2020 Ridley Helium Disc

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
neeb
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by neeb


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tonchy
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by tonchy

Looks like a very interesting WW build for some of us in the near future.
Easy to get under 6,8kg. :)

Here's "Google Translate" version to english, not brilliant translation, still it can be read:

https://translate.google.com/translate? ... m-slx-disc
Ridley X-Night SL di2 (2018)-Giant Defy Advanced 2 HRD (2017)-Trek Superfly 6 (2016)-Klein Aura V (2004)

TobinHatesYou
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by TobinHatesYou

I feel the seatstays are neither here nor there...as in they should have gone completely flush with the TT/ST junction or been dropped even more.

neeb
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by neeb

Well, I suppose they are trying to bridge both camps - not too radical for those who want a trad. look but tapping into the current on-trend aesthetic.

I'd still like to see the production model in that red & gold paint scheme..

backdoor
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by backdoor

Looks like the Eurobike model was the 2018 frame with disc brakes. Probably an inhouse custom mod to get something out the door for Eurobike.

cjm
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by cjm

From the Ridley website.

Please note that sizes XS, M and XL contain lowered seat stays. Sizes S and L don’t contain lowered seat stays.

neeb
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by neeb

cjm wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:22 pm
From the Ridley website.

Please note that sizes XS, M and XL contain lowered seat stays. Sizes S and L don’t contain lowered seat stays.
Ah! That explains a it!

Weird though - seems as if alternate sizes have lowered stays?

alanyu
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by alanyu

cjm wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:22 pm
From the Ridley website.

Please note that sizes XS, M and XL contain lowered seat stays. Sizes S and L don’t contain lowered seat stays.
WOW! Though I don't know why they do like that, my size is S, without lowered seat stays, fantastic! Likely to get a new bike.

Guevarca
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by Guevarca

Sharing rear triangles across 2 frame sizes? So the Sm and Med use the same rear stays but as the Med has a longer seat tube then they end up being slightly dropped.
As I ride a SM, I can still have regular looking stays :-)

neeb
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by neeb

Yes, that'll be it - the disc setup would have needed a newly designed rear triangle with different layup etc, so cheaper to make three sizes of rear triangle instead of five..

Just like manufacturers save money by only making one or two forks with different offsets, although optimal design would require one for each frame size where the head tube angle was different.

The thought suddenly occurs.. could the current ubiquitous fashion for dropped seatstays, supposedly for aero benefits, actually just be a cost-saving measure so that a smaller number of rear triangle sizes need to be made..? Someone needs to look at the range of rear triangle sizes across frame sizes on all of those new "aero climbing" disc brake bikes!

jackie
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by jackie

Has anyone started building their Helium SLX disc?
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