Sitting quietly in the back corner of the show, was Ridley’s all new X Night Disc carbon cross bike. You may remember at the time of the launch, we were the first to report that the new X Night would be going disc only for complete bikes in the US, though the press photos that were sent out were of the cantilever equipped frameset. Until Frostbike, the X night had only been seen in the cantilever form so we were a little surprised to find the Disc model in the Ridley booth.
Detail wise, the display bike appears to have no major differences other than what appear to be new disc specific versions of Reynolds Solace and Solitude alloy wheelsets. While the disc version of the X Night on display was set up with the Solitude disc wheels, the specs listed on the display specified Solace wheels for the Ultegra and SRAM Red disc builds.
Continue on for a photo tour of the new bike.
Highlighting the Di2 ports in the frame covered up with rubber plugs.
Interesting that they chose to spec the Hayes CX-5 over the Shimano CX-75 for the Ultegra build.
The non disc frameset was on display as well, with a build kit minus the brakes.