Friday, March 06, 2009

Lightweight Cyclocross Bike: Ali's Ridley

Ali sent in his Ridley which he calls "light-ish". Ali, any cross bike under 16 pounds is just plain light in my book even if it is small. Nice rig.

"I just switched my drive train to Sram Rival from Ultegra/DA mix, the bikes weight dropped to 15.82. Almost .5 of a pound, it was somewhere over 16lbs with the Shimano. 34c mud tire setup brings weight to 15.85lbs.

Frame- Ridley X-Fire 48cm
Fork- X-fire
Wheels- Easton EC-90 Aero carbon tubulars
Tires-Challenge Grifo XS 32c/optionalGrifo32/Fango34
Sealant- Stan's
Cranks- Easton EC-90/ 42 RotorRing, Carbon chain gaurd sandwich (FSA)
BB- Easton ceramic bearings
Bar- Easton EC-90 SLX Equipe
Stem- Easton EA-90 90mm
Seatpost- Easton EA-70
Pedals- Crank Brothers Candy 4-ti
Brakes- 4ZA Canti/ Jagwire cross canti post/FSA carbon pads
Shifters- Sram Force/ left shifter gutted
Front Der.- NA- single ring setup
Rear Der.- Sram force
Chain- Sram 10spd hollow pin (red level?)
Saddle- SLR"


goldscott said...

Your x-fire is 48cm. I'm looking at the same frame. Can you tell me how tall you are and what size road frame you ride?


Benny "Toes" Dodge said...

That is freakin awesome. I heard Andy JM had a sub 16lbs cross bike last season, but in a 58cm.

I'd love to get a hold of something this light to race, bet it makes barriers that much easier.