Ridley Noah SL Disc
Ridley’s Noah SL aero bike was tested in the brand’s state of the art windtunnel in Belgium, with its rim brake version ridden by André Greipel. But there’s now this disc brake version too. The Lotto-Soudal team are on Campagnolo groupsets, so this Noah SL Disc comes kitted out with £3,500 worth of Super Record EPS H11 groupset. Why not?
Storck Aernario.2 Signature
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A cool 15,000 Euros will see you seated on Marcus Storck’s top aero machine. With a 300g fork, the entire frame, fork and headset combo weighs under a kilogram. And to keep things light, Storck equips the Aernario.2 Signature with THM Fibula carbon brakes, Storck’s own carbon chainset and a DT Swiss climber’s wheelset, Storck quotes a complete bike weight of just 5.4kg.
Scott Foil Premium Disc
Another newly launched disc brake aero machine – notice a theme here? – the £11,000 Scott Foil Premium Disc is kitted out with Dura-Ace Di2 hydraulic groupset, Zipp 303 NSW wheelset with 28mm Conti GP 400 SII tyres and Scott’s own Syncros aerobar.
BMC Teammachine SLR01
BMC’s new Teammachine, launched in June, is available with rim brakes, as well as this disc brake version. BMC has thrown an Easton EC90SL single ring chainset into the mix, to pare down weight and drop the front mech, while the rear mech is SRAM Red eTap. Single ring groupsets look like the next big thing on road bikes and in future we can expect to see a lot more machines around that are missing their front mechs.
With its background in board sports, Nazaré is a good name for NeilPryde’s aero road machine. Another bike with rim brakes, the show model has Fulcrum Racing Quattro Carbon wheels and an Ultegra groupset. But alongside the standard Nazaré, the Nazaré SL comes in a Dura-Ace build and shaves around 150g off the frame weight.