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 emphasis on handling. The tapered head tube and short top tube put you in solid control of tight course corners. The bottom bracket has a short drop for good pedal clearance when your tires and rims are buried, and the cables run internally through the front triangle to make it easy to shoulder. Avid BB7 brakes deliver stopping power and precise modulation, and grippy Clement tires give much-needed traction on sketchy surfaces. As Ridley's flagship 'cross model, the X-Fire's abilities don't end at the CX course – you can stomp it home on the bike path too.
- Ridley 24-ton high modulus, cyclocross frame balances rigidity and impact resistance.
- Oversized tapered head tube adds 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.
- SRAM 11-speed drivetrain delivers smooth, efficient power transfer from rider to road.
- 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.
Geometry influences comfort, efficiency, and how the bike handles, particularly its steering.
|Frame||Ridley X-Fire Disc HM carbon|
Mechanical disc brakes are more powerful than rim brakes, but less powerful than hydraulic brakes.
|Avid BB7 (mechanical disc)|
|Brake levers||SRAM Rival|
|Derailleur (front)||SRAM Rival|
|Derailleur (rear)||SRAM Force|
|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.
|SRAM PG 1130 11-speed 11-28T|
|Rims||4ZA RX 31|
|Tires||Clement PDX 700 x 33|
|Saddle||4ZA Cirrus Pro|