Ridley updates its cyclocross bikes for July 2011, the X-Night, X-Fire, X-Ride and Crossbow.
The X-Night has a high modulus carbon frame and a 4ZA Oryx full carbon monocoque fork. With an oversized BB30 bottom bracket shell, it has increased lateral stiffness and reduced q-factor. With an inch and a half lower head tube and fork crown, it also features mudless tube technology applicable to the fork and seat stays.
The X-Night has fully integrated Kevlar cable guides and a CNC design to keep the rear derailleur in place when the wheel is on collision with other objects along the ride. A new housing makes sure that the cable is safe from mud. It runs inside the seatstay towards the derailleur. It also has an integrated seatmast and a 34.9 front derailleur clamp. Offered in white, the X-Night comes with SRAM Red components, Avid Shorty Ultimates and Fulcrum Racing 5 wheels. MSRP $3995.00
The X-Fire has a 24-ton high modulus carbon frame and 4ZA Oryx full carbon monocoque fork like the X-Night. It also has a 1.5” lower head tube and fork crown for maximum control and ensures a stiff ride. It features a box section design for the down tube for fast transfer of power and easy handling. Lighter than the X-Night by 1300 grams, it comes with a SRAM Rival, Truvativ Elita cranks, Michelin tires, Fulcrum Racing 7 wheels and FSA bars, stem and seatpost. MSRP $2495.00
Th X-Ride is Ridely’s lightest aluminum frame designed for racing. It has a triple butted frame and 4ZA Oryx full carbon monocoque fork. Tapered headtube and mudless tube technology is applied on front fork and seat stays. It features the S-Bend seat stays for more comfort and tire clearance. Equipped with the same components as the X-Fire, except for the SRAM Apex cranks. MSRP $1995.00
The Crossbow is ideal for beginners at cyclocross as well as for training and commuting. It has a double butter 7000 series aluminum frame and a 1-1/8” 4ZA Zornyc carbon-aluminum fork. It features mudguard eyelets and rear rack mounts for urban riding. MSRP $1395.00