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The Ridley Helium SLX Ultegra, Trek Domane SL 5, and Specialized Venge Elite are all carbon frame road bikes with rim brakes. The Ridley has better components.

Helium SLX Ultegra
Domane SL 5
Venge Elite
Helium SLX Ultegra
Ridley · 2018
Domane SL 5
Trek · 2019
Venge Elite
Specialized · 2018
MSRP$2,299$2,500
Online Price
CategoryRaceEnduranceRace, Aero
Weight19.9 lbs / 9.0 kg
FrameCarbonCarbonCarbon
ForkCarbonCarbonCarbon
Wheel Size700c700c700c
Wheel MaterialAluminumAluminumAluminum
Brake TypeRimRimRim
GroupsetUltegra
105
105, Praxis
Drivetrain2 × 112 × 112 × 11
Gear Range
Ridley Helium SLX Ultegra
41 mph
Trek Domane SL 5
39 mph
Specialized Venge Elite
41 mph
SeatpostRigidRigidRigid
Brand Sitewww.ridley-bikes.comwww.trekbikes.comwww.specialized.com

Spec Level
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Estimated spec level of the Domane SL 5 and Venge Elite compared to other race bikes. 99 Spokes analyzes the build material and quality level of the frame, fork, wheelset, groupset, suspension system, and more to estimate the overall spec level of each bike.  Learn more »


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Specs
Build
Frame
Helium SLX, 60T-40T-30T HM UD Carbon
500 Series OCLV Carbon, Front & Rear IsoSpeed, tapered head tube, BB90, direct mount rim brakes, internal cable routing, hidden fender mounts, 3S chain keeper, DuoTrap S compatible, Ride Tuned seatmast
Specialized FACT 10r carbon, FACT IS construction, aero-shaped tubing, compact race design, tapered 1-1/8" to 1-3/8" head tube, internal cable routing, carbon OSBB
Fork
Helium SLX, 60T-40T-30T HM UD Carbon
Domane carbon, carbon tapered steerer, direct mount rim brakes
Specialized FACT carbon, full monocoque
Bottom Bracket
BB90
Included w/ crankset
Headset
Integrated, cartridge bearing, sealed, 1-1/8˝ top, 1.5˝ bottom
Stem
Forza Cirrus
Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, 7 degree, w/computer & light mounts
Specialized Pro SL, alloy, 4-bolt
Handlebar
Forza Cirrus
Bontrager Comp VR-C, 31.8mm
S-Works Aerofly
Saddle
Forza Cirrus Pro
Bontrager Arvada Comp, steel rails
Power Comp, 143mm, nylon base, synthetic leather, hollow Cr-Mo rails
Seatpost
Forza Cirrus
Bontrager Ride Tuned seatmast cap, 10mm offset
Specialized Venge Aero seatpost, FACT carbon
Pedals
Nylon, 105x78x28mm, loose balls w/ reflectors
Grips
Bontrager tape
Groupset
Rear Derailleur
Shimano Ultegra
Shimano 105
Shimano 105, long cage, 11-speed
Front Derailleur
Shimano Ultegra
Shimano 105, braze-on
Shimano 105 Ez, braze-on
Crank
Rotor 3D30 52/36
Shimano 105, 50/34 (compact)
Praxis Zayante, BB30, 7075-T6 alloy 52/36T
Shifters
Shimano Ultegra
Shimano 105, 11 speed
Shimano 105
Cassette
Shimano 105 11/28
Shimano 105 11-34, 11 speed
Shimano 105, 11-speed, 11-28t
Chain
KMC x11
Shimano 105
KMC X11EL, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™
Brakes
Shimano Ultegra
Shimano 105 direct mount
Shimano 105
Wheels
Rims
Fulcrum Racing 5
Bontrager Affinity Tubeless Ready
DT R460, sealed cartridge hubs, 14g spokes, 24h
Front Hub
Alloy
Rear Hub
Alloy
Tires
Vittoria Rubino Pro
Bontrager R1 Hard-Case Lite, 700x28c
S-Works Turbo, 220 TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x24mm
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