Ridley X-Trail AL30 105 Gravel Bike - 2016 Performance Exclusive
Save $900.02 (45%) $1,099.97 MSRP $1,999.99
The Ridley X-Trail AL30 is built around a durable and value-oriented 6069 alloy frameset that is stiff and lightweight, incredibly durable, as well as disc brake specific. Ridley has also dropped the bottom bracket relative to their race-winning X-Night and X-Fire cyclocross bikes, for improved handling on the paved road, and a lower center of gravity for improved stability off road. There's a quick-release rear. And the Ornyx fork has carbon lowers with alloy steerer tube and features a thru axle to help stiffen up the front end and make aligning disc caliper and rotor easy after removing the wheel. A tapered headtube and PF30 bottom bracket keep this bike rigid and stiff, while the thin and flexible seatstays add plenty of compliance to the ride.
The Ridley X-Trail is equipped with Shimano's ever popular 105 5800 groupset, with a non-series crank and TRP Spyre disc brakes. With refined ergonomics and a completely re-engineered front derailleur that makes shifting to the big ring, even under power, easy and efficient, 105 5800 represents a technological leap in mechanical shifting. A 50/34 compact crankset with a Shimano 11/30T cassettes gives you a perfect balance of gearing for flat roads and mountain passes alike.
Rounding things out is build kit from Ridley's house brand 4ZA components, including an alloy stem, handlebar, and saddle. Formula Alloy disc-ready wheels, with thru axle front and QR rear, offer a great premium ride quality, with a semi-deep section rim for some aerodynamic gains that won't weigh you down. Wrapping up the wheels is a set of super premium Challenge Gravel Grinder 700x38c tires help keep you hooked into the trail with a great balance of lightweight, flat protection, and traction for an excellent all-around tire.
- All new 6069 aluminum frame is stiff, lightweight, and durable
- Front and rear disc brakes
- All-internal cable routing is compatible with all mechanical and electronic drivetrains
- Shimano105 11-speed shifting for the ultimate, pro-level performance
- Formula Alloy Disc wheels with thru axle front, QR rear
- Super premium Challenge Gravel Grinder tires
- Finishing kit from 4ZA for a high quality, durable ride