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The Helium SLX Disc. The perfect top-notch all-round bike.
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The Helium SLX Disc is the newest model in the Helium range. It’s the perfect top-notch all-round bike, made for riders who are looking for the best possible combination between low weight, high stiffness and flux reactivity to increase their own performance in Gran Fondo’s around the globe.
Every new development in the Helium range was implemented according to the same reasoning: “Stiffness and reactivity together with weight are the number 1. None of these three can have more or less priority.” Our engineers managed to find the optimal balance. This is the result:

Tube shapes


Quickly the decision was made to not modify the down and top tube shape of the Helium SLX. A (flattened) circular shape still guarantees the best stiffness-to-weight ratio. If you change the circle, you’ll change the weight or stiffness. 

Weight


The big challenge. Despite the switch from caliper to disc brakes we didn’t want the weight to increase too much. After multiple analyses we managed to integrate all disc componentry with a small addition of 50 grams compared to the caliper bikes. Further slimming the seat stays was one of the crucial elements to do so.

Weight


The big challenge. Despite the switch from caliper to disc brakes we didn’t want the weight to increase too much. After multiple analyses we managed to integrate all disc componentry with a small addition of 50 grams compared to the caliper bikes. Further slimming the seat stays was one of the crucial elements to do so.

Stiffness


Within the proven stiffness-to-weight ratio we even increased the stiffness of the bike, by adding disc brakes with thru axles. 

Reactivity


The straight front fork keeps the reactivity at a high level when taking corners. The extra slim seat stays increased the risk on losing reactivity, but by keeping the caliper brake bridge between the seat stays the reactivity even got an upgrade.  

Reactivity


The straight front fork keeps the reactivity at a high level when taking corners. The extra slim seat stays increased the risk on losing reactivity, but by keeping the caliper brake bridge between the seat stays the reactivity even got an upgrade.  

Aerodynamics


How do you improve aerodynamics without adding weight? We’ve placed a test model in the wind tunnel and discovered that a full cable integration in accordance with our F-Steerer technology would result in the best outcome: -14% in aerodynamics. 

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