Ridley Helium SLX Disc Ultegra Road BikeThe Ridley Helium SLX Disc is an exceptional performing road race bike that features a full-carbon frame equipped with a Shimano Ultegra 2×11-Speed groupset with a Rotor Vegast chainset and hydraulic disc brakes. Assuring a fast, stable and agile performance output for road racing, crit-events and group rides, this versatile race bike is ready for anything. Plus, it travels upon fast and stable DT Swiss ER1600 wheels wrapped in high-grip Vittoria Rubino Pro tyres.Stylish, Stiff and Powerful Performance at a Low WeightThe Helium frame is Ridley’s ultra-gourmet bike. It’s simply at the highest level when it comes to stiffness to weight ratio. They’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. Versatile Performance for Road Racing, Group Rides and TrainingThe Helium is not only built for the pros but is designed for anyone who wants to get every bit of performance 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.Lightweight, Agile and Dependable Road Race BikeThe Helium SLX Disc is the top of Ridley’s 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. Full Carbon Frameset with Thru Axles and Disc BrakesBy 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 Ridley Helium SLX Disc Ultegra Road Bike 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. Features: Frame: Helium SLX Disc, 60T-40T-30T HM UD Carbon, Ultimate Stiffnessto-Weight Lay-Up, F-Steerer Head Tube, TA 12x142mm Fork: Helium SLX Disc, 60T-40T-30T HM UD Carbon, TA 12x100mm Group: Shimano Ultegra HDB Crank: Rotor Vegast 52/36T Sprocket: Shimano Ultegra 11-30T Brakes: Shimano Ultegra flatmount Wheels: DT Swiss ER1600 DB Handlebar: Forza Cirrus Stem: Forza Stratos Seat Post: Forza Cirrus Carbon-Alloy Chain: KMC X11 Saddle: Selle Italia XR Tyres: Vittoria Rubino ProTechnologies: F-Steerer: The Ridley 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. Diamond Frame Shape: Its slightly longer rear triangle increases the bike’s wheelbase for added stability and comfort. It also allows for larger tyres up to 28mm for further increased comfort and versatility. Now you know how André Greipel can easily remain seated up the arduous Oude Kwaremont cobbled climb. Disc Brakes: Disc brakes are one of the newest game-changing evolutions in road cycling. They add that extra level of security to any ride, knowing that you can always stop on demand. They are equally reliable in all weather conditions. The ease of braking is a real bonus, especially when your hands are frozen and barely functional. Just a light pull on the lever to modulate your speed. With no need for braking on the rim surface, wear and tear is reduced. This gets you much more mileage from your wheelset.Easy AssemblyWhen you order a bike, one of our trained mechanics will carefully prepare and pack your bike for shipping. Upon delivery, the assembly is simple and all necessary tools and plastic pedals are conveniently included in the box.Depending on the delivery service and destination, bikes will either be delivered in a large or a small box. Below is a guide as to how your bike will arrive: All bikes for delivery within the UK and Republic of Ireland will be delivered in a large box, except for balance bikes and BMX bikes, which are always delivered in manufacturer’s boxes. All bikes for delivery within the EU on a standard service will be delivered in a large box. If an express delivery option is chosen, your bike will be packed into a small box. Again, the exception is balance bikes and BMX bikes, which are always delivered in manufacturer’s boxes. All bikes for worldwide delivery outside the EU will be delivered in small boxes.This video demonstrates assembly from a SMALL BOX.This video demonstrates assembly from a LARGE BOX.Buy Ridley Bikes from Chain Reaction Cycles, the World’s Largest Online Bike Store.