Ridley Raft XC Transmission GX Carbon Mountainbike Bike - 2023
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Ridley Raft XC Transmission GX Carbon Mountainbike Bike - 2023
Ridley Raft XC Transmission GX Carbon Mountainbike Bike - 2023

The Raft XC is a full suspension MTB with 100mm travel. Its 100mm travel rear suspension is designed with performance in mind, a remote lock out lets you sprint with direct power transfer to the rear wheel.

The agile steering and steep seat angle guarantee razor sharp handling and good power transfer. Thanks to the longer wheelbase and slacker head angle you won’t lose any time on the downhills either.

The Raft XC has a lightweight carbon fiber frame that has mounting points for 2 bottle cages inside the front triangle. Other mounting points allow you to carry tools or other accessories such as a top tube pack on the bike. 

Please Note: Images are for illustration purposes only, please see specification below.

Dropper Post Ready

A dropper post is one of the biggest cycling innovations in the last decade. It has made riding all types of bikes easier, safer, and more efficient. The main benefit of a dropper post is increased safety while riding the lever system allows you to quickly move the saddle out of the way when approaching descents or trail obstacles. With the saddle out of the way, you’re able to be in the appropriate riding position to handle upcoming variations in terrain without fear of your saddle pitching you over the handlebars.

Dropper Post Ready
Race Proven MTB
This Ridley mountain bike, ridden by the renowned KMC MTB Team, is engineered with advanced suspension, durable materials, and precise handling to take on the most challenging terrain. Whether you're tackling steep climbs, technical descents, or rugged trails, the Ridley mountain bike delivers top-tier performance and reliability for any serious rider.
Race Proven MTB
Advanced Position Geometry (APG)

The geometry is fully adapted to the intended use of the bicycle and the terrain.

The geometry is incredibly versatile and it makes the bike the perfect partner in

crime for all your races and offroad escapades.

Advanced Position Geometry (APG)
Suspension Setup

Made For 100 up to 120mm suspension

We chose to make the geometry suitable for different kind of riders,

A 100mm setup makes It easier to maneuver and give a more plush ride on the trail

As for the 120mm improves the handling on higher speed when riding over bumps and rocks and down country terrain.

Suspension Setup
UDH Hanger

The universal derailleur hanger (UDH) is the new standard in the cycling world. Not only is this derailleur hanger compatible with all modern shifting groups, it also protects against derailleur breakage and chain drops. In mountain biking, UDH has long been very common, and Ridley is bringing the technology to other segments as well.

UDH Hanger
Bikepacking Optimized Frame Mounts

The frame has different mounts on the downtube, under the downtube and the seattube. Depending on the frame model, this can be 2, 3 or 4 mounts. These mounts will give you the opportunity to adapt your setup to the use of the bike: position your bottles in combination with a frame bag, using a toolmount in combination with a bottlecage. We have spent a lot of time to determine the optimal position for these mounts on the frame so you can optimize your personal setup

Bikepacking Optimized Frame Mounts
Ridley Elite Carbon

Our carbon is manufactured by world market leader: Toray. The Japanese manufacturer is leader in every aspect of carbon development and supplier to absolute top world brands in many industries. For the Elite Series, we use every type of available carbon: 60T, 50T, 30T and 24T.

The higher the 'Ton', the higher the tensile strength of the carbon fibers and the more intensive the development and processing. With 60T, you may need fewer layers of carbon to achieve the desired stiffness as well as the lightest possible bike, but if you built the whole frame with 60T you'd have a very uncomfortable, over-responsive ride. Hence, a mix of 24T, 30T, 50T and 60T carbon is essential as each carbon serves a certain purpose in perfectly balancing stiffness, weight and comfort.

Each bike's unique carbon mix is dependent on its purpose, such as climbing, endurance, etc. In addition, each area of each frame requires its own unique mix depending on its function such as to provide comfort or stiffness. It is here, in the unique carbon compositions, where Ridley makes the difference!

As all our professional teams ride our Ridley Elite Series bikes - including the likes of Tim Wellens, Caleb Ewan or Thomas De Gendt, this means that your bike is treated with the exact same care as theirs.

Ridley Elite Carbon
  • Frame: RAFT, Elite Series, 100/120mm travel, UDH, Boost 12x148, multiple mounting points, dropper post ready
  • Fork: RockShox SID SL Select+ / 100mm
  • Wheels: Brand/Type varies
  • Tyres: Vittoria Barzo XCR / 29x2.25 / TLR / Tan-Black
  • Gear/Brake Levers: Brand/Type varies
  • Front Derailleur: Brand/Type varies
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM Transmission GX Rear Derailleur
  • Chainset: Brand/Type varies
  • Cassette: SRAM Transmission GX 10-52T
  • Chain: Brand/Type varies
  • Pedals: Not included
  • Saddle: Selle Italia SLR Boost / Manganese Rails / Black
  • Handlebars: Forza Cirrus Pro Flat Bar / 740mm / 9° / Stealth Black
  • Stem: Forza Stratos / 70 mm / Black Glossy
  • Seatpost: Ridley Dropper post / 31.6mm / 125mm travel
Full Suspension