Ridley X-Night Disc with SRAM Red 22 Hydraulic Discs

By Ben Delaney | Thursday, April 25, 2013 3.15pm

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

[Editor's note: This story was updated with information on the US build spec and pricing.]

"Our latest X-Night has set a new standard in frames used for cyclocross," 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 cyclocross lovers."

The sram red 22 hydro r levers have the same shape as the red 22 mechanical levers except for the taller lever top: the sram red 22 hydro r levers have the same shape as the red 22 mechanical levers except for the taller lever topRidley has taken a running leap onto hydraulic discs with the X-Night

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 cyclocross team and offered them X-Night Disc prototypes for testing,” Bessemans said. “But we were waiting to bring it to the market until road/cyclocross 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 rear rotor is 140mm: the rear rotor is 140mmRidley uses a 140mm rear rotor and a 160mm up front. The hose routing is internal

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.

The full carbon frame of the x-night came out last year as a standard frame. but a disc version was already in the works: the full carbon frame of the x-night came out last year as a standard frame. but a disc version was already in the worksBrake cables and rim brakes? Not here

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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