Off Road Bikes
Off Road Bikes Ride without limits From canal towpaths, bridleways, forest trails to fire roads there’s virtually no terrain that’s out of reach on these adventure hungry machines. Explore a life without limits with our range of test-winning off-road bicycles.s.
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Ribble CGR SL Bike Builder
Carbon Cross Gravel Road Bike - Superlight carbon all season, all terrain versatility // BEST IN TEST - Bikes Etc.
The all new Ribble CGR SL is the ultimate in lightweight, high performance, rugged, versatility. The CGR SL range can take you anywhere from the highest mountain passes, distant trails or your most imaginative daily commute.
Ribble CGR 725 Bike Builder
Steel Cross Gravel Road Bike - Classic steel with all season, all terrain versatility
TRADITIONAL CLASS, VERSATILITY & PERFORMANCE The CGR 725 is a striking blend of multi-terrain versatility, with the traditional style and compliance of a Reynolds steel frame. Resulting in a steel bike that is highly capable across a multitude of terrains and surfaces, a true one bike to do it all.
Ribble CGR Ti Bike Builder
Titanium Cross Gravel Road Bike - The relaxed and stable CGR Ti is ready to ride on a wide range of terrains.
Versatility is at the core of the CGR range and this titanium model certainly ticks all the boxes. The relaxed and stable CGR Ti is ready to ride on a wide range of terrains.
Ribble HT Ti Bike Builder
The Ribble HT Ti is the all-new Titanium Hardtail MTB. A stunning combination of elegant design and blistering performance, the HT Ti is agile, light and steadfast, rockets up climbs and is ridiculously fun on descents.
Ribble Adventure Ti Bike Builder
Titanium Adventure Bike
Light and robust the Adventure Ti is a simply jaw-dropping bike, stunning good looks combined with multiple luggage mounts means you have a bike that can take you anywhere in style and comfort. This is THE ultimate all-terrain bikepacking bike.
Ribble CX SL Bike Builder
Carbon Cyclocross Bike
Pure cyclocross racing machine designed with the highest level of competition in mind
Ribble HT 725 Bike Builder
Reynold 725 Steel Hardtail Mountain Bike
The HT 725 is a high-end Hardcore Hardtail manufactured from Reynolds 725 tubing and designed for the toughest UK trails.
Ribble CGR AL Bike Builder
Alloy Cross Gravel Road Bike - Lightweight aluminium with all season, all terrain versatility
The perfect go-anywhere gravel bike that can be used for the most imaginative of commutes, a spot of light touring or the most epic of off-road adventures.
Ribble CX AL Bike Builder
Lightweight aluminium cross bike - Alloy Cyclocross Bike
The CX AL is a highly versatile all-road bike, it's ideal for those entering the world of cyclocross for the first time but can also be finely tuned to function as a gravel or road bike. With confident handling, lightning-fast acceleration and outstanding traction this is a thoroughbred racing machine.
Riding off-road is extremely popular thanks to the ability of being able to ride your bike away from the roads and the traffic that inevitably festoons the roads. They offer everyone a safe environment to get out and explore the world. The benefits of off-road cycling are numerous, the opportunity to just immerse yourself in the world around you and forget about any everyday concerns. The ability to take in the scenery around us, the wildlife you could never experience from inside a car and the fresh air that we take for granted. There is also a huge choice of types of riding available to choose from to suit any type of rider. From the simplest bridleways and tow paths for a family ride out to the more adventurous adrenaline junkies who love nothing more than to hurtle along singletrack or hurtle down mountainsides. There’s a whole world out there waiting to be explored, so why wait?
There are 3 main groups for off-road bikes; CX / Gravel bikes – These can be hard to differentiate when viewed alongside a standard road bike. Where they differ is in their versatility, a CX or gravel bike will have an increased tyre clearance. This allows much larger tyres to be fitted for better off-road performance. However, if fitted with tarmac specific tyres they are also extremely capable road bikes too. Mountain bikes – There is a huge selection of mountain bikes available which have various features to better enable them to offer improved performance over your chosen terrain of choice. The main features consist of suspension to allow them to cope with tougher terrain and a choice of wheel sizes. Adventure bikes – Adventure bikes are also known as bike trekkers or bike packers and this effectively describes their intended purpose. They have a mammoth tyre clearance and huge luggage carrying capacity. These features result in a go anywhere epic bike tourer.
Due to the fact that there are so many variations to an off-road bike the cost of these bike can vary greatly. The material that the frame is constructed of plays a large part t the overall cost of the bike. Low cost frames tend to be manufactured from aluminium which is the cheapest material to produce. At the other end of the cost scale are Titanium or high-grade Carbon which are more expensive to produce. The general rule of thumb is the more you pay the higher grade the componentry will be. Higher grade components are constructed from better materials which offer better performance, are lighter and more durable. If you had a £1000 to spend this would obtain a decent entry level bike with an aluminium or steel frame and with durable componentry. Top end off-road bikes can cost as much as anything up to and beyond the £10,000 mark.
Tyre clearance – the bike must have clearance for wide tyres that offer better traction and mud shedding abilities when ridden over loose surfaces. Gravel bikes will normally offer somewhere in the region of 47mm with 700c road wheels or 2” with MTB wheels fitted. Mountain and Adventure bikes will often have mammoth clearance for tyres up to 3” in width. Disc brakes – Disc brakes are essential for off-road riding. Whether speeding along singletrack or simply soaking up the enjoyment of being out and about on your bike the additional confidence of the stopping power of disc brakes is always welcome. Their powerful modulation makes them the most powerful braking system available. Suspension – Gravel bikes do not really utilise suspension as this would affect their all-round versatility. Suspension is however much more common on mountain bikes which tend to travel over more extreme terrains. Dependent upon the terrain the bike will have only front suspension (hardtail) or front and rear suspension (full susser).