You have 3 different embrocation formulas depending on the weather conditions, 4 sets of tubular wheelsets on the ready if the heavens let loose, and an assortment of cowbells. If you spend your weekends racing through mud, up stairs, and over barriers and as soon as the racing is over, you can't wait to do it again, you're addicted to 'cross. Well, you should grab up the X-Night Disc 105 HD Complete Cyclocross Bike from Ridley just as quickly as a cold one on the other side of the tape. Straight from the heart of Belgium, the spiritual home of cyclocross where some of the most revered races play out, comes a bike from a company that understands your passion. The X-Night has several World Cyclocross Championship titles to its name and while medals and trophies don't tell the whole story, it sure speaks volumes to the consistency the brand has with the X-Night. Using 24-ton high modulus carbon fiber, Ridley is able to construct a cyclocross frame that enjoys the light weight and stiffness of its road frames and with such strong carbon, it's able to make the frame more durable while reducing its mass. The frame is built stout to transfer every watt of energy into forward prolusion, but it did add such comfort enhancing features as a 27. 2mm diameter seatpost. Additionally, every tube, from its seatstays, top tube, and down tube, is slimmed down to help reduce a jarring ride while you're cross-eyed in a lactic acid induced haze. While not quite as light as the firm's range-topping SL model, the standard X-Night still comes in a tick over 1kg, a mark that was mighty impressive on road bikes not too long ago. The geometry still reflects the geometry honed over courses filled with ankle-deep mud, off-camber slopes, and plenty of twists and turns. Compared to bikes with more "American" 'cross numbers, the X-Night possesses a slightly taller bottom bracket, encouraging more pedaling and fewer pedal strikes, a shorter toptube for more responsive, agile, and nimble handl...
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