Ribble have expanded their e-bike range with the launch of the CGR AL e and the Hybrid AL e. Described as "the most advanced e-bikes in the world", both look super sleek and come with the Ebikemotion hub-based motor system, with builds starting from £1,899.00.
The classic-looking Hybrid SL e also sees a bit of a rebrand for Ribble, with a sleek new logo applied to the downtube. The neat integration of the 3.5kg eBikeMotion system, with its discreet button on the top tube to alternate between its three assistance settings, makes the Hybrid AL e indistinguishable from a manual-powered bike to the untrained eye. The comfortable geometry that combines features from road and mountain bikes should add up to a comfortable all-round riding experience.
The components are befitting of a retro-styled bike with a tan brown faux leather saddle and matching bar grips, plus tan wall tyres and that classy blue paint job. The frame is aluminium and has mudguard and rack mounts built in, and Ribble say the total bike weight has been kept as low as possible for further practicality - we don't know hte exact weight yet but will update when we do.
The price starts at £1,899, and using Ribble's bikebuilder you can also customise the bike with accessories such as mudguards and racks, or change the tyres and saddle to suit your preferences.
Ribble CEO Andy Smallwood says of the new bike: “we have used every ounce of our passion and experience to take the Hybrid Range to another level allowing you to re-imagine your ride. Designed just like a high-end bike these smart, superlight, efficient and with easy to use attributes offer scope for anyone to go out and enjoy riding."
The CGR AL e (CGR stands for 'cross gravel road') is Ribble's drop bar all-rounder with a boost. Using the same Ebikemotion system as the Hybrid AL e, it can run either 700c or 650b tyres, with the latter pushing the tyre clearance up to a massive 2". It also has mudguards and rack mounts for commuting and bikepacking duties, and is described as a bike that is "as at home on the road as it is on the most adventurous of trails".
The versatile CGR AL e comes in a variety of specs and builds, starting at £1,899 for a road-orientated version with a Shimano Tiagra groupset. You can also get builds with Shimano 105 and Ultegra builds, or go 1x and get a Sram Apex or Rival version with bigger tyres for £2,099 and £2,499 respectively.