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Ridley X-Night SL Disc Cyclocross Frameset

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    Tech Specs

    Frame Material:
    30T - 24T HM / HR unidirectional carbon
    Wheel Size:
    700c
    Fork:
    Oryx Disc TA
    Head Tube Diameter:
    1-1/8 - 1.5in tapered
    Headset Included:
    yes, FSA IS
    Bottom Bracket Type:
    PF30
    Cable Routing:
    Internal
    Front Derailleur Mount:
    clamp-on
    Derailleur Pull:
    bottom
    Brake Type:
    Flat-Mount Disc
    Compatible Components:
    mechanical, electronic drivetrains
    Seatpost Diameter:
    27.2mm
    Front Axle:
    12mm Thru-Axle
    Rear Axle:
    12 x 142mm
    Recommended Use:
    cyclocross
    Manufacturer Warranty:
    5 years

    X-Night SL Disc Cyclocross Frameset

    Of all the brands we carry, no one quite understands or has a relationship as close to cyclocross as the Belgians at Ridley do. Its history with the discipline is steeped in tradition and its partnership with top teams and riders help hone the development of its framesets and create rides that are competition-worthy and capable of your regional series or World Cup events alike. The brand's flagship model, the X-Night SL Disc Cyclocross Frameset is a stalwart on the starting grid of international events because it blends proven, European geometry with some modern tech. While this frame could be called into gravel duty, its X-Trail has the geometry and demeanor you're after and the X-Night SL, on the other hand, is better suited for that hour of power and helping you keep two wheels upright as you navigate a muddy field riddled with obstacles that often force you off your bike and is defined by ribbons of zig-zagging course tape.

    If you're still on the fence between the X-Trail, its gravel adventure sled, and the X-Night SL, its cross thoroughbred, we'll break it down. The X-Night is much more compact with a slightly steeper head tube angle and a drastically shorter wheelbase. It also has a taller bottom bracket, which aids in preventing touchdown of your pedals on snot-slick off-cambers and allows you to get right back on the gas after scrubbing some speed. The frame's generous main triangle only has provisions for one water bottle cage and its goal is to provide plenty of room to comfortably shoulder the bike on steep run-ups or relentless stretches of sand. The classic European cyclocross geometry gives the X-Night SL a fast, aggressive feel with plenty of room for mud. This makes it adept from everything from sticky Northeast mud to dry, West Coast dirt. If you recognize the names Vos, Pauwels, De Clercq, Vervecken, or Wellens you're looking at the right bike.

    As with the previous generation, Ridley builds the X-Night SL from a mix of 30T and 24T high modulus carbon fiber but the frame went on a diet and now comes in at an unheard-of 850g. This is similar to the carbon blend found in the cobble-stone conquering Fenix frameset ridden in Roubaix and Flanders, so it sops up fatiguing vibrations while efficiently transferring every watt into forward motion for a fast, yet cushy ride worthy of the harshest race conditions. Its internal cable routing makes for a clean look, with the added bonus of eliminating the housing from snagging anything or anybody while out on the course or getting in your way while shouldering your bike up a steep wall of limestone stairs.

    On the front, Ridley officially bestows its Belgian benediction on disc brakes with the 12mm thru-axle version of its Oryx Disc carbon fiber fork. The Oryx Disc is built with a barely noticeable asymmetry that counters the extra torsional forces applied to the left fork leg when scrubbing speed. The dropouts now anchor the axle in place and a scuff plate on the inside of the left fork leg fends off errant disc during frantic mid-race wheel changes to keep the fork free of unwanted wear. The flat-mount disc design allows it to fit 140 or 160mm rotors.

    The rear of the frame gets flat-mount treatment as well, allowing for the same size rotors and thru-axles, which have become the standard for all new drop bar disc rigs. Its benefits include improved stiffness while pouring on the power as well as keeping the rotor from grazing the pads and proper wheel alignment each and every time you install a wheel.

    If you look forward to 'cross every fall and your IG account is littered with more crossiscoming hashtags than empty beer cups on the ground at a Superprestige race, the X-Night SL is the frame you'll want as it has its sights set on the same intentions. And if your idea of the ideal course includes off-cambers, sand, and some barriers thrown in for good measure, this Ridley has the World Championship DNA to help you get though 60 minutes of pain and let you race your strength.

    • Classic European cyclocross geometry meets carbon and discs
    • Nimble geometry offers agility in tight quarters
    • High-modulus carbon fiber construction is light and stiff
    • Disc-brake stopping power and thru-axle security
    • Generous main triangle for comfortable shouldering during run-ups
    • Tapered headtube and PF30 BB further anchor down your power
    • Ridley epitomizes the Flemish obsession with cyclocross

    King of 'cross

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Ridley has been something of a fixture at the top levels of Cyclocross for years. The sponsor some of the very best in the world, and as such, the X-Night is an absolutely critical bike for them. I'm pleased to report that the latest iteration is an absolute home run. It's wildly stiff, very light, and features well-balanced geometry. It feels like a rocket ship on course, but it maintains a playful enough character that I've indulged in a good bit of single track on it as well.

    Get in touch with me directly at jdraper@backcountry.com if you want to talk about a build in detail!

    Ridley

    X-Night
     

    Seat Tube
    (c-c)

    Seat Tube
    (c-t)

    Effective Top Tube

    Stack

    Reach

    Stand Over

    Head Tube

    Head Tube Angle

    Seat Tube Angle

    Bottom Bracket Height

    Bottom Bracket Drop

    ChainstayWheelbase
    41cm   45cm 50cm 49.4cm 37.8cm 71cm 8.9cm 71.5o 75o   5.3cm 42.5cm 99.9cm
    48cm   52cm 52.5cm 49.8cm 37.8cm 76.2cm 8.9cm 72o 74.5o   5.7cm 42.5cm 99.9cm
    50cm   54cm 53cm 51.6cm 38.1cm 77.9cm 10.5cm 72o 74o   6cm 42.5cm 99.9cm
    52cm   56cm 53.5cm 53.4cm 37.6cm 79.7cm 12.1cm 72o 73.5o   6.2cm 42.5cm 99.9cm
    54cm   58cm 54.5cm 55.4cm 38cm 81.6cm 14cm 72o 73.5o   6.4cm 42.5cm 100.9cm
    56cm   60cm 56cm 56.0cm 38.9cm 83.5cm 16cm 72o 73.5o   6.4cm 42.5cm 100.9cm
    58cm   62cm 57.5cm 57.5cm 39.4cm 85.3cm 17.9cm 72o 73o   6.4cm 42.5cm 103.4cm