Ribble Cycles (United Kingdom) - 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.
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. The Gravel SL utilises a lightweight carbon monocoque construction with aero profiles to provide all out speed and 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.
“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 off-road specific details across the platform and will enable riders to experience trails in an extremely new and exciting way.” explains Andy Smallwood, Ribble CEO.
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.
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.
- Ribble Gravel AL from £1,599
- Ribble Gravel SL from £2,399
- Ribble Gravel Ti from £2,599
- Ribble Gravel AL e from £2,699