Ridley Helium SLX Disc Road Bike (Shimano Ultegra Di2) 2021

 6.599,00 ( 0% Finance available )  5.453,72 Ex. VAT

The Helium frame is our ultra-gourmet bike. It’s simply at the highest level when it comes to stiffness to weight ratio. We’ve designed it to be as light as possible to tackle the longest, steepest climbs. Yet it is stiff and durable enough to expertly handle the likes of Thomas De Gendt’s one-minute at 500W early breakaway effort. Hence, weight as well as performance is built into this frame as it must satisfy the most demanding of our pro cyclists.

The Helium is not only built for the pros, but is designed for anyone who wants to pull everything out of their bike. It’ll help you to be fast on the climbs to grab those Strava KOM’s, fly on the flats and rolling terrain, and sprint like a pro. It’s also comfy enough to keep you motivated to ride long distances to tackle Gran Fondos.

 

This bike is finished with the Shimano Ultegra di2 groupset.

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Description

The Helium SLX Disc is the top of our ultra-gourmet Helium line of bikes. It’s extremely lightweight. The frame tips the scale at 780gr for a size small, which is only 50g heavier than the rim brake model.

By using disc brakes you don’t only have a bike that expertly helps you count altimeters, but provides you with full control in the descent as well. The straight blade fork adds to that sublime handling taking hairpin bends. Furthermore the use of disc brakes increased the frame’s stiffness, thanks to the 12 mm thru-axles.

The Helium SLX Disc got aerodynamically optimized as well, by using F-Steerer technology like we did on the Noah Fast. That way every cable can be integrated to create a clean cockpit

Ridley Helium SLX Disc Road Bike Features

Helium / Aura Frame

The Helium / Aura frame is at the absolute highest level when it comes to stiffness to weight ratio. We’ve designed it to be as light as possible (750g for SLX size M) to tackle the longest, steepest climbs. Yet still stiff and durable enough to take the likes of Tiesj Benoot (Lotto-Soudal) putting his power on it in the Strade Bianche race. We’ve not just focused on weight but performance since it has to satisfy the most demanding of our pro cyclists.

It’s all in the tubing, especially with the Helium as it is easily our most complicated frame. The shape of the tubing has to be exact, including its tapering for selective lateral, vertical and horizontal stiffness. Some of these details can be seen when simply looking at the frame, such as the inner bulge of the chainstays for added lateral stiffness.

Don’t think that this stiff featherweight is losing its comfort. Its longer head tube adds that extra adjustability option for raising the handlebar a bit for a more comfortable riding position during the long distances. These details give the Helium / Aura that feeling of floating in air while maintaining the stiffness needed for exemplary power transfer.

F-Steerer

Our new F-Steerer, with half-moon curvature, ingeniously allows for fully internal cabling. Cables run straight from handlebar, through stem and directly inside the steerer tube where they have room to move freely as bar is turned from left to right. Not only does this decrease air friction from cable drag, but it gives your bike a very clean look. In addition, by adjusting the cross-section of the steerer, we were able to increase its lateral stiffness, which comes in handy when sprinting.

 

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Try Before You Buy

We carry a range of demo-bikes from different brands in our Girona Hub. We charge a small rental fee & will subract any money spent test riding demo bikes off the cost of your final purchase.

Bike Fit

We offer shimano bike fitting in our Girona Hub to ensure our customers enjoy maximum comfort & performance on their new bike! Check out all the information on our Bike Fit page & contact us to book your fit.

Personal Bike Consultation

If you're not sure about which bike to choose contact us to schedule a personal bike consultation. This can be carried out in store, via a WhatsApp call or Skype! We speak Spanish, Catalan, English & Dutch!

Buy Online with Confidence

Every bike is built, tested & packed by our team of qualified bike mechanics in our Girona workshop to ensure your bike arrives in perfect condition. This bicycle comes in a well protected box, about 80% assembled. You will need to fit the front wheel, the saddle and adjust the handlebar. If you are not confident in carrying out these steps safely, we  highly recommend taking the bike to your local bike shop to finish the build. If you are able to collect the bike from our Girona store we will do this for you free of charge.

Additional information

Size

L(60), M(57), S(54), XL(63), XS(51), XXS(48)

Colour

Blue Metallic, Custom

Wheelset

Forza Levanto db

Material

Carbon

Drivetrain

Shimano Ultegra di2

Brakes

Hydraulic Disc Brake

Tyres

Vittoria Corsa Graphene 2.0

Model Year

2021

Chainset

50-34

Cassette

11-32

Brand

Ridley