Ribble Cycles (United Kingdom) - Press Release: Ribble has curated a striking collection of bikes for Rouleur Live 23. ‘The Edit’ showcasing 5 stunning models will be unveiled at London’s iconic Truman Brewery on 2nd November. Celebrating the brand’s heritage craftsmanship, innovation and design – ‘The Edit’ displays premium paint schemes and finishes that reflect artistry in custom hand-built bicycles and includes;- a bespoke ‘hand inked’ Ultimate Urban e-bike created in collaboration with London artist Vic Lee; a hand marbled Gravel SL straight from the Gravel Worlds; a distinctive etched and brushed finished Titanium Allroad prototype incorporating strokes of ‘Marble Ice’; a unique Ultra SL R Forces Edition with a military inspired design to mark the Royal British Legion’s London Poppy Day and Appeal and a sub UCI weight limit Superlight Endurance SL R complete with a resplendent and exuberant mixed metallic paint finish. All bikes exhibit exquisite artistic hand finishing techniques, attention to detail and high spec builds.
Ribble x Vic Lee – The Vic Lee E:
The collaboration between Ribble and award-winning ‘inkist’ Vic Lee has produced the ultimate urban e-bike hand painted by Vic and creates an art piece with a design inspired by a bike ride from the brand’s original store in Preston on Watery Lane on the banks of the River Ribble to the Rouleur Live venue at the Truman Brewery in London. The journey visually expresses the joy and freedom of cycling and interweaves the narrative with the cities, iconic locations, tow paths and twisting roads down to Shoreditch.
Vic Lee has ‘inked’ the entire frame, fork, seat post and bar in his own style working on a base layer specially mixed and created to allow Vic’s work visually pop.
The Alloy Vic Lee E special edition frame with carbon fork is built with FSA KFX SiC integrated ICR carbon flat bar, SRAM AXS XPLR 1 x 12 groupset with Hope RX Crankset and Spiderless Chainring, Hope Tech 4 Levers combined with X2 calipers and Hope floating rotors, Mavic Cosmic SL45 with Mahle X35 hub motor wheels, Pirelli Angel GT Urban, 42mm tyres, LEVEL 3 carbon seatpost and Brooks Cambium Carved saddle.
Ribble Endurance SL R Superlight Edition:
Custom built to be Superlight and under the UCI weight limit at 6.6kg. The Ribble Endurance SL R includes the rich ‘Purple Haze’ mixed metallic paint finish and gold details as imagined by Ribble’s Head of Product, Jamie Burrow and realised by Ribble’s in-house paint specialists.
The Carbon Moncoque frame is finished with Shimano Dura Ace Di2 2x12 Groupset with a THM Clavicular chainset, Mavic Cosmic Ultimate Disc Wheelset with 26mm Pirelli P Zero Race SL TLR tyres and Selle Italia’s SLR Boost SuperFlow Tekno full carbon saddle.
Ribble Ultra SL R Forces Edition:
The Forces Edition takes its artistic interpretation and cue from the legendary WWII Spitfire aircraft livery adorned with Allied striping and RAF roundel on the green fuselage and has been designed to coincide with the launch of the Royal British legion’s London Poppy Day on the 2nd Nov. The design creatively represents the forces and honours all service men and women. It heralds the RBL’s Poppy Appeal and biggest fundraising campaign held every November during the period of Remembrance. Fittingly the design has been applied to Ribble’s flagship road model, the aerodynamically optimised Ultra SL R - one of the fastest bikes in the world as a respecting tribute. The Forces Edition features an authorised one-off Royal British Legion logo adorned Kapz Titanium Top Cap to seal the brands union.
A carbon moncoque frame, Ultra aero integrated handlebar is paired with SRAM Red AXS Aero 1 x 12 groupset with CeramicSpeed OSPW Aero System, Zipp 454 NSW Carbon Tubeless Disc Wheelset, Pirelli P Zero Race TLR (Classic), 30mm tyres, Ribble Ultra SL R Seatpost (10mm lay back) and a Selle Italia SLR Boost 3D Kit Carbonio Superflow 3D-printed saddle.
Ribble Allroad Ti Prototype:
The all-new Allroad is a 3al/2.5v titanium frame using additive-manufactured head-tube and seat-tube clusters. This process was specifically chosen to further enhance the design and improved aerodynamics, with internal cable routing, integrated seat clamp and the ability to blend optimised tube profiles. Furthermore, it provides the freedom to create shapes with a high strength to weight ratio coping with more multi directional loads as well as allowing you to put material exactly where you want it to deal with specific stresses as opposed to taking material away in a more traditional format like CNC milling where you cannot always access the small areas like a 3D printer can.
The head tube and seatpost is paired with a carbon fork, Ribble RS-2 Prototype stem & Ribble UB-2 Prototype carbon aero handlebar, Shimano Dura Ace Di2 2 x 12 groupset, Hope RX4+ calipers and Hope road rotor brakes, Hope RD40 Carbon wheels with Pro5 hubs, Pirelli Cinturato Gravel H Classic in 35mm tyres, LEVEL 3 carbon seatpost, Selle Italia SLR Boost 3D Kit Carbonio Superflow 3D-printed saddle. The frame is ‘brush finished’ titanium with an ‘Ice Marble’ fork & cockpit and completed with Ice Blue etched logo and embossed head badge.
Ribble Gravel SL Hero Stone Collection Worlds Edition:
The Stone Collection Edition was one of four created for Ribble riders to compete at this years Gravel World Championships in Veneto. The Gravel SL of Ribble’s very own Metheven Bond is straight back from Italy (including race number & Veneto terroir) and features in the Panaracer Gravel Gallery.