2013 ridley helium sl

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acarlay
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by acarlay

hello this is my new build.. weight is around 13lbs. according to my LBS.

This helium sl looks better in flesh than in pictures. I really like the subdued graphics on this dark frame. The bottom tube is very thick and looks very sexy with the ridley graphics.

The ride quality is very stiff and light at the same time. The feeling (like most carbon bikes I suppose) is very dead and muted but once I got used to it, I started appreciating it and noticed how fast I get to point A and to point B, compared to my Tarmac SL2, which btw has a very similar feel.

ridley helium sl
sram red groupo
mavic r-sys slr
profile design fast forward seat post
san marco aspide superleggera racing saddle (full carbon seat)
specialized stem
TEC carbon handelbars (40cm)

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acarlay
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by acarlay

if you are wondering about the comfort-level of the carbon seat, i am happy to report that if you are wearing padded biking shorts it feels very similar to a padded seat and I actually like the feel of this seat better than my specialized toupe.

acarlay
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by acarlay

oh the pedals (which are not shown in these pics) are the Speedplay X1 pedals.

nismosr
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by nismosr

woo why is your seatpost backwards ?

acarlay
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by acarlay

the seat post is fast forward (opposite of setback) -- it was made to move the body in a more tri position.. i actually get more power this way with my pedaling.

Krull
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by Krull

bike looks great. seatpost, of course, looks a bit strange on a race-bike, but if you need it like that.
i use the same saddle, ist surprisingly comfortable, and very light (but thats not important for a saddle)
sorry vor mai bed englisch!

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Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez
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by Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez

Okay let's assume you ride more powerful with that saddle position,

But, those BARS??? This is anti-anatomic. Oh my.

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