Ridley Noah SL40 Road Bicycle - Unisex
Stiff, TDF stage-winner, light and ridiculously quick, the Noah SL40 is anything but slow. At the heart is a meticulously crafted carbon fibre frame that slices through the air with aero shaped tubes and a cut-out fork to reduce drag. Next-level details make the difference between fast and blistering fast: dimpled frame surfaces, an F-Split fork that pulls air away from the wheel, and dropped seatstays for decreased exposure. Its Fulcrum Quattro wheels are proven all-rounders, at home rallying crit corners or establishing KOMs. Ridley equipped it with the Ultegra workhorse groupset from Shimano®. 11-speeds of Shimano beauty provide a gear range for sprint-line finishes or gradient heavy suffer-fests. Precise and powerful Ultegra brakes provide performance and nuanced modulation when you need it. And the aluminum Cirrus Pro components won't get flexy when sprinting hard and channeling your inner-Greipel.
- Wind-tunnel-tested frame blends multiple carbon fibre grades for stiffness, lightness and durability.
- Droplet shaped tubes and F-Surface coating increases laminar flow by 4.16%.
- Unique textured frame surface on drag-heavy locations brings aero gains.
- Aggressive race-ready fit results in an aero yet comfortable riding position.
- Tapered headtube shaves grams while improving stiffness.
- Lowered seatstays aid aerodynamics.
- Shimano Pressfit BB increases power transfer without adding weight.
- Internal routing aids aerodynamics while keeping cables silky smooth.
- F-Split carbon fibre fork features cut outs that act as aerofoils to drag wind away from wheels for reduced drag.
- Fulcrum Racing Quattro wheelset is ultra stiff and svelte.
- Continental Ultra Sport 25mm tires are stellar all-arounders.
- Shimano 11-speed Ultegra groupset.
- Shimano Ultegra double crank is 52-36T.
- Shimano Ultegra brakes feel as good as they perform.
- Cirrus Pro seat, seatpost, stem and other components are light and stiff.
- 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 their own branded component line, 4ZA.
|Ideal for||Performance and race road cycling|
|Frame||Ridley Noah SL HM carbon|
|Fork||Noah F-split HM carbon|
|Stem||4ZA Cirrus 31.8mm|
|Seatpost||Ridley Noah SL Aero carbon|
|Headset||FSA NO. 42-ACB|
|Handlebars||4ZA Cirrus 31.8mm|
|Grips/tape||4ZA Cirrus Gel|
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||Shimano Ultegra 52-36T|
|Bottom bracket||Shimano PF30 with BSA adaptor|
Cassettes with a smaller range allow you to go faster; a bigger range makes climbing hills easier.
|Shimano 105 11-speed 11-28T|
|Tires||Continental Ultra Sport 700 x 25|
|Wheel||Fulcrum Racing Quattro|
|Saddle||4ZA Cirrus Pro|
How to measure
- Standover (J)
- Distance from the ground surface to the top of the top tube. Measured at the mid-point of the top tube, or where the rider would be standing when straddling the bike. This measurement should be 2-3cm shorter than your inseam.