With four new frame platforms to choose from, Ribble Cycles is covering most of the bases when it comes to gravel. Human powered, or electric, aluminum, carbon, or Ti, the new Ribble Gravel lineup looks like it offers great value as well.

Ribble Gravel Ti

Ribble Gravel Ti gravel bike side profile

It’s hard to go wrong with a titanium gravel bike – except maybe with the price. But with complete Ribble Gravel Ti bikes starting out near the price of some titanium framesets, it offers an attractive way into the titanium fan club.

Ribble Gravel Ti gravel bike downtube Ribble Gravel Ti gravel bike studio

Built from triple butted 3Al/2.5V Titanium, the frame includes details like a 44mm head tube, internal cable routing that’s Di2 compatible, a BSA threaded bottom bracket, flat mount brakes, and plenty of braze ons for bottles, fenders, a rear rack, top tube bag, and three pack mounts on the fork blades as well.

Ribble Gravel Ti gravel bike tire clearance

Like all of the Ribble Gravel bikes, the Ti model offers clearance for up to 700c x 45mm or 650b x 47mm tires.

Ribble Gravel Ti gravel bike drivetrain Ribble Gravel Ti gravel bike geometry

Pricing starts at $2,181.32 for the frameset, or you can get a complete bike for less than a grand more, starting at $2,985.38. For those interested in the newest Campagnolo group, Ekar 13 speed equipped builds are offered for $4,708.38.

Ribble Gravel SL

Ribble Gravel SL gravel bike side profile

Maybe titanium isn’t your thing, and you’re after the lightest, most efficient gravel bike you can get your hands on. In terms of Ribble’s offerings, that would be the new Ribble Gravel SL which uses the same blend of Toray T1000 and T800 carbon fiber with an EPS inner core molding system used on the company’s Endurance SL R road bike.

Ribble Gravel SL gravel bike head tube Ribble Gravel SL gravel bike head tube aero

The Gravel SL uses many of the same features as the Ti model with braze ons for days making it compatible with fenders, a rear rack, top tube bags, plus fork mounts. The frame uses internal routing that is Di2 compatible, a standard threaded bottom bracket, flat mount brakes, and provides tire clearance for up to 700c x 45mm or 650b x 47mm tires. The frame has even been designed to provide an aerodynamic edge with a D-shaped aero seat post and is compatible with their one-piece carbon handlebar & stem combo with fully internal routing.

Ribble Gravel SL gravel bike drivetrain

Ribble Gravel SL gravel bike geometry

Pricing starts out at $1,606.98 for the frameset, and complete builds start at $2,755.65, topping out at $4,823.25 – not bad for a carbon gravel bike with Shimano GRX Di2 1×11.

Gravel AL

Ribble Gravel AL gravel bike side profile

For an even more wallet-friendly option, the Ribble Gravel AL is an attractive aluminum gravel bike. Built from 6061 T6 aluminum, the frame uses smooth welds for a clean look and is paired with a full carbon fork. While the frame is certainly less expensive, you’re not giving up much in the way of features with the AL.

Ribble Gravel AL gravel bike downtube Ribble Gravel AL gravel bike drivetrain

The frame still has almost all of the same braze ons (no rear rack mount on this one though), internal cable routing, a 44mm head tube, threaded bottom bracket, and flat mount brakes & thru axles at both ends. Once again, it offers tire clearance for up to 700c x 45mm or 650b x 47mm tires.

Ribble Gravel AL gravel bike drivetrain Ribble Gravel AL gravel bike geometry

Pricing on the AL start out at just $802.92 for the frameset, or $1,836.72 for the complete bike with Shimano GRX 400 2×10.

Gravel AL e

Ribble Gravel AL e gravel e-bike side profile

Finally, say you want the affordability of the AL but a little boost of ‘e’? That’s where the Gravel AL e steps in with the assist of the Mahle X35+ e-bike system. Thanks to the relatively small 250Wh battery hidden in the downtube plus the rear hub motor, the AL e doesn’t scream ‘e-bike’ in the looks department. If you need more range, a range extender can be added which takes the form of a water bottle.

Ribble Gravel AL e gravel e-bike rear hub

Otherwise, the AL e is very similar to the Gravel AL, just with a power button embedded in the top tube (and a PF86 bottom bracket).

Ribble Gravel AL e gravel e-bike studio Ribble Gravel AL e gravel e-bike geometry

Pricing for the AL e starts at $3,100.25, and tops out at $4,708.38 for the Shimano GRX Di2 1×11 hero build.

ribblecycles.co.uk

6 comments

  1. Involuntary Soul on

    the carbon one looks good but the integrated handlebar sizing is very limited, wonder if the the cabling works with ACR

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    • Dan Roch on

      I am trying to set this up on my CGR SL. Do you have any pics? The spacing between the bearings and cover plate seems to large

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    • Don on

      Hi Denzel. I just ordered a Gravel SL frameset and was wondering which ACR headset you used? I am looking at using the FSA SMR semi-integrated system so that I am not limited by the integrated handlebars.

      Reply
  2. Matthias on

    Looks much like the CGR with some extra mounts and tire clearance. Considering the good reviews the CGR got I’m really excited for this one’s!

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  3. Dylan Sutton on

    Nice looking bikes, but even for a bare frameset listed as “In stock” they are currently giving an “estimated dispatch date” of 15 July! That is insane, 3 months to slap a shipping label on a box?
    [I’m not a hater, I actually own a Ribble bike from when I lived in England]

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