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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”

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.

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.


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

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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"

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L 5' 11" - 6' 0"

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XL 6' 1" - 6' 2"

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2XL 6' 3" - 6' 4"

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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 three year warranty against manufacturing defects. All other parts have the manufacturer’s standard warranty.

Ribble CX5 Customer Reviews

Ordered bike on the 16th October 18 received it on the 26th October 18 first class service received email updates throughout order would recommend to others
After 30 odd years of riding Ribble cycles . This bike is a delight to ride. As a road bike it rides beautifully and seems to absorb the rougher surfaces. Off-road again no worries a joy to ride.
This could be my go to bike from now on.

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