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Ridley Noah SL Ultegra Complete Road Bike - 2017

Ridley Noah SL Ultegra Complete Road Bike - 2017
$4,359.00

Item # RID004Z

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Description

No compromises.

A well-rounded road season will include everything from long, mountainous stages to punchy circuit races and frenetically fast crits, and the 2017 Ridley Noah SL Ultegra Complete Road Bike is designed to handle all of it. It may not climb as well as the Helium or handle centuries as comfortably as the Fenix, but it's low weight, FAST technology, and oversized tubing combine for efficient power transfer and aerodynamics that put a premium on speed across the widest variety of conditions.

This Noah's oversized tubes earn the SL suffix—which we assume denotes the industry superlative Super Light—through Ridley's inclusion of a mix of 60, 40, and 30-ton high-modulus carbon fiber. Both the Noah Fast and Noah top out at 50-ton, and the SL's inclusion of 60-ton means it can use less material at key points while maintaining the same efficiency, which in turn lowers weight. As with the original Noah model, the SL's various carbon moduli are used in different areas of the frame based on desired properties of stiffness, weight, durability, and road-noise damping.

This targeted blend of materials is a common practice across the industry, though few manufacturers go to the extreme of using 60t carbon. The SL also features a tapered head tube for sharp tracking and efficient power transfer, and the PF30 bottom bracket, internal cable routing, and electronic group compatibility that are all but expected in frames of this level. Unlike other frames, though, Ridley incorporates its Future Aero Speed Technology (FAST) F-Surface design, which involves fluted channels running the lengths of forward-facing tubes to trip air into a manageable layer of turbulence. That tripped layer detaches later and more cleanly, reducing the frame's wake and overall wind drag.

The Noah SL's distinctive, high-modulus carbon fiber fork featrues an open channel running down the middle of each leg. This FAST F-Split Fork channel design is revolutionary in its ability to guide incoming air away from the spokes to reduce turbulence and drag, which keeps the airstream around the wheel smooth and fast. By pairing this fork with the FAST F-Surface design, Ridley claims that the Noah SL enjoys a 3-5% reduction in drag over frames without FAST design. This means more speed with less effort, all thanks to a little bit of surface air routing.

Please note that Ridley recommends a maximum rider weight of 209.5lb (95kg) for the Noah SL.

  • A stiff, aerodynamic road racing machine
  • High-end carbon fiber boosts stiffness and reduces weight
  • FAST F-Surface and F-Split Fork technologies improve aerodynamics
  • Oversized bottom bracket shell transfers power efficiently
  • tapered head tube for hard cornering and fierce sprints
  • Internal cable routing provides clean lines
  • Compatible with both mechanical and electronic drivetrains

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
60T-40T-30t high-modulus carbon fiber
Fork:
Noah SL F-Split Fork
Fork Material:
40T-30T-24t high-modulus carbon fiber
Headset:
1-1/8 - 1-1/2 in FSA
Shifters:
Shimano Ultegra 6800
Front Derailleur:
Shimano Ultegra 6800
Rear Derailleur:
Shimano Ultegra 6800
Crankset:
52 / 36 t Shimano Ultegra 6800
Bottom Bracket:
PF30
Cassette:
11 - 28 t Shimano 105 5800
Chain:
KMC X11
Brakeset:
Shimano Ultegra 6800
Brake Type:
rim
Handlebar:
4ZA Cirrus Aerobar
Stem:
4ZA Cirrus
Saddle:
4ZA Cirrus Pro Cr/Ti rails
Seatpost:
Noah SL Aero carbon
Wheelset:
Fulcrum Racing Aero
Skewers:
quick-release
Tires:
Continental Ultrasport
Tire Size:
700 c x 25 mm
Pedals:
not included
Recommended Use:
cycling
Manufacturer Warranty:
5 years on frame

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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