PressCamp 14: Ridley X-Night Superlight Sexy

Ridley

All business, race-only, not for double-duty as a commuter

Wasn’t even really thinking about CX season until this 14.2 lb, Ridley X-Night rolled into the camera’s frame. I mean damn, just look at that, all business; like Jennifer Lawrence in a catsuit, Lucy Lui running across a meeting table cutting heads off, or a throwback to Sean Young as a pleasure bot in Blade Runner.

How I wanted to grab this bike and run with it.

How I wanted to grab this bike and run with it

Nothing stupidly spec’d to get that weight either and for this purpose-built bike, I’d not complain about cantis v. discs. While Ridley said, “all are bikes are for gravel, you seen the roads in Belgium? The roads are like goat trails,” this one is race only though.

Just bring it out when you mean business, like a little black dress.

14.2

How I wanted to grab this bike and run with it

The last time I rode a CX bike that light was the Parlee and with Ridley distributing itself in the US now, I was promised that’d I get to ride a demo for more than 20 minutes that doesn’t result in a double flat.

And do I ever want to.

I’ll take the X-Night out for drills just to enjoy how light and fast it is, but if it have to explain how the memories it has are implanted, then I’ll get nervous.

And as I tweeted during my meeting with Ridley, their company name is from Blade Runner….

See the X-Night Superlight in high-rez and the rest of the PressCamp 14 photos on G+.



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