Years in development, Shimano have finally brought out there 1x specific gravel groupset. With varying levels of components, we have selected 2 potential groupsets. RX600 is the default choice (similar to 105) and also RX810 (like Ultegra). Both offer 1x11 gearing with a wide range rear cassette, ideal for gravel riding and commuting, with excellent ergonomics, strong braking power and an exciting new look. Fitted to the versatile CGR SL frameset, with generous tyre clearance, rack and mudguard mounts and an excellent riding position, it could be the one bike to do it all
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I bought this in February with several 3-4 days adventures in mind, and then the wet weather came and went and then along came the lockdown, so I've not been able to use it with bags as in the picture, although I've still managed several local gravel rides of around 25 miles and really enjoyed them.
I can't fault the bike other than the GRX brake/gear levers are ugly. I live in an exceptionally hilly area, but there's no shame in pushing (I'm no spring chicken), and it handles great on descents both gravel and tarmac.
I've dabbled with mountain bikes over the years, and if I'm being honest I've never really enjoyed them (especially the upright position) as my background is road and racing. The CGR is much more fun than a heavy mountain bike, and far less dangerous.
When I'm ready for a new road bike I'll be heading to Ribble.
I have a ribble cgr sl. Took it off road on the ridgeway for first ride and was much better and more comfortable than I expect. It’s a great all rounder