How to add a Ribble CustomColour

Ribble CustomColour allows you to get creative within BikeBuilder, change the colours, add gradients, or mix fades for a design that suits you. In so doing, creating a bike unique to you. Your Bike, Your Way!

Ribble CustomColour is a configurator that lets you decide how you want your new Ribble bike to look. To get creative and add your personal stamp that is indelibly yours. Below is a step by step guide to CustomColour, how to add your own unique design and what the various options are;

How to add Ribble CustomColour

To add a CustomColour, it is necessary to access the BikeBuilder customisation tool.

  1. Once you have selected the bike that you would like to add CustomColour to, select CHOOSE SIZE to load BikeBuilder.
  2. Choose your frame size, each size has a height range to help you select the right one for you.
  3. When you have chosen your size, click the ‘Customise Bike’ button that appears at the bottom of the screen.
  4. Select ‘style’.
  5. Select CustomColour to enter the configurator tool.

The Ribble CustomColour Configurator

This handy tool offers almost unlimited customisation to help you design your dream Ribble bike. Each time you select an option the image will change to reflect your current selections. Plus, you can also download an image of your completed masterpiece to show off to friends and family too!

This image shows how the configurator appears. Each time you make a selection on the left, the image changes to reflect your choices.

Step 1. Paint Finish

Choose from one of four paint finishes, Glitter, Matt, Metallic or Gloss.

Gloss / Metallic

The cost of a Gloss or Metallic finish is £299. Gloss paint adds a lovely sheen that reflects light. Metallic paint is essentially a normal solid paint with powdered metal added to better reflect the light for a more vivid shine and more colour depth.

Matt finish

Give your new bike a lovely matt finish that costs an additional £50 on top of the standard £299 CustomColour cost, for a total upgrade price of £349.


The final option is the glitter colourway and costs an additional £220 on top of the CustomColour upgrade price of £299 (£519 total). This finish looks sensational and positively sparkles in direct sunlight.

Step 2. Frame Colour

Select the main colour of the frame and forks. You can opt for a single solid colour throughout or a 2 colour fade (gradient, more on gradient below).

A Gloss Anthracite finish with Shock Pink decals and accents.

Step 3. Decal Colour

Choose the colour of your downtube decals, there are 16 in total to choose from!

Choose your decal colour, there are 16 options to choose from.

Step 4. Gradient

Feeling adventurous? Why not opt for a Gradient finish which offers you the option to select 2 colours and have them gradually fade into each other for a stunning two-tone finish.

This bike features a Light Blue into Dark Blue 45° fade, White decals and a mix of White and Dark Blue accents.

Step 5. Gradient Angle

The standard gradient option has 1 solid colour at the top which gradually fades vertically into a second colour. There are also 45°, 90° and 135° options available which change the angle of where on the frame the fade occurs.

A sensational Orange into Burnt Orange fade with a 45° gradient and white decals.

Step 6. Accents

The accents are the transfers mounted on the seat tube and forks. There will normally be 3 or 4 accents, dependant upon the frame. The colour of each accent can be independently selected so they can even all be different colours! Or, if you prefer you can choose to have no accents at all (see image below).

A Green frame with 135° Gradient into Yellow and no accent colour selected.

Step 7. Colour match cockpit

The final option for that final touch of bling is to add some colour to the cockpit (handlebar/stem). If the bike is fitted with the LEVEL 5 integrated handlebars system then the entire handlebars and stem will be painted. They will be painted to match whichever colour you have specified for the frames headtube area. If you would like to specify a different colour please get in touch and we will work with you to ensure you get your preferred colour choice.

It is worth noting that if the bike is fitted with a traditional handlebar and stem, only the stem is painted.

A LEVEL 5 handlebar system painted in Blue to match the front end of the bike.

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  1. How long would it take to get road bike like the pink and white one but with glitter finish it’s for my partner who is 5ft 4

  2. Hi,
    Thanks for getting in touch, Unfortunately not sorry. All of our framesets are painted at the factory so we do not keep stock of raw frames here in the UK for sale to customers.
    Team Ribble

  3. Is it possible to have custom paint on a Endurance AL Disc, as the option doesn’t appear in the build my bike section

  4. Hello,

    I was playing with your custom paint… Its really nice.
    But how can i know what is the real color, for example Light blue…
    Do you have a table that associate the color to its Pantone number?


  5. Where do I find the saved paint jobs once you have completed and happy with the finish, but not going through with the order. I had ordered the teal blue witch isn’t coming in stock anymore so have been sent a email by Ribble saying I can have a custom job for less.

  6. I am on the same page as Gil, Sep 15th.
    Also, would you have a retailer or a representative person in Ireland?
    Is it possible to see a catalogue? (real colour on the material frame selected)

  7. So you offer this for existing Ribble carbon fibre frames ? I have one of your GranFondo’s that I would like to be re-sprayed ?

  8. In your recent email ‘A guide to build your perfect bike’ there’s a photo at the top of the page of a Ribble Endurance (against a very dark background) in a stunning colour scheme – light blue with grey and white accents. I can’t make out the decal colour.
    Can you tell me what the actual colours are, please?

  9. Many thanks for coming back so speedily, Alan. I’m actively considering placing an order for a CGR SL gravel bike so if you can tell me what the accent and decal colours hopefully it would be an option for me to replicate the colours on the CGR SL via your CustomColour. I think I can work out the white and light grey accents but the decal colour isn’t obvious… seems very close to the frame colour?
    Best wishes.

  10. hello

    what Is the Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling Teams bike colour scheme? Is it matt blue?

