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 Ti frameset, with generous tyre clearance, rack and mudguard mounts and a excellent riding position, it could be the one bike to do it all
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The hand built Ribble CGR Ti sets the new benchmark for titanium bikes and with unparalleled versatility, compatibility with the latest component technology and mudguards and rear rack it’s the perfect multi-purpose bike that performs on any terrain is incredibly functional and has bags of style. A dream bike.
Purchased a CGR Ti using the Ribble on-line configurator. Very simple and straight forward process - even using my cycle to work scheme voucher. Workshop team kept me updated all the way through the build, from complimenting me on the bike selection, through to scheduled workshop build dates and dispatch.
Bike arrived very well packaged and needed minimum assembly to complete.
The bike itself is brilliant. The Ti frame construction and attention to detail is nothing short of gorgeous, from the artisan welds through to the cable routing, tube profile and the etched Ribble logo it exudes quality.
First ride undertaken on dark country lanes of north Shropshire. on my normal roadbike, I rattle and shimmy through mud, puddles and potholes. On the CGR Ti, all were dispatched with ease and confidence. The GX groupset operated smoothly and the 1X provides the range that I need (I may need to think about a slightly larger front chainring). Schwalbe tyres grip well and their width and profile provide puncture resisting confidence.
Second ride was a couple of laps of the Blue run at Llandegla forest. This bike is never going to compete on comfort in this terrain with a full suspension MTB. What it lacked in suspension, it made up for in speed and grin inducing fun. Clocked half a dozen PBs or more and even managed to get within a few seconds of my best MTB descents.
So.... Would I recommend - 100% yes. A great all rounder, slick enough to ride fast on the roads, tough enough to do the MTB trails. I suspect this bike will be most at home on singletrack and fireroads, but for now its my absolute go to Winter steed.
Being a cx rider I was a bit nervous at first going for the GCR ti.I only ever rode carbon cx bikes although I have a ti road bike which is very compliant on the road.
So with conditions wet and greasy I opted for mud tyres 32c and headed to my local
MTB track at bedgebury. It’s a very twisty
6 mile hard packed course with berms and jumps galore.I did 3 laps on the GCR
And was blown away with the ease it tackled everything that it came across.
The GRX 1x11 groupset was spot on from the precise shifting to the braking which with the new shaped hoods I felt very much in control.the ti frame was immense as it left me less fatigued much less than the carbon framed cx bike.handling was precise as I went for a short 80mm stem.
Now looking forward to doing some gravel rides and Sunday morning group rides.
Think I have found a true all rounder.