Some of the great Belgian cycling stories have humble beginnings. The athletes, the races, they all had to start somewhere on their paths to glory. So it is with a great Belgian bike brand. Ridley started quietly in 1990, subcontracting custom made frame construction. It became a separate brand in 1997. Through it all, the heart of Belgian spirit guides the decisions we make and the bikes we offer.The result is a bike brand recognized among pro-tour teams for bringing innovative solutions and unparalleled craftsmanship to the industry. Ridley & cycling: one family, one passion.
The Ridley Helium SL is the Belgian brand’s lightweight climbing machine with a heavyweight pedigree, having been piloted the Ridley-sponsored Lotto squad. The Helium SL has something to shout about, but that’s not reflected in the simple, clean aesthetic. The straight tubes give the Helium SL an understated look, even in the matt black and it doesn’t scream at you. The Helium SL is not short on technology but how does that translate when you swing a leg over the top tube, clip in and head out on the road? Quite simply, it’s superb.
- Oversized tube shape is constructed with extremely high modulus carbon.
- Super lightweight frame, without no compromise in bottom bracket stiffness.
- Dual purpose internal cable routing uses the same holes for mechanical and electronic shifting.
- Flex seat stays increase vertical compliance for additional comfort, without reducing lateral stiffness.
- Oversized Press Fit 30 bottom bracket for maximum stiffness and power transfer.
Frameset: 60t-40t-30t HM Unidirectional Carbon, Fork: 60t-40t-30t HM Unidirectional Carbon, Headset: 1 1/8"- 1 1/2" Tapered Integrated, Front Derailleur, Braze-On, Bottom Bracket Type, BB30.
- XS - 750 grams
- S - 760 grams
- M - 780 grams
- L - 830 grams
- XL - 850 grams
- 330 grams
GEOMETRY & SIZING DETAILS:
RIDLEY MEN'S SIZING CHART:
BODY LENGTH PROFESSIONAL RECREATIONAL
162 cm XXS XS
162 - 170 cm XS S
170 - 178 cm S M
178 - 186 cm M L
186 - 194 cm L XL
194 cm XL XL
We love this Ridley Helium SL Frameset.
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