To create the 2015 Noah SL Ultegra Complete Bike, Ridley collaborated with the Lotto Soudal professional cycling team and gathered feedback from a year of racing on the Noah FAST. After applying that feedback over countless hours in the wind tunnel, the Noah SL emerged as a lighter version of its speedy predecessor with equal stiffness and aerodynamic efficiency. Ridley also made the Noah SL easier to work on with a standard seatpost and braking system for quick mechanical adjustments in the shop or out on the road. Made from super light, super stiff high modulus carbon fiber, the Noah SL features wind slicing, droplet shaped tubes to provide a responsive ride that jumps the second you drop power into the pedals. Ridley also incorporates its Future Aero Speed Technology FAST F Surface design, using strategically placed textured surfacing to manage airflow across the frame and reduce overall wind drag. You'll notice that the Noah SL's high modulus carbon fiber fork with its open channel running down the middle of each leg doesn't look like other forks on the market. This FAST F Split Fork channel design is revolutionary in its ability to guide incoming air away from the spokes to reduce turbulence and drag, which keeps the airstream around the wheel smooth and fast. By pairing this fork design with the FAST F Surface design, Ridley claims that the Noah SL boasts a 3 5% reduction in drag over frames without FAST design elements. This means more speed with less effort, all thanks to a little bit of surface air routing. The Noah SL is Lotto Soudal's most common steed of choice for the 2015 season, and is built to transfer power into forward speed while keeping riders comfortable through everything from one day Ardennes Classics to long, grueling grand tours. With oversized tubing for increased power transfer, the Noah SL is right at home throwing down on a group ride, tackling climbs, or sprinting for the finish line under a rider as powerful as Greipel. A...