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Ridley Helium X Ultegra Complete Road Bike

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    Tech Specs

    Frame Material:
    carbon fiber
    Fork:
    Helium X, 30T-24T HM UD Carbon
    Headset:
    FSA
    Shifters:
    Shimano Ultegra
    Front Derailleur:
    Shimano Ultegra
    Rear Derailleur:
    Shimano Ultegra
    Crankset:
    52 / 36t Rotor 3D30
    Cassette:
    11-28t Shimano 105
    Chain:
    KMC x 11
    Brakeset:
    Shimano Ultegra
    Brake Type:
    rim
    Handlebar:
    Forza Stratos
    Stem:
    Forza Stratos
    Saddle:
    Forza Stratos
    Seatpost:
    Forza Stratos
    Wheelset:
    Forza RC23
    Tires:
    Vittoria Zaffiro Pro
    Manufacturer Warranty:
    5 years

    Helium X Ultegra Complete Road Bike

    Billed as Ridley's "ultra-gourmet bike," the Helium X Ultegra Complete Road Bike flexes and flashes its race credentials as a featherweight in the hills, while easily remaining stiff enough to make it in a GC bunch sprint. This bike has typically been pigeonholed as a "climber's bike," an assessment that we take issue with—it's much more than that. We challenge you to put this bike through its paces on long miles of flat, chip-seal country roads, the start-and-stop traffic of the urban roads you have to take to get there, and, of course, the canyon climbs that mark the end of out in the out-and-back loop. And after all that, then try to tell us it's just a "climber's bike."

    Breaking the mold of what we expect a climber's bike to be, the Helium X's frame is eager to show off its capabilities, regardless of the road surface or gradient. It owes its sprightly demeanor to a layup blending 30 and 24t carbon fiber, which is slightly heavier than the Helium SLX but every bit as stiff, and as a result slightly more affordable. When you lay into the pedals, the frame lays into the road. Despite the different lay-up, the Helium X does have the same geometry as the Helium SLX, so it's every bit the aggressive racer that guys like Lotto-Soudal's Gallopin rely on during long alpine climbs and nerve-wracking, winding descents.

    Forza RC23 wheels provide an above-average quality build and are deep enough to give a sporty look to the bike, while Vittoria Zaffiro Pro tires ensure plenty of air volume, a wide stance to the sidewalls, and an overall comfortable ride. With the extra volume, you can also lower the tire pressure to further enhance comfort. As hinted at by the title, Ridley gave the Helium X Ultegra a full Shimano Ultegra groupset (duh), excluding the chainset, which is replaced by a Rotor 3D30 chainset and brakes. With its semi-compact 52/36 rings and 11-28 cassette, there’s plenty of range for faster riding as well as on the uphills. And as you’d expect from Ultegra, the shifting is faultless and the braking effective.

    • Climb-hungry, race-worthy endurance road bike that goes everywhere
    • Agile and nimble geometry tailored towards long-mile comfort
    • Lightweight carbon fiber construction soaks up the road chatter
    • Ultegra's precise shifting and powerful braking adds reliability
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    Ridley 

    Helium SLX
     

    Seat Tube
    (c-c)

    Seat Tube
    (c-t)

    Effective Top Tube

    Stack

    Reach

    Stand Over

    Head Tube

    Head Tube Angle

    Seat Tube Angle

    Bottom Bracket Height

    Bottom Bracket Drop

    Chainstay

    Wheelbase
    XS   48cm 52.5cm 52.7cm 37.4cm 75.5cm 13cm 72o 74o   6.8cm 40.5cm 97cm
    S   51cm 54.5cm 54.2cm 38.4cm 77.5cm 14.5cm 73o 73.5o   6.6cm 40.5cm 97.7cm
    M   54cm 56.5cm 57.3cm 39cm 80.4cm 17.5cm 73.5o 73o   6.6cm 40.5cm 98.7cm
    L   57cm 58.5cm 59.9cm 39.6cm 83.4cm 20.5cm 73.5o 72.5o   6.3cm 40.8cm 100.5cm
    XL   60cm 60cm 62.4cm 40.3cm 96.1cm 23cm 74o 72.5o   6.3cm 40.8cm 101.4cm