Hard to define this bike, it can crush gravel, dig trenches in cross, and roll up or down any pave you throw at it. The 2X drivetrain is everything you’d expect from Shimano – durable, confident shifting, and maintainable. Having the Compact crank with the 28 in the back will allow you to ride the steeps and still be able to keep speed on the descents within reason. Most CX bikes these days have a X1, but 2X is not dead yet for those that want a bike that can do a little bit of everything.
Tire clearance will be around 40mm, Ridley states 38mm, but most 40mm will work without any issue. The frame is compatible with mechanical groupsets…clearly, Di2 with an internal battery, and SRAM eTap.
You may be wondering why you are not seeing this color frame anywhere else. Competitive Cyclist has worked with Ridley to get this custom paint job, so you won’t be seeing this rolling around in the local shop. If you want to run this tubeless you will have to swap tires and get a tubeless conversion kit (Item # EAS001N) – happy to do this for you just give me a call or shoot me an email.
Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or if you are interested in it - happy to help.
Sizing: I’m 5-10” Saddle Height 71.5cm, I went with a Small.
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