Ridley X-Ride

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21.21, 22.33 lbs
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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Ridley X-Ride. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

10 reasons to buy

  • The Ridley X-Ride is a bike designed for cyclocross. The top tube is flat to help riders shoulder it over obstacles.
  • The aggressive geometry places riders in a race-ready riding position.
  • The bike has clean, internally routed cables.
  • The X-Ride is responsive to input due to its 72° head tube angle. It goes directly where you guide it.
  • Ridley offers the bike with Shimano or SRAM drivetrains that are reliable and smooth shifting.
  • The bike has a well-constructed aluminum frame.
  • The seat stays and chainstays are flared out. This helps dampen road vibrations.
  • The carbon fork also helps smooth out one’s ride.
  • The bike is available in sizes XXS to XL.
  • The 700c x 33mm tires are slim and fast-rolling.

1 reasons not to buy

  • The bike is heavy compared to others in its category.

Bottom line

The Ridley X-Ride is designed to race cyclocross. It has a carbon fork. Flared seat stays and chainstays help dampen road vibrations. The top tube is flat, making it easier for riders to carry on a shoulder. The bike is available in six sizes, fitting a wide range of riders. At over 21 lb, the X-Ride is heavier than other ‘cross bikes.

Expert Reviews

90/100 based on 1 expert reviews

Ridley X-Ride 105 Review

We had a lot of fun on the Ridley, and could hold our speed on straights, hammer corners and crest rises with decent proficiency.

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