Ridley's X Trail C30 wants you to know: it's not a gravel bike. In fact, it would prefer it if you didn't call it that. The recently released X Trail line instead occupies a category Ridley has dubbed All Road, named such to convey this bike's goal of making more terrain accessible to more riders. Towards the top of the line sits the X Trail C30 Ultegra105 Complete Bike, built for racing 'cross, riding cross country hardpack, and making rural chip sealed roads a new part of your road rides. With racing in mind, Ridley shapes the X Trail C30's frame using ultralight unidirectional carbon, equipping the frame to offer quick accelerations and a stiff, responsive ride. Subtly asymmetrical, the Oryx Disc fork was carefully reinforced on the left leg to allow it to more efficiently bear twisting forces applied by disc brakes, and with a 15 x 100mm thru axle in front and a 12 x 142mm in the rear, the frame achieves confidence inspiring stiffness throughout. Ridley uses the X Trail C30 as a melting pot to mix the geometries of its road racing and traditional, Euro 'cross frames. The end result resembles a road bike more than a classic cyclocross bike like the X Night, with a lower bottom bracket, shorter chainstays, and a stackreach combination that leaves riders in less of a shoulder intensive, slammed racing position. In contrast to its road racing frames, Ridley extended the X Trail C30's head tube by 10mm, bringing riders into a more upright position to accommodate longer training rides rather than racing exclusively. It's only slightly more aggressive than the Fenix, in fact, but unlike its endurance road cousin, the X Trail is designed to be run with tires up to 40mm wide on more rugged terrain. On this build kit, Ridley spec'd the X Trail C30 with a combined Shimano 105 and Ultegra drivetrain, with a 105 front derailleur paired with an 11 speed Ultegra rear derailleur. Both demonstrate Shimano's unwavering durability and consistency, which you'll appreciate...