How to add a Ribble CustomColour

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Ribble CustomColour lets you create your one-of-a-kind dream bike. Within BikeBuilder you have the option to choose from a palette of 35 colours, add gradients, and mix fades to bring your vision to life. With thousands of colour options to choose from, you can enjoy the ultimate bike customisation experience. In this guide, we show you how to add a Ribble CustomColour within BikeBuilder. Your Bike. Your Way!

The CustomColour configurator gives you complete control of how your new bike will look. So why not get creative and add your personal touch to design a dream bike 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. The basic cost for a CustomColour starts at £299 (£500 on the Ultra SL/SLR) with various options being available for an extra cost.

How to add Ribble CustomColour

The CustomColour tool is part of our BikeBuilder customisation menu so you need to access BikeBuilder to begin the process of designing your masterpiece.

  1. Firstly, you need to choose the bike that you want to pply the CustomColour to. Then click on CHOOSE SIZE to load the BikeBuilder.
  2. Select your frame size (each size has a height guide to help you select the right one for you).
  3. When you have selected your correct size, click the ‘Customise Bike’ button that appears at the bottom of the screen.
  4. Click on ‘style’.
  5. Select CustomColour to enter the configurator.

The Ribble CustomColour Configurator

This advanced tool provides you with almost unlimited customised paint options to enable you to design your dream Ribble bike. There are literally thousands of colour combinations, so go ahead, let your imagination run wild. Each time you make a selection, the image will change to reflect your current selections. As an added bonus you can download an image of your creative masterpiece to display your artistic talents to friends and family too!

This image provides a small snippet of how much customisation is possible and how the right-hand image changes to reflect your selections.

The steps to design your dream bike

Step 1. Paint Finish

There are three paint options available, Gloss, Matt, or Glitter. Gloss is the default finish, whereas there is a small upgrade cost of £50 for a Matt finish and the glitter adds an extra £220.


The default option is Gloss paint which adds a highly reflective sheen for a slick, contemporary look.

Matt finish

Matt paint gives the bike a softer look and accentuates every curve and shape of the tubing.


The third option is the glitter colourway, little flakes within the paint catch the light, this paintwork looks sensational and positively sparkles when in direct sunlight.

Step 2. Frame Colour

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

A Gloss Blue finish with Anthracite and white decals/accents.

Step 3. Decal Colour

Choose the colour of your downtube decals, depending upon the type of bike there can be anything between 15 and 30 options to choose from!

Choose your downtube decal colour.

Step 4. Gradient

Feeling extra creative? Why not add a second colour to the frame to create a stunning two-tone paint finish like the one pictured below.

Created for the Rouleur cycle show, this stunning Ultra SL R features a Purple into Pink gradient.

Step 5. Gradient Angle

The standard 0° gradient option has one solid colour at the top which gradually fades vertically into whichever secondary colour you have selected. There are also 90° and 135° options available which change the angle of where on the frame this fade occurs.

A sensational Orange into Burnt Orange fade with white decals.

Step 6. Accents

Some (but not all) of our bike models have little designs on the fork (accents). Each accent can be coloured independently, so you can even mix and match them should you so wish! Or, if you prefer you can choose to have no accents at all.

This stunning example of the Endurance SL e stealth e-road bike features a Blue into Anthracite fade with Rose Gold decals.

Step 7. Colour match cockpit

The final option for an added touch of bling is to have the cockpit (handlebar/stem) painted to match your frame. If the bike is fitted with the LEVEL 5 integrated handlebar system then the entire assembly will be painted. They will always 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 colour the bars as you would like.

Warning: It should be noted that if the bike is fitted with a traditional handlebar and stem, only the stem is painted.

The Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling Teams LEVEL 5 handlebars are a perfect example of a colour match cockpit.

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Quincy says:


I have been looking at getting the CGR SL – sport, but with a custom colour. My question is, would the CGL be available in the satin copper?

Friday, April 8, 2022

Alan Gray says:

Thanks for getting in touch, our bike range is essentially available with 2 colour options. The default ‘factory’ finish and CustomColour. The latter is something we take care of in-house, whereas the factory finish is produced at the factory. Because of this, the default colour option for each bike model is only available on that particular model. Therefore the only option would be a CustomColour where we offer the copper fusion which is somewhat similar to the satin copper. You can get a better idea of the finish from this blog. I hope this helps, and if you have any further queries or require assistance it may be worth speaking to the customer care team directly. The live chat and Live In-Store Expert service, in particular, are useful for such queries.
Best Regards
[email protected]

Friday, April 8, 2022

Mick C says:

Hi Alan,
I’d be looking to have the bars at a similar height that they would be for a frame with stack height of 561mm so I guess that would mean 40mm of spacers.
That’s for a size “S” Endurance SL-e frame which has a stack height of 521mm.
Would that be acceptable?

Also will the size “S” accommodate a saddle height of 72cm measured from BB centre to top of saddle?


Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Alan Gray says:

Hi Mick,
I’ve emailed you separately as it’s easier to converse via email rather than through the blog comments.
Best Regards
[email protected]

Monday, March 28, 2022

Mick C says:

Hi Alan, I asked you a question on 18th December 2021 and have not received a reply.
Does it take that long to get a response from your Workshop Team or has my question got lost?
Still interested in the bike but only if I can have the steerer left long.

Friday, March 18, 2022

Alan Gray says:

Please accept my deepest apologies for the lack of response to your previous inquiry. Did you have a stack figure in mind as we are slightly worried by exactly how high you would like the bars to be? We only fit 30mm of spacers below the handlebars stem and if what you require is way beyond this it may be something that we cannot accommodate for safety reasons.
Best Regards
Team Ribble

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Daniel says:

hello, can you know the original names of your site of the colors of the photo “Step 4”. Thank you

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Alan Gray says:

Hi Daniel,
Thanks for getting in touch, I’m sorry to say that this particular colour scheme is no longer available. We recently updated the colour palette and the nearest match would be a Teal into Maillot Jaune gradient. Check out my latest blog which offers you a much better insight into the actual colour shades offered in the new palette.
Best Regards
[email protected]

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Vero says:

Hi, on the cusom colour – are there any examples for the Brand in ‘Silver Lining or Hologaphic? Is there any video or picture that would show these?

Thursday, February 24, 2022

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