Ridley X-Trail Carbon Force CX1 Gravel Bike - Performance Exclusive
The X-Trail's bombproof durability and race-proven pedigree is built upon a high modulus carbon fiber frameset that is stiff and lightweight, but also incredibly durable. A tapered head tube adds to the frame's stiffness, while thin seat stays add plenty of compliance to your ride. The X-Trail also has a lower bottom bracket compared to the company's X-Night and X-Fire cyclocross bikes, which offers improved handling on paved road and improved stability off road. A slightly longer head tube enhances comfort in the endurance department. While a rear thru axle improves stiffness, especially when braking, further enhancing the X-Trail's all-road capabilities. The X-Trail is disc brake specific, and will easily clear a 36mm tire, probably more, so you can have all the tire clearance you need for pretty much any adventure. The Oryx 15TA full carbon fork also employs a thru axle to help stiffen up the front end and make aligning disc caliper and rotor easy after removing the wheel.
The X-Trail FOrce is, of course, outfitted with a an excellent 1x11 SRAM Force CX1 drivetrain. SRAM Force hydraulic disc brakes deliver incredible stopping power. A set of DT Swiss R460 disc brake wheels and Clement X'Plo 700x36c tires are a terror no matter the terrain you encounter. The 4ZA Cirrus and Stratos finishing kit encompasses the stem, handlebar, saddle, and seatpost, and guarantees high quality, durable ride.