This is Thomas De Gendt Ridley Helium SLX 2021 size and fitting details.
The Belgian Pro rider is racing the UCI World Tour with the Team Lotto Soudal until at least the year 2022.
Thomas De Gendt is a powerful rider of 1m77 weighting 69kg at optimum fitness. He is Breakaway specialist which has often been his strategy to win a stage or a race.
De Gendt is a fast climber, fast time trial racer and has a fast top speed in sprint. Good at all which makes him a serious candidate when in a breakaway.
Read further to find out nerdy information about Thomas De Gendt such as:
- Thomas De Gendt’s Ridley Bike size 2021
- How the Team Lotto Soudal optimizes the power output of the team bikes
- Nerdy details of the specifications of Thomas De Gendt’s Ridley
Thomas De Gendt’s Ridley Bike size 2021
De Gendt is racing on the Ridley Helium SLX Disc Size S (54cm). The Helium SLX is the lightweight model from Ridley. It has the same geometry with the Ridley Noah Fast Disc.
Ridley does recommend the Size S to riders between 165 to 180cm tall.
The specific fitting of De Gendt on his bike is the saddle set at 735mm measure from the Center of the Bottom-Bracket (BB) to the top of the saddle.
He uses a 130mm Deda SuperZero stem and a 400mm wide DEDA SuperZero handlebar. The tip of the saddle to the handle bar reach is 563mm. The handlebar drop measured top of the saddle and top of the handlebar is 104mm.
The seat post has 25mm setback and the saddle setback is 50mm.
Interesting fact about Thomas De Gendt is the crankset length being 175mm.
See Thomas De Gendt’s team mate racing on the same frame size: Stefano Oldani’s 2020 Bike size
How the Team Lotto Soudal optimizes the power output of the team bikes
The team Lotto Soudal’s Ridley bikes are optimized with the fitting of ceramic bearings provided by C-Bear.
The frame are fitted with a PF30 (68mmx42mm) C-Bear Ceramic bearings Bottom Bracket.
The C-Bear Ceramic bearings are also used in the Campagnolo hubs, headset and the derailleur pulleys.
The pedals are also spinning on ceramic bearings as they are the Look Keo Blade Carbon ceramic.
At this point you understand that everything is spinning on ceramic bearings. This optimize the power output. As I always write in my blog posts, every seconds count in a race. Thomas De Gendt’s Ridley Helium SLX is set to optimize marginal gains as much as possible.
Nerdy details of the specifications of Thomas De Gendt’s Ridley
Frame: Ridley Helium SLX Disc, Size S (54cm) weighting 805g : 510mm Seat Tube Length BB-Virtual Top Tube horizontal center / 470mm BB C- actual Top tube Center / 545mm Top Tube length / 145mm Head Tube length / 73 degres head angle / 73.5 seat tube angle / 66mm BB drop / 405mm chainstays / 975mm wheelbase / 384mm Reach / 540mm Stack / Derailleur Hanger code HAARCERID041 / 12mm x 142mm thru rear axle, 1.5mm pitch / 164mm overall length / 700x28c max tire clearance / PF30 68mm width BB.
Fork: Flat mount Disc, 12mm x 100mm OLD (Over Lock Distance) thru axle 1.5mm pitch, 120mm overall length, Upper: 1 1/8″ – Lower: 1 1/4″, carbon steerer, 45mm rake.
Shifters/Brake levers: Campagnolo Super Record EPS 12 speed Electric shifting
Brakes: Campagnolo Super Record Hydraulic Disc brakes 160/140 mm disc rotor diameter.
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record EPS Braze on.
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record EPS 12 speed
Cassette: Campagnolo Super Record 12 speed
Chain: Campagnolo Super record
Crankset: Campagnolo Super Record 175mm length 53/39T
Bottom-Bracket: PF30 C-Bear bearings
Wheels: Campagnolo Bora One Disc 50mm Carbon Tubular Disc fitted with C-Bear Ceramic bearings
Tires: Vittoria Corsa 26mm tubular
Computer and Power meter: SRM
Pedals: Look Keo Blade Carbon Ceramic
Seatpost: DEDA Superleggero 27.2mm diameter and 25mm setback
Stem: DEDA SuperZero 130mm
Handlebar: DEDA SuperZero 400mm width
Bar tape: Lizard Skins DSP 2.5mm
Saddle: Selle Italia SLR SuperFlow
Bottle cage: Tacx Ciro
Approximate Weight: 7.15kg