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Spotted: New aero bike from Ridley at Tour de Suisse

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At the head of the down tube there is a flowing outward shape, similar to the new aero framesets recently seen from Specialized and Trek

At the head of the down tube there is a flowing outward shape, similar to the new aero framesets recently seen from Specialized and Trek
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Tabs to rear of the fork are similar to the design of Pinarello Dogma F10 framesets

Tabs to rear of the fork are similar to the design of Pinarello Dogma F10 framesets
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Could this be a new Ridley Noah frameset?

Could this be a new Ridley Noah frameset?
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Marcel Sieberg's massive seat post showcases more of the indent design and suggests a frame-specific seat post

Marcel Sieberg's massive seat post showcases more of the indent design and suggests a frame-specific seat post
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The current Ridley Noah features two vents on either fork leg, it looks as if Ridley has removed this feature

The current Ridley Noah features two vents on either fork leg, it looks as if Ridley has removed this feature
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The bike also appeared to have a proprietary integrated cockpit

The bike also appeared to have a proprietary integrated cockpit
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The top tube and seat tube junction has a raised section at the seat post outlet, possibly to accommodate a new seat post clamp design

The top tube and seat tube junction has a raised section at the seat post outlet, possibly to accommodate a new seat post clamp design
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An indent along the lower part of the down tube is a design feature that appears around the frameset

An indent along the lower part of the down tube is a design feature that appears around the frameset
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The new frameset was wrapped in a black and red disruptive pattern sticker

The new frameset was wrapped in a black and red disruptive pattern sticker
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The frameset has several new design features

The frameset has several new design features
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We managed to get shots of the new bike ahead of the stage in Frauenfeld

We managed to get shots of the new bike ahead of the stage in Frauenfeld
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Despite several new framesets spotted recently, we haven't yet seen Campagnolo 12-speed on any WorldTour bikes as of yet

Despite several new framesets spotted recently, we haven't yet seen Campagnolo 12-speed on any WorldTour bikes as of yet
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A look at the narrow profile of the aero cockpit

A look at the narrow profile of the aero cockpit
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Marcel Sieberg and Andre Greipel raced on the bikes for stage 2 of the race

Marcel Sieberg and Andre Greipel raced on the bikes for stage 2 of the race
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The seat stays are perhaps slightly higher than the current Ridley Noah, while the seat tube also features the indent design

The seat stays are perhaps slightly higher than the current Ridley Noah, while the seat tube also features the indent design
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The frameset appears to have direct mount brakes front and rear

The frameset appears to have direct mount brakes front and rear
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The fork crown is notably different from the current Ridley Noah

The fork crown is notably different from the current Ridley Noah
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A closer look at the seat cluster of the frame

A closer look at the seat cluster of the frame
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Andre Greipel equipped his bike with his usual custom saddle

Andre Greipel equipped his bike with his usual custom saddle
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The integrated cockpit allows for a cleaner head tube cluster, with the frame seamlessly transitioning to the cockpit system

The integrated cockpit allows for a cleaner head tube cluster, with the frame seamlessly transitioning to the cockpit system
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A new aero frameset from Ridley has been spotted at Tour de Suisse. The frameset is wrapped in a red and black plastic wrap, presumably to hide full design detailing and was raced by Andre Greipel and Marcel Sieberg (Lotto-Soudal) on stage 2 of the race.

The frameset also features a new, integrated aero carbon cockpit and frame-specific seat post.

The bike is not yet listed on the UCI's list of approved frames and forks for racing, but another manufacturer recently spoke to Cyclingnews and said they are now able to give a date for the UCI to publish their new frames on the approved frames and fork list.

Ridley's aero-specific frameset, the Noah, was last updated for the 2015 season, with the fork receiving a more recent update at the beginning of 2017. It is possible that this model is the 2019 Ridley Noah.

Starting at the front of the bike, the first noticeable updates are on the fork. Tabs to the rear of the dropouts are in clear view, a design feature seen on the Pinarello Dogma F10 and Bolide framesets, which Pinarello claim is an aerodynamic advantage.

Also on the fork, the four vents which were a key feature on the latest Ridley Noah fork update have disappeared and the fork crown sees a larger, yet sleeker design, which integrates seamlessly into the head of the down tube.

Following market trends of new, high-end framesets, the fork also accommodates direct mount rim brakes, which are seen again at the rear.

Towards the lower section of the down tube, up the seat tube and onto the seat post, an indented design feature runs throughout and links to the rear part of the top tube. It is unclear whether the feature is an aesthetic or aerodynamic addition.

The indent on the seat post marries up with the seat tube and the tubing profile suggests the seat post is frame-specific.

At the head of the top tube, the integrated aero cockpit runs seamlessly into the frameset and was clearly a heavily considered design feature. With or without spacers, it would appear the headset is completely hidden due to a headset cover that pairs up with the top tube/head tube junction perfectly.

To the rear of the top tube, the tubing rises up slightly at the seat post area, likely to accommodate a new clamping mechanism for the seat post.

Click or swipe through the gallery above for a detailed look at the new aero bike from Ridley.