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2017 Ridley Helium SL Red eTap/Zipp 302 Complete Road Bike

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2017 Ridley Helium SL Red eTap/Zipp 302 Complete Road Bike

Zipp's new 302 carbon hoops. Though the pros at Lotto Soudal ride Campy, this build is every bit equal to the needs of all-rounders like Gallopin and climbers like De Gendt—in fact, we'd be hardpressed to assemble a more race-worthy bike. Which was exactly the criteria behind why we built it the way we did. This is no manufacturers' slop with garbage wheels and an off-brand crankset. It's the product of us choosing what we want to ride and building a bike accordingly. Given the "what we want" clause, it's only fitting we started with a frame that we want to ride. Hence the Helium.

The name Helium calls to mind light, floaty things, which is no doubt what Ridley had in mind when selecting the naming convention. The Helium SL frame and fork are an astonishing 1,050 grams—that's around 170 grams lighter than most other big-name brands pro framesets and 200 grams lighter than the regular Helium. That low weight is the result of a strategic lay-up of unidirectional 60, 40, and 30-ton high-modulus carbon fiber, whereas the standard Helium only uses 30 ton. The SL also incorporates a nano resin to improve the compatibility of the resin and carbon, which decreases weight and increases durability.

The first time we built a Helium SL, we found ourselves questioning the strange seatstays and seatposts that have become all the rage in bicycle "innovation." The Helium's seatstays, which are simple, slightly flattened tubes, combine with the traditional 27.2 seatpost for a compliant ride by devouring road noise and bumps like Helium's halogen cousins gobble up other molecules' electrons. It's far more comfortable a ride than its drive stiffness and low weight suggest, adding additional depth to the "floaty" descriptor we used above.

We're also enamored with the Helium's thoughtful blend of internal and external cable routing. The brake cables, which undergo some contortions without getting down near the grime-collecting drivetrain to get where they're headed, are left out in the open for ease of installment and maintenance. The derailleur cables, which travel dangerously close to the drivetrain and are therefore more susceptible to collecting debris, are routed internally—but it's a straight shot. No tricky bends or silly, internal tube shapes that you have to guess at in order to get the cables through.

 

  • A bike built for racing in the mountains and in the valleys
  • High-modulus carbon boosts stiffness and sheds grams
  • Geometry proven on the world stage by Lotto Soudal
  • Rear triangle maintains efficiency without harshness
  • Blend of internal and external routing for easy maintenance
  • SRAM's wireless eTap is the cleanest drivetrain available
  • The 42mm Zipps are ideal for virtually any racing scenario

 

 

2017 Ridley Helium SL Red eTap/Zipp 302 Complete Road Bike

60, 40, and 30-ton carbon fiber

Fork Material:

carbon fiber

Headset:

FSA

Shifters:

SRAM Red eTap

Front Derailleur:

SRAM Red eTap

Rear Derailleur:

SRAM Red eTap

Crankset:

50 / 34t SRAM Red

Bottom Bracket:

SRAM PF30

Crank Arm Length:

[XS - M] 172.5mm, [L - XL] 175mm

Cassette:

11 - 28t SRAM PG-1170

Chain:

SRAM Red

Brakeset:

SRAM Force

Brake Type:

rim

Handlebar:

Zipp Service Course

Handlebar Width:

[XS] 40cm, [S - M] 42cm, [L - XL] 44cm

Bar Tape:

PRO Classic

Stem:

Zipp Service Course

Stem Length:

[XS - M] 90mm, [L - XL] 100mm

Saddle:

Fizik Aliante R7

Seatpost:

Zipp Service Course

Seat Collar:

27.2mm

Wheelset:

Zipp 302 carbon

Front Axle:

9mm quick-release

Rear Axle:

130mm quick-release

Tires:

Vredestein Comp Race

Tire Size:

700c x 25mm

Pedals:

not included

Recommended Use:

cycling

 

GEOMETRY CHART

Helium SL

 

Seat Tube
(c-t)

Effective Top Tube

(eTT)

Stack

(S)

Reach

(R)

Stand Over

Head Tube Length

(HT)

Head Tube Angle

(HTo)

Seat Tube Angle

(STo)

Bottom Bracket Drop

Chainstay

Wheelbase

XS

48.0cm

52.5cm

53.0cm

37.5cm

74.0cm

13.0cm

72.0o

74.0o

6.8cm

40.5cm

97.4cm

S

51.0cm

54.5cm

54.5cm

38.5cm

75.0cm

14.5cm

73.0o

73.0o

6.6cm

40.5cm

97.7cm

M

54.0cm

56.5cm

57.5cm

39.0cm

78.0cm

17.5cm

73.0o

73.0o

6.6cm

40.5cm

99.0cm

L

57.0cm

58.5cm

60.2cm

40.0cm

81.0cm

20.5cm

73.0o

72.0o

6.3cm

40.8cm

100.3cm

XL

60.0cm

60.0cm

62.5cm

40.5cm

84.0cm

23.0cm

74.0o

72.0o

6.3cm

40.8cm

101.2cm


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