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STANDARD

The standard spec uses the latest bicycle industry standards such as 12mm thru-axle and direct mount chainring.

The highlights include: Shimano XT 160mm brake rotors, TRP dual piston disc brakes, Sram direct mount chainring, GXP bottom bracket and more.

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Drivetrain Weight
10 speed derailleur 24.4 lbs (11.067 kg)
Alfine 11 27.0 lbs (12.247 kg)
1 speed 23.3 lbs (10.569 kg)

ULTRALIGHT

The ultralight spec includes a lighweight wheelset, hydraulic brakes, lighter crankset and for derailleur models a lighter drivetrain with 11 speeds.

The component set offers a weight reduction of just over 4lbs and is an upgrade for anyone looking for the industry's best components that are also lighter weight.

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Drivetrain Weight
11 speed derailleur 20.3 lbs (9.210 kg)
Alfine 11 23.0 lbs (10.443 kg)
1 speed 19.6 lbs (8.913 kg)

Dimensions:

Helix dimensions unfolded left side view, folded left side view and folded rear view

Note: Seatpost/Saddle can be removed to reduce folded dimensions.

Tire Diameter
23.0" (584.2mm)
With 1.5" wide Kenda Kwest
Length
28.0" (711.2mm)
27.5" (688.5mm)
Without Saddle
Height
25.0" (635mm)
23.5" (596.9mm)
Without Saddle
Width
10.5" (266.7mm)

Limits:

Max rider weight: 230 lb / 104 kg
Max loaded weight: 245 lb / 111 kg
Max tire size: 1.5" / 38.1mm wide
Max rider height: 6' 4" / 1.93m


Geometry:

Helix geometry

A

Saddle to pedal spindle max/min height:
Seatpost Max Min
Regular 940.4mm (37") 603.8mm (23.8")
XL 980.4mm (38.6") 603.8mm (23.8")

B

Handlebar to saddle max/min: 713mm (28.07") / 596.5mm (23.48")

C

Reach: 459.3mm (18.08")

D

Head tube angle: 72 degrees

E

Seat tube angle actual: 74 degrees
(virtual range: 72-76 degrees)
angle is variable due to saddle stroke adjustability

F

Standover height: 655.3mm (25.8")

G

Head tube length: 110mm (4.33")

H

Wheelbase: 1056.6mm (41.6")

I

Chainstay length: 377mm (14.84")

J

Bottom bracket height: 303.6mm (11.95")

K

Trail: 67.3mm (2.65")

L

Tire to pedal spindle distance: 217.9mm (8.58")

M

Handlebar max/min height: 991.2mm (39.02") / 960.6mm (37.82")
height is adjustable by flipping stem and adjusting handlebar rotation

N

Bottom bracket drop: 6.7mm (0.26")

O

Stack height: 687.6mm (27.07")

1

Saddle angle: +/- 4 degrees

2

Saddle stroke: 100.0mm (3.94")

3

Seatpost diameter: 28.6mm (1.125")
For more information on specific dimensions and upgrading/modifying Helix, view the upgrade guide

Specs:

Standard Ultralight
TRP Spyke caliper

TRP Spyke

Cable actuated, dual piston caliper

Formula Cura XC caliper

Formula Cura XC

Hydraulic actuated, dual piston caliper with titanium mounting screws

Avid FR5 lever

Avid FR5

3D forged aluminum brake lever

Formula Cura XC carbon lever

Formula Cura XC

Hydraulic brake with carbon fiber lever

Shimano RT81 disc brake rotor

Shimano XT Ice-Tech

Sandwiched aluminum and stainless steel with aluminum spider (140g)

Ashima Aro 10 disc brake rotor

Ashima ARO-10

Stainless steel rotor with aluminum spider and titanium mounting screws (80g)

Jagwire KEB-SL compressionless brake housing

Jagwire KEB-SL

Low friction compressionless brake cable and housing

Formula kevlar brake hose

Formula Kevlar

Kevlar reinforced brake hose

Shimano SLX derailleur

Shimano SLX RD-M675

10 speed (270g)

