Limited Edition Ridley X-Night Superlight is too Light for the UCI
Creating runs of limited edition rides decked out with incredible build kits seems to be turning into something of a habit for Ridley lately. Not long after announcing their limited Campy 80th anniversary Helium SL builds, the bike builders are at it again – this time with a super light cyclocross build. Helping to celebrate the launch of the new 2014 X-Night carbon crosser, the X-Night Superlight comes in under the UCI minimum weight requirement of 6.8kg, at 6.46kg (14.24 lb). In addition to the high spec build, the frame has another super light paint finish minimalist graphics.
Glamor shots and full build list after the break!
Built with a full SRAM Red22 group, the rest of the bike is heavy on the 4ZA components which is Ridley’s house brand. Along with Zipp 303 Firecrest wheels and Continental Cyclo X-King tubular tires, the 4ZA components don’t seem to be weighing down the 14.24 lb bike.
The X-Night carbon gets away from the previous seat mast design, now equipped with a standard post, while the rest of the HM/HR Unidirectional carbon frame sees a PF30 bottom bracket, tapered head tube, and internal cable routing. Word is that these may not ever be offered for sale in the US, though if they were, expect the price to be around €6499 ($8779).
Full bike specification:
|Frame||X-Night, HM/HR Unidirectional carbon, Pressfit BB30, Tapered Headtube, Internal cable routing|
|Fork||Oryx Pro, Carbon monocoque , Tapered steerer|
|Headset||FSA No9, Sealed angular contact bearings|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM Red22 short cage|
|Front Derailleur||SRAM Red22 YAW technology, Chain spotter|
|Crankset||SRAM Red22 Carbon 46/36|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM PF30|
|Shifters||SRAM Red22 Doubletap|
|Cassette||SRAM Red22 11-26|
|Brakes||4ZA Cirrus Pro SL Cross|
|Wheelset||Zipp 303 Firecrest Tubular|
|Tires||Continental Cyclo X-King Tubular 32mm|
|Stem||4ZA Cirrus Pro|
|Handlebar||4ZA Cirrus Pro Carbon|
|Seatpost||4ZA Cirrus Pro, 27,2x350mm|
|Saddle||4ZA Cirrus Pro, Carbon Rail|