31st March 2021 / Comments (4)

Ribble launch four new gravel bikes

Ribble Gravel SL

Today British bike brand Ribble Cycles have unveiled no less than four new gravel models, consolidating on the success of their award winning range including the Ribble CGR. These four models are available in three materials: titanium, carbon and alloy, and also includes an alloy e-bike:

You’ll notice Ribble haven’t gone for any specific naming for these bikes, keeping it purely to the intended purpose and frame material. Easy and Ronseal-esque, which is pretty refreshing.

Ribble Gravel frame materials

Ribble Gravel Ti

The Titanium model will likely be popular, even at the top end of the pricing scale

At the top of the range, the Ribble Gravel Ti is exquisitely handcrafted with a triple butted, custom profiled 3AL/2.5V titanium frame to ‘inspire confidence regardless of extremity in terrain’, supposedly.

The Gravel SL utilises a lightweight carbon monocoque construction with aero profiles to provide all-out speed, and combined with some very aero focused finishing kit should be the racer’s choice.

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. With the extra power of the Mahle EBM X35+ motor, you can explore further into the forest or flatten out the toughest mountains, claim Ribble.

Ribble Gravel AL

Ribble have employed classic ‘gravel khaki’ for the alloy model, although colour is customisable through Ribble’s online ordering tools

Gravel riding has been embraced by the team at Ribble and continues to evolve covering everything from extreme racing, all-out adrenalin chasing through to the bikepacking adventurer. Our new gravel range has been created from a vast wealth of experience and design expertise, incorporating new R&D technologies and offroad specific details across the platform and will enable riders to experience trails in an extremely new and exciting way.

– Andy Smallwood, Ribble CEO

Ribble Gravel AL e

You’d be surprised to know that this is actually an e-bike, right?

Design specifics

Every detail across the new range has been considered with off-road riding in mind, from tube profiles for extra stiffness, geometry tailored specifically for control and handling on rugged terrain, tyre clearance of 45mm for 700c or 47mm for 650b wheels, internal cable routing to to keep cables free from dirt and grime, and multiple mounting points including fork bosses to give maximum luggage carrying capacity.

Meaty tyre clearance and many luggage mounts are big plusses in our books

The builds are finished with new components designed to further enhance performance and complement the design of the new range – working together to provide that ultimate ride experience.

Ribble Gravel SL

New components compliment the builds

Build it your way

Each of the four new models are available in a range of suggested builds, or can be fine-tuned and personalised using the Ribble BikeBuilder and Custom Colour tools. For example, the entry-level alloy build is available with GRX 400, 600, and 800 series options with price points to match. Another new and notable addition – both the Gravel SL & Gravel Ti offer Campagnolo Ekar 13 Speed as one of the recommended builds.

Coming soon to ADVNTR

Ribble Gravel AL

We’re keen to out the alloy model to the test

We’ll be putting Ribble Cycles’ claims to the test with one of their new models on review soon, so keep your eyes peeled for our verdict on this exciting new range. These new bikes are now in stock at Ribble, and you can check status updates online too.

Until then, check out the full range and model options at Ribble Cycles.

Last modified: 31st March 2021

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1 month ago

New? The Ti and SL versions certainly aren’t, just 3 year old designs with extra bosses on and limited tyre clearance based on properly new bikes

1 month ago

probably wont get them till 2023 at the earliest

Katherine Moore
1 month ago

Check the article, they’re in stock now and availability for each model is shown on the website.

1 month ago

Ooooooo good news

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