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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

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

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 interested in buying this bike, I'm 5'9 205. What size would I need. And how much would the complete bike would weigh .

Hey Anthony!



Thank you so much for your question! I've sent you over an email!

Lookin' forward to your response!

Hi I am very interested in the Ridley Noah, my question is if would be possible to upgrade to A medium cage derailleur with you guys? I am a heavy rider and I wold like to have all the help that I could on the hills
Thanks

Hey Joao,



We can get you set up with a medium cage derailleur on this bike! Please call or chat in and we can get an order set up.

Avg. ride time: 2h 34m per week
  • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

what at the available arm lengths for the size Medium?

hi, I need the Noah Force 22 in size S. In stock? Thank you.

Hey Nahuel, Looks like we have the size S in stock! Would you mind giving a shout to 801.204.4547 or cojohnson@backcountry.com and I'd be happy to help answer any questions and get an order put in for you! Cheers, Connor

Do you plan to have any (more) Large builds available? Thanks!

Hi JDO, we do not expect any more larges to come in this particular build.

Unanswered Question

I am 6ft. 1 inches tall and my inseam is 34.5 inches, which size I have to run? the ridley website have some differences size than your chart

Avg. ride time: 36m per week
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Hi, I am very much interested in this Noah... but will be on the last week of Feb.. money still not complete.. my question is.. will you be able to ship to Bahrain?? and whst is the ideal size for me?? I am 5ft.7inches tall and my INSEAM is 32 inches.. thanks for the help.

Kind regards,

Alvin

Hey Alvin,

I looks like we can ship the bike to Bahrain, International shipping can be quite expensive for a bike sometimes. For those body dimensions I would most likely put you on a Small, Ridleys tend to size very large because it is a Belgian brand.



If you have anymore questions, reach out to me at gcelentano@backcountry.com

Hi, I'm considering this bike in the XS size, but it may be a few months until i actually commit to buying it. How many do you have left in stock and do you re-stock? Amazing price, is there any particular reason for the price? (used, etc.)

Hi Joshua, phenomenal deal- these are brand new bikes. I'll shoot you an email with a few more details.

You mentioned it can take up to 25c tires but what about on wide wheels were the actual measurement of the 25c tire is close to 29 mm?

hey Stephen get in touch with me here and I can help you out on that. I have a couple more questions for you to give you a good answer.

Avg. ride time: 4h 1m per week
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Great Bike

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have put 800 miles on the bike and can confidently say it is an awesome machine. I race on the track and needed a road bike that could handle all of our crazy intervals. The front end is stiff and instills confidence in the corners. Force 22 is great. The BB can handle anything you put into it. I upgraded to a 170 mm crank and the Power Tap Wheelset. Neal was a great help arranging the details and making sure I was confident in my purchase. CC installed the new crank, tires, etc. All I needed to do was put on my saddle, pedals, computer and ride. Excellent customer service.

Great Bike

size chart

    Adding a size chart, if you have any questions of fit feel free to contact me. Ridley does run a little big.

    size chart

    Is the eTT correct for the size L? It seems really short. And looking at the Ridley site is confusing. They say the horizontal TT is 567 but looking at the picture it looks like the actual.

    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

    I'm 5'8" and have a 2014 Noah. I use a Small now which fits me better. I had a medium but crashed that and cracked the frame. Noticed the Small suits me better.

    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 47m per week
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    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: 4h 55m 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.