Our R&D team invest many hours into designing the perfect bikes, bikes that we want to ride ourselves. There is no greater affirmation to the success of our endeavours than for these machines to recognised as ‘best in class’ by the cycling press and the cycling community in general. Find out which of our models have scooped major honours during 2020/21. Bikes that can now rightfully sit within the category of Ribble’s award-winning bikes.
Below are the latest models of bikes that have claimed the top spot in bike tests or have made the final list of nominees. Read on for a list of Ribble’s award-winning bikes.
Endurance AL Disc
The Endurance AL Disc claimed the title of road.cc’s ‘Bike of the Year 2020/21’ in the Sportive & Endurance category. This road-focused machine is designed to provide an exhilarating all-day-in-the-saddle ride. The endurance geometry offers the perfect balance of handling, stability and comfort. In addition, it retains enough flexibility to be fine-tuned for those who prefer a more performance-optimised position.
A handbuilt frame of lightweight aluminium alloys provides the stiffness and agility that makes this bike so much fun to ride. It enables you to lay the power down while cornering and descending at pace. In addition, powerful disc brakes provide enhanced modulation and control for total braking confidence, whatever the terrain or conditions. The weekend racer, daily commuter or weekend hero can all experience that premium high-end road bike performance.
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CGR AL e
The CGR AL e claimed the top spot in ebiketips ‘road & gravel e-bike of the year’ category. In addition to making the final selection in roadcc/offroad.cc’s Bike of the Year in the Gravel & Adventure category. This ultra-versatile electric all-road machine delivers a smooth and confident ride across a variety of terrains. A powerful electric hub-drive motor provides a welcome boost of assistance to enhance your climbing prowess.
A lightweight alloy frame provides the stiffness and agility that enables you to lay the power down more efficiently and carve through corners. While upfront, carbon forks with a tapered steerer stiffen up the front end for precision steering control. The Ebikemotion X35+ system delivers 3 levels of power assistance smoothly to each pedal stroke. So you can select the one that you need to suit the terrain or how you feel.
The CGR 725 was recently awarded road.cc’s title of ‘Gravel & Adventure Bike of the Year’. Its inherent all-road versatility means that it is perfectly at home on the roads, yet really comes into its own when a ride hits the rough stuff. Handcrafted from Reynolds 725 steel tubing, the matural compliance of steel acts like a shock absorber and smooths out the lumps and bumps. Giving the CGR 725 that unmistakeable ride feel that you only experience from a premium steel frameset.
With its rugged durability, versatility and a multitude of wheel, component, and finishing kit options, the CGR 725 can be fine-tuned for optimal performance on-road, off it, or for a more rounded riding experience. This classy steel machine is highly capable across a multitude of terrains and surfaces. A true one bike to do it all.
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A finalist in road.cc’s Sportive & Endurance Bike of the Year, the road-focused Endurance Ti perfectly blends the high-end performance of a road racing bike with the ultimate ride feel of titanium. Constructed from high grade, triple-butted 3al/2.5v titanium frame provides the unmatched strength, performance and durability that sets titanium apart from any other frame material.
The endurance geometry offers the perfect balance of handling, stability and comfort. Thereby, helping to reduce rider fatigue and improve efficiency, allowing you to ride further and for longer. In conclusion, with its head-turning looks, cutting-edge design and natural compliance, the Endurance Ti is ideal for the distance rider seeking a lifelong companion to tackle the rigours of today’s roads.
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Hybrid AL e
The Hybrid AL e’s awards include TechRadar’s e-bike of the year 2020 and Cycling Weekly’s Editor’s Choice. This hybrid electric bike combines road bike efficiency with super-smooth electric assistance. One of the key features that sets our e-bikes apart from the most others is that they are almost indistinguishable from standard bikes. For instance, in terms of aesthetics and weight. In addition, with builds starting from just 13kgs, the Hybrid AL e can easily be ridden with the assistance off. Similarly, this makes them ideal for loading onto vehicles for day trips and other assorted adventures.
A confidence-inspiring upright ride position offers more comfort while providing commanding views of your surroundings and improved steering control. The option to fit wider tyres provides you with the ability to add a little adventure into your rides. Further versatility is also provided by the addition of mudguard and rack mounts, meaning that the Hybrid AL e is perfect for the daily commute, day trip or multi-day bike adventure.
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Endurance SL e
Awarded Cycling Weekly’s Editor’s Choice of 2020, the Endurance SL e is our stealth e-road bike. It benefits from the same construction techniques and frame design as our Endurance SL series. Like its siblings, the carbon fibres are layered over an EPS inner-core system for complete structural consistency of the carbon throughout. At the same time eliminating any excess material on the inside of a frame. In layman’s terms, this means we can build a stronger frame for less weight.
Thanks to the combination of the superlight carbon frameset and 3.5kg motor system, builds from just 11kgs are possible. The X35+ system is comprised of a 250W motor in the rear hub and a 250Wh Panasonic battery fully hidden within the downtube. Up to 250W of smooth assistance can be delivered to each pedal stroke with 3 power settings. Each level can easily be selected at the press of a button which is used to cycle through 3 power settings. A companion app is also available to enhance your e-bike experience. The app turns your smartphone into a high-tech GPS system with turn by turn navigation, range information and much more.
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The R872 picked up a Cycling Weekly’s Editors Choice Award in late 2020. Manufactured from carbon fibre, it’s lighter, stiffer, and more comfortable than comparable alloy bikes at a similar price point. Incorporated into the frame’s design is all of the modern features you can expect to find on a high-end carbon frameset. Including internal cable routing for cleaner aesthetics and a full carbon fork with tapered steerer for enhanced stiffness and razor-sharp steering.
A sportive geometry offers a slightly more relaxed riding position. A position that’s perfect for racking up the miles on those long days in the saddle. If you prefer your braking to be of the disc variety there’s no need to despair for we also offer the R872 in a Disc option too.
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