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Bikes & Frames - Ridley X-Night Cyclocross Bike
Monday, October 7th, 2013

 

Ridley X-Night Cyclocross Bike

 

October 2013

 

There was a lot of excitement around the launch of the latest Ridley cross bikes and now we have finally got the chance to put one through its paces thanks to regular contributor Rob Allen. This particular example has already completed the 3 Peaks Cyclo-cross race and a couple of local London cross races.

 

The model is the X-Night Disc 2014 and it sports full Red 22 hydro disc braked groupset. However, Rob has changed this set-up to his prefered single chainring rig, losing the front and rear mechs to save weight. In place of the double chainrings up front the uses a Wolf tooth 42 dropstop ring (see Tim’s review of this chainring elsewhere on CTR) mated to a X0 10-speed clutch rear mech.

 

Although running a 10-speed mech it is actually a fully 11-speed set-up. Levers and cassette are both 11-speed and the 1:1 pull ratio means that the 10-speed mech works with 11-speed levers and cassette.

 

Though he has a well stocked quiver of wheels, the wheels shown are Enve 29er tub rims fitted with FMB Grifo medium 34 tyres.

 

Standard Ridley X-Night Disc with SRAM Red 22

Standard Ridley X-Night Disc with SRAM Red 22

Rob in action on the X-Night in standard form

Rob in action on the X-Night in standard form

Rob on the X-Night at the 3 Peaks Cyclocross Race

Rob on the X-Night at the 3 Peaks Cyclocross Race

2014 Ridley X-Night

2014 Ridley X-Night

X-Night was quickly stripped of Red 22 rear mech, front mech and front chainrings

X-Night was quickly stripped of Red 22 rear mech, front mech and front chainrings

SRAM Red 22 crankset but with single chainring set-up...

SRAM Red 22 crankset but with single Wolf tooth 42 dropstop chainring set-up…

X0 10-speed clutch rear mech

X0 10-speed clutch rear mech

 
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