Advertisement

Sign up for our newsletter

Advertisement

Ribble launches new gravel range

31 Mar 2021
Verdict:

British brand releases first range of pure gravel bikes after previously offering a cyclocross, gravel and road hybrid

Ribble has launched its first range of pure gravel bikes, taking the success of the versatile CGR group fully off-road.

While its CGR (Cross, Gravel, Road) bikes focussed on the adventure of riding both on- and off-road, the Gravel platform is refined for rugged terrain, with extra emphasis on control and handling as well as durability.

'Gravel riding has been embraced by the team at Ribble and continues to evolve covering everything from extreme racing, all-out adrenaline chasing through to the bikepacking adventurer,' says Ribble CEO Andy Smallwood. 

'Our new gravel range has been created from a vast wealth of experience and design expertise, incorporating new R&D technologies and off-road-specific details across the platform and will enable riders to experience trails in a new and extremely exciting way.'

Ribble effect

Ribble Gravel includes four main options: Gravel Ti, Gravel SL, Gravel AL and Gravel AL e. For those not practised in the brand's naming system, that means you get a choice of a titanium, carbon monocoque or aluminium bike and an aluminium electric bike equipped with a Mahle EBM X35+ motor.

Within those four brackets, you can choose between Sport, Enthusiast and Pro models – along with Hero for the AL e – which includes a choice of Shimano GRX groupsets, with the Ti and SL also offering the option to go for the 13-speed Campagnolo Ekar.

Shop the full Ribble Gravel range now

On the new range, Jamie Burrow, head of product, said, 'We've designed the frames with a gravel-optimised long and low geometry with an oversized headtube, a short stem and flared bars to provide greater confidence and a more planted feel over varied technical terrain.

'We have optimised the design of the new platform around integration, compatibility and attention to detail to give the rider a bike that will perform whatever their chosen style of off-road riding.'

Most of the Gravel collection come with 650b wheels, though 700c is available on those equipped with Ekar, with tyre clearance of 47mm for the 650b and 45mm for 700c.

The bikes are all built with internal routing to keep out the muck and a wealth of mounting points for optimum adventure potential.

Shop the full Ribble Gravel range now

Specs and pricing

All of the bikes can be tuned to your desires using Ribble's BikeBuilder with custom colour options.

The Sport options are the most affordable in each material, with the Gravel AL starting from £1,599, the Gravel SL from £2,399, the Gravel Ti from £2,599 and the AL e from £2,699. 

For more information and to view the whole range, visit ribblecycles.co.uk

Read more about: