Manufactured from high quality, triple-butted hydroformed aluminum, it's your gateway to cyclocross, mud and other obstacles. Fitted with Avid BB7 disc brakes for well-modulated stopping power, the X-Bow delivers an uncomplicated, bike for speeding over grass tracks and navigating off-road challenges. Burly Challenge Girfo tires give you solid traction and keep you grounded on sketchy corners. The saddle, stem, and seat post are provided by Ridley's in-house component team to keep the performance exceptional and the price point accessible. Cross-specific geometry puts an emphasis on handling and control (because while the skid outs are fun, they do hurt your time). The bottom bracket has a shorter drop for more pedal clearance when your tires and rims are buried, and a flat top tube for easier shouldering. A great option for those looking to venture into the CX world.
- Triple-butted hydroformed 7005 series T6 aluminum frame.
- Oversized headtube offers increased surface area adds rigidity and dissipates vibration.
- Flat sections on seatstays add comfort, dissipate force and absorb road vibrations.
- Top-routed cables make for "cable free grip" and easier handling through the obstacles.
- 4ZA CX wheels have Shimano hubs and spokes, and ALEX XC23 cross rims.
- Shimano Sora components and Tiagra cassette deliver quality, reliability and efficient power transfer from rider to road.
- Avid BB7 brakes have outstanding lever feel, catch instantly, and boast easily controlled modulation.
- Compatible with mudguards and a rear carrier to transition the bike into a winter commuter.
- Compatible with mechanical groupsets only.
- 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-Bow 7005 aluminum|
Mechanical disc brakes are more powerful than rim brakes, but less powerful than hydraulic brakes.
|Avid BB7 (mechanical disc)|
|Brake levers||Shimano Sora|
|Derailleur (front)||Shimano Sora|
|Derailleur (rear)||Shimano Sora|
|Crank + rings||Shimano Sora 46-34T|
|Hub (front)||Shimano HB-M475|
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 Tiagra 9-speed 12-27T|
|Tires||Challenge Grifo 700 x 32|