45% off Ridley Helium SLX Ultegra Carbon Road Bike


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Ridley’s Helium SLX is a fabulous bike for heading into the hills.

Ridley Helium SLX
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While everything seems to be going aero these days, there are still some of us that just like taking our bike into the hills and ticking off some climbs.

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If the hills are properly steep like they are for us around the Mendips then aero doesn’t really matter. We just want a stiff, lightweight bike to help us climb faster.

road.cc Review: Ridley Helium SLX

Ridley’s Helium is one of the best pure climbing bikes on the market with a stiff frame and a low weight.

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The handling is excellent too, so heading back down the hills is great fun.


This one comes with an Ultegra R8000 groupset for a lightweight build that also features a Rotor 3D30 chainset and KMC chain.

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Forza provides most of the finishing kit and Fulcrum’s Racing 5 wheels are the ideal hoops for the money.

Ridley Helium SLX
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About Ridley

Ridley is based in Flanders, Belgium - the heartland of cycling. Home to some of the most spectacular pro cycling races out there, such as the Tour of Flanders and Gent-Wevelgem, a region where riders excel on hard roads and cobbled climbs. Each one of Ridley’s employees has cycling coursing through their veins; they live & breathe the sport and this passion is the driving force behind the creation of their range of cutting-edge bikes. Designed, meticulously painted and assembled in Flanders, Belgium you’ll feel that rich Belgian cycling heritage in every pedal stroke you take.

About Merlin Cycles

Merlin Cycles was initially a mail-order business started in June 1993 by John Moss in the spare bedroom of his house in Whittle Le Woods near Chorley. A few months later the company opened a shop premises in Ormskirk, Lancashire. In 1998 Merlin Cycles moved to larger shop premises in Leyland.

Merlin Cycles spent ten years on the Leyland premises. During this time they began designing their own mountain bikes, including the Rock Lobster steel hardtails and then the Malt aluminium hardtails.

From an original concentration on the UK mountain bike market, recent years has seen the company switch to catering equally for the increasing road cycling market. In 2008 the company moved to their current shop, warehouse and office premises in Buckshaw Village, Chorley.

In 2012 Merlin Cycles began as the sole importer of Dutch-based bike company Sensa. Merlin Cycles now have an exclusive UK deal with Sensa.

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