Ridley X-Night 30 Disc Cyclocross Bike - 2016
Save $600.00 (16%) $3,250.00 MSRP $3,850.00
The pro-level Ridley X-Night frame is made from a mix of 30-ton and 24-ton, high modulus, unidirectional carbon fiber. What does that mean? That the bike is exceptionally stiff where it needs to be, thanks to the 30-ton fibers, but also has compliance built into it thanks to the 24-ton layup. The result is a bike that rides and handles like nothing else. The ultrathin seatstays borrow on a concept from the Ridley Helium, and help give the bike a smoother ride. A tapered headtube and PF30 bottom bracket add stiffness and rigidity in just the right places to eliminate frame flex and increase power transfer. Internal cable routing helps keep mud from fouling up your shifting, and also keeps the cables out of the way when you shoulder your bike to get over the barriers. The 4ZA Oryx full carbon fiber disc fork is super stiff, and is optimized for exceptional handling in all conditions, and includes mounting tabs for disc rotors.
But a great bike without great components is nothing. That's why Ridley spec'ed the X-Night with the amazing Shimano Ultegra 6800 11-speed drivetrain, with a Shimano Ultregra CX 46x36 crank and RS505 hydraulic disc brakes. That means you get 11-speeds with which to dominate the competition, plus Shimano's fabled durability and reliability, a stiff and light crankset with 4-arm design for greater versatility and 46/36 chainrings, and the industry-leading stopping power and modulation of hydraulic disc brakes.
Topping it off is a bevy of components from Ridley's house brand 4Za, including a lightweight saddle, alloy stem, handlebars and stem, and a set of Fulcrum Racing 5 disc wheels with 6-bolt disc hubs wrapped up in super-premium Challenge Grifo knobbie tires.