2017 Ridley X Night SL 25 Disc Ultegra



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You’ve caught the cyclocross bug and are all in on the racing game, but not quite ready to limit your bike’s utility off the course by dropping a heap of cash on a one-by drivetrain. Enter the 2017 Ridley X-Night SL 25 Disc Ultegra Complete Cyclocross Bike, which pairs Ridley’s storied ‘cross race pedigree with Shimano’s much-loved Ultegra double drivetrain and powerful hydraulic brakes. Add in a set of DT Swiss wheels wrapped in Clement’s versatile (and now Tubeless-ready) MXP tires, and this is a bike that’s set to scream off the line while maintaining the versatility to go beyond the tape to handle your gravel and multi-surface aspirations.

Ridley fashions the X-Knight SL from a mix of 30 and 24t high-modulus carbon fiber. It’s a similar blend to that found in its cobble-conquering Fenix, so you can rest assured it’s capable of sopping-up fatiguing vibrations and tenaciously transferring every watt into forward motion. It’s a fast yet cushy ride worthy of even the harshest race conditions. Its internal cable routing makes for a clean, streamlined look with the added bonus of eliminating pesky cable pinches when shouldering your bike. Classic European cyclocross geometry gives the X-Night SL a fast, aggressive feel while its wide tire clearance gives it the versatility to tackle everything from sloppy mud to dry grass.

At the front, Ridley outfits the X-Knight SL with its Oryx Disc carbon fiber fork. It features a 12mm thru-axle for a solid, stable ride and a barely noticeable asymmetry that counters the extra torsional forces applied to the left fork leg when scrubbing speed. The dropouts include stainless steel inserts to protect the carbon from scratches and a scuff plate on the inside of the left fork leg fends off errant discs during frantic, mid-race wheel changes to keep the fork free of unwanted wear. This means more fun in the mud, and less time worrying about the integrity of your bike’s front end.

  • A cyclocross race bike with gearing for all-terrain adventures
  • Pairing classic ‘cross geometry with high-grade carbon
  • Double chainring provides a wide range of gears
  • Internal cable routing maintains clean lines
  • Tubeless tires let you lower the pressure
  • Stainless steel inserts increase fork lifespan

TECH SPECS

Frame Material:
30t and 24t high-modulus carbon fiber
Fork:
Oryx Disc 12TA, carbon steerer
Fork Material:
carbon fiber
Shifters:
Shimano ST-R685
Derailleurs:
Shimano Ultegra 6800
Cranks:
46 / 36 t Shimano Ultegra 6800
Bottom Bracket:
PF30
Cassette:
11 – 28 t Shimano 105 5800
Chain:
KMC X11
Brakeset:
Shimano BR-RS805/BR-RS785 Hydraulic
Rotors:
[front] 60 mm, [rear] 140 mm
Handlebar:
4ZA Cirrus E.2
Stem:
4ZA Cirrus
Saddle:
4ZA Cirrus Pro Cr/Ti rails
Seatpost:
4ZA Cirrus Carbon 27.2 x 350mm
Wheelset:
DT Swiss R23 Spline DB
Front Axle:
12TA
Tires:
Clement MXP Tubeless Ready, 700 c x 33 mm
Pedals:
not included
Warranty:
5 years on frame

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MSRP: X Night — Sale $2,939.30 $4,199.00 30% Off