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Ridley XBow - 'Hybrid Hill Climber'

Ridley X Bow 116A set up for a hill climb race - 'hybrid' category!

Frame:
Ridley X Bow 116A. 56cm frame

Fork/Headset:
Ridley Zornyc/ FSA

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Truvativ Elita

Pedals:
Campagnolo (old) Super Record Strada with Campy alloy toe clips, Alfredo Binda laminated straps and end 'buttons'. Yeah ANCIENT!

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Shimano Deore XT

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Shimano Deore XT

Handlebars/Stem:
PZ Racing/ Ritchey (old) WCS 120mm

Saddle/Seatpost:
San Marco Magma SIZE 245/ Ritchey WCS Carbon Single bolt

Brakes:
Avid Single Digit 7 'V'

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Shimano R35 (?) wheels/ Challenge Grifo Pro 32C

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Shimano R35 (?) wheels/ Challenge Grifo Pro 32C

Accessories:
Ritchey WCS bar ends; Scott grips; K-Edge 'Cross chain keeper.

More Info:
We have a 'Hybrid' category for hill climb races. Hence this set up. After the race, the XBow goes back to looking like an (almost) regular 'cross bike. The saddle is pretty minimal and more comfortable than it looks. : ) *Gotta chop off the extra fork tube one of these days . . . Forks with a curved rake and 3 X spokes make sense to me! : ) The last (topless!) image is of the bike being raced uphill. Racing mods include: MAVIC CX18 tubular rims, Dura Ace (7400 series hubs with an 8 speed cassette), Aerozine Ceramic (kinda) RD pulleys, Vittoria Corsa tubulars, a carbon bottle cage, small half full bottle, *steerer tube finally chopped, RavX seatpost collar and most importantly - NO SOCKS! (a tribute to Alf Engers, R. I. P.) Yup, we won : )

Added by Ashok_Captain. Last updated over 5 years ago.

5 Comments

Yogi

Yogi says:

This bike is so beautiful is many ways, and it's single purpose shows in all the build choices. I also love the vintage riding shoes!

Posted 7 months ago

Ashok_Captain

Ashok_Captain says:

Thank you Yogi. I love this bike and the shoes.

Posted 7 months ago

Ashok_Captain

Ashok_Captain says:

Ancient maybe, but F A S T!

Boring truth - the weight of a pedal is actually the weight of a 'pedal system'. Not much point the pedal weighing _ _ grams (lighter than all the rest) and then having the cleat mechanism (including adapters and mounting bolts etc) AND shoe weighing a ton.

Lighter than these were a pair of SunTour Superbe sealed bearing pedals that I used. But they died in one 6 hour ride in the rains.

You have great bikes (and shoes)! : )

Posted over 6 years ago

Jimbo_Solvang

Jimbo_Solvang says:

Very nice.

The "ancient" pedals are a surprise with the rest of the modern components!

Posted over 6 years ago

Kurzawa

Kurzawa says:

Nice! Check out my X-Bow :)

Posted almost 7 years ago