Ridley understands that often when shopping for a new bike, your eyes are larger than your wallet. Rather staring into a future of living in Mom and Dad's basement while you to try and pay off the credit card debt your cycling habit earned you, take a step back and consider the 2016 Ridley Helium Force 22 Complete Road Bike. As the more affordable younger sibling of the Helium SL, the Helium comes with fewer luxurious finishes than the Helium SL, but when compared, the two offer almost equal potential to a cyclist with a strong enough engine. Unless you're holding onto the Helium in one hand and the Helium SL in each hand, it's not likely you'll be able to notice the slight difference in weight that the Helium's heavier carbon layup generates. Requiring more material to achieve the same stiffness as the Helium SL frame, the heavier carbon layup used to construct the Helium gives the frame only a slight weight penalty and a significant decrease in cost. Don't mistake the Helium as a frame that will be punishingly stiff all the time though Ridley intelligently blends round tubing with squared off tubes to give the frame a mix of vibration dampening comfort and reliable power transfer, so the frame responds with rigidity when you grudgingly stretch out of the saddle to finish a climb, and compliance when you're logging long endurance days on the flats. Ridley specs the Helium with a reliable SRAM Force 22 drivetrain and Mavic Aksium One wheels, which means you can ride your bike straight out of the box without immediately making a list of upgrades you need to buy before it performs the way you want.