Ridley is a brand steeped in racing heritage. With numerous World Cups, National Championships and World Championships won aboard a Ridley, the Belgian brand's reputation precedes itself on the race course.

We've had first-hand experience with Ridley's purebred race machines, reviewing, and walking away impressed by the the X-Night 30 in Issue 27. But what about other times of the year? Where warm weather and ample sunshine beckon riders to take to the woods and back roads?

Ridley has increased their 2016 offerings with an impressively-complete line of bikes for not just cyclocross racing, but gravel, adventure riding and commuting. Although the recent iteration of the gravel “movement” may have American roots, Ridley is proof-positive that European companies are now fully embracing it with bikes like the X-Trail.

While we already got a sneak peak of Ridley's 2016 bikes at IceBike and at Press Camp 2015, today we're taking a closer look at Ridley's 2016 line of cyclocross, gravel and versatile Allroad bikes in the two slides below.

Use the slider below to take a closer look at Ridley's 2016 cyclocross and Allroad bikes. Stay tuned as we plan to test both a 2016 cyclocross and 2016 Allroad bike from the Belgian company.

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2016 Ridley Allroad Bikes

With the popularity of gravel and do-it-all allroad bikes, Ridley has jumped headfirst into the market with their X-Trail line of bikes. Ridley has previously offered its Fenix disc road bike, with clearance for up to 30mm tires, but their offerings with the X-Trail series shows that they are serious about building versatile bikes that live up to the allroad name.


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Ridley jumps headfirst into the gravel and allroad market with their X-Trail series. The X-Trail C20, pictured here offers large tire clearance, and geometry conclusive to long days in the saddle © Cyclocross Magazine

Ridley’s carbon allroad bike, the X-Trail, features a frame that is built from HM/HR Unidirectional carbon with a 142×12 thru axle, and a Oryx 15mm thru axle carbon fork.

The X-Trail is available in a variety of price points—from the Ultegra Di2 hydraulic disc-equipped X-Trail C10 at $5400, to the 105-spec’d X-Trail C50 featuring TRP Spyre C mechanical disc brakes retailing at $2750—Ridley aims to have a bike at every component and budget level

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The 2016 Ridley X-Trail features ample clearance, fitting a 38mm Challenge Gravel Grinder with room to spare. Note the chainstay forgoing its brake bridge for added compliance. © Cyclocross Magazine

X-Bow and Tempo

Budget-savvy allroad aficionados will be happy to hear that Ridley offers their aluminum allroad bike, the X-Bow Allroad with a Shimano Sora build, at a very reasonable MSRP of $1320.

Ridley also offers a line of flatbar allroad bikes called the Tempo line of bikes that starts at $1034.

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