Described as "the fastest bike in the world," Ridley backs up their modest claim with weight-cutting innovations, wind-cheating tricks, and seconds-shaving technology. Making the difference between a podium finish and being left in the pack, the split in the Ridley F-fork channels air away from the rotating wheels and spokes to diminish turbulence, reducing drag by an estimated 7.4%. To make it easier for the air to flow around the bike's profile, Ridley has designed droplet-shaped tubes with strategically placed textured surfaces to keep the wind travelling close where the angles are severe. A clean, aero profile is enhanced with internal cable routing, and don't be shy about dropping your elbows low to further advance the Noah's anti-drag mission. When paired with the Noah's race-ready, ultra-light full carbon frame, Fulcrum's agile Racing Quattro wheelset makes manoeuvring the bike effortless and instantaneous.
- 50-40-30 ton high-modulus unidirectional carbon frame is built from the ground up, using a blend of differing strength carbon fibres, from 50 to 30-ton high-modulus unidirectional fibres. A higher ton rating means stronger carbon, and stronger carbon means a stiffer and lighter frame.
- F-surface technology strategically places textured surfacing in areas where the air slips off the frame, to smooth overall airflow and reduce drag by approximately 4.1%.
- Droplet shaped, aero-optimizing tubes to make it easier for the airstream to closely follow the profile of the bike.
- Shimano Ultegra 11 speed drivetrain delivers smooth power transfer from rider to road to make an exceptionally efficient ride.
- Splits in the F-split fork act as aerofoils and help to pull air away from the wheels (and spokes) reducing turbulence and drag.
- Integrated seat mast increases stiffness, reduces weight, and adds to the bike's aero profile.
- Reinforced chainstays, top tube junctions, and seat mast to increase strength and power transfer.
- Oversized tapered headtube increases the contact area of the lower headset bearing to add rigidity and dissipate vibrations.
- Pressfit 30 bottom bracket allows the use of wider down tube and bottom bracket shell, providing maximum power output.
- RotoR 3DF Semi-Compact Cranks are designed to be extremely stiff and lightweight; a necessary combination for both sprinting and climbing.
- Racing Quattro wheelset is entirely hand-assembled by a specialized Fulcrum technician, with every nuance double checked via electronic instrumentation.
- Internal cable routing is clean, aero, and compatible with mechanical and electronic shifting. Mechanical cable stopper can be removed for conversion to electronic shifting.
- Pedals sold separately.
- Bikes are covered by MEC's Rocksolid Guarantee and Bike Service Agreement. You can bring your bike to any MEC Bike Shop for free adjustments and minor maintenance for a year after purchase.
- Ridley was born in Flanders, Belgium, a region infamous for harsh cycling conditions. Against this backdrop Ridley engineers, tests, and refines their frame construction, race technology, tube profiles, and its own branded component line, 4ZA.
|Frame||Ridley Noah HM carbon|
|Fork||Noah F-split HM carbon|
|Stem||4ZA Cirrus 31.8mm|
|Handlebars||4ZA Cirrus 31.8mm|
Mechanical disc brakes are more powerful than rim brakes, but less powerful than hydraulic brakes.
|Shimano Ultegra (caliper rim)|
|Brake levers||Shimano Ultegra|
|Derailleur (front)||Shimano Ultegra|
|Derailleur (rear)||Shimano Ultegra|
|Crank + rings||Rotor 3DF Semi-compact 52-36T|
|Bottom bracket||Shimano PF30 with BSA adaptor|
|Hub (front)||Fulcrum Racing Quattro|
The hub affects a bike’s rolling efficiency. Internally geared hubs require significantly less maintenance.
|Fulcrum Racing Quattro|
Cassettes with a smaller range allow you to go faster; a bigger range makes climbing hills easier.
|Shimano Ultegra 11-speed 11-25T|
|Rims||Fulcrum Racing Quattro|
|Tires||Continental Grand Prix 700 x 23|
|Saddle||4ZA Cirrus Pro|