The Ridley X-Bow 1317A is an entry level cross bike which delivers. Built for the rider wanting to experience the thrills of cyclocross racing either for fun, training or for competition.
|Rear Rack Mounts:||Yes|
|Number of gears:||20|
|Bottle Cage Mounts:||Double|
|Wheel Size:||700c (622)|
|Warranty:||5 year frame warranty, 12 month parts warranty|
The frame of the X-Bow is manufactured from double butted 7005 aluminium and features double water bottle bosses, mudguard eyelets and rear rack mounts.
It's geometry is ideally suited to both off and on road making the X-Bow a versatile machine especially during the Winter months.
The groupset is predominantly Shimano's 10 speed 105 and offers clean, precise shifting. This means functionality is top drawer but keeps cost reasonable. The FSA Gossamer chainset is cyclocross specific (46x36) meaning the outer/inner rings are bigger than a compact chainset, but less than a double chainset. 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 is mostly in-house to keep the price sharp, Ridley still opted for good quality tyres from top tyre brand Challenge.
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.
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.
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|B-Seat Tube (c-t):||450||490||520||550||580||610|
|E-Seat Tube Angle:||74||74||73||73||73||73|
|F-Head Tube Angle:||71||72||72||72||72||72|
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