Ribble overhauls its gravel bike range with new off-road collection

Alloy, carbon, titanium and e-bikes, Ribble’s got every gravel base covered

Ribble Gravel SL

Ribble has announced a new collection of gravel bikes and builds brought together under the aptly named ‘Gravel’ moniker.

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The range consists of four different models, constructed from three different frame materials: the Gravel Ti (titanium), Gravel SL (carbon), Gravel AL (aluminium) and Gravel AL e (aluminium e-gravel bike).

All of the bikes in the collection have off-road friendly geometry and the features we’ve come to expect from the latest gravel and bikepacking bikes, including luggage and mudguard mounts, flared handlebars and gravel-specific wheel builds.

There’s also the obligatory clearance for high-volume gravel tyres, with every bike in the collection being capable of accommodating 700c and 650b wheels, with tyre clearance up to 45mm and 47mm respectively.

Home mechanics will likely also be pleased to learn that all bikes in the collection have BSA threaded bottom brackets.

For each model, there are a range of builds featuring gravel-specific components, such as Shimano GRX and Campagnolo Ekar, hitting a wide array of different price points, from £1,599 to £4,199. Ribble’s BikeBuilder tool also offers the option to customise many parts of the spec too, so each bike can be built up exactly how you want it.

2021 Ribble Gravel AL

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The Gravel AL is the cheapest bike in the new Ribble range.
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The Gravel AL combines a 6061 T6 heat-treated aluminum frame with a full carbon fork. The frame also gets smoothed-out welds for a more premium finish.

Cables route semi-internally through the frame and fork, and the bike has four sets of mounts on the frame’s main triangle, as well as mounts on the fork.

Ribble Gravel AL
The frameset looks super premium.
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Geometry is progressive and in line with current gravel bike trends, with a size medium having a long, 570mm top tube, a relatively slack 71.5 degrees head tube angle and a 73.5 degree seat tube angle. This adds up to a stack of 584mm and a reach of 397.2mm.

Available as a frameset or in three builds with Shimano GRX drivetrains, 650b alloy wheels and components by Level (Ribble’s in-house component brand) and WTB Sendero tyres, prices for complete builds start at £1,599.

2021 Ribble Gravel AL builds and prices

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Prices start at £1,599 for the Gravel AL Sport.
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  • Ribble Gravel AL – Sport; Shimano GRX RX400 2×11 groupset; Level Gravel alloy 650b wheels; £1,599
  • Ribble Gravel AL – Enthusiast; Shimano GRX RX600 1×11-groupset; Level Gravel alloy 650b wheels; £1,899
  • Ribble Gravel AL – Pro; Shimano GRX RX810 1×11 groupset; Level Gravel alloy 650b wheels; £2,399
  • Ribble Gravel AL frameset; £699

2021 Ribble Gravel SL

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The SL jumps up to a carbon frameset.
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The raciest bike of the bunch, the Gravel SL features a full carbon frame and fork. Said to be lightweight yet still robust, the Gravel SL also gets aero-profiled tubes similar to those found on Ribble’s Endurance SL Disc road bike.

Visually, the frameset appears to be very similar to Ribble’s CGR SL gravel bike, though those bikes were typically built with more road-focused groupsets.

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It’s possible to run fully internally routed cables on this bike.
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Cables can be routed semi-externally through the frame fork, but can also be run fully internally through the headset when using the Level 5 carbon integrated handlebar system (which is specced on the two most expensive builds).

The geometry is slightly less progressive than with the Gravel AL, with a size medium having a more road-like 555mm top tube. The head tube and seat tube angles are otherwise the same though, sitting at 71.5 and 73.5 degrees respectively. This gives a stack of 561mm and a reach of 379mm.

Available as a frameset or in four builds with Shimano GRX or Campagnolo Ekar drivetrains, Level components, a variety of wheels and WTB Sendero or WTB Riddler tyres, prices for complete builds start at £2,399.

