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Rafa Valls Ridley Noah SL - Gallery

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Rafa Valls' Ridley Noah SL

Rafa Valls' Ridley Noah SL
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Look Keo Blade pedals

Look Keo Blade pedals
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SRM speed sensor

SRM speed sensor
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A closer look at the vented forks

A closer look at the vented forks
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Italian wheels, Italian tyres

Italian wheels, Italian tyres
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Vittoria Corsa 25mm tubular tyres

Vittoria Corsa 25mm tubular tyres
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The EPS junction box sits under the stem

The EPS junction box sits under the stem
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The cables are kept neatly together by Jagwire coverings

The cables are kept neatly together by Jagwire coverings
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Campagnolo Super Record EPS rear derailleur

Campagnolo Super Record EPS rear derailleur
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The bike is equipped with a chain catcher

The bike is equipped with a chain catcher
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Gold cable ends

Gold cable ends
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All the Lotto-Soudal bikes feature #BeTough as inspiration

All the Lotto-Soudal bikes feature #BeTough as inspiration
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The frame model's name is underneath the downtube

The frame model's name is underneath the downtube
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Valls rides a size S frameset

Valls rides a size S frameset
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The Jagwire cable tidies feature at the rear of the bike too

The Jagwire cable tidies feature at the rear of the bike too
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The carbon fiber front derailleur

The carbon fiber front derailleur
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Clearances are tight around the seattube and rear wheel

Clearances are tight around the seattube and rear wheel
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A look at the non-driveside crank

A look at the non-driveside crank
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Valls' name adorns the toptube

Valls' name adorns the toptube
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The Campagnolo crankset is equipped with a SRM powermeter

The Campagnolo crankset is equipped with a SRM powermeter
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Some of the team's sponsors on the chainstays

Some of the team's sponsors on the chainstays
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Vents on the forks improve airflow around the front of the bike

Vents on the forks improve airflow around the front of the bike
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Bladed tubing increases aerodynamic performance

Bladed tubing increases aerodynamic performance
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Elite Custom Race Plus bottle cages

Elite Custom Race Plus bottle cages
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Standard 53-39T chainrings

Standard 53-39T chainrings
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A look at the Campagnolo Super Record brakes

A look at the Campagnolo Super Record brakes
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Selle Italia SLR Team Edition saddle

Selle Italia SLR Team Edition saddle
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The saddle features carbon rails

The saddle features carbon rails
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SRM PC-8 headunit

SRM PC-8 headunit
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Dedacciai SuperZero alloy stem

Dedacciai SuperZero alloy stem
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A plastic cover sits on the stem face plate

A plastic cover sits on the stem face plate
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Campagnolo Super Record EPS levers

Campagnolo Super Record EPS levers
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Eye catching LizardSkins DSP handlebar tape

Eye catching LizardSkins DSP handlebar tape
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Another look at the cockpit

Another look at the cockpit
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Rafa Valls arrived in Australia as Lotto-Soudal's team leader, achieving a top ten placing at the 2017 Tour Down Under last month. Riding on Ridley's latest aero offering, the Noah SL, Valls' bike was equipped with Campagnolo Super Record EPS and Bora Ultra wheels.

The electronic groupset consists of Campagnolo Super Record brakes and shifters, 53-39T chainrings, an 11-27T cassette and a SRM powermeter paired with a SRM PC-8 headunit.

Dedacciai provide the alloy stem and handlebar combination and the Italian trend continues with Elite bottle cages, a Selle Italia SLR Team Issue saddle and Vittoria Corsa tubular tyres.

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Complete bike specifications
Frame: Ridley Noah SL HM Unidirectional carbon
Fork: Ridley Noah SL HM Unidirectional carbon
Handlebar: Dedacciai Zero100 alloy, 400mm width
Stem: Dedacciai Zero100 alloy, 140mm, -8 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: Campagnolo Super Record, 172.5mm
Wheelset: Campagnolo Bora Ultra 50
Tyres: Vittoria Corsa tubular, 25mm
Seatpost: Rodley Noah SL Aero carbon
Saddle: Selle Italia SLR Team Issue
Bottle cages: Elite Custom Race Plus

Critical measurements
Rider's height: 1.79m
Rider's weight: 59kg
Saddle height from bottom bracket: 770mm
Centre of saddle to centre of bar: 740mm
Head tube length: 145mm
Top tube length (effective): 545mm