FIRST LOOK: RIBBLE’S GRAVEL BIKE STABLE

The UK brand is primed to jump into the dirt

UK-based bike brand Ribble has a swathe of modern gravel and road bikes in their catalog. Asymmetric chain stays, lowered seat stays, gear mounts… Ribble has got it covered. Take a look at these four gravel bikes in a variety of price points.

Press Release

Ribble Cycles unleash an all-new Gravel focussed platform designed for riders looking to conquer off-road terrain. Building from the success of their award winning range the all-new Gravel platform offers 4 key category models in 3 distinct materials – Gravel Ti, Gravel SL, Gravel AL and the Gravel AL e e-bike. All dynamically designed to provide greater off-road performance and choice.

 

Designed for off-road every detail has been considered from tube profiles for extra stiffness, geometry tailored specifically for control and handling on rugged terrains, tyre clearance of 45mm for 700c or 47mm for 650b wheels, internal cable routing to ensure sleek and clean looks as well as keeping cables free from dirt and grime and multiple mounting points offering maximum luggage carrying capacity including rear rack mounts, carryall mounts on the fork and multiple bottle mounts plus additional new components designed to further enhance performance and compliment the design of the new range – working together to provide that ultimate ride experience.

THE GRAVEL SL

Jamie Burrow, Head of Product at Ribble adds: “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.”

The bikes come in a range of suggested builds or can be fine-tuned and personalised using the Ribble BikeBuilder and Custom Colour tools. Another new and notable addition – both the Gravel SL & Gravel Ti offer Campagnolo Ekar 13 Speed as one of the recommended builds.

Bright, shiney color choices with a dropped chainstay for added clearance and Campagnolo Ekar drivetrain…it’s all there.

 

We’re not the biggest fans of one-piece bar/stem combos for gravel bikes, the Ribble’s version is pretty good looking.

THE GRAVEL AL

 

Like any worthy gravel bike, the fork on the aluminum bike is chock full of mounts for fenders and racks.

 

THE GRAVEL AL-E

“The Gravel AL is built from custom formed 6061T6 heat treated aluminium which is also used for the Gravel AL e – a lightweight electric gravel bike that looks, rides, and feels just like a traditional off-road bike.”

 

The Ribble e-bike is powered by a Mahle rear hub motor.

 

THE GRAVEL TI

“The Gravel Ti is exquisitely handcrafted with a triple butted, custom profiled 3AL/2.5V titanium frame to inspire confidence regardless of extremity in terrain. “

 

 

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