Top Features of the Ridley X-Ride 10 2014
- Triple butted aluminium frame
- Ridley’s race proven cross geometry
- Tapered headtube increases front end stiffness
- 4ZA Oryx full carbon fork
- Shimano Ultegra 11 speed groupset
- Fulcrum racing 7 CX wheels
|Number of gears:||22|
|Frame:||Triple butted 7005-T6 aluminium|
|Fork:||Oryx full carbon|
|Steerer:||Tapered 1 1/8 – 1 1/2|
|Bottle Cage Mounts:||Double|
|Front Derailleur Mount:||Band On|
|Dropouts:||Replaceable Rear Derailleur Hanger|
|Wheel Size:||700c (622)|
|Wheelset:||Fulcrum Racing 7 CX|
|Brake Levers/Gear Shifters:||Shimano Ultegra|
|Front Derailleur:||Shimano Ultegra|
|Rear Derailleur:||Shimano Ultegra|
|Brake Calipers:||4ZA Mini V-brake|
|Chainset type:||Cyclocross Specific|
|Chainset:||FSA Gossamer MegaExo|
|Chainring Size:||46 Tooth, 36 Tooth|
|Bottom Bracket:||FSA MegaExo|
|Cassette Range:||11-25 Tooth|
|Seat Post:||4ZA Stratos|
|Tires:||Challenge Griffo 32mm|
|Pedals:||Supplied with basic flat pedals|
Frame and Fork Features:
The triple butted 7005-T6 aluminium frame is lightweight and stiff and is designed with Ridley’s race proven Geometry. A tapered headtube matched with a 4ZA Oryx full carbon fork provides added stiffness at the front end.
Drivetrain and Gearing:
The X-Ride 10 comes kitted out with Shimano’s Ultegra 11 speed drivetrain. This groupset has been highly rated and provides a lighter more responsive shift, even under load, right the way through the gears. The chainset however is an FSA Gossamer MegaExo. This comes complete with cross specific 46/36 chainrings to keep you rolling through any terrain.
Wheels and Braking:
The X-Ride comes complete with Fulcrum Racing 7 CX wheels. The Fulcrum Racing series of wheels are extremely reliable and will provide you with hours of hassle-free use. The racing 7 CX features a cross specific hub design with additional double gasket bearing seals.
The wheels come wrapped in a pair of Challenge Griffo 32mm tyres. This is the go to all round cross tyre with just the right balance between speed on firmer trails and roads and grip for all but the very muddiest conditions.
Braking is taken care of by Ridley’s 4ZA mini V-brake calipers providing good progressive braking in all conditions.
Finally, completing the look of the X-Ride 10 is a selection of 4ZA finishing kit, with all components built in house by Ridley. This helps to keep the price down, but still provides you with good quality components matching other key cycling brands in performance and finish.