Shimano Dura-Ace derailleur

Shimano Dura-Ace R9100-SS

11 speed, carbon fiber cage & rear body (148g)

Shimano Zee shifter

Shimano ZEE M640

10 speed, 3 downshift / 1 upshift (110g)

Shimano RS700 shifter

Shimano RS-700

11 speed, ball bearing, carbon fiber lever, 3 downshift / 2 upshift (108g)

Shimano HG81 9-36 cassette

Shimano HG-81

10 speed, stamped steel, aluminum spider (359g)

11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 24, 28, 32, 36

e13 XCX 9-34 cassette

e13 XCX 9-34t

11 speed, one piece machined steel for 9-30 and one piece machined aluminum for 34t (271g)

9, 11 ,13 ,15 ,17 ,19 ,21 ,24 ,27 ,30 ,34

FSA hollow link chain

FSA 10 speed chain

10 speed (233g)

Shimano Dura-Ace hollow link chain

Shimano Dura-Ace Chain

11 speed (223g)

SRAM NX crankset

SRAM NX crankset &
WTC chainring

Crankset (667g)

Chainring 42t (110g)

SRAM XX1 Eagle carbon fiber crankset

SRAM XX1 Eagle DUB

Crankset (370g)

Chainring 38t (65g)

SRAM GXP bottom bracket

SRAM GXP BB

(108g)

SRAM DUB bottom bracket

SRAM DUB BB

(72g)

Alex rims DP17 front wheel build

Front wheel

Rim: Alex DP17 (400g)

Hub: Formula Helix (140g)

Spokes: Pillar

Nipples: Pillar brass

Total: 734g

Stans Crest MK3 front wheel build

Front wheel

Rim: Stan's Crest MK3 (300g)

Hub: Formula Helix (140g)

Spokes: Pillar double butted

Nipples: Pillar aluminum

Total: 600g

Alex rims thru-axle wheel build

Thru-Axle wheel

Rim: Alex DP17 (400g)

Hub: Formula, Shimano driver, 24 POE (300g)

Spokes: Pillar

Nipples: Pillar brass

Total: 876g

Stans Crest thru-axle wheel build

Thru-Axle wheel

Rim: Stan's Crest MK3 (300g)

Hub: HubSmith, XDR driver, 48 POE (215g)

Spokes: Pillar double butted

Nipples: Pillar aluminum

Total: 684g

Alex rims Alfine wheel build

Alfine wheel

Rim: Alex DP17 (400g)

Hub: Shimano Alfine SG-700S (1690g)

Spokes: Pillar

Nipples: Pillar brass

Total: 2266g

Stans Crest Alfine wheel build

Alfine wheel

Rim: Stan's Crest MK3 (300g)

Hub: Shimano Alfine SG-700S (1690g)

Spokes: Pillar double butted

Nipples: Pillar aluminum

Total: 2120g

Kenda Kwest 507-40 commuter tire

Kenda Kwest

Folding bead, 507-40 (24 x 1.5") (433g)

Donnelly MXP cyclo-cross tire

Donnelly MXP

Folding bead, 507-33 (24 x 1.25") (235g)

Andel steel sprocket

Single speed sprocket

Andel 18t steel (50g)

Andel aluminum sprocket

Single speed sprocket

Andel 16t Al (18g)

Kenda inner tube

Kenda tube

(110g-130g)

Tubolito inner tube

Tubolito Tubo-Road tube

(46g)

Aluminum handlebar

Handlebar

7075 Al (212g)

Yavis carbon fiber handlebar

Handlebar

Yavis Carbon (145g)

fabric Scoop Elite Radius CrMo rails saddle

fabric Scoop Elite Radius

CrMo rails (268g)

Tioga Undercover Stratum carbon rails saddle

Tioga Undercover Stratum

carbon rails, 285mm x 140mm (145g)

Velo VLG-039 foam grips

Velo foam grips

VLG-039 (16g/pair)

Velo VLG-1545 foam lock on grips

Velo foam lock on grips

VLG-1545 (38g/pair)


Gearing:

