Ribble Cycle have overhauled their range for 2017, revamping a number of old models, including the best-selling R872, and introducing a clutch of new bikes, topped by the super-light Ultimate SL.
This is the biggest change to the Ribble line-up for some time and, perhaps most significantly, each of the new frames, apart from the Eliminator track bike, is unique to the Lancashire-based online brand, which holds a reputation for both impressive value and flexible specifications through the online bike builder.
Other highlights from the 2017 range include three new disc-equipped road bikes based around existing Ribble models – the Aero 883 Disc, Sportive Racing Disc and Gran Fondo Disc – as well as the versatile CGR training bike and CX5 cyclo-cross machine. As an aside, Ribble will also be expanding into the market bike market in 2017.
Back to the new road range and will continue to let customers custom-spec their machines through the online bike builder, with a wide-ranging choice of components, but they will also now offer each bike in a ‘recommended spec’.
That’s the top-line information – now let’s take a closer look at the bikes in the new Ribble road range.