Ribble CGR AL Blue
THE RIBBLE CGR AL -
EXCELS FOR VERSATILITY & PERFORMANCE
Light and robust the CGR Alloy is a stunning bike that will take you anywhere with timeless performance and style. Strong, versatile and durable, the geometry of the hand built, British-designed CGR Alloy has been carefully formulated so that it conquers all riding surfaces with ease.HOW TO BUY
- Versatile and durable Aluminium Expertly hand built seamless, 6061 T6 Heat Treated aluminium frame in 2 stunning paint schemes, Blue/Sky/White or Orange/Sky/White.
- Mudguard and rack mounts Good tyre clearance and discreet mounts for full mudguards to keep you dry. Capable of carrying up to 20kg on a traditional pannier rack.
- Hydraulic disc brakes Sealed hydraulic brakes with flat mount calipers provide consistent braking whatever the conditions or surface.
- Wide tyre clearances Generous clearances for tyres up to 45mm width (40mm with full mudguards) allow a wide variety of tyres to be used making this bike suitable for all surfaces.
Versatility is at the core of the CGR range and this aluminium model certainly ticks all of the boxes. Less aggressive than a racer, the endurance (relaxed riding position) geometry of the CGR Alloy makes this bike comfortable, composed, responsive and ready for any ride.
Three expertly selected builds, with every detail carefully thought through, highlight the variety of riding that the CGR Alloy can treat you to. We promise that this bike is going to be a lot of fun.
Get that special best bike feeling on the daily commute with this timeless, dependable companion. Tough, versatile and durable, the high-performance CGR Alloy will see you through. From your daily miles to your weekend adventures in comfort and in style whatever the terrain.
Ready to roam? Beneath the sleek lines of this high-performance aluminium bike is a tyre clearance wide enough for any adventure, a geometry and specification designed for comfort, handling and control, giving the CGR Alloy the ability to go wherever you want it to. Discreet mounts for full mudguards and a rear rack have you covered whether your adventure takes you on an all-day gravel road epic, from coast to coast or on the trip of a lifetime. Wherever you're going, the versatile and highly capable CGR Alloy promises you a hell of a lot of fun and turned heads along the way.
That unique emotion as you glide at one with the machine, that special feeling of satisfaction as you climb with the rewarding descent to follow, through the lanes, towns and cities, endurance event, century ride or just you and the terrain ahead, it's the feeling you get on the hand crafted, designed with passion CGR Alloy. Traditional class and compatible with all contemporary technology including electronic shifting, internal cable routing and hydraulic disc brakes. The stunning smooth lines of the frame are accentuated by the jaw dropping Blue/Sky/White or Orange/Sky/White colour schemes which just add to the charm of this quick, versatile and capable bike. The CGR Alloy is your one bike that does it all.
- Full carbon Thru axle disc fork with tapered steerer Advanced carbon monocoque fork for flat mount disc brakes with a 12mm Thru axle for lightness and stability.
- Frame weight Frame: 1.72kg. Fork: 480g +/-5g.
- 12mm Thru axles Thru axles front and rear provide a more secure braking experience with the extra power of hydraulic disc brakes.
- Internal cable routing Internally routed front and rear gear cables for fast and easy shifting.
- 650b Wheel compatibility As well as 700c road wheels the CGR Alloy also offers further versatility with it’s inbuilt ability to take 650b wheels also for ultimate off road capability.
With discreet mounts for full mudguards and a rear rack the CGR Alloy is ready for duty around town with your commuter case or up country with loaded panniers, but that's not where the versatility of this bike stops.
Contained beneath the sleek lines of the aluminium frame and carbon fork are wide tyre clearances (for up to 45mm width tyres) that allow your CGR Alloy to do whatever you want it to. From exploring forest trails and gravel right through to being your weekend best, road trip or big sportive bike.
Reliable hydraulic disc brakes do the stopping and mean that the CGR Alloy can be set up for multiple uses with a simple swap of tyres or wheelset.
"The flat mount hydraulic disc brakes are perfect for this all-surface bike and are made all the more impressive when combined with the 12mm thru-axle wheels," says Burrow.
Our aluminium CGR is hand built in the traditional way by frame building craftsmen, but it has also been designed to be compatible with all the recent advances including electronic shifting, internal cable routing and hydraulic braking. The bikes are hand assembled to your chosen specification in our UK workshop.
The seamless, 6061 T6 Heat Treated aluminium tube set selected is a naturally stiff frame material which provides instant acceleration and performance no matter the terrain. The ovalized top tube of the CGR Alloy adds to the frame's horizontal stiffness for performance and the vertical compliance for outstanding comfort.
The slacker tube angles of the CGR Alloy not only provide greater comfort over a race bike, but also keep the rider more centred and better balanced for endurance riding. The tube lengths and angles of the CGR Alloy have been carefully chosen to offer the optimal balance for quick handling given the wide tyre and wheel options.
Finishing touches like the simply stunning paint schemes just add to the charm of this quick and capable bike with timeless and traditional lines.
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
We also offer unmatched customisation of your Ribble with our BikeBuilder. The BikeBuilder is where you can make more of your own decisions - choose your ideal groupset and wheels, personalise it with your own preferred finishing kit - the choices are all yours.
Ribble CGR AL Blue Customer Reviews
My only gripe with the bike itself is that the top tube has a triangular cross-section near the junction with the seat tube, making the bike very uncomfortable to shoulder-carry. Also, make note that the Schwalbe One-G Allround with the classic skin-colored sidewall IS NOT TUBELESS compatible (https://www.schwalbe.com/en/offroad-reader/schwalbe-g-one-allround.html). I bought it as an upgrade together with the Mavic Allroad rims with the intention of riding tubeless, but nope. It would be good to add a warning in the build site, and/or offer the regular, black tubeless version as an option as well.
Shipping took a bit longer than expected, and tracking it on the site was of no use (order is still in "processing" to this day). I also got the bike bundle, which at the time included a small cafe lock. After receiving the package without it and inquiring, was told that their discontinued the cafe lock and was refunded 5 pounds. Also, the cleaning supply bottles were packaged with everything else, and leaked during shipping, getting all over the other components. Luckily it didn't get into the disk breaks or the bar tape.
Overall, the bike itself is great and one of the best values around (believe me I had a spreadsheet with 20+ models - I have a problem), but the building site could include better information about the components, and the shipping and packing could get a bit more love.
And if you do get this bike, do yourself a favor and pay the small extra fee for the color-detailed seat and two-tone bar tape. It looks awesome!