The Helium X frameset shares the same geometry and technology as our SLX model, as well as all the same benefits. The only difference between the two frames is that the X is slightly heavier due to an adjustment in carbon layup grades and ratios. It’s a mixture of 30/24-ton high-modulus carbon fibre. This slight weight difference is offset by its lower price point.
About the Helium range
The Helium frame is our ultra-gourmet bike. It’s simply at the highest level when it comes to stiffness to weight ratio. We’ve designed it to be as light as possible to tackle the longest, steepest climbs. Yet it is stiff and durable enough to expertly handle the likes of André Greipel putting all his power on it in a sprint. Hence, weight as well as performance is built into this frame as it must satisfy the most demanding of our pro cyclists.
The Helium is not only built for the pros, but is designed for anyone who wants to pull everything out of their bike. It’ll help you to be fast on the climbs to grab those Strava KOM’s, fly on the flats and rolling terrain, and sprint like a pro. It’s also comfy enough to keep you motivated to ride long distances to tackle Gran Fondos.
Compatible with both mechanical and electronic shifting.
Ridley Helium X Ultegra With Pureline Heritage Red Paint
Frame: Helium X, 30T-24T HM Unidirectional Carbon
Fork: Helium X, 30T-24T HM Unidirectional Carbon
Groupset: Shimano Ultegra
Crank: Rotor 3D30 52-36
Sprocket: Shimano Ultegra 11-30
Brakes: Shimano Ultegra
Wheels: Forza RC23
Handlebar: Forza Stratos
Stem: Forza Stratos
Seat Post: Forza Stratos
Chain: KMC 11sp
Saddle: Selle Italia XR
Tyres: Vittoria Zaffiro Pro