Ridley Aura X50 - Women's

5056-178
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Ridley Aura X50 - Women's

5056-178
  • Available prices Clearance price $2500.00 $2500.00
  • Original price $2950.00
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Designed for QOM chasers and mountain-pass climbers, the Aura X is based on the successful Ridley Helium. Ridley used the experience acquired from designing the Helium to remove excess material and add just the right amount of stiffness to achieve a sub-1200g frame and fork. The result is a bike that climbs like no other and provides more stiffness than one would expect from its weight. A pressfit bottom bracket optimizes your output, and ultra-thin seat stays increase lateral stiffness and vertical compliance. Rounded shaping is used on the seat, top and down tubes, offering the best stiffness-to-weight ratio with the least amount of material. An oversized, tapered head tube reduces weight and increases stiffness on the front end for heightened steering precision. A frame this good deserves a certain calibre of components, so Ridley opted for Shimano's excellent 11-speed 105 groupset, a well-respected set of Mavic Aksium Elite wheels and a host of proven 4ZA Stratos components to tie this whip together.

  • High-modulus carbon fibre frame with round tubes is engineered for the optimal strength-to-weight ratio.
  • Tapered, reinforced head tube shaves grams, aids aggressive handling and provides excellent impact protection.
  • Ultra-thin chainstays provide shock absorption for a comfortable, buzz-free ride.
  • Full carbon fibre fork with carbon steerer keeps the weight low.
  • Internal routing aids aerodynamics while keeping cables silky smooth.
  • Pressfit bottom bracket aids power transfer without adding weight.
  • Carbon fibre dropouts help cut overall weight, while stainless steel inserts add protection.
  • Mavic Aksium wheelset with 25mm Mavic Yksion Elite Guard tires.
  • Shimano 11-speed 105 drivetrain provides crisps shifting.
  • FSA Gossamer Pro crankset is equipped with 50-34T chainrings for versatile gearing options.
  • 4ZA brakes keeps your speed in check.
  • Seat, seat post, stem and other components are 4ZA Stratos.
  • 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 its frame construction, race technology, tube profiles and its own branded component line, 4ZA.

Tech specs

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Weight 8.02kg (X-Small)
Ideal for Performance and race road cycling
Frame Ridley Aura X carbon
Fork Aura X HM carbon
Stem 4ZA Stratos 31.8mm
Seatpost 4ZA
Headset FSA NO. 44E
Handlebars 4ZA Stratos 31.8mm
Grips/tape 4ZA Cork
Brakes

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

4ZA (caliper rim)
Brake levers Shimano 105
Shifters Shimano 105
Derailleur (front) Shimano 105
Derailleur (rear) Shimano 105
Crank + rings FSA Gossamer Pro 50-34T
Bottom bracket FSA PF30
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 Mavic Yksion Elite Guard 700 x 25
Wheel Mavic Aksium Elite
Saddle 4ZA Stratos Lady
Made in Taiwan