Ridley reveals details of the new Noah Fast ridden by André Greipel at the Tour de France.
We took a look and have more information and some pictures for you.
The Belgian racing bike pros from Ridley have also provided their top riders Greipel & Co with a new sprint machine just in time for the start of the tour. The new Noah Fast 2019 also features an integrated stem, but is still available with both rim brakes and disc brakes. To make the Noah even faster, all cables, cables and cables were integrated into the fixed handlebar-stem combination. Ridley also focused on detailed solutions for the frame and fork to reduce wind resistance.
The so-called F-Wings, for example, sit at the fork dropouts and are designed to reduce air turbulence caused by the rotation of the hub. The saddle clamp is also integrated into the frame.
If you’re afraid that the Noah is only suitable for a handful of riders in view of all the integration madness, you can breathe a sigh of relief: With stem lengths of 90 to 140 mm, three spacers and 5 frame heights, according to Ridley, the Noah Fast can be adjusted to all riders. The entry price is about 7.499$, complete with Ultegra Di2 and rim brake. The same equipment with discs costs 549$ more.
The Noah Fast comes with an aerobar with full internal cabling
Ridley also claims that that the Noah Fast is very easy to assembe. Citing 2 minutes or less to replace the cables, thanks to continuous outers through the frame.
Left: Seat post clamp integration
Right: The Noah’s stem is available in six different stem lengths with three different stack heights (3, 5 and 10mm). The way these headset spacers slot together and form channels is almost a work of art.