The trend among the World Tour peloton is most teams will race the full season on disc brake bikes, leaving the good old rim brakes.
Caleb Ewan is racing for team Lotto Soudal on disc brakes type Ridley Noah Fast size XS (51cm) for the 2020 season. It is the same size as last year except for the fork rake.
The talented Australian sprinter I’d 165cm tall and has the less drag when sprinting against current world tour sprinters thank to his small size but also sprinting position.
The disc brake version is approximately 500gr heavier than the rim brake version due to the extra weight of the disc rotors and brake calipers.
The frame features Ridley’s “F-Tubing” which are teardrop shaped main tubes to optimize aerodynamics.
I particularly like the fork’s “F-wings” fairing at the bottom of the fork designed decreased drag.
The Ridley Noah Fast disc is one of the most beautiful road bike among the 2020 World tour peloton in my humble opinion. The design work is superb.
One thing to note about the Lotto-Soudal team riders is the frames and forks are the exact same models and sizes as anybody can buy from his local Ridley dealer, the remaining components are team specific parts selection based on sponsors.
Below are the specifications of Caleb’s Noah Fast 2020:
Frameset: Ridley Noah Fast Disc Carbon monobloc size XS 51cm (seat tube 455mm C-C / top tube 526mm C-C / 72 degres head tube / 74 degres seat tube)
Front brake: Campagnolo Super Record direct mount
Rear brake: Campagnolo Super Record direct mount
Brake/shift levers: Campagnolo Super Record EPS
Front derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record EPS
Rear derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record EPS 12-speed
Cassette: Campagnolo Super Record, 12-speed 11-29
Chain: Campagnolo Record 12-speed
Crankset: Campagnolo Super Record 170mm 53/39 with SRM power meter
Bottom bracket: C-Bear ceramic
Wheels: Campagnolo Bora One Disc 50mm
Tires: Vittoria Corsa 26mm tubular
Stem: Deda Zero 100 Team 150mm length
Handlebar: Deda Super Zero 380mm width
Bar tape: Lizard Skins DSP 2.5mm
Pedals: Look Keo Blade Carbon Ceramic
Saddle: Selle Italia SLR Team Edition
Seat post: Ridley Noah Fast
Bottle cages: Tacx Ciro
Computer: SRM PC-8
Weight: Approximately 7.4kg
See Caleb Ewan 2019’s Noah Fast on the page linked here: Caleb Ewan 2019 Noah Fast
Ridley have a nice page presenting the Noah history linked here: The Noah has gone from McEwen to Ewan