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New cross frame - Ridley ?

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by colint, 13 Jul 2007.

  1. colint

    colint New Member

    Location:
    Liverpool
    My cross frame has quite a big ding in one of the rear stays, so looking for a new one. Currently have a PX Uncle John, budget is about 500-600. Was considering the Ridley Crosswing, 2006 model on sale for £450 (£250 off), but a few reviews I've read complained that the BB was too high

    I thought a high bb would be a good thing on a crosser. Any thoughts on the Ridley or alternatives ?

    Thanks
     
  2. Big T

    Big T Über Member

    Location:
    Nottingham
    No experience of Ridleys.

    My lad, who is quite good at cross, has previously ridden Uncle John - which was both light and stable and great VFM at around £300-£400 for the frame. Also ridden Crosslight Pro4 (not the EVO with the carbon rear end), another good light frame, but the forks tend to judder a bit when braking. Also had a Giant TCX, similar to the Crosslight but the forks don't seem to judder.

    High BB is a good idea, you don't want to be bashing your pedal on roots, etc. I don't think it would affect the handling too much.
     
  3. papercorn2000

    papercorn2000 Senior Member

    http://www.xacd.com.cn/product.asp?rootcl=1&cls=1

    Try this. Its about $US650 for a frame (good with current exchange rates) and you can specify all sorts of extras. Its the same factory as Setavento get their bikes, there are a few people on the forum who have them and they are apparently very good!
     
  4. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    The BB is high on a Ridley. It's good in that you are sat high with lots of control and clearance; but it is harder to hop on!
     
  5. jpembroke

    jpembroke New Member

    Location:
    Cheltenham
    Why not another Uncle John? I ask because I've got one of these, too and I'm still undecided about its design. It's got quite an odd geometry for a cross bike (high BB, long wheelbase, long headtube, consequent lack of standover clearance). However, it does roll over uneven ground well, is comfortable and seems to climb well. As I say, still not sure about it. I guess it's more of an all rounder than an out and out race machine.
     
  6. Otto

    Otto New Member

    Have a look at a Viner if you can I hve a Viner Supercross...very good