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Ridley X-Fire Cyclocross Frameset – 2015

Frame Material: 24T high-modulus carbon fiber
Wheel Size: 700 c
Fork: 4ZA Oryx Pro

Even as cyclocross has indubitably branched out to incorporate races and communities with robust traditions out of doors of Europe, it is hard to consider the game’s heart pumping any colors but those on the Belgian tricolor. By combining the tradition of Belgian heritage with as of late’s leading carbon fiber construction technology, Ridley’s X-Fire Cyclocross Frameset represents both the storied, European past of cyclocross and the brand new technology and global reach that define the game as of late. Like the previous model year, the 2015 X-Fire is built with 24T high modulus carbon fiber. The material is laid up in unidirectional sheets with the intention to capitalize on a couple of key characteristics, with low weight and high rigidity enjoying pride of place. The carbon’s high tensile strength signifies that less material is needed with the intention to hit the specified stiffness, so the frame is both lighter and stiffer than an identical designs created from traditional alloys or shoddier carbon. The unidirectional nature also lets the engineers balance rigidity with vertical compliance, building a frame that is oversized and shaped for stiffness at a very powerful power-transfer junctures from the pinnacle tube, throughout the down tube and bottom bracket, and around the chainstays. Regardless of this stiffness, the tube shapes minimize the noise and chatter communicated to the cyclist’s body throughout the thinned seatstays. The 24T material itself also contributes to this balance, providing more vibration damping than the harsher 60T carbon in Ridley’s climbers-only, lose-weight-at-all-cost Helium road frame. The X-Fire differs from its road counterparts in more than just material, although, with the highest tube and down tube featuring squared profiles on the bottom edge for enhanced grip Even as the bike is shouldered right through run-ups. By squaring off the tubes, Ridley also usatheir resistance to torsional flex, so the frame is that a lot more frugal with the watts you pour into it on race day, when each and every bit of effort counts. Ridley completes …
Frame Material: 24T high-modulus carbon fiber
Wheel Size: 700 c
Fork: 4ZA Oryx Pro
Fork Material: carbon fiber
Head Tube Diameter: 1-1/2 to at least one-1/8in tapered