Ribble CGR AL Blue - Sram Apex 1x
THE RIBBLE CGR AL - SRAM APEX 1X
For maximum off road capability we have chosen Srams Apex 1x groupset and Mavics Aksium 650b wheels. The lack of front derailleur means that it eliminates any chance of front mech failure due to the mech being clogged up with mud. The 650b wheels are perfect for wider tyres ensuring great grip and traction when off road.
THE CGR ALLOY SRAM APEX 1x HYDRAULIC
With Srams rather unique ‘double tap ‘system where one small push of the lever blade shifts up the cassette and a longer press shifts down Sram states that’ this offers intuitive one handed shifting’.
The CGR alloy is designed to excel both on and off road thanks to its versatility and wide range of tyre clearance plus the additions of mudguards and rack mounts.
- SRAM Apex 1x Hydraulic
- Shifters/brake - SRAM Apex
- Chainset - FSA Omega
- Cassette - PG-1130 11/42
- Rotors - Centrelock 160mm
- Wheels - Mavic Aksium Disc 650b Clincher
- Tyres - WTB Horizon Road Plus 650x47c,Tan Wall
- Bars - Level 1
- Stem - Level 1
- Seatpost - Level 1
- Saddle - WTB Koda
Finance is subject to status. Terms and conditions apply.
The 6061 T6 heat treated frame weighs 1650g and the carbon fork 470g (+/-5g).
The frame has a year 3 warranty against manufacturing defects. All other parts have the manufacturer's standard warranty.
Without full mudguards the CGR Alloy can accommodate tyres up to 45mm width or 40mm if fitted with full mudguards (700c wheels). Wider tyres are particularly suitable if you want to ride over rougher roads or gravel and with 650b wheels there is room for 47mm wide tyres.
The CGR Alloy is designed to be extremely versatile so is ideal for fast commuting, bike touring or bikepacking, gravel riding and all forms of road riding. The sporty, endurance ( relaxed position ) geometry allows you to achieve a perfect position to get where you want to.
The CGR Alloy has two pairs of bottle cage drillings so is able to carry two bidons (or bottles).
The CGR AL is capable of carrying up to 20kg on a traditional pannier rack.
Yes, just like with 700c wheels the 47mm tyres will are also compatible with wide fitting mudguards.
No, pedals are a personal choice. We do however offer a wide range of pedals to be bought separately to suit all preferences.
Sizing & Geometry
|Rider Height||5'4 - 5'7
162 - 170cm
|5'7 - 5'9
170 - 175cm
|5'9 - 5'11
175 - 180cm
|5'11 - 6'1
180 - 185cm
|6'1 - 6'4
185 - 194cm
Ribble CGR AL Blue - Sram Apex 1x Customer Reviews
I headed off on my local MTB loop, this picks up the road from the house down to the old railway line which is now a nice gravel track into the local town. This changes to a cycle path following the river out to the estuary. All gravel. I noticed the difference in speed from the MTB straight away but also liked the comfort the larger volume tyres gives over a cross bike. It was relatively dry so the WTB Horizons performed well, even in the bit of mud it seemed stable.
I picked up the sea wall and followed this alng for a few miles and then cut off for the full on climb home for the next 5 miles. Average speed seemed good on the way back and the bike spun along nicely. The bike is a bit more twitchy on the road but on gravel it feels better.
I finished my ride in a quicker than normal time, downloaded to Strava and had 10 PB's and a top ten. Considering my current fitness I was very happy with that.
Since then I have done a commute and again im loving the ride. It is ticking that box that I can use it to commute or do an weekend road ride but if I see a fun bit of gravel, or interesting trail I can nip off and explore.