The X-Ride is the next step up from the X-Bow. Featuring Ridley's performance cross technology, the X-Ride is designed to be the lightest racing aluminium frame in the world. Ideally suited for the rider wanting to branch into the cross scene.
|Number of gears:||20|
|Steerer:||Tapered 1 1/8 - 1 1/2|
|Bottle Cage Mounts:||Double|
|Wheel Size:||700c (622)|
|Chainset type:||Cyclocross Specific|
|Warranty:||5 year frame warranty, 12 month parts warranty|
The frame of the X-Ride is manufactured from triple butted 7005 aluminium and features double water bottle bosses, Mudless tube technology, and strong/reliable cantilever brakes. It's geometry is also ideally suited to both off and on road making the X-Ride a versatile machine especially during the Winter months.
The groupset is predominantly Shimano's 10 speed 105 and offers clean, precise shifting. 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.
Grip is provide by Challenge tyres (Grifo Pro 700x32c), and the finishing kit is mostly all in-house components (4ZA).
Each X-Ride 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.
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.
|Height||cm||162 - 168cm||168 - 174cm||174 - 180cm||180 - 186cm||186 - 192cm||192 - 196cm||196 - 200cm|
|ft||5′ 4″ - 5′ 6″||5′ 6″ - 5′ 9″||5′ 9″ - 5′ 11″||5′ 11″ - 6′ 1″||6′ 1″ - 6′ 4″||6′ 4″ - 6′ 5″||6′ 5″ - 6′ 7″|
|Inside Leg||cm||76 - 82cm||78 - 83cm||80 - 85cm||82 - 87cm||85 - 90cm||87 - 92cm||89 - 94cm|
|inches||30″ - 32″||31″ - 33″||31″ - 33″||32″ - 34″||33″ - 35″||34″ - 36″||35″ - 37″|
|Seat Tube - Center to Center||cm||480cm||500cm||520cm||540cm||560cm||580cm||600cm|
|Seat Tube - Center to Top||cm||520cm||540cm||560cm||580cm||600cm||620cm||640cm|
|Seat Tube Angle||cm||74.5cm||74cm||73.5cm||73.5cm||73.5cm||73cm||73cm|
|Head Tube Angle||cm||72cm||72cm||72cm||72cm||72cm||72cm||72cm|
|Bottom Bracket Drop||cm||57cm||57cm||59cm||61cm||61cm||61cm||61cm|
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