There are different strategies that cyclists employee in different types of races to ensure a win. When brute force is what it's going to take, however, there are few more effective tools than bikes like the 2015 Ridley Noah Fast 20 Complete Bike one of the stiffest and most aerodynamic bikes on the road, designed to squeeze all the speed possible out of your sprint to the finish. Let's check out the frame first. While other companies look primarily at modifying tubing shape to determine optimal airflow when engineering aerodynamically advantageous designs, Ridley looked at every portion of the frame, from brake location to paint types, and subsequently developed the ultimate aero race machine. And while technologies are impressive, quantifiable numbers are moreso. For example, the combined technologies of the Noah Fast offer up to 2. 8kmh advantage in a sprint and up to 20 watts less power input needed to average a 40kmh just under 25mph breakaway. And while we can't guarantee that the podium is yours, if you make the break, the advantage certainly is. The Ridley Noah Fast shares the same carbon fiber blends 50, 40, and 30 ton carbon fibers, geometries, and proven aerodynamic features as its Lotto Belisol pro team issue iteration, including an aerodynamic down tube, internal cable routing, an aero seat tube that extends into an integrated seatmast, plus a deep rear wheel cut out. The Noah Fast sets itself apart from the standard Noah as well as other aerodynamic frames in its use of Ridley's FAST Concept Technology. As a result, the Fast is, well, faster than the standard Noah, and faster than the competitors. One of the most notable developments are the F Brakes. These are not unlike the linear pull brakes seen on TT bikes, but with significantly greater power modulation. Both calipers hide completely out of the wind behind the slotted 4ZA F Splitfork and rear seatstays. In addition to the aerodynamic benefits of these hidden brakes, the lack of a b...