Ridley Helium Frames

4/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $3295.00

Product Description

Even if polka dots and barbed wire aren't on your agenda, the Ridley Helium Frame should be.

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Henny a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: February 11, 2012

Strengths:    Light and stiff and strong.

Weaknesses:    All other bikes feel like wheelbarrows.

Bottom Line:   
I am the owner of a Ridley Helium for nearly three years now. I am very pleased with it. I am a 54 year old cyclist and riding bikes from when I was 12. Had a lot of bikes since then. From Italian steel to American carbonfibre. The Helium beets them all. Allthoug the weight it is very steady, even while descending The Tourmalet at 90 km/h. I think it 's a bike for everyone who wants a realy light but still very stiff racer. Mine has a weight of about 7 kilo. The Campagnolo Eurus wheels are not the lightest, but I am 90 kilo myself and living near Flanders with its cobblestones, I need a strong pair of wheels. I have done the Tour off Flanders with this bike several times. The bike doesn't show any weakness then. I have been taken it to the French Alps and Pyrenees as well. The only weaknes there, is my own bodyweight, but that is a plus in the descending.

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Favorite Ride:   French mountains

Price Paid:    $6000.00

Purchased At:   Serpenti Cycling, Hu

Similar Products Used:   Gazelle, Tomassini, Main d'Or, Look, Trek, Cannondale,

Bike Setup:   Campagnolo Super Record, 11-speed, 4za compact steerer, Campa Eurus 2-way fit, Look Keo, Sella Italia SLR team edition,

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Anyone tried both Ridley Helium with ISP and the new ones without?

Got a 2012 Ridley Helium ISP in XS. Supper efficient and handles great. It however feels a little too harsh on long rides (I weigh only 125lbs). Anyone tried the new Helium without the ISP and can comment on the comfort level and the difference? Also considering a '14 Cervelo R3 as a replacement ... Read More »

Ridley Helium SL cable guide.

I got a 2013 Ridley Helium SL. This is also my first bike with internal cabling. After about 3500miles since new I noticed my front der wasn't shifting from the big to small ring as well especially under load. So time for the new cables it is. When I took the old cables out immediately noticed why t ... Read More »

Ridley helium sl vs ridley helium

Anyone on the forum with experience with this frames can tell me if there is a noticeable difference on feel, handling, stiffness between the helium sl(700g) and the helium(900g). Thanks in advance.Read More »

Ridley Helium vs. Helium SL

Contemplating a ridley. Has anyone ridden both the standard helium and the SL? Care to weigh in?Read More »

Time ZXRS vs. Ridley Helium SL

Hey Guys, Ive got the opportunity to pick up a cheap 2014 Ridley helium SL frame for $2100 (its used and has and rrp of $3700 new) or a 2013 Time ZXRS (new) for $3000, (rrp $6000). Not sure what to get. The appeal of the Helium is that apparently its a fantastic ride and its pretty light at a ... Read More »

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