Ridley Bikes (Belgium) – Ridley is taking its Cyclocross DNA and Gravel expertise to a new full suspension mountain bike platform: Sablo.
“We’re really proud to release the new Sablo model,” tells Martin Schuttert, Ridley’s MTB Product Manager, “We’ve created a light and super responsive bike that is designed for modern XC racing in tough conditions with a focus on performance and durability.”
“As a Belgian brand with a legendary heritage in cyclocross it was important to bring the same aspects of precision steering, agile cornering and light weight to this platform”, explains Head of Product & Marketing, Morten Kristiansen.
“We recognize our customers value durability and all-day racing performance which is why we have worked with Enduro Bearings and Fox Factory Racing to create this unique suspension setup”, continues Kristiansen.
The rear damper is specifically developed by Fox Factory Racing and Enduro Bearings supply full contact, dual lip seal bearings throughout the suspension. Sablo is designed with Boost standard axle dimensions 15 mm through axles front, Boost 12 mm rear. It also features internal cable routing for dropper post.
The Sablo will be available in three color options: Black-Gold (Matte/Gloss combination), Green-Orange (matte) and Black-Red (Gloss).
The Black-Gold version will be a Limited Edition assembled with SRAM XX1 Eagle. Other models include SRAM X01 Eagle or a Shimano XT 2x11.
All Sablo models are available from authorized Ridley dealers in November 2017.