For 2011, Ridley from Belgium comes out with the Noah RS road bike. It features the R-flow technology as with the flagship model Noah. The R-Flow Jet fork reduces the turbulent air hitting the spokes, therefore reducing drag by 6.4%. The Noah RS also has the R-Surface paint technology which increases the laminar flow to decrease the drag flow by 3.6% as well strategically positioned at the headtube, downtube and seat tube.
The 2011 Noah RD also features a 1 1/8” straight untapered headtube and maintains the same geometry as the Noah. It has adjustable seatpost and traditional seat stays. The fork is house brand 4ZA Sphinx full carbon.
The frame is made from 30 and 24-ton high modulus carbon fiber material with reduced diameter and size of the tube to make it lighter. The full Monocoque frame with internal cable routing will be spec’d with SRAM Force and Fulcrum Racing 7 wheels.
MSRP is $3495 while frameset with seatpost is $2150.