Standard

Crankarm Length 165mm
Chainring 42t
Cassette Shimano HG-81 (327% range)
Sprocket
(teeth)
11 13 15 17 19 21 24 28 32 36
Gear
Inches
90.5 76.5 66.3 58.5 52.4 47.4 41.5 35.5 31.1 27.6
Gear
Ratio
3.8 3.2 2.8 2.5 2.2 2.0 1.8 1.5 1.3 1.2
km/h @
60 rpm
26 22 19.1 16.8 15.1 13.6 11.9 10.2 8.9 7.9
km/h @
80 rpm
34.7 29.3 25.4 22.4 20.1 18.2 15.9 13.6 11.9 10.6
km/h @
100 rpm
43.3 36.6 31.8 28 25.1 22.7 19.9 17 14.9 13.2
km/h @
120 rpm
52 44 38.1 33.6 30.1 27.2 23.9 20.4 17.9 15.9
Crankarm Length 165mm
Chainring 42t
Rear Sprocket Alfine 22t
Hub Alfine 11 SG-S700 (409% range)
Gear 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Gear
Inches
89.9 78.8 69.6 61.0 53.9 47.3 41.5 36.7 32.1 28.4 22.0
Gear Ratio (adjusted to 22t) 4.1 3.6 3.2 2.8 2.5 2.2 1.9 1.7 1.5 1.3 1.0
km/h @
60 rpm
25.8 22.6 20 17.5 15.5 13.6 11.9 10.5 9.2 8.2 6.3
km/h @
80 rpm
34.4 30.2 26.7 23.4 20.7 18.1 15.9 14.1 12.3 10.9 8.4
km/h @
100 rpm
43.1 37.7 33.3 29.2 25.8 22.7 19.9 17.6 15.4 13.6 10.5
km/h @
120 rpm
51.7 45.3 40 35.1 31 27.2 23.9 21.1 18.4 16.3 12.6
Crankarm Length 165mm
Chainring 42t
Sprocket 18t
Gear Inches 55.3
Gear Ratio 2.3
km/h @ 60 rpm 15.9
km/h @ 80 rpm 21.2
km/h @ 100 rpm 26.5
km/h @ 120 rpm 31.8

Ultralight

Crankarm Length 165mm
Chainring 38t
Cassette e13 XCX 9-34t (378% range)
Sprocket
(teeth)
9 11 13 15 17 19 21 24 27 30 34
Gear
Inches
100 81.8 69.2 60 53 47.4 42.9 37.5 33.3 30 26.5
Gear
Ratio
4.2 3.5 2.9 2.5 2.2 2.0 1.8 1.6 1.4 1.3 1.1
km/h @
60 rpm
28.7 23.5 19.9 17.2 15.2 13.6 12.3 10.8 9.6 8.6 7.6
km/h @
80 rpm
38.3 31.3 26.5 23 20.3 18.2 16.4 14.4 12.8 11.5 10.2
km/h @
100 rpm
47.9 39.2 33.1 28.7 25.4 22.7 20.5 18 15.9 14.4 12.7
km/h @
120 rpm
57.5 47 39.8 34.5 30.5 27.2 24.7 21.6 19.1 17.2 15.2
Crankarm Length 165mm
Chainring 38t
Rear Sprocket Alfine 20t
Hub Alfine 11 SG-S700 (409% range)
Gear 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Gear Inches 89.9 78.8 69.6 61.0 53.9 47.3 41.5 36.7 32.1 28.4 22.0
Gear Ratio (adjusted to 20t) 4.1 3.6 3.2 2.8 2.5 2.1 1.9 1.7 1.5 1.3 1.0
km/h @ 60 rpm 25.8 22.6 20 17.5 15.5 13.6 11.9 10.5 9.2 8.2 6.3
km/h @ 80 rpm 34.4 30.2 26.7 23.4 20.7 18.1 15.9 14.1 12.3 10.9 8.4
km/h @ 100 rpm 43.1 37.7 33.3 29.2 25.8 22.7 19.9 17.6 15.4 13.6 10.5
km/h @ 120 rpm 51.7 45.3 40 35.1 31 27.2 23.9 21.1 18.4 16.3 12.6

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