An ultra-stable workhorse backed by 'cross-specific geometry, a light, strong carbon frame and Ridley's well-established CX heritage. The X-Fire's super-stiff front end puts the emphasis on handling. The tapered head tube and short top tube put you in solid control of tight course corners and give you confidence in your rig's sturdiness. The bottom bracket has a shorter drop for more pedal clearance when your tires and rims are buried in the ground, and all of the cables run internally through the front triangle, making the frame easy to shoulder. An efficient Ultegra 11-speed drivetrain delivers precise gear ratios so you're able to find the right gear for the terrain, with Avid BB7 brakes to deliver stopping power and precise modulation. Known as Ridley's flagship 'cross model, the X-Fire's abilities don't end at the course – you can stomp it home down the bike path too.
- Developed from the ground up, Ridley's 24-ton high modulus, cyclocross-specific frame makes for a balanced blend of rigidity and impact resistance.
- Oversized tapered head tube increases front end stiffness and steering precision.
- Pressfit 30 bottom bracket allows the use of wider down tube and bottom bracket shell, providing maximum power output.
- Flat-sectioned seatstays add comfort to the rigid frame, dissipating and absorbing road vibrations.
- Internal cable routing is clean, aero, and gives mud fewer places to collect (because there will be mud). Compatible with both mechanical and electronic shifting.
- Shimano Ultegra 11 speed drivetrain delivers smooth, efficient power transfer from rider to road.
- Power gets to the road through 4ZA's Cirrus CCD30 wheels, with cold-forged 4ZA hubs and stainless spokes.
- Avid BB7's braking performance has outstanding lever feel, catches instantly, and boasts easily controlled modulation.
- This model is not equipped with pedals.
- Bikes are covered by MEC's Rocksolid Guarantee and Bike Service Agreement. You can bring your bike to any MEC Bike Shop for free adjustments and minor maintenance for a year after purchase.
- Ridley was born in Flanders, Belgium, a region infamous for harsh cycling conditions. Against this backdrop Ridley engineers, tests, and refines their frame construction, race technology, tube profiles, and their own branded component line, 4ZA.
|Frame||Ridley X-Fire Disc HM carbon|
|Stem||4ZA Stratos 31.8mm|
|Handlebars||4ZA Stratos 31.8mm|
Mechanical disc brakes are more powerful than rim brakes, but less powerful than hydraulic brakes.
|Avid BB7 (mechanical disc)|
|Brake levers||Shimano Ultegra|
|Derailleur (front)||Shimano Ultegra|
|Derailleur (rear)||Shimano Ultegra|
|Crank + rings||FSA Gossamer 46-36T|
|Bottom bracket||FSA Mega Exo BB 30|
The hub affects a bike’s rolling efficiency. Internally geared hubs require significantly less maintenance.
Cassettes with a smaller range allow you to go faster; a bigger range makes climbing hills easier.
|Shimano Ultegra 11-speed 11-25T|
|Tires||Challenge Grifo 700 x 32|
|Saddle||4ZA Cirrus Pro|