Ribble CGR SL
THE RIBBLE CGR SL -
VERSATILITY & PERFORMANCE
The all new Ribble CGR SL is the ultimate in lightweight, high performance, rugged, versatility. The CGR SL range can take you anywhere from the highest mountain passes, distant trails or your most imaginative daily commute.HOW TO BUY
- Wheel and tyre size compatibility 700, 29, 650 wheels and up to 47c tyre width
- Versatile Endurance geometry Comfort on or Off-road, Commute or all-day epic
- Mudguard (optional bridge required) and rack compatibility For all weather riding and luggage carrying
- Full Carbon fork with tapered steerer For lightweight, front end torsional stiffness and steering precision
Designed with meticulous attention to detail to handle the toughest roads, terrain and weather conditions, and built around a state of the art Carbon fibre frame. Compatible with multiple wheel and tyre options, and a wide array of customisation options to build into a superlight Sunday best road bike, the complete Adventure bike, or the ultimate daily commuter.
Versatile. One bike to do it all. The CGR family meets the demands of the modern rider because of it's ability to do everything and tackle all surfaces and conditions.
As passionate cyclists with very high product expectations and a definite spirit for adventure, we design and craft the bikes we want to ride, the bikes that will enhance our riding experience, exceed our performance goals and take us on to new horizons.
The CGR SL epitomises this philosophy by offering the ultimate in versatility and performance to handle the toughest roads, terrain and weather conditions. Through a series of frame platforms designed, tested and crafted from the best materials with meticulous attention to detail, carefully designed tube profiles and a geometry fine-tuned to create the ideal balance between handling, stability, comfort and control.
Built around a superlight, performance orientated, yet highly versatile platform, the CGR SL’s specification can be configured for Road, Off-road, Commuting or all three if you want one bike capable of excelling on all terrains.
Select a high-end road groupset with lightweight wheelset and race bike finishing kit, and you have an Endurance road bike capable of mixing it with thoroughbred race bikes over the highest mountain passes and epic road endurance events.
- Internal cable routing Compatible with electronic groupsets
- Seat stay profile Designed for vertical compliance and vibration absorption
- Truncated aerofoil downtube and seat tube Plus aero fork profile for aerodynamic advantage
- Optional carbon integrated cockpit With full internal cable routing
If your passion is getting out into the wilderness and distant trails the CGR SL’s compatibility with up to 650x47c tyres, disc brakes and a geometry designed to offer stability and control when handling the roughest terrain and self-supported ultra-endurance adventures.
With full mudguard compatibility(optional bridge required), rear rack mounts, endurance geometry and a multitude of drivetrain specification options the CGR SL also builds into the ideal commuter bike with the durability, efficiency and comfort required to get you to and from work in all seasons.
Alternatively, mix elements of all three and build the bike that is truly customised to meet the requirements of your own adventure. The CGR SL re-defines what you believed was possible from one bike!
For new or experienced cyclists, the Shimano Tiagra groupset paired with Mavics ever reliable Aksium wheelset is a great option.
For wide range gearing and the entry to SRAM's 1x system, Apex offers full hydraulic braking with a wide range cassette.
No matter what the terrain or weather conditions Shimano 105 offers precise and reliable shifting time after time.
For maximum off road capability we have chosen SRAMs Rival 1x groupset and Mavics Aksium 650b wheels.
If saving weight is a key requirement then the Shimano Ultegra groupset offers a super slick shifting, lightweight package.
With its almost limitless gear programming options and self-adjusting gears this groupset ensures rapid and slick gearshifts at the push of a button.
For the rider seeking the lightest build you can look no further than SRAMs fully wireless electronic groupset.
Finance is subject to status. Terms and conditions apply.
The CGR SL frameset is manufactured from a carefully selected blend of Toray’s T1000 and T800 carbon. Layered to an exacting specification using an advanced monocoque mould technology incorporating an EPS inner core system which ensures complete consistency of the structural integrity of the fibres and resin throughout the frame.
This system also eliminates excess material on the inside of the frame. The profiles and shapes designed into the frame are all there for a specific performance reason, from the truncated aerofoil down tube enhancing aerodynamic advantage and torsional stiffness to the seat stays designed for vertical compliance and vibration absorption. This frame is the epitome of design and attention to detail.
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
The internally routed full monocoque Toray 800/1000 frame weighs 1.15kgs and the full monocoque carbon forks 450g.
The frame carries a 2 year warranty. All other parts have the standard manufacturer's warranty.
The CGR SL has ample clearance for 45mm tyres on the 700c wheels (including full length mudguards) and 47mm on the 650b version.
There are 2 bottle cage mounts, seat tube, down tube and underneath the down tube.
We recommend a maximum rider weight of 120kgs.
Yes, though the frame requires an optional bridge to be selected from the bike builder section when ordering the bike (700c only).
The BB shell is a 68mm BSA threaded.
The seatpost is specific to the CGR SL and is supplied with the frameset.
The CGR SL has mounts for a rear pannier rack and can accommodate 20kgs of luggage with ease.
The CGR SL has thru axles of 12x100 front and 12x142 rear.
Due to the many different systems people use we do not supply pedals with bikes but you can find a great array of pedals here.
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 SL Customer Reviews
Very good grip, confident in mud and over cobbles. Also very assured on the road. Mudguards meant that I was dry (for once) on a horrible cold very rainy day.
I intend to use the bike as a winter road bike and I’m confident the wider tyres and disc brakes will cope with the British weather. Also intend to do some trails so the CGR gives me the flexibility to do that. Also going to fit a rack for touring as well.
The staff at Ribble were incredibly helpful, spending time talking through the spec options before I ordered the bike. Oh and the carbon frame is excellent and helps keep the overall weight down.
That said loved it from the first few miles and can see it being a great investment as an all round bike, winter, off road, bikepacking and commute. Difficult to recommend bikes but would have no hesitation with this CGR SL, everyone in my club have commented on how good it looks
Ribble CGR SL Press Reviews
‘Cross, gravel, road’ - the new Carbon fibre CGR SL from Ribble is their new lightweight, multi surface adventure bike. It’s fully customisable on their website but I borrowed the version equipped with Ultegra Di2 and Zipp 302 wheels couples with a 35c Schwalbe G-One tyre. It’s bike that will make a statement on a club ride but happily handle a bit of a beating down the gravel tracks and towpaths without any tweaks.
Out on the road the frame is responsible and still, letting you get the power down; the geometry isn’t as aggressive as your out and out racing bike but feels more than enough for a bit of competitive riding on a weekend. The aero bars on the SL make the bike look pretty smart and add to the look; coupled with the Zipp 302 you could be forgiven for thinking it was an all out road bike.
Take the bike off road and it’s more than capable of holding it’s own; the 35c tyres give a comforting amount of grip on the gravel. The frame can take a 45c tyre on a standard road wheel so if you’re not a fan of getting your Zipps mucky you can always swap out for some spare wheels and a chunkier tyre. The aero bars are surprisingly comfortable off-road; the detailing on the top of the bar acts as a gripper helping stop your hands from slipping.
In a nutshell, a great bike for showing off on the club run that can handle the abuse when you want to break from the ordinary.