The Ridley X-Bow is an entry level cross bike and manufactured from high quality 7005 aluminium and fitted with mini-V-brakes. A great cross bike that is built for the rider wanting a bit of fun on the grass tracks, out training or for competition.
|Number of gears:||20|
|Bottle Cage Mounts:||Double|
|Wheel Size:||700c (622)|
|Chainset type:||Cyclocross Specific|
|Warranty:||5 year frame warranty, 12 month parts warranty|
The frame also features front/rear mudguard eyelets, rear rack mounts and double water bottle bosses. The aluminium frame is manufactured from light, yet strong, 7005 alloy and can withstand the punishment cyclocross can bring.
The X-Bow is also kitted out with Shimano components, predominantly Shimano 105, and an FSA Gossamer chainset that is cross specific (46x36). This provides you with the ability to tackle virtually any slope or flat section with ease whilst maintaining a high pedal cadence so to keeping you in control.
The X-Bow rolls on a nice pair of 4ZA wheels giving you the robustness and strength required. While the finishing kit (bars, stem, saddle, and seatpost) is mostly in-house to keep the price sharp, Ridley still opted for good quality tyres from top tyre brand Challenge (Grifo - 700x32c).
So if you are looking for that winter bike which is pretty versatile and great in all weather conditions, then the X-Bow is right up your street. Cross bike, winter hack bike or competition bike - you choose.
Each X-Bow is fully built, tested and tuned by Wiggle's team of qualified bike mechanics to ensure your bike arrives in perfect condition.
Ridley X-Bow 10 Specification
|Bottle Cage Mounts||Double|
|Front Derailleur Mount||Clamp-On|
|Dropouts||Replaceable forged aluminium rear dropout and derailleur hanger|
|Blades||Zornyc carbon, alloy steerer|
|Brake Levers/Shifters||Shimano 105 10 Speed|
|Chainset||FSA Gossamer MegaExo 46/36|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano CX-70|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano 105|
|Brake Calipers||4ZA Mini-V-Brake|
|Chain||KMC X10 - 10 speed|
|Cassette||Shimano 105, 10 speed, 11-28|
|Bar Tape||4ZA, black|
|Seat Post||4ZA 31.6mm x 350mm|
|Tyres||Challenge Grifo, 700 x 32c|
|Supplied with basic flat pedals, Wiggle recommend using dedicated clip-in pedals and shoes|
|3 year frame warranty, 12 month parts warranty|
Cyclocross bikes are similar to road bike, they are lightweight, with narrow tyres and drop handlebars. However, they also share characteristics with mountain bicycles in that they utilize knobby treaded tyres for traction, and cantilever style brakes for the clearance needed due to muddy conditions. They have to be lightweight because competitors need to carry their bicycle to overcome barriers or slopes too steep to climb in the saddle. The sight of competitors struggling up a muddy slope with bicycles on their shoulders is the classic image of the sport, although un-ridable sections are generally a very small fraction of the race distance. Cross bikes also make good winter bikes or commuters, their frames have plenty of clearance which allows for mudguards, while the upright angles make them agile around town, meaning you can hit the trails at the weekend and then fit some road tyres and commute on them during the week.
Flanders, the Flemish region of Belgium is infamous for serving up the harshest cycling conditions where driving rain, cobbled non-category climbs, snow and ice are the norm for its 6,000 racing clubs. This place, the pounding heart of a passionate cycling nation where the most revered Spring Classics unfold, is the cold steel anvil where flesh and bone are forged into the greatest racers of all time. This is Belgium, home to Ridley Bikes, and it is here where our products are engineered, hammered into raw form by the roads themselves, and where we refine them in competition. This is Ridley. We are Belgium.
The size chart below will get you on the right size bike. Experienced riders may also wish to refer to the geometry chart for more detail.
Getting the Right Fit
At Wiggle we measure each of our bikes to build accurate size charts for our customers. Our qualified team of mechanics then individually check each order, against measurements supplied by you, to ensure the size chosen is correct. Another reason you can have complete confidence when buying a bike from Wiggle!
If you are on the change over between sizes both options will fit. Racers and experienced riders would usually select a smaller size as this offers quicker handing. A larger bike offers more stability and is more suited to new and intermediate riders.
|XX Small||X Small||Small||Medium||Large||Extra Large|
|Height||cm||156 - 162cm||162 - 168cm||168 - 174cm||174 - 180cm||180 - 186cm||186 - 192cm|
|ft||5′ 1″ - 5′ 4″||5′ 4″ - 5′ 6″||5′ 6″ - 5′ 9″||5′ 9″ - 5′ 11″||5′ 11″ - 6′ 1″||6′ 1″ - 6′ 4″|
|Inside Leg||cm||72 - 75cm||75 - 78cm||78 - 81cm||81 - 84cm||84 - 87cm||87 - 90cm|
|inches||28″ - 30″||30″ - 31″||31″ - 32″||32″ - 33″||33″ - 34″||34″ - 35″|
|XX Small||X Small||Small||Medium||Large||Extra Large|
|Seat Tube - Center to Center||cm||410cm||450cm||480cm||510cm||540cm||570cm|
|Seat Tube - Center to Top||cm||450cm||490cm||520cm||550cm||580cm||610cm|
|Seat Tube Angle||cm||74cm||74cm||73cm||73cm||73cm||73cm|
|Head Tube Angle||cm||71cm||72cm||72cm||72cm||72cm||72cm|
|Bottom Bracket Drop||cm||53cm||57cm||59cm||61cm||61cm||61cm|
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