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Limited Edition Ridley X-Night Superlight is too Light for the UCI

 

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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!

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Ridley X-Night Cyclocross Frame Drops 500 Grams, Bikes Now Disc Brake Only – Plus Team Issue Fenix Road

2014 Ridley X-Night disc brake cyclocross bike

Ridley’s multi-time World Cup winning X-Night cyclocross bike is completely new and now comes with SRAM Red 22 Hydro-R Disc in top form. They’ve also completely redesigned the Fenix, making a more cobble-capable Spring Classics racer.

The new frame was introduced to their team racers in December as a canti version, but for the first time will be sold with disc brakes. Actually, for 2014, all complete ‘cross bikes will be disc only. Every model will still be available as a frameset with canti options.

The new X-Night was designed to be lighter, stiffer and more comfortable than the prior model. To do that, it swaps the seatmast for a standard 27.2 seatpost. This makes it a bit easier to travel with, but also combines with the slimmer seatstays to improve comfort.

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Racy New Ridley X-Night CX Bike Sheds 500g, Adds Disc Brakes

It’s less than a week before CX Worlds in Louisvile, KY, and Ridley has just taken the wraps off their all new X-Night carbon crosser. The prototype was underneath Klaas Vantornout as he rode his way to become the new Belgian CX Champion, one of 3 victories Klaas has tallied on the bike.

With 7 of the last 11 World Champions of Cyclocross winning on a Ridley, there is no question they are deeply rooted in cross. Continuing that heritage, the X-night, their flagship cross bike will receive a major overhaul for 2013. Namely – a new monocoque frame devoid of a seat mast, modernized geometry, and disc brakes.

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FrostBike 2013: First Look at the Actual 2014 Ridley X Night Disc

FrostBike 2013: First Look at the Actual 2014 Ridley X Night Disc

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.

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Video, Photos – 2012 Ridley Noah and Cyclocross Bikes

While the new Noah RS stole the show at PressCamp, Ridley did actually have some other newness hiding in its shadow. The plain ol’ regular Noah got some love and attention for 2012, too, with updated chassis standards and some trick wiring/cable ports that pull double duty for electronic or mechanical drivetrains.

They also showered some love on their cyclocross bikes, giving the full range PFBB30 bottom brackets, tapered headtubes and more. Video above is for the Noah, make the jump for the ‘cross reel and a non-moving picture show, including frame and complete bike weights…

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Carbon Handlebars for Cyclocross? The Pros Do It, So Why Not?

Jonathan Page runs a carbon handlebar on his Blue cyclocross bike, however Blue's stock builds only offer alloy bar options.

As we’ve previewed and written about a lot of the cyclocross bikes that have popped up over the year, we’ve noticed one thing: Whether their price points are in the hundreds or pushing past $5,000, all of them have alloy handlebars.

But, looking around the races (and acknowledging our own weight weenie tendencies), it seems like many of the pros opt for carbon fiber bars. So what’s the story?

Having run carbon handlebars on most of our road and mountain bikes for years, there’s no doubt they’re strong enough. And they’re light, and unless you’re going super high end, they’ve become somewhat affordable. So why not spec them as a selling point on mid- and high-end bikes?  And should you make that one of the first upgrades after you catch the ‘cross bug (and you will catch the bug…just try it once, we guarantee it)?

Jump past the break and hear the opinions from three of the top carbon fiber handlebar manufacturers: Easton, Ritchey and FSA, then decide if the weight savings and other benefits are worth what seems to be just one major concern…

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2011 Ridley Cyclocross Bikes – Updates and More Complete Bike Options

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Ridley has updated their entire cyclocross line with updates from the top of the range X-Night above to the more wallet friendly alloy models.

With aspirations of gaining more retail footage, they’ll be offering all models as complete bikes as well as framesets, and price points are fairly attractive.

The full carbon X-Night remains their top offering, and for 2011 it gets new internal rear derailleur housing that hides the cable inside the seatstay and runs housing all the way to the derailleur to keep mud off the wire. It’ll be offered in the white shown above as well as World Cup colors honoring sponsored Czech rider Zdenek Stybar. For $3,995, you’ll get the SRAM Red equipped bike shown with Fulcrum Racing 5 wheels and Avid Shorty Ultimates. A frameset is also available.

For more photos of the X-Night and the rest of Ridley’s 2011 ‘cross lineup, hit ‘more’…

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