2021 Ribble Gravel SL builds and prices

Ribble Gravel SL
Prices start at £2,399 for complete bikes.
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  • Ribble Gravel SL – Sport; Shimano GRX RX600 1×11 groupset; Level Gravel alloy 650b wheels; £2,399
  • Ribble Gravel SL – Enthusiast; Shimano GRX RX810 1×11-groupset; Level Gravel alloy 650b wheels; £2,899
  • Ribble Gravel SL – Ekar; Campagnolo EKAR 1×13 groupset; Hope 20FIVE-RS4 700C wheels; WTB Riddler 45mm tyres; £4,099
  • Ribble Gravel SL – Pro; Shimano GRX RX815 Di2 1×11 groupset; Level Level DB Sport carbon 650b wheels; £4,199
  • Ribble Gravel SL frameset; £1,399

Ribble Gravel Ti

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The titanium version of the bike has also been updated.

The Ribble Ti features a 3Al/2.5V titanium frame paired with a full carbon fork. It uses oversized tube profiles in the main triangle for improved stiffness, according to Ribble, and skinny, dropped seatstays at the rear for better comfort.

It appears to be largely (if not exactly) the same frame as Ribble’s CGR Ti gravel bike, but, as with the Gravel SL, the Gravel Ti sees much more off-road focused builds.

Ribble Gravel Ti
The build of the Gravel Ti is much more off-road focussed now.
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As on the Gravel AL, cables route semi-internally through the frame and fork, and there are a total of four sets of mounts on the frame, as well as mounts on the fork.

The geometry of the Gravel Ti is inline with the Gravel AL, with a size medium having a 570mm top tube, a 71.5 degrees head tube angle and a 73.5 degree seat tube angle. Again, this adds up to a stack and reach of 584mm and 397mm.

Available as a frameset or in four builds with Shimano GRX or Campagnolo Ekar drivetrains, Level components, a variety of wheels and WTB Sendero or WTB Riddler tyres, prices for complete builds start at £2,399.

2021 Ribble Gravel Ti builds and prices

Ribble Gravel Ti
The titanium version of the bike also starts at £2,599.
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  • Ribble Gravel Ti – Sport; Shimano GRX RX600 1×11 groupset; Level Gravel alloy 650b wheels; £2,599
  • Ribble Gravel Ti – Enthusiast; Shimano GRX RX810 1×11-groupset; Level Gravel alloy 650b wheels; £3,099
  • Ribble Gravel Ti – Ekar; Campagnolo EKAR 1×13 groupset; Hope 20FIVE-RS4 700C wheels; WTB Riddler 45mm tyres; £4,099
  • Ribble Gravel Ti – Pro; Shimano GRX RX815 Di2 1×11 groupset; Level DB Sport carbon 650b wheels; £4,199
  • Ribble Gravel Ti frameset; £1,899

2021 Ribble Gravel AL e

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The Ribble Gravel AL e is based around a rear hub motor.
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The Gravel AL e is an electric gravel bike built around a 6061 T6 heat-treated aluminum frame with a full carbon fork.

As the name suggests, it’s similar in construction to the standard Gravel AL, but the Gravel AL e gets fully integrated cable routing and houses the battery and electronics for the Mahle Ebikemotion X35+ rear hub motor.

As with the other bikes in the Gravel range, mounts and tyre clearance are plentiful, and the Gravel AL e shares the progressive geometry of the standard Gravel AL.

2021 Ribble Gravel AL e builds and prices

Available in four different builds with Shimano GRX drivetrains, Level components and wheels, and WTB Sendero tyres, prices start at £2,699.

  • Ribble Gravel AL e – Sport; Shimano GRX RX400 2×10 groupset; Level 650-e alloy disc wheels; £2,699
  • Ribble Gravel AL e – Enthusiast; Shimano GRX RX600 1×10 groupset; Level 650-e alloy disc wheels; £2,999
  • Ribble Gravel AL e – Pro; Shimano GRX RX810 1×10 groupset; Level 650-e alloy disc wheels; £3,499
  • Ribble Gravel AL e – Hero; Shimano GRX RX815 Di2 1×11 groupset; Level 650-e alloy disc wheels; £4,099
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All bikes in the Gravel collection are available now from Ribble.