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RidleyHeliumSLX Ultegra Di2 Road Bike
Item # RID007B
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October 2, 2018
Killer bike, killer price
I'd take this over an F10. I use the F10 as an example because it's such a popular choice in the superbike market, and it enjoys it's popularity for a good reason. It's an extremely fast all-arounder with an extremely impressive race pedigree. It also costs $6000. That's 4 times more than you'll pay for this Helium at closeout pricing, and after riding them back to back, I honestly liked the Helium more. For starters, the SLX is ridiculously light. Quoted manufacturer weights, it's actually lighter than the F10, Bianchi's Specialissima, Wilier's Zero.7, and it comes within a few grams of the new S-Works Tarmac, and even the Factor O2. Build up with mechanic Red, Reynolds Attacks, and a stock alloy cockpit, a small came in at 13.7 lbs (and at an asking price of $5500 no less.) The handling is well-balanced, the ride quality is right on par with other bikes in it's class, and the stiffness is remarkable for a bike that's so feathery. Even if it was the same bike as all of the other superbikes mentioned above, the Helium would make my short list, and considering that you can pick up a brand new 2017 frame for $1400, it definitely earns the status of 'the bike I'd actually buy.' Feel free to shoot me an email at email@example.com if you want to speak about the SLX, or any of the other bikes we sell in more detail!