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RidleyHelium
X Ultegra Road Bike - 2018

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Item # RIDC057

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Item # RIDC057
Description

Helium X Ultegra Road Bike

The name itself is enough to capture the hearts of eager climbers with high-altitude ambitions. Yet simply listing off the well-established climbing attributes of Ridley’s Helium X would be missing all the noteworthy characteristics that has Ridley calling it their "ultra-gourmet bike." The Helium X provides a uniquely engaging experience; it accelerates with you whether during climbing or when polishing off the final 200m in a criterium sprint. It's a fast, agile, race-ready partner that doesn't lag behind when you’re ready to play.

The Helium X finds its punchy characteristics thanks to its traditional racing geometry. The wheelbase and chainstays have been tucked-in and shortened by 5mm compared to the more comfort-tuned Fenix line. The result is a snappier ride feeling, which you'll notice in rapid accelerations, spirited out of the saddle climbing attacks, and in responsive steering that nails the "outside-inside-outside" lines found in fast downhill s-turns.

Ridley uses a mix of 30T and 24T high-modulus carbon fiber that, while adding a few grams to the frame compared to the Helium SLX, maintains a high degree of stiffness at a more affordable price point. The Helium X stands as a confident climber and efficiently tackles narrow country bergs, côtes, and murs found in some of our favorite Flandrian classics, while also providing a carbon layup that results in a more compliant ride on rough roads.

The Helium X is equipped with Shimano's Ultegra's 11-sp groupset paired with the proven and durable 105 rim brakeset. The semi-compact 52-36t chainrings open up terrain options, and the Forza wheels are ready to roll. With such a capable drivetrain and a race-tuned carbon frame, you'll be pulling double-header weekends throughout the racing calendar.

  • A climbing-focused road bike for budget-conscious riders
  • Geometry encourages both hill-top and city-line sprints
  • Blended carbon affords comfort more than racer’s-edge stiffness
  • Threaded bottom bracket promotes ease of maintenance
  • Ultegra drivetrain sacrifices little compared to leading Dura-Ace
  • Proven line of top machines reflects Ridley’s engineering brilliance

Tech Specs
Frame Material
30T - 24T HM UD Carbon
Fork
30T - 24T HM UD Carbon
Headset
FSA
Shifters
Shimano Ultegra
Front Derailleur
Shimano Ultegra
Rear Derailleur
Shimano Ultegra
Crankset
Rotor 3D30
Chainring Sizes
52 / 36t
Bottom Bracket Type
PF30
Cassette
Shimano 105
Cassette Range
11 - 30t
Chain
KMC 11speed
Brakeset
Shimano 105
Brake Type
rim
Handlebar
Forza Stratos
Stem
Forza Stratos
Saddle
Forza Stratos
Seatpost
Forza Stratos
Wheelset
Forza RC23
Front Axle
9mm quick-release
Rear Axle
130mm quick-release
Tires
Vittoria Zaffiro Pro
Recommended Use
road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty
5 years on frame
Geometry

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41cm44cm47cm50cm53cm56cm
45cm48cm51cm54cm57cm60cm
51.5cm52.5cm54.5cm56.5cm58.5cm60cm
50.7cm52.7cm54.2cm57.3cm59.9cm62.4cm
37.9cm37.4cm38.4cm39cm39.6cm40.3cm
72.1cm75.5cm77.5cm80.4cm83.4cm86.1cm
11cm13cm14.5cm17.5cm20.5cm23cm
71.8o72o73o73.5o73.5o74o
75o74o73.5o73o72.5o72.5o
      
6.8cm6.8cm6.6cm6.6cm6.3cm6.3cm
40.5cm40.5cm40.5cm40.5cm40.8cm40.8cm
97cm97cm97.7cm98.7cm100.5cm101.4cm
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