Ridley X-Night SL Disc Ultegra Complete Cyclocross Bike - 2018 - Road Bike Shop
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Ridley X-Night SL Disc Ultegra Complete Cyclocross Bike - 2018
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When you're ready to up your 'cross game and are looking for a no-compromise bike that is up to the demands of the weekend mud fests and sandpits during the season, along with training on the road or gravel throughout the rest of the year, look no further than the Ridley X-Night SL Disc Ultegra Complete Cyclocross Bike. This build takes Ridley's proven race lineage and builds it up with Shimano's durable and reliable, mechanical Ultegra double drivetrain and powerful hydraulic brakes. The Marlux-Napoleon Games Professional Cyclocross team counts on this frameset as they campaign the demanding courses across Europe during the fall and winter. Fulcrum's lightweight and resilient Racing Sport wheels are shod with Clement's versatile MXP tires and this bike is built to tackle technical courses. Ridley constructs the X-Night SL from a mix of 40t, 30t, and 24t high-modulus carbon fiber that helps dampen rough courses and reduces vibration induced fatigue, while still plenty stiff to transmit every lactic-acid induced effort into propelling you forward. You'll have plenty of matches in your book to launch race winning blitzes or respond to a foe's attack. The internal cable routing creates a clean and streamlined look while getting the housing out of the way when lifting the bike over the barriers, or while trying to find a foothold on a steep and tricky run-up. As a bonus, the design prevents the shift cables from becoming contaminated in muddy conditions. The classic European cyclocross geometry gives the X-Night SL a fast, nimble, and aggressive ride while the massive clearance gives muddy tires room to spin and prevents detritus from building up on the chainstay/BB area. At the front of the bike, Ridley drops in its carbon fiber Oryx disc fork into the headtube. It features a 12mm thru-axle to anchor the hubs in the dropouts for precise steering and a superior interface when on the disc brakes. The barely noticeable asymmetry counters the extra torsional forces appl...