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
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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.
- 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 Customer Reviews
That nice wide BB86 bottom bracket has been put to good use with smart placement of the chainstays. With 45mm SKS mudguards and 35mm Conti CX speed rubber it's quite obvious that the stated 35mm maximum tyre size is very conservative. It will easily take 40mm hardpack tyres with the mudguards onboard. Without the mudguards you might get 45mm tyres on, but probably only a road tyre and it would be tight. 42mm might be a more sensible absolute maximum, though. The limiting point is the DS chainstay as it's a bit closer to centre than the NDS chainstay.
Overall, possibly the best CX type package available and considering the frameset on its own, one of the better CX framesets on the market, period.