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Ridley X-Night/Shimano Ultegra Disc Complete Bike
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Our Price: $2799.00
You have a closet-full of argyle knee socks, superhero capes, and even a tutu. You spend your weekends riding and carrying your bike through mud, up stairs, over bales of hay, and when not riding you are heckling those who are. You're an expert at grabbing a beer, while running...with a bike in the other hand. You are a cyclocross addict. What better way to affirm your love of this off-kilter discipline of cycling than with the Ridley X-Night Shimano/Ultegra Disc Bike. In the heart of Belgium, where some of the most revered Spring Classics are played out, where cycling is a national pastime, where a little snow and mud never canceled a group ride, Ridley cyclocross bikes are forged -- your passion is their passion. The X-Night has seven World Cyclocross Championship titles to its name. While we don't think that medals and trophies are everything, what speaks volumes is that Ridley looked at the original X-Night with an eye to make it even better. To do so, its engineers completely redesigned it. The new X-Night bears very little resemblance to its predecessor. Gone are the oversized, flat-bottomed tubes and integrated seatmast inspired by the Damocles road frame. Using 24-ton high modulus carbon fiber, Ridley was able to design a cyclocross frame that draws upon the ultralight Helium SL Road Frame. Why Whereas carbon that is able to withstand 24 tons of pressure per square inch may seem like overkill, using such strong carbon means that tubing is made both stronger and smaller. Starting at the top down, Ridley removed the integrated seatmast -- resulting in a sigh of relief from taller riders who try to cram their frames into travel cases -- and replaced it with a removable 27. 2mm seatpost. This in turn translated into slimmer seatstays, top tube, and down tube, which means less jarring on hardpacked courses -- riding oversized carbon tubing on the road is comfortable, whereas on a rutted cyclocross course it leads to bouncy rides and a sore bum. ...