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Ridley Helium SLX Ultegra Complete Road Bike - 2017

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Item # RID005A

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  • Black/Red/White, M ($4,500.00)
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Item # RID005A

Float the climbs.

Few bikes manage the low-weight/efficient-stiffness balance better than Ridley's Helium SLX Ultegra Complete Road Bike. As the Belgian brand's superlative climbing bike, it's got plenty of lightweight pedigree; however, it's also still a Belgian bike, so it's built to handle the abuse of cobbled muurs. When mated with an Ultegra drivetrain and Campagnolo-built (shh!) Fulcrum 5 wheels, the frameset becomes a classroom for putting on a climbing clinic.

The SLX's climb happy personality starts with a blend of 60, 40, and 30-ton high-modulus carbon fiber. The result is a World Tour worthy frame that efficiently transfers power while shaving about 30g of claimed weight compared to the SL. 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 or pushing out of the final corner.

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 blends 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 race bike for those who turn the screws on climbs
  • Racing geometry proven on the world stage
  • Ridley's lightest, stiffest carbon fiber layup
  • Shimano Ultegra drivetrain is equal to a racer's needs

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
60, 40, 30t carbon fiber
Fork:
4ZA Helium
Fork Material:
carbon fiber
Headset:
FSA
Shifters:
Shimano Ultegra 6800
Front Derailleur:
Shimano Ultegra 6800
Rear Derailleur:
Shimano Ultegra 6800
Crankset:
52 / 36t Shimano Ultegra 6800
Cassette:
11 - 28t Shimano 105 5800
Chain:
KMC X11
Brakeset:
Shimano Ultegra 6800
Brake Type:
rim
Handlebar:
4ZA Cirrus
Stem:
4ZA Cirrus
Saddle:
4ZA Cirrus Pro
Seatpost:
4ZA Cirrus
Seat Collar:
27.2mm
Wheelset:
Fulcrum Racing 5
Front Axle:
9mm
Rear Axle:
130mm
Skewers:
quick-release
Tires:
Continental Ultrasport
Tire Size:
700c x 25mm
Pedals:
not included
Recommended Use:
cycling
Manufacturer Warranty:
5 years on frame
Actual Weight:
Grey/Neon Orange/Black, L: 3540g

sizing chart

Helium size by rider height

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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

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