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Aero Carbon Ultegra Road Bike

Description

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Do you want to own a sleek sexy carbon aero road bike but don’t want to sell a kidney to pay for it? The Ridley Noah SL (2017) aero road bike featured in this guide is nowhere near a budget oriented build, however it does exhibit a great value on the speed vs performance continuum!

 

Frame & Fork

The 2017 Noah SL frame is the aero offering from Belgian frame company, Ridley. The frame is built with high-modulus carbon fiber and employs Ridley’s Future Aero Speed Technology (FAST). This involves fluted channels running the length of forward facing tubes to manage air turbulence, along with a split vertical channel in the fork leg designed to guide incoming air away from spokes while reducing drag and turbulence around the downtube. Ridley claims a 3-5% reduction in drag over non-FAST equiped frames.

 

Drivetrain

The brand new Ultegra 8000 groupset has been spec’d on this build from top to bottom. The cranks feature the 36/52 semi-compact ring combo in conjunction with an 11/28 rear cassette. The bottom bracket is a high quality Wheels Manufacturing ABEC 24MM for the Ultegra crank spindle. This newest version of Ultegra is a direct descendant to its higher-end sibling, Dura Ace 9100, that was released last year.

 

Cockpit

We like to provide continuity with our road builds, its the proper ‘roadie way’ to put things together when doing a custom build! Therefore, the cockpit contains an Easton EC70 SL carbon bar along with an Easton EA70 stem. These bars provide an anatomical drop bend for comfort and control while being very light.

 

Wheelset

The Fulcrum Racing Quattro Carbon DB wheelset featured on this build were chosen because they do everything right. Fulcrum is a respected company and these wheels are light, carbon and durable. At 1546 grams these aero carbon clinchers are quick and slippery! Just like the Ridley frame, the Fulcrum wheels come in at a respectable price considering the overall performance and reputation.

Compatibility: No issues or incompatibilities found.

Component Selection Base Promo Shipping Tax Price Where
Frame Ridley Noah SL Disc 2017 Black / Red M Road Carbon Frameset
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Handlebar Easton EC70 Aero Carbon 31.8 mm x 42 cm Drop Handlebar
Base
$198.99
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FREE
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$198.99
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Stem Easton EA70 31.8 x 120 mm ± 7° Stem
Base
$64.98
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$64.98
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Front Brake/Shifter

Front

Shimano Ultegra R8020 2-Speed And Disc Brake Caliper
Base
$299.99
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$299.99
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Rear Brake/Shifter

Rear

Shimano Ultegra R8020 11-Speed And Disc Brake Caliper
Base
$299.99
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Price
$299.99
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Front Brake Rotor

Front

SRAM Avid CenterLineX 140 mm Centerlock Brake Rotor
Base
$57.99
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$57.99
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Rear Brake Rotor

Rear

SRAM Avid CenterLineX 140 mm Centerlock Brake Rotor
Base
$57.99
Promo
Shipping
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Price
$57.99
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Crank Shimano Ultegra R8000 172.5 mm 11-Speed 52/36T Crankset
Base
$209.99
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$209.99
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Cassette Shimano Ultegra R8000 11-speed 11-28 Cassette
Base
$59.99
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$59.99
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Front Derailleur Shimano Ultegra R8000 2 x 11-Speed Bottom Pull Front Derailleur
Base
$39.95
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$39.95
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Rear Derailleur Shimano Ultegra R8000 11-Speed Short Cage Rear Derailleur
Base
$63.99
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$63.99
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Bottom Bracket Wheels Manufacturing ABEC-3 24mm Bottom Bracket
Base
$69.94
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$69.94
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Chain Shimano Ultegra/XT HG701 11-Speed Chain
Base
$31.95
Promo
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Price
$31.95
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Wheelset Fulcrum Racing Quattro Carbon Disc 700c 12x100 TA, 15x100 TA / 12x142 TA Wheelset
Base
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Price
No Prices Available
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Front Tire

Front

Vittoria Rubino Pro Speed G+ 700c x 25 Tire
Base
$26.39
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$26.39
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Rear Tire

Rear

Vittoria Rubino Pro Speed G+ 700c x 25 Tire
Base
$26.39
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$26.39
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Saddle Fizik Arione Classic Saddle
Base
$87.98
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FREE
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$87.98
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Total: $1596.50
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