Designed with cross-specific geometry, the X-Ride packages together the strength of Ridley's aggressive entry-level CX frame with the handling and agility of the classic X-Fire model. Manufactured from high quality, triple-butted hydroformed aluminum and fitted with Avid BB7 disc brakes for well-modulated stopping power, this bike's full-carbon 4ZA Oryx fork offers nimble navigation, a higher bottom bracket for more pedal clearance, and top-routed cables for maneuvering through the course obstacles. An impressive build kit from SRAM delivers clean shifts and efficient power transfer, with a reliable 4ZA cockpit for the performance you need at a competitive price point.
- Triple-butted hydroformed 7005 series T6 aluminum frame.
- Oversized tapered head tube increases front end stiffness and steering precision.
- Flat sections on seatstays add comfort by dissipating and absorbing road vibration.
- Pressfit 30 bottom bracket allows the use of wider down tube and bottom bracket shell, providing maximum power output.
- Internal cable routing is clean, aero, and gives mud fewer places to collect (because there will be mud). Compatible with both electronic and mechanical shifting.
- SRAM 11-speed drivetrain delivers smooth, efficient power transfer from rider to road.
- Avid BB7 brakes have outstanding lever feel, catch instantly, and boast 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-Ride Disc 7005 aluminum|
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|
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|