Ribble’s award-winning Bikes of the Year

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 the best in the class. Both by our peers in the cycling press and those in 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. Here then is the latest 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 alloy 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, the industry standard of disc brakes gives you complete 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.

CGR AL e

The CGR AL e claimed top spot in ebiketips road & gravel category as well as making the final selection in roadcc/offroad.cc’s Bike of the Year in the Gravel & Adventure category. Where the pavement ends and the off-road adventure begins is where the CGR AL e really begins to come into its own. 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 extra 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 X35+ system delivers 3 levels of power assistance smoothly to each pedal stroke. So you can choose the one that you need to suit the terrain or how you feel.

A Step Through version of this bike is also now available. This provides the added confidence of being able to hop on and off, thanks to its low top tube design.

CGR 725

The CGR 725 was recently awarded road.cc’s title of Bike of the Year in the Gravel & Adventure category. 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 compliance of this material acts as natures shock absorber. 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.

Endurance Ti

A finalist in road.cc’s 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. A frame constructed from high grade, triple-butted 3al/2.5v titanium frame provides the unmatched strength, performance and durability that sets it 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.

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.

There is also now a Step Through variant of the Hybrid AL e available.

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.

R872

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 premium carbon frameset. Including internal cable routing for cleaner aesthetics and an oversize, tapered carbon fork 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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2 Comments
  1. Here’s a heresy ! The bike I’m after is built by a certain German manufacturer. However I’m severely disgruntled as I’ve been waiting impatiently since last May for availability and even allowing for global pandemics that’s not so Grand ( cryptic clue re manufacturer there ). When they won’t even give an estimated date for availability I reckon that’s tantamount to saying”forget it”. I’m after their Endurance disc model carbon frame but being old ( school?)insist on a Campag group set. Obviously Ribble sing the praises of their Endurance bikes but is there any way to specify Campag and what are delivery times like ?

  2. Hi Arthur,
    Thanks for commenting on the blog, sadly we don’t offer Campagnolo on our current range of bikes, only SRAM and Shimano.
    Best Regards
    Team Ribble

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