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 Post subject: Ridley Helium SL?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:31 pm 
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Hi, im new here!

Here's my Ridley Helium SL. (don't know which year)
It has a Sram Red 10 speed (rotor 3d crank) KMC chain and Fulcrum Zero wheels with Sram Red cassette.
Deda zero 100 seatpost and deda 100 steer. San Marco Team saddle.

Weight is 6,8 kg incl all accessories... Strange for a Helium SL.. Can I reduce it?

I have a picture, but cant post it yet.. maybe you can also tell me the year of birth ;)

Greetings from the Netherlands

http://myalbum.com/album/Ejuk3xONx34l


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 Post subject: Re: Ridley Helium SL?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:13 am 
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Stem , handlebar, saddle, seatpost are all good solid product but nothing light.
Same for the wheels.


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 Post subject: Re: Ridley Helium SL?
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 Post subject: Re: Ridley Helium SL?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:42 pm 
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What seatpost, steer and saddle do you recommend? and will fit to get my Helium to ca. 6kg? Or is this impossible?


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 Post subject: Re: Ridley Helium SL?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 3:30 pm 
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I would suggest you ride it matey and enjoy it :0 I guarantee you that before you lose 1 gram by changing your stem you could easily loose 8kg from yourself, btw same applies to myself :0

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 Post subject: Re: Ridley Helium SL?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 4:16 pm 
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Thanks haha, but i only weight 64 kg.. 26yo. Wanted a real climbing bike.


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 Post subject: Re: Ridley Helium SL?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:28 pm 
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To reach 6kg is certainly feasable.

What's your budget ?

Louis :)


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 Post subject: Re: Ridley Helium SL?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:24 pm 
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Not much, as i am a student. But my merchant skills are awesome. Maybe you know a decent saddle and seatpost and very light? I think the steer is light en good enough... What light wheels? And other stuff?


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 Post subject: Re: Ridley Helium SL?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:49 pm 
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A Selle Italia SLR is 135 g. Not shure you'll like it but it's a classic for many.
Ultralight UNO stem : around 110-115 g
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=116669
"Good design" asian carbon seatpost: 187 g
Like this one IMO: http://www.ebay.com/itm/181386693776?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT
Light traditionnal handlebar : 240 g alloy (like Ritchey WCS) , 200 g carbon ( $$$ )
Light skewers, Titanium or hollow steel: between 45-60 g
For wheels, I would shop for a used carbon tubular wheelset. Many are below 1200 g. Depends on your $$$
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=138586
A light cassette will save you another 100 g. EDIT: missed the part where you wrote SRam Red cassette :oops:
Alloy housings, like Alligator Ilink ( I like the looks of them, and they'll save you another 100g)

Louis :)


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 Post subject: Re: Ridley Helium SL?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 2:25 pm 
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other similar products and lightweights or suggestions?


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 Post subject: Re: Ridley Helium SL?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 4:55 pm 
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Location: somewere floating between here and the other side
and trim that rear brake cable...


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 Post subject: Re: Ridley Helium SL?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:00 am 
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If You want climbing bike, I would start with wheels. In my experiences, even 1 kg heavier bike with light carbon tubular wheels climbs better than lighter bike with heavier alu clincher wheels.
If Your budget is not high, buy Archteks or FarSports low profile rims and use hubs within Your budget (If I remmember corectly, Archteks rims cost me something like $120 per rim few years ago). This is where I would start.
Than of course there are brakes, skewers, bottle cages, maybe pedals where You can save weight with no huge investments. You can also consider lighter cable housing like Aligator I-Links which can save some extra gramms.

Martin

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 Post subject: Re: Ridley Helium SL?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:33 pm 
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KCNC seatpost and stem are reasonable priced if you buy through the internet.
and there is the light Rotor 3D+ crank too.


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 Post subject: Re: Ridley Helium SL?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 2:49 pm 
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Hey fubar, I have a 2013SL and have slowly being dropping the weight whilst on a budget. I'm sure there is a load more to shave on top of what I've done. Mines currently at 6.12kg

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 Post subject: Re: Ridley Helium SL?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 2:15 pm 
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hi, thanks for all the reply's. archteks? low profile? is 24? Would love to have a 30-35 mm rim.....


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 Post subject: Re: Ridley Helium SL?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:34 am 
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of course it depends on what You want. I didn't find Archteks anymore, but Far Sports offer 20mm, 30mm and 38mm rims. 23mm wide rims are lighter than their 20mm wide rims, so if You are interested, You can ask them about the price. Here is link to their 30mm high and 23 mm wide rims:
http://www.farsports.com/product/detail.php/id-265.html
I bought complete disc wheels for my Ridley and I'm happy with them.

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