Upgrading to a new race machine isn't an easy process. If you could spend the amount of money your current car is worth, it wouldn't be difficult, but a cycling habit burns a lot of calories, and you've got to eat. An increase in appetite isn't the only cost consequence of your habit either with road racing comes plenty of other costs, so being able to invest in a frame with good bones that has the potential to grow with you is a valuable thing. Make Ridley's 2016 Noah Force 22 Complete Road Bike your racing partner and enjoy the aerodynamic design and carbon construction its pricier Noah SL sibling boasts, on a solid, dependable build sans flashy extras. Though the carbon layup Ridley uses for the Noah is slightly heavier than the one it chooses for the Noah SL, it's just as strong, adding a few grams to the Noah frame compared to its sibling but still delivering the vibration dampening effects and overall lightness of carbon. Ridley pairs its teardrop shaped tubing aggressive race geometry on the Noah to effectively slice through the wind on straightaways and breezy summits, helping you expend less effort to maintain speed. Ridley rounds out the build with SRAM's responsive Force 22 drivetrain, a workhorse groupset prepared to offer consistent shifts when timing is crucial, along with Mavic's steadfast Aksium Elite alloy training hoops wrapped in versatile 25mm Mavic Yksion tires.