Grifn A

Grifn A 105 2x12 GRA01Bs(XS)

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  • XS
  • S
  • M
  • L
  • XL
What is my size?
Only available with other groupset.
€2,099.00
Cable routing for lights

Cable routing for lights

All-road geometry

All-road geometry

Personalized setup

Personalized setup

Optimized tire clearance

Optimized tire clearance

About Grifn A

With the Grifn A, we expand our all-road segment to aluminum bikes. This bike is very similar to the carbon variant. With the Grifn A, we underline our ambition to offer a custom bike at every price point.

You can easily switch from a 'road-setup' to an 'offroad-setup' with the Grifn A. This aluminum bike feels at home on both regular roads and gravel paths thanks to its well-thought-out and highly appreciated all-road geometry. With internal dynamo routing and the option to install fenders, the Grifn A also becomes the ideal bike for necessary commutes.

You can choose tires up to 38 millimeters or even 40 millimeters (with 1x drivetrain) with the Grifn A, and in terms of geometry and placement of eyelets, this Grifn A is identical to the successful Grifn. Additionally, we opt for a 6061-T6 aluminum alloy because it scores very well on stiffness, metal fatigue, weight, and welding precision. The Grifn A even has a UDH, very rare among similar bikes. This makes the Grifn A a modern aluminum bike accessible to all enthusiasts.

Grifn A

Cable routing for lights

Like every bike in the Grifn family, you have the option to route the cable for a rear light through the top tube. This internal cable routing for the dynamo hub is also concealed in the fork leg, eliminating the need for tape and protruding cable ties. This enables you to install lighting on your bike, which is a highly convenient addition when you want to venture into the darkness.

Cable routing for lights

All-road geometry

The geometry of the Ridley Grifn is the superb overlap of a stiff racing- and a tolerant off-road frame! The goal is a reactive and nimble riding feel while keeping a stable handling on off-road terrain. The head tube angle of the Grifn is slightly flatter than the head tube angle of a road bike. Compared to a gravel bike, the head tube angle is sharper. This results in a completely new geometry, specifically designed for the all-road segment. The riders of Classified Ridley were also consulted and gave positive feedback on this all-roader.
All-road geometry

Personalized setup

The frame features three mounting points on and under the downtube, as well as on the seattube, allowing you to customize the positioning of your bottle cages in conjunction with a frame bag. Additionally, there are two mounting points on the top tube for a top tube bag or toolkit, cleverly concealed under a cover. Furthermore, we have designed specific mudguards for the Grifn, enabling you to use your bike in all weather conditions.

Personalized setup

Optimized tire clearance

With the Grifn A, you have the option for tires up to 38 millimeters, and if you opt for a 1x drivetrain, you can even go up to 40 millimeters. With 38 millimeters, you typically have enough options to handle various gravel challenges. This maintains a balance between speed and agility on one hand, and comfort and stability on the other. Of course, on the road, you can easily switch wheels or tires if needed.

Optimized tire clearance

Triple-butted technique

Ridley opts for a 6061-T6 aluminum alloy for the Grifn A due to its excellent scores in stiffness, metal fatigue, weight, and welding precision. Each tube has a wall thickness at its center three times thinner than at the ends, employing the ‘triple-butted’ technique to minimize weight and maximize stiffness. The clean welding of each tube ensures that the Grifn A is a thoroughly modern aluminum bike. 

Triple-butted technique

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

Specifications

  • Frame
    Grifn A, Multiple mounting points, fender mounts, internal dynamo routing, UDH, 12x142TA
  • Frame Level
    Hydro Series
  • Groupset
    Shimano 105 - 2x12
  • Crank
    Shimano 105 , 50/34 , 172mm
  • Rear Derailleur
    Shimano 105 12sp
  • Cassette
    Shimano 105, 12s , 11-34
  • Front Derailleur
    Shimano 105
  • Brake Type
    Flat Mount
  • Seatpost
    DEDA Zero , 19mm Offset , 27,2mm , Black
  • Saddle
    Selle Italia Model X
  • Outer Tyre
    Vittoria Zaffiro , 700x32x , Black
  • Max Tire Clearance 700c (*)
    38 mm
  • Material
    Aluminium
  • Paint Finish
    Glossy
  • Size
    XS
  • Range
    All-Road
  • Wheelset
    Shimano RS171 DB , Shimano 11s , Clincher
  • Weight Limit
    110 KG (Bike included)
  • EAN
    5400928495165
  • Pedals
    Not included **
  • Warranty period
    2 years (+ 3 years after registration)

Geometry

What is my size?
I D B R A G C E S H J F
XXS XS S M L XL
A 740 770 800 820 845 870
B 450 480 505 530 555 580
C 515 525 545 565 585 605
D 90 105 130 155 182 205
E 74.5 74.5 74 74 74 73.5
F 71.5 71.5 72 72 72 72
G 420 420 420 420 420 420
H 75 75 73 73 71 71
I 982 993 1005 1021 1043 1057
J 760 775 800 824 852 871
S 515 530 553 577 603 622
R 372 379 386 394 406 414

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Help & support

How can we help?

What TA is used on the bike?

The frame needs a 12mm TA with a thread of 1mm (Ridley article code QRET124ZA046)


Which hanger is used on the bike?

The uses the SRAM Universal Derailleur Hanger (UDH). This means you will find easily a replacement hanger wherever you are as it is a standardised hanger (Ridley article code HANUDHSRA001)

What is the seatpost diameter?

The frame uses a traditionnal 27,2mm round seatpost.

Can I fit mudguards?

Yes, the frame has mounting points for mudguards. We have developed specific mudguardset for the Grifn (Ridley article code: MDGM50CUR003)

Is there internal routing for lights?

Yes, we have added a neat integrated cablerouting through the fork to the crown of the fork for your front light. We have added 2 small holes in the frame to route the cable for your rear light internally. In this way you avoid the hassle with tape or tiewraps to guide the cables!

Is the frame compatible with 650B wheels

No, the frame is developed with a geometry around 700C wheels.

What BB standard is used?

We use a BSA bottom bracket on the Grifn A frame platforms.

Which headset type is used?

The Grifn A uses a headset with a 1 1/2'' (IS52|40) upper bearing and 1 1/5'' (IS52|40) lower bearing.


Which headset type is used?

The Grifn A uses a headset with a 1 1/2'' (IS52|40) upper bearing and 1 1/5'' (IS52|40) lower bearing.

Can I fit a rear rack?

Yes, you can use a rear rack on the frame. The frame has extra mounting points on the seatstays for this.

What is the tire clearance?

The tire clearance for the Grifn A is 38mm when using a 2x groupset or 40mm when using a 1x groupset. When you use mudguards, the tire clearance is limited to 34mm.

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