Bare frame ONLY- no seatpost topper, bottle cage bolts, etc: 1,017gr
Frame with bolts, topper, etc: 1,159gr
Frameset with fork, bolts, topper: 1,540gr
Do these weights look in line with the norm? I was under the impression that a medium sized Helium was a "Sub 950 gram" frame... completely stripped mine is relatively far from it. I suppose ~70 grams is well within the margin of error but I was just surprised as the frame appears to be closee in weight to my 2010 Wilier Izoard than I had expected (just over 1100gr). Anyone have experience with these frames? Thanks for all of your input folks!
All reports are that this is a fantastic frame. Stiff and comfortable. Build that sucker up and ride the hell out of it!
Uncut fork 406 g.
I cut a total of 38 grams from seat mast and fork so far.
I wanted the black/white but was all sold out. That frame has to have the least amount of paint.
Funny how heavy the bolts are for the cages and seat mast top, replaced those with ti at half the weight, another easy 10 grams.
My helium is right at 15 lbs.
Should be very easy to make lighter.
I just can't wait to ride it! Only action is the Giant TCR and coach Troy.
Toss the seatmast hardware, use carbon FD clamp and other light components
and it will be WW enough. It is long and comfortable, not quirky
like many short TT lightweight frames and if you ride it the way it is supposed
to be ridden you will love it.
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Awesome frameset , the only problem I had was it wasn't stiff enough. It is brilliant on hills. Mine was set up wit Campag Super record 11 , shamals , look ti carbon blades full ritchey super logic.
If I had the coin I would still have her to take out for hills days
2012 RIDLEY HELIUM being built up ....
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