booge, I have never ridden a Helix but the odd tube shapes strikes me as gimmicky. I definitely would not pay more for it. I have an R240 which I believe is the predecessor model to the 260. I would not describe this as a racing bike, it has more relaxed geometry and a fairly compliant ride.Thinking of getting a r260 rim brake or Helix Sport rim brake from the Lynskey sale. Pretty sure of sizing from their chart at 6'2" I would take a large, geometry is the same for both. I'm after opinions on either. I like the appearance of traditional tubes of the 260 but maybe thinking the helix sport would be better performance??? Or have i over though this, I'm no racer, just like to ride fast when possible and i just want a bike i'll love for years.