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Ridley X-Bow/Shimano Tiagra Complete Bike - 2013

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Description

Cross over.

Ridley is synonymous with everything 'cross. And even if you are a first-timer, you still deserve the best between your legs (or on your shoulder every now and again). The Ridley X-Bow/ Shimano Tiagra Complete Bike is a cyclocross race rig that won't break the bank, but will still deliver the results that you need on race-day.

Constructed from 7000-series double-butted aluminum, the X-Bow may not have the carbon skeleton of its big brother, the World Championship winning X-Night, but that doesn't mean that it won't deliver in the features department. To begin with, the double-butted aluminum frame is highly durable and it resists everything from a yeah-Joey barrier "hop" to berating mud and rain. The 4ZA Zornyc fork features carbon legs and an alloy crown and steerer tube. By forgoing the full-carbon construction, Ridley has made it clear that this fork was designed to withstand the rigors of cyclocross racing. Accordingly, you won't feel any flex or braking dive, and there won't be any surprises from sharp corners. The frame design includes features that have trickled down from the X-Night, including a slightly oval top tube. The shape of the tube, and the top-positioning of all of the shift and brake cables, means nothing will be digging into your skin when comes time to shoulder the bike. More importantly, though, these features provide you with an interface that's easier to grip in slippery conditions.

Perhaps the most noticeable details on the X-Bow are the eyelets for both the mudguards and the rear pannier racks. Now, while we wouldn't suggest that you attempt to race with panniers on (unless your goal is simply maximizing beer and cupcake hand-ups), the dual use possibilities of the X-Bow intrigue us. You're able to race it hard on the weekends, throw your commuter jeans on, and ride right through the week. In fact, we think that the X-Bow combines the very best of a cyclocross bike and a commuter all in one package.

For the build Ridley selected Shimano's built-to-last Tiagra groupset. And in case you're a little rusty, this is one up from Sora. The exception is that the brakes have been swapped with Ridley's 4ZA CB1 cantilevers, and the crankset is a 46/36t FSA. The bike cockpit has been finished with a full spectrum of 4ZA Stratos — stem, handlebars, seatpost, and saddle. You'll roll on a set of Alex/Formula rims and Continental cyclocross tires.

The Ridley X-Bow/ Shimano Tiagra Complete Bike is available in the color Black and in four sizes from X-Small to Large.

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
7005 aluminum
Fork:
4ZA Zornyc
Fork Material:
[legs] carbon fiber, [crown] aluminum
Headset:
1-1/8 in
Shifters:
Shimano Tiagra
Front Derailleur:
Shimano Tiagra
Rear Derailleur:
Shimano Tiagra
Crankset:
46/36 t FSA
Pedals:
not included
Cassette:
12-24 t Shimano Tiagra
Chain:
Shimano CN-HG73
Brake Levers:
Shimano Tiagra
Brake Calipers:
4ZA
Handlebar:
4ZA Stratos
Bar Tape:
4ZA
Stem:
4ZA Stratos
Saddle:
4ZA Stratos
Seatpost:
4ZA Stratos
Wheelset:
Alex DC19
Skewers:
included
Tires:
Continental
Recommended Use:
cyclocross training and racing
Manufacturer Warranty:
10 years on frame

Geometry chart

Ridley

Geometry Chart

 

X-Bow
 

Seat Tube

(c-t)

Top Tube

(eTT)

Stack

(S)

Reach

(R)

Head Tube Length

(HT)

Head Tube Angle

(HT°)

Seat Tube Angle

(ST°)

Bottom Bracket Drop

(BBD)

Chainstay

(CS)

Wheelbase

 

XXS 45.0cm 50.1cm 50.4cm 37.5cm 10.0cm 71.8° 74.5° 5.3cm 42.5cm 99.4cm
XS 49.0cm 51.7cm 52.8cm 37.9cm 12.0cm 72° 74° 5.7cm 42.5cm 100.2cm
S 52.0cm 52.3cm 54.4cm 37.4cm 13.5cm 72° 73.5° 5.9cm 42.5cm 101.2
M 55.0cm 53.6cm 56.0cm 37.9cm 15.0cm 72° 73.5° 6.1cm 42.5cm 101.2
L 58.0cm 55.4cm 57.5cm 39.0cm 16.5cm 72° 73.5° 6.1cm 42.5cm 102.7
XL 61.0cm 57.1cm 59.8cm 39.8cm 19.0cm 72° 73.5° 6.1cm 42.5cm 104.3

Geometry Chart

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Do you ship to Europe (Germany, )?
If so,...

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Do you ship to Europe (Germany, )?
If so, what would be the additional costs?

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Hey Tom,

Unfortunately we cannot ship bikes to Germany, however many of our international customers will use a freight forwarding service. Feel free to chat or call in and we can assist you in getting an order placed.

Can this bike fit full length mudguards?

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Can this bike fit full length mudguards?

Responded on

It certainly can! The frame has rack and fender mounts.

Would the Extra Small fit a 5'2" female?

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Would the Extra Small fit a 5'2" female?

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It depends on your leg length. If you have a long torso and short lesg, you will probably find the seat tube on the XS to be too long and the bike will feel too tall. If you have a longer leg and a shorter torso, the XS will likely be fine. For more detailed fit information, check out our fit calculator and give us a call!

http://www.competitivecyclist.com/Store/catalog/fitCalculatorBike.jsp