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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:38 am 
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I've got an opportunity to buy a 2012 Ridley Noah frame and would like some opinions from you guys.

First off, I believe the frame is BB30 compatible, if so, would I be able to fit my Hollowgram crankset to it?

What's handling like, any changes I can make ie. different fork, stem length (longer/shorter) or any other suggestions.

Is it possible to get a different saddle mount for the seatpost to raise the saddle?

Any help would be appreciated

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:48 am 
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your post title says noah, and now you say helium?

two comepletely different bikes for a completely different purpose . specify yourserlf, please


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:19 pm 
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davidalone wrote:
your post title says noah, and now you say helium?

two comepletely different bikes for a completely different purpose . specify yourserlf, please


Sorry my bad....now corrected. It's positively a Noah

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:24 pm 
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I had a test ride; it hovers over the bumps, and climbs v. well; if your light enough, go for it.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:54 am 
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I rode a Noah recently. It depends on your purpose. Its a no-nonesense go-fast race bike. It's among the stiffest frames I've ridden. But I didn't like the way it handled rough roads (we have a lot of them here) and it just didn't have the road feel or all-day comfort that I'm looking for.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:28 am 
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^ this sounds more like what I expect. Very stiff race bike, but stiff in every direction, including vertical


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:44 am 
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Strange! I'm a big fat tubsie and it rode like a magic carpet;tubsie-ness precludes a buy however.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:38 am 
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Without doubt the Noah is the stiffest bike i've had, If you're looking for something for century rides, sportives, club rides etc, look elsewhere this is a flat out race bike.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:43 pm 
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kevinkalis wrote:
I've got an opportunity to buy a 2012 Ridley Noah frame and would like some opinions from you guys.

First off, I believe the frame is BB30 compatible, if so, would I be able to fit my Hollowgram crankset to it?

What's handling like, any changes I can make ie. different fork, stem length (longer/shorter) or any other suggestions.

Is it possible to get a different saddle mount for the seatpost to raise the saddle?

Any help would be appreciated


I ride a Noah that is an 08' model. Best fitting bike that I've ever owned. It handles well and is very stiff.


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