Steel Road Bikes
Steel road bikes. Ride in style on our range of steel frame bikes
Here at Ribble Cycles, our love affair with steel frames has been going on for decades. But that's not to say we haven't moved on – far from it. Today, our steel road bikes are built for the modern era, meaning you can expect plenty of comfort and durability as well style.
Given the ride quality that’s associated with them, steel frames are perfect for riders looking to commute through the week before heading over mixed terrain at the weekend. They are durable too, which makes them ideal for those who do battle with rough terrain on a regular basis. Steel is real, so why not find out what all the fuss is about.
See our Steel Frame Bikes Below
We have 4 Bikes For You
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Ribble Endurance 725 Disc Bike Builder
Steel Disc Road Bike - Classic steel road bike re-imagined for today's rider
The new Ribble Endurance 725 Disc is a road platform handcrafted from Reynolds 725 Steel designed for Endurance and general road riding.
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 Endurance 725 Bike Builder
A MODERN CLASSIC The Endurance 725 strikes the perfect balance between comfort and performance. With the traditional style and compliance of a Reynolds steel frame in combination with cutting-edge design features, this is a 21st-century steel road bike for those long days in the saddle.
You may or may not be familiar with the expression ‘steel is real’ in the world of cycling. It is uttered with affection and not a little reverence for the material that many started their cycling journey upon and one that is still coveted today. Until the latter part of the 20th century Steel was the dominant force in cycling with the last Toru De France victory on a steel bike being attributed to Miguel Indurain back in 1995. So, what is it about steel that earns it so much adoration? The principle reason is the ride quality, steel has a natural suppleness which translates into today’s buzzword, ‘compliance’. The natural spring of a steel frame transfers to the way it behaves when ridden. The feel of a steel bike is unlike you have ever ridden with some equating it to being like riding and armchair. This is no detriment to the way it rides but instead alludes to the comfort that it offers. The natural compliance results in less vibration felt through the frame and results in reduced rider fatigue. Another endearing quality of steel bikes is their rugged durability and long life. There are steel bikes still being ridden today that were built in the mid-20th century. The main reason for this is that a steel bike will soak up damage that would write off an Aluminium or Carbon bike. If a steel bike is damaged it can often be repaired at a reasonable cost, though the same cannot be said for lighter and more expensive materials.