The Noah is our answer to those with a strong need for speed. Every aspect of this aero road bike is designed with watt-to-km/h transfer in mind. We integrate our FAST-technology throughout the frame and fork to create a machine that expertly cuts through wind in both tunnel testing and on the road. So go out, get aero and hammer on it! Nail those Strava sections as you hit your favourite rollers or fly alongside the canal. You’ll return home with that nice high average speed as the bike is made to easily get you up to speed and hold you there.
About the Noah SL
The Noah SL is our lightest of the Noah range. It’s a mixture of 60/40/30-ton high-modulus carbon fibres. Lighter weight means extra speed, especially when hitting the rollers or climbs. Comes equipped with our innovative F-Split Fork which counteracts wind turbulence generated by the turning wheels.
Our innovative F-Split Fork counteracts wind turbulence generated by the turning wheels. It does this by expertly guiding airflow through the split, down the fork arms, and away from the spokes. Decreased air friction means more speed!
Here at Ridley, we set extremely high standards for ourselves. And it all starts with our choice of raw materials. We use only the best quality carbon available, sourced from Toray. They are the world’s leading carbon manufacturer, supplying mainly to the aerospace industry. The grades of high-modulus carbon we use vary from our most pliable 24-ton, which gives the frame flex and comfort, to 60-ton which is our stiffest.
When developing our carbon products, we strictly follow the principle of “form follows function”…down to the last detail. When creating a frame, we first analyse the exact function it needs to serve – how it will be used, how it needs to feel in every possible scenario. Next we design the shape of the frame, taking extreme care of the exact curves, lines and varying thickness of each tube. Lastly is the carbon layup. Combining the grades of carbons to get the exact feel of the bike is like piecing together the most intricate 3-D jigsaw puzzle. It usually involves hundreds of pieces of carbon, assembled in a few dozen layers.
Once this puzzle is complete, what you have is a piece of machinery that is perfectly tuned for its task at hand. Every single one of our carbon bikes exemplifies this extreme attention to detail.
Our new F-Steerer, with half-moon curvature, ingeniously allows for fully internal cabling. Cables run straight from handlebar, through stem and directly inside the steerer tube where they have room to move freely as bar is turned from left to right. Not only does this decrease air friction from cable drag, but it gives your bike a very clean look. In addition, by adjusting the cross-section of the steerer, we were able to increase its lateral stiffness, which comes in handy when sprinting.
F-Surface Plus technology was created so you can convert the same watts into higher speeds. This technology is incorporated into our Noah and Dean models. It is the application of a textured surface (similar to grooves in a golf ball) in strategic locations for decreased wind drag. What these grooves do is create a tiny turbulence which causes the main flow of air to better follow the shape of the tube. With a smooth air travel around the frame, you’ll expertly cut through wind. The stronger the wind, the more you will feel this technology working for you.
Frame: Noah SL, 60T-40T-30T HM UD Carbon, In-Mould F-Surface Technology
Fork: Noah SL, 40T-30T-24T HM UD Carbon, F-Split Fork Technology
Bottom bracket size: PF30
Front derailleur type: Braze-on
For road caliper brakes
Comes with a frame, fork, Noah SL aero carbon seatpost, seat clamp and headset
Note: For electronic shifting systems and for traditional mechanical shifting systems