Here’s a neat idea from Ridley – it’s a re-vamped X-Bow ‘cross bike, with a funky paint job, mudguards and some very natty leather look contact points (saddle, bar-tape etc).
We think its aimed at the commuter/tourer/winter bike market, but could just as easily be pressed into service for ‘Cross racing too. So that’s at least three, maybe four bikes all in one rather unusual package. And at £999 it undercuts the pure ‘Cross X-Bow too, thanks to some small downgrades in transmission etc.
FrameX-Bow disc, 7005-T6 alloy
ForkZornyc disc Carbon, Alloy steerer
Brake shifters leversShimano Sora 9s
BrakesAvid BB7 mechanical disc, 160/140mm rotors
Front derailleurShimano Sora 2s
Rear derailleurShimano Sora 9s
CassetteShimano HG50-9, 12-27
CranksetShimano Sora 50/34
Wheels4ZA CX disc, Shimano hubs
TiresContinental Cyclocross Speed 700x35c
Seat post4ZA, 31,6x350mm