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Ribble CX5





Lightweight cyclocross bike ready for action and adventure

Experience the thrill of fast, off-road riding - or cyclocross racing - with the lightweight and sprightly, full carbon Ribble CX5. The CX5 is our new, top of the range, race ready, off-road adventure package. We’ve used all our ‘cross experience to tick all the boxes with the CX5 including the very latest flat mount disc calipers - the new standard for consistent braking.

“A competitive package if you want to get into cyclocross” road.cc

The CX5 is perfect for riding on any surface, including road commuting, but it really comes into its own on rides incorporating road, off-road tracks, trails, bridleways or lanes. It’s a road and cross country adventure bike that will take you wherever you want to ride.

The more relaxed geometry of this cyclocross bike, which makes it capable of absorbing off-road terrain, also makes it a comfort orientated, all-round bike suitable for general riding or perhaps towpath commuting. It’s a lightweight, versatile bike to add variety to your riding.

Disc brakes have taken over in cyclocross and we’ve designed this frame with the very latest flat mount fitment. Discs give reliable and predictable braking whatever the weather conditions, allowing for safe and sure stopping - or perhaps late braking to get into that corner first! 

The CX5 makes use of thru-axles which help produce a stiffer feel and that added stiffness from this set-up allows you to feel more in control when using lower pressures in your tyres.

Being British designed, the CX5 has got generous mud clearance and will take tyres up to 35mm wide. This is a bike capable of handling the harsh, winter conditions in the cyclocross heartland of northern Europe as well as longer, off-road gravel events. For commuting duties, the frame has mudguard attachment points.

Head of Ribble bike design James Dove says, “The ‘cross and adventure riding scene has really expanded in recent years, but some brands don’t always get the geometry right. We’ve designed a fairly traditional main triangle with a flattened top tube. This bike is easy to carry and we’ve also ensured there’s plenty of tyre clearance. The optimised geometry of the CX5 is racy enough to be competitive, but also offers enough comfort for those days when you ride further over any surface.”

For cyclocross racing, everything on the CX5 is optimised to help you get through the mud of deep winter from the lightweight, carbon frame and internal cable routing to the horizontal and flat top tube making it easy to carry on you shoulder

The CX5 is perfect for all your multi-terrain or adventure riding so let it carry you off to explore the roads and tracks less travelled.

KEY FEATURES

1. Flat mount disc calipers
The new, improved standard in disc brakes
2. 12mm Thru axles front and rear
More control comes with the stiffer feel
3. Generous 35mm tyre clearance
Designed with comfort and all conditions in mind
4. Integrated cables frame and fork
Protects your cables in all conditions
5. Oversized press fit bottom bracket
Reduced frame flex improves power transfer
6. Tapered headtube
Increases front end stiffness & steering positivity

Advanced Bikebuilder For Further Options

Ribble CX5

We also offer unmatched customisation of your Ribble with our Advanced BikeBuilder. The Advanced 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.

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Sizing & Geometry

Ribble CX5
Size A B C D E F G H I J
S 520 520 375 110 522 71° 1002 68 425 74.5°
M 540 540 386 125 539 71.5° 1011 68 425 74.0°
L 560 555 391 140 554 72° 1017 68 425 73.5°
XL 580 570 397 150 566 72.5° 1022 68 425 73.0°
2XL 610 590 406 180 603 72.5° 1041 68 425 73.0°

 

Our available frame sizes

S 5' 4" - 5' 7"

Pre-order

Available from w/c 1st January

M 5' 8" - 5' 10"

Pre-order

Available from w/c 23rd October

L 5' 11" - 6' 0"

In Stock

XL 6' 1" - 6' 2"

In Stock

2XL 6' 3" - 6' 4"

In Stock

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What kind of geometry does this bike have?
A: The CX5 features Cyclocross specific geometry, it has a long wheelbase and a high bottom bracket to be stable over rough ground. The fit geometry is not too racy, making the bike quite versatile.
Q: What type of riding is it best suited for?
A: The CX5 is a Cyclocross machine first and foremost, at home on the rough stuff. But put a set of slick tyres on there and some mudguards and you have a more than capable bike for the road. If you want to do local tow paths and the local club run it could be the right bike for you.
Q: What is the frame made of and what does it weigh?
A: The frame weighs 1150 grams (size medium) and is and is constructed with high quality, industry leading, Toray carbon.
Q: What is the widest tyre that can be fitted?
A: 35mm.
Q: Does the bike come with pedals?
A: No, pedals are a personal choice. We offer a wide range here.
Q: What is the warranty of the frame and what does it cover?
A: The frame has a six year warranty against manufacturing defects. All other parts have the manufacturer’s standard warranty.

Ribble CX5 Customer Reviews

I had looked into buying a bike and had been told of a cyclist to check out Ribble Cycles as in his words " you get more bike for your buck". Once i had decided on the bike i required i used the on line bike builder which is very easy to use. I had an issue as i am 5ft10" so i am right between bike sizes so made a call and was given advice on what size i needed and to change the front mount bar. Once i ordered the bike i was kept well informed during the build and delivery.
I have now covered over 100 miles with bike and can say it has had alot of admiration from other cyclists. The bike itself is light and very easy to ride. If you are thinking of buying one press the button straight away.
Dougie
I wanted a cross / adventure bike that wasn't ridiculously expensive but would give me a responsive ride and a good base level of bike. After much research I found the CX5 to be that perfect bike, a lovely ride with a great group set and by far the best value out there. Plus I got to customise a few bits thanks to the Advanced bike builder! And the guys at Ribble know their stuff, the knowledge oozes out of them and you feel like their most valued customer! I'll be back for the next purchase! Good work, keep it up!
Antony

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