The image is for illustration purposes only and the bike is only currently available to order with Shimano GRX groupsets only. It also features upgrades that are available in BikeBuilder.
The upgrades are:
Perfect for gravel riding the CGR AL has plenty of mud and tyre clearance to be used with 650B or 700c wheels. With 3 bottle cage mounts, pannier rack and mudguard lugs and a geometry suited to off-road riding the CGR AL can be used on a wide range of surfaces and is at home on smooth road as it is on a forest bridleway.
A choice of 1x gearing systems from Shimano. Single chainrings with a wide range cassette have become the go-to choice for gravel riding due to the extra mud clearance and increased simplicity that is offered from not using a front derailleur.
650B on this build wheels offer bigger air volume in the tyres which helps absorb the rough terrain that is usually found when gravel riding. For those looking for a 700c wheelset, the option is given in BikeBuilder to change to this wheel size.
Finishing kit is a personal choice on a gravel bike with options given the the flared bars as well as a more standard road set-up. Flared bars offer increased control when descending on the drops, giving more confidence to the rider as well as having more space if handlebar bags are being used.
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What an incredible and versatile bike!
I purchased my Ribble CGR AL online just based on a few good reviews.
I have to admit that in reality that bike looks event better than in pictures. The frame is quality made, looks like a premium bike!
Coming from a hybrid bike (suspension fork) and mostly backroad riding I specked it as gravel bike, with Aksium Allroad wheels with fat 45 mm WTB Riddler tyres and a flared handle bar. I'm 182cm height and took a 90mm stem, which was a right choice for me (standard 110mm stem would have been a bit too long for my liking).
On my first ride I took it on various terrain, mostly gravel, forest roads, including my beloved local MTB style single tracks. The bike handled amazingly well! I would say better than my previous suspension fork hybrid.
The handling is stable, but not sluggish and the bike accelerated very fast. Pure joy to ride!
I have to admit that I am planning to do a few adjustments in the future – put a slightly wider handlebar (a pity Ribble only provides 42 cm flared bar option…. Having a 46 or even 48 cm option to choose for even more control on steep single tracks and bikepacking would be useful for some users (like me).
Secondly, I feel gearing is a bit too high for my needs (GRX 1x11) , so, I might choose to tune the gearing (either changing the cassette or the front chainring).
Otherwise, the bike is just superb!
What can I say, I love this bike. Firstly it looks awesome, I love the 2 tone blue paint job. The ride is super comfy. I took this on a 45 mile ride covering all surfaces, road, gravel and off road. The Ribble performed fantastic on all surfaces I threw at it. I upgraded to a level carbon seatpost and stem, well worth the extra money if you can stretch to it. The ride quality was really smooth and it chugged along nicely. I found the flared drop bars very comfortable both up on the hoods and in the drops. Handing is very assured, the weather was foul, rain sleet and snow and the bike remained upright throughout. This is my new go to bike which will handle just about anything you throw at it. In all, what a great bike, thankyou ribble.