Road Helium Essential Series

Helium Disc

Helium Disc 105 HED90Gs(XXS)

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  • XXS
  • XS
  • S
  • M
  • L
  • XL
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Ridley Essential Carbon

Ridley Essential Carbon

About Helium Disc

The Helium Disc performance road bike contains all the unprecedented cycling qualities and superb technology that go into the top-of-the-line Helium SLX Disc, but with a much lower price tag.

The Helium Disc road bike incorporates the unique oval tube shape which perfectly balances stiffness, weight and comfort. In addition, all cables are fully integrated in the Helium thanks to the F-Steerer technology. This gives it a clean look that's maintenance-free.

What you'll feel is how light, reactive, stiff and comfortable it is to ride - from first to last pedal stroke. What you won't feel is that extra 120 grams on the frame (as it's made of Essential Carbon) which allows it to be much more affordable than its big brother, the SLX.

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Helium Disc

Ridley Essential Carbon

Our carbon is manufactured by world market leader: Toray. The Japanese manufacturer is leader in every aspect of carbon development and supplier to absolute top world brands in many industries.

For the Essential Series, we use two types of carbon: 24T and 30T. The Elite Series, though, goes one step further and also uses 50T and 60T carbon. With the addition of these two carbons, combined with great effort, we can get the weight extremely low without compromising comfort and stiffness.

The Essential Series directly benefits from the carbon layup knowledge gained through the creation of the Elite Series. This means that our Essential Series reaches that same level of stiffness and comfort, albeit a slight bit heavier due to the use of 24T and 30T only which require more layers compared to 50T and 60T to reach the desired stiffness.

Ridley Essential Carbon

Helium tubing

At first glance, the tubes of the Helium look very classic - like ordinary round tubes. But upon closer inspection, you'll quickly notice that we actually opted for slightly oval profiles. The cross section is slightly larger on the vertical axis than on the horizontal axis. In this way, we maximize both power transfer and comfort, while keeping the weight as low as possible. We're talking next-level development!

While there certainly are advantages to be gained by using round tubes as they can achieve a perfect stiffness to weight ratio (when wall thickness of tubes is thin at the center, becoming slightly thicker towards the ends), our oval tubes win you that extra element of comfort without compromising power transfer or weight.

Helium tubing

F-Steerer

Cables at the front of your bike have a major impact on its aerodynamic performance. On the flipside, getting rid of cables at the front has an aero advantage of a whopping 10 to 14%, depending on the bike.

That's why our R&D department dedicated much time and effort into developing the D-shaped steerer tube, which integrates all front-end cables.

This uniquely shaped steerer tube allows all cables to pass through the handlebar and stem, along the flat front area of the steerer tube and down into the frame. Here the cables are completely hidden from the wind - and from your eye, leaving you with a clean looking bike that wins you speed.

Download the manual here to find out how to properly guide all cables through all components.

F-Steerer

Comfort seatstays

The rear end of a bike is crucial for both adding comfort and maximizing power transfer.

For added comfort, the seatstays are connected lower down on the seat tube. Due to this lower point of contact, both the seat tube and seatpost can more effectively filter out vibrations. In addition, the seatstays can provide more vertical flexibility. All this results in a more comfortable bike ride.

As for winning watts, the shape of the seatstays is oval with the widest side on the horizontal axis. This is key to maximizing power transfer. By placing this wide side horizontally, every watt produced is converted into speed, without losing power on the way to the rear wheel.

Comfort seatstays

Specifications

  • Frame
    Helium Disc 7E7/Size XXS/HED90Gs
  • Frame Level
    Essential Series
  • Fork
    San Remo76 Disc 7E4/HED90Gs
  • Groupset
    Shimano 105 2x11sp
  • Electric bike
    No
  • Crank
    Shimano 105 R7000 , 172.5 , 50-34
  • Rear Derailleur
    Shimano 105 (R7000) , 11s
  • Cassette
    Shimano 105 R7000 , 11s , 11-32
  • Handlebar
    DEDA Zero2 , 400mm (cc) , Black-on-Black
  • Stem
    Deda Super Box , 90 mm , Polish On Black
  • Front Derailleur
    Shimano 105 (R7000) , 2x11s
  • Brake Type
    Disc
  • Seatpost
    Forza Cirrus , Carbon-Alloy , 10mm Offset , 350mm , 27,2mm
  • Saddle
    Forza Stratos , Black - Black
  • Outer Tyre
    Vittoria Zaffiro , 700x25c , Folding , Full Black
  • Max Tire Clearance 700c (*)
    28 mm
  • Material
    Carbon
  • Paint Finish
    Glossy
  • Size
    XXS
  • Range
    Road
  • Wheelset
    Shimano RS171 DB , Shimano 11s , Clincher
  • Weight Limit
    110 KG (Bike included)
  • EAN
    5400928505260
  • Pedals
    Not included **

Geometry

What is my size?
I D B R A G C E S H J F
XXS XS S M L XL
A 740 770 800 830 860 890
B 450 480 510 540 570 600
C 515 525 545 565 585 600
D 110 130 145 175 205 230
E 75 74 73.5 73 72.5 72.5
F 71.8 72 73 73.5 73.5 74
G 405 405 405 405 408 408
H 68 68 66 66 63 63
I 970 970 977 987 1005 1014
J - - - - - -
S 507 527 542 573 599 624
R 379 374 384 390 396 403

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Helium Disc

Meet our proud riders! They share photos of their new Helium Disc. Dive into this album for the top configurations and colors. The most stunning Ridleys worldwide, all in one place.

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