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Adam Hansen's Ridley Helium SLX - Gallery

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Adam Hansen's Ridley Helium SLX

Adam Hansen's Ridley Helium SLX
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Lizard Skins DSP handlebar tape for Lotto-Soudal

Lizard Skins DSP handlebar tape for Lotto-Soudal
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You can see the huge seat to shifter hoods drop

You can see the huge seat to shifter hoods drop
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180mm Lightning cranks are used as Campagnolo don't yet offer 180mm cranks

180mm Lightning cranks are used as Campagnolo don't yet offer 180mm cranks
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French pedals in famous colours

French pedals in famous colours
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Dedacciai top cap

Dedacciai top cap
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Dedacciai headset

Dedacciai headset
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A closer look at the cockpit

A closer look at the cockpit
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The Helium is equipped with a chain catcher

The Helium is equipped with a chain catcher
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The front brake is equipped with carbon specific pads

The front brake is equipped with carbon specific pads
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Whilst most of the peloton opt for Continental, Lotto-Soudal roll on Vittoria tubulars

Whilst most of the peloton opt for Continental, Lotto-Soudal roll on Vittoria tubulars
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Campagnolo Bora Ultra wheels

Campagnolo Bora Ultra wheels
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A closer look at the PRO components Tharsis seatpost

A closer look at the PRO components Tharsis seatpost
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The complete cockpit

The complete cockpit
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The steam has a negative 17 degree drop

The steam has a negative 17 degree drop
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A glimpse of the Shimano Dura-Ace branding

A glimpse of the Shimano Dura-Ace branding
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A look at the front brake

A look at the front brake
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The EPS junction box is cable tied to the stem

The EPS junction box is cable tied to the stem
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Campagnolo Super Record EPS shifters

Campagnolo Super Record EPS shifters
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A colour coordinated SRM PC-8 headunit

A colour coordinated SRM PC-8 headunit
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Look Blade carbon pedals

Look Blade carbon pedals
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Elite Custom Race Plus bottle cages

Elite Custom Race Plus bottle cages
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The bizarre crank, powermeter and chainring combination

The bizarre crank, powermeter and chainring combination
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The Dura-Ace 7800 54T outer chainring is stickered up as the team uses Campagnolo components

The Dura-Ace 7800 54T outer chainring is stickered up as the team uses Campagnolo components
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Campagnolo Super Record EPS front derailleur

Campagnolo Super Record EPS front derailleur
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There is only one person this bike belongs to

There is only one person this bike belongs to
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The saddle is set way forward

The saddle is set way forward
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Lots of seatpost for Hansen

Lots of seatpost for Hansen
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A closer look at the Selle Italia saddle

A closer look at the Selle Italia saddle
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Campagnolo Super Record EPS rear derailleur

Campagnolo Super Record EPS rear derailleur
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It looks like the seatpost had a small plastic clamp for ease of bike setup

It looks like the seatpost had a small plastic clamp for ease of bike setup
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The 150mm Deda Zero100 stem

The 150mm Deda Zero100 stem
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Campagnolo Super Record skeleton brakes

Campagnolo Super Record skeleton brakes
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The inner Hegoa chainring isn't designed for 11 speed gearing

The inner Hegoa chainring isn't designed for 11 speed gearing
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This article was first published in Procycling

Renowned for his homemade carbon shoes, Adam Hansen extends this unique behaviour to his Lotto-Soudal team bike. Whilst the Ridley frame, Campagnolo wheels and brakes remain standard, Hansen opts for 180mm Lightning carbon cranks. Attached to the cranks is a SRM powermeter, an inner chainring from French component brand Specialite-TA and a massive 54-tooth Dura-Ace 7800 chainring, first manufactured in 2004, that Hansen had lying around in his garage. The engraved Dura-Ace logos are masked with electrical tape to save the blushes of his team's sponsors.

At the opposite end of the seat tube, 275mm of Tharsis T800 carbon seat post from Shimano's component brand lead to a Selle Italia Flite saddle that has seen better days, and set forward beyond the normal safety limits. The madness doesn't end there, though. Hansen's bike weighs in under the 6.8kg UCI limit and relies on weights stuck to the bottom of the downtube to meet race weight.

A 150mm Dedacciai stem at a negative angle of 17 degrees, paired with narrowest bars also manufactured by the Italian brand completes what is the most unusual bike in the WorldTour peloton.

Click or swipe through the gallery above to see more of Hansen's bike.

Frame: Ridley Helium SLX HM unidirectional carbon, size M
Fork: Ridley Helium SLX HM unidirectional carbon
Handlebar: Dedacciai Zero100 alloy, 38cm width
Stem: Dedacciai Zero100 alloy, 150mm, -17 degree
Brakes: Campagnolo Super Record
Brake / shift levers: Campagnolo Super Record EPS
Front derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record EPS
Rear derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record EPS
Cassette: Campagnolo Super Record, 11-27
Cranks: Lightning carbon crank, 180mm
Outer chainring: Shimano Dura-Ace 7800, 54T
Inner chainring: Specialite-TA HEGOA, 38T
Wheelset: Campagnolo Bora Ultra 35
Tyres: Vittoria Corsa tubular, 25mm
Seatpost: PRO Tharsis T800 carbon
Saddle: Selle Italia Flite
Bottle cages: Elite Custom Race Plus

Critical Measurements:
Rider's height: 1.86m
Rider's weight: 75kg
Saddle height from BB: 815mm
Centre of saddle to centre of bar: 735mm
Head tube length: 175mm
Top tube length (effective): 565mm
Total bicycle weight: 6.64kg