Completely wrong! Did you know that the Helium has been around for 11 years? The bike was developed with Cadel Evans in 2008. Dive into the history of Ridley cycling and discover the Helium's most beautiful moments, its evolution, and its greatest victories.
The Helium was designed 11 years ago as a climber's bike for Cadel Evans. Evans had a clear message for our engineers: "Make me a bike on which I can win the Tour de France, and do me a favour: Bring it as close as possible to the 6.8 kg limit, but if in doubt: weight should never be at the expense of stiffness."
His will was done. The Helium ISP was officially launched a few weeks before the Tour de France. Cadel Evans had his Tour Bike and we almost achieved the impossible. Evans rode a legendary Tour de France and came second in the final classification. Did you know that that year, he did not even fall out of the top nine in the rankings?