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Ridley X-Night Disc with SRAM Red 22 Hydraulic Discs

By:
Ben Delaney
Published:
April 26, 2013, 19:45 BST,
Updated:
April 26, 2013, 21:11 BST
The Ridley X-Night is the first production cyclo-cross bike with SRAM's forthcoming Red 22 HRD group

The Ridley X-Night is the first production cyclo-cross bike with SRAM's forthcoming Red 22 HRD group

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This article originally published on BikeRadar

Less than two weeks after SRAM officially unveiled its new Red 22 Hydraulic Road Disc (HRD), Ridley announced a new X-Night Disc cyclo-cross bike with the 11-speed group that has mechanical shifting and hydraulic braking.

"Our latest X-Night has set a new standard in frames used for cyclo-cross," said Ridley's PR manager Jochen Bessemans. "SRAM is now doing the same for groupsets with the introduction of their Red 22 with hydraulic disc brakes. We have combined these two evolutions into a real revolution within reach of cyclo-cross lovers."

The new lightweight X-Night platform, introduced a few months ago, was developed with a disc version in mind.

"We worked closely together with the professional riders of the Telenet-Fidea cyclo-cross team and offered them X-Night Disc prototypes for testing," Bessemans said. "But we were waiting to bring it to the market until road/cyclo-cross disc brakes entered the hydraulic era. Hydraulic disc brakes offer more braking power and better modulation, also under extreme conditions, and are therefore an ideal choice on the X-Night."

The X-Night with SRAM Red 22 HRD will be available in June, Bessemans said. This is interesting as SRAM pegged July as the first availability for its group.

The X-Night Disc will have two different builds: one for Europe and another for the US market. The main differences are the wheels (Reynolds Status Pro for the US, 4ZA Cirrus Pro T30 CX Disc from Belgium) and the cockpit (aluminum Cirrus for the US, carbon Cirrus Pro from Belgium).

While SRAM requires 160mm rotors for road use on its Red 22 HRD, the company suggests 140mm for 'cross. Ridley splits the difference, running 160 up front and 140 in the rear in the European build. The US model will use 140mm front and rear.

Unusual for a complete bike, the X-Night comes with tubulars in the form of Challenge Grifos.

The US bike will be $5,695, but global pricing has not yet been announced.

All pictures shown here are for the European bike.

Ridley uses a 140mm rear rotor and a 160mm up front. The hose routing is internal

Ridley uses a 140mm rear rotor and a 160mm up front. The hose routing is internal

Full Specifications

Complete specifications - European build:

Frame: X-Night Disc, HM/HR unidirectional carbon, PressFit BB30, tapered head tube, internal cable routing
Fork: Oryx Pro Disc, carbon monocoque , tapered steerer, internal cable routing
Headset: FSA No9, Sealed angular contact bearings
Rear Derailleur: SRAM Red 22 short cage
Front Derailleur: SRAM Force 22 YAW technology, Chain spotter
Crankset: SRAM S952 Carbon C2.2 46/36
Bottom Bracket: SRAM PF30
Shifters: SRAM Red 22 DoubleTap
Cassette: SRAM Force22 11-26
Chain: KMC X11
Brakes: SRAM Red 22 HRD, HSX Rotors F160mm/ R140mm
Wheelset: 4ZA Cirrus Pro T30 CX Disc
Tires: Challenge Grifo Tubular 33mm
Stem: 4ZA Cirrus Pro
Handlebar: 4ZA Cirrus Pro Carbon
Seatpost: 4ZA Cirrus Pro, 27,2x350mm
Saddle: 4ZA Cirrus Pro, Carbon Rail

Complete specifications - US build:

Frame: X-Night Disc, HM/HR unidirectional carbon, PressFit BB30, tapered head tube, internal cable routing
Fork: Oryx Pro Disc, carbon monocoque , tapered steerer, internal cable routing
Headset: FSA No9, Sealed angular contact bearings
Rear Derailleur: SRAM Red 22 short cage
Front Derailleur: SRAM Force 22 YAW technology, Chain spotter
Crankset: FSA SLK Light 46/36
Bottom Bracket: SRAM PF30
Shifters: SRAM Red 22 DoubleTap
Cassette: SRAM Force22 11-28
Chain: SRAM PG 1170
Brakes: SRAM Red 22 HRD, HSX Rotors F140mm/ R140mm
Wheelset: Reynolds Status Pro
Tires: Challenge Grifo Tubular 33mm
Stem: 4ZA Cirrus
Handlebar: 4ZA Cirrus Flat Top
Seatpost: 4ZA Cirrus, 27,2x350mm
Saddle: Prologo Zero II

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