approaches the head tube and bottom bracket junctures. As Ridley puts it, this system creates a clean transition from stiffness to comfort. Supporting this ideology, the rear triangle has been designed with a blend of the two shapes. The asymmetric, flat chainstays provide a stiff platform for power transfer to the rear wheel, while the ultra-thin seatstays create a vertically compliant ride quality without sacrificing rigidity.

  • A featherweight road frameset
  • Race-ready geometry handles technical roads with ease
  • High modulus carbon layup drops grams from the SL
  • Updated headtube junction shape increases stiffness
  • Internal cable routing with molded internal channels for clean install
  • Beefy bottom bracket shell efficiently transfers power
  • Clearance for tires up to 25mm and external rim widths up to 28mm

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
60t-40t-30t high modulus carbon fiber, [dropout protection plates] stainless steel
Wheel Size:
700c
Fork:
4ZA Helium SLX
Fork Material:
60t-40t-30t high modulus carbon fiber
Head Tube Diameter:
1-1/4 - 1/1/8in tapered
Headset Included:
yes
Bottom Bracket Type:
PF30
Cable Routing:
internal
Front Derailleur Mount:
braze-on
Brake Type:
standard rim
Compatible Components:
electronic and mechanical drivetrains
Seatpost Diameter:
27.2mm
Front Axle:
quick-release
Rear Axle:
quick-release
Claimed Weight:
[frame, medium] 750g, [fork] 300g
Recommended Use:
cycling
Manufacturer Warranty:
5 years

Geometry Chart

Ripley

Geometry Chart

 

Helium SLX
 

Seat Tube

(c-t)

Effective Top Tube

(eTT)

Stack

(S)

Reach

(R)

Stand Over

Head Tube

(HT)

Head Tube Angle

(HTo)

Seat Tube Angle

(STo)

Bottom Bracket Drop

(BBD)

Chainstay

(CS)

Wheelbase
XS 48cm 52.5cm 52.7cm 37.4cm 75.5cm 13cm 72o 74o 6.8cm 40.5cm 97cm
S 51cm 54.5cm 54.2cm 38.4cm 77.5cm 14.5cm 73o 73.5o 6.6cm 40.5cm 97.7cm
M 54cm 56.5cm 57.3cm 39cm 80.4cm 17.5cm 73.5o 73o 6.6cm 40.5cm 98.7cm
L 57cm 58.5cm 59.9cm 39.6cm 83.4cm 20.5cm 73.5o 72.5o 6.3cm 40.8cm 100.5cm
XL 60cm 60cm 62.4cm 40.3cm 96.1cm 23cm 74o 72.5o 6.3cm 40.8cm 101.4cm

Reviews & Community

REVIEWS

Write a review

    Add a:
  • Photos
  • Videos

No file chosen

Rather attach a photo from your computer?

Familiarity:

Only jpg, jpeg, png, gif or bmp files please.

Submit ReviewCancel
Avg. ride time: 3h 39m per week
  • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

Light, Stiff.....FAST

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

What an awesome frameset Ridley has produced. Finish on the Gray frameset looks stunning in person and gets lots of compliments. I have ridden, and owned just about every super bike you can imagine, and the only thing missing here is the hype. The Ridley will climb, descend, and sprint as well as all the other big name brands out there, and look better doing it. Super straight forward to build without any weird proprietary issues like headset, seat post, bottom bracket, etc. I now have the Helium SLX, and the Noah in the stable from Ridley, and will definitely buy Ridley again.