  11. Hi Linda,
    Thanks for getting in touch, the rear triangle is almost completely finished in matt paint. The main triangle is a metallic blue, hope this helps.
    Best Regards
    Team Ribble

  12. Hi John,
    Thanks for your reply, factory finishes are not created through BikeBuilder so it may not always be possible to recreate one to match. The nearest match I can find would be a combination of teal blue and light blue, if you wanted a teal frame I would look at light Blue decals. Best Regards, [email protected]

  13. Hi,
    I have the R872D… unfortunately a fall some time back scratched and damaged the RIBBLE logo which i know is paint applied rather than stickered. I’ve now had the damaged area repainted but have no RIBBLE logo on the Down Tube… is there a template at all that would help to re-apply.

    Many thanks

  14. Hi James,
    Thanks for getting in touch, the frames are delivered to us pre-painted so there is not a template that we could supply you we’re sorry to say. Did they not mask off the outline of the transfers during the respray processe? Best Regards Team Ribble

  15. Hi James,
    Thanks for getting in touch, the frames are delivered to us pre-painted so there is not a template that we could supply you we’re sorry to say. Did they not mask off the outline of the transfers during the respray process? Best Regards Team Ribble

  16. Hi – I am almost on the verge of buying an Endurance SLe, but only colour is anthracite. Why do you charge the custom addition of £299 for another colour? I just want a plain simple red gloss!

  17. Hi Alan,
    Thanks for getting in touch, the bike is only available in one standard colour option, which is anthracite, and these arrive from the factory pre-painted. Our CustomColour tool allows you to be as creative as you like and mix colours or opt for a single colour, the choice is entirely yours. However because it is not a default colour, we do have to send the frame away to a third party for them to spray the frame to a customers custom design and return it to us. The extra charge covers the paint, labour and transportation costs for this service.
    Best Regards
    Team Ribble

  18. Hi,
    You have an endurance SLR in your Clitheroe show room painted in the most amazing Sapphire blue with gold RIBBLE emblem on the frame. Is it possible to have this colour as a special order – I already have a build code which I have not actioned yet (9BAA4).

  19. Hi Daniel,
    Apologies for the delayed response,
    Did you chat to anyone in Clitheroe about this paint finish at all? I only ask because this was in fact a special limited-edition colourway that we produced for a cycle show and featured 24carat Gold Leaf detailing. When that bike was available for sale I believe we were offering that exact colour scheme for an extra £999 due to its exclusivity. I’ll drop you an email with more information.
    Best Regards
    [email protected]

  20. Appreciate custom colour paint jobs are “outsourced” – however is it possible to get “touch up” pens or pots for custom colours ? I love my Endurance SL in my orange and dark blue custom paint job but have picked up a small but annoying scratch on an orange part of the frame. Any suggestions?

  21. Hi Malcolm,
    Thanks for getting in touch,
    The best advice we could offer would be to send us a picture of your bike via one of our social channels Facebook Private message, Twitter DM or Whatsapp and we will work on getting what you require.
    Best Regards
    Team Ribble

  22. Hi – I see you have created some new custom colours (17 August) – the range looks interesting but on the browser (any version) the colours don’t look very appealing – eg there is only a muddy red and the candy red option seems only available now for the decals. I am sure the colours are more attractive in real life, or maybe some of the old colours are still available? Is there any way you could produce a video or some other materials that properly showcase the colours on offer – I probably don’t need to finalise my spec for a few weeks yet…

    Many thanks!

  23. Hi Ian, thanks for getting in touch. Improving the custom colour proposition is something we are heavily invested in and we have people working to offer a better representation of what each custom colour will look like in the flesh. I’ll pass your message on to the people who are dealing with this project and will let you know when they have responded.
    Best Regards
    Team Ribble

  24. Where could I see real sample photographs of actual bikes in each of the colours of the custom colour option? I find it impossible to decide how a certain color really looks “in the flesh” just from the very crude color impression of the tool. Any color there has the potential to look fantastic or prove to be an utterly wrong decision. Would need that for the new Ultra SR R.

  25. Hi Torsten,
    Thanks for getting in touch, we are currently working on a website functionality upgrade that will allow BikeBuilder to display the ‘in the flesh’ colour when you make a selection. In the meantime, if you have any specific colours in mind please let us know and we will assist you with providing the information that you require.
    Best Regards
    [email protected]

  26. Hi there, I am about to purchase a Ribble and have been to your showroom to do the Bike Builder but just need to choose a colour now. I am really keen on the colour scheme of the pink / purple bike in the picture at the top of this page – can you let me know the exact colour / finish for this please?

  27. Hi Jenny,
    Thanks for getting in touch, We have recently made a change to the CustomColour configurator to simplify the options. This has unfortunately meant that it is no longer possible to configure this exact colour scheme, which is basically a Purple into Pink fade with a 90° gradient. However, all is not lost. If you have your heart set on this, we can recreate it for you. When you are ready to place your order simply select the purple berry into pink blossom metallic CustomColour with a 90° gradient and once you have your order number get in touch and we’ll amend the order for you. An image of the colour scheme that you desire is attached to the order and sent through to the paint shop, et voila your beautiful new colour scheme. I hope this helps.
    Best Regards
    [email protected]

  28. Hi Alan, thanks for your reply – that is really helpful. It is particularly the exact shade of pink in the above picture that I am keen to get – can you just confirm this is pink blossom metallic rather than hot candy? I was also thinking of getting the glitter finish – does this change the colour much? Thanks, Jenny

  29. Hi Jenny,
    It doesn’t really matter which shade of Pink you choose to be completely honest. The colour scheme you desire is not an available option on the CustomColour configurator. Once you place your order, simply let us know that you want it to match the image exactly and the workshop team will attach a picture of that exact bike to your order for the workshop to reference. From memory, I think it was a shocking pink and purple colour scheme. Adding glitter paint will not affect the colouring.
    Best Regards
    Team Ribble

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