Ridley X-FireShimano Ultegra Disc Complete Bike - Road Bike Shop
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Ridley X-Fire/Shimano Ultegra Disc Complete Bike
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Our Price: $2149.00
Cyclocross and Belgium go hand-in-hand. And with a host of World's and national titles to its name, the country continues to develop some of the best cyclocross bicycles in the world. The Ridley X-Fire/Shimano Ultegra Disc Complete Bike is right at the top of the list, as its innovative frame design, disc brakes, and reliable build kit has made it Ridley's number one selling CX machine. Ridley's X-Fire Disc complete bike features a frame that's been constructed from 24-ton carbon fiber and a full-carbon 4ZA Oryx fork. To manage the load forces from the new disc brake, 4ZA now uses a reinforced lower-leg design. This is beneficial in three ways. First, the massive legs guarantee that you won't experience any lurching or torsion from the caliper. Additionally, the larger blades aid in absorbing any chatter, vibration, or shock from nasty terrain. And last, the 1-1/8 x 1-1/2in, oversized design provides unparalleled rigidity. Coupled with the massive head tube juncture, the Oryx fork provides nimble handling and an explosive sprinting prowess -- perfect for the short spurts of power required after barriers. And while the newly redesigned fork is amazing, the frame construction and new features bring just as much to the table. For the carbon itself, the 'T' in 24t stands for ton -- meaning that the X-Fire's carbon is capable of withstanding 24 tons of pressure per square inch. This level of strength might sound weighty, but the opposite is actually true. Ridley knows that with stronger carbon, less is required to receive greater results. Accordingly, this application sheds weight while increasing torsional and lateral rigidity. Aside from carbon, Ridley's decades of 'cross experience bred a few frame features that you'll be happy to have when you're running in the mud. For one, the X-Fire has a squared top and down tube for a heightened sense of comfort and grip when you're shouldering the frame. In turn, this feature also stiffens the bottom bracket juncture for g...