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What kind of bike can hang in on club rides, gravel grind and race cyclocross all in one weekend? Until now, nothing, but that's changed with the arrival of the X-Trail series. With many of the stellar features found on its carbon sibling (the C30), the A30 draws on a high-performing aluminum frame that won't break the bank. Incredibly versatile, the geometry combines the nimbleness of a cyclocross ride with the high-speed stability and stiffness of a road bike, so can you ride pretty much anywhere. Massive clearance allows up to 38C tires to hammer the cyclocross circuit or a group ride by simply swapping out tires or wheels. Lightweight and silky smooth, the 11-speed Shimano 105 gruppo is a true performer with a versatile gear range. Mechanical TRP Spyre disc brakes provide stopping power with nuanced modulation (and they're great value). A host of smart details make this package a winner: an asymmetric rear triangle for shock absorption and stiffness, hidden fender mounts for everyday usability and a scuff guard on the fork to prevent damage when swapping out wheels.

  • Triple butted hydroformed aluminum frame is light, incredibly durable and represents huge value.
  • Lowered bottom bracket provides the high speed stability needed for road riding.
  • Rear triangle design features uniquely shaped individual tubes for maximum stiffness, low weight and a comfortable degree of flex.
  • Bridgeless seat stay design improves tire clearance and allows the seat stay to independently flex for added shock absorption.
  • Oversized tapered head tube increases front end stiffness and steering precision.
  • Asymmetric carbon fibre fork features a carbon steertube and integrated scuff guard.
  • Pressfit 86 bottom bracket results in excellent power transfer and high-speed stability.
  • 11-speed Shimano 105 gruppo yields precise shifting in a lightweight package.
  • TRP Spyre mechanical disc brakes provide power and modulation in any weather.
  • Compact 50/34 crank and 11-32t cassette offers a wide gear range.
  • Thru-axles front and rear provide outstanding stiffness, tracking and quick wheel changes.
  • 4ZA CX wheels are durable enough to handle every weird adventure.
  • 38C tires handle the rigours of gravel grinding or cyclocross.
  • Hidden fender mounts add touring versatility.
  • 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.

Tech specs

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Ideal for
  • Cyclocross
  • Road cycling
Frame Ridley X-Trail Disc 6061 aluminum
Fork Carbon
Stem 4ZA 31.8mm
Seatpost 4ZA
Headset FSA Orbit
Handlebars 4ZA 31.8mm
Grips/tape 4ZA Cork
Brakes

Mechanical disc brakes are more powerful than rim brakes, but less powerful than hydraulic brakes.

TRP Spyre (mechanical disc)
Brake levers Shimano 105
Shifters Shimano 105
Derailleur (front) Shimano 105
Derailleur (rear) Shimano 105
Crank + rings Shimano FC RS500 50-34T
Bottom bracket BSA
Pedals Sold separately
Cassette

Cassettes with a smaller range allow you to go faster; a bigger range makes climbing hills easier.

Shimano 105 11-speed 11-32T
Chain KMC X11
Tires Challenge Gravel Grinder 700 x 38
Wheel Fulcrum Racing Sport CX
Saddle 4ZA
Made in Taiwan