This week we've had a bikes delivered from Ribble, sets of Pro gravel handlebars for a new build that's going down and a Reverb dropper post with fancy new internals from Rockshox. And yeah, we know, there are only four products this week.... if it's not cool, it's not in... #standards and all that.
Ribble CGR 725 SRAM Rival 1x
First up from Ribble is the brand's steel do-it-all CGR 725 gravel bike. With plenty of choice there are also aluminium and titanium options to join this Reynolds 725 steel-framed machine we've got for test, built here with a more gravel focused 650b wheeled, SRAM Rival 1x setup, the full first look is here.
Pro Bike Gear Discover handlebar
To add to Rachael's new gravel build, she's got a couple of pairs of Pro Discovery handlebars to review. Both are alloy, the first ones are the 'Medium Flare', they get a 12 degree flare, 116mm drop and an ergonomic top section for multiple hand positions.
The second gets a 30 degree flare, a 110mm drop and a round tapered top section. Both are reasonably priced at £45 each.
Rockshox Reverb with Vent Valve tech
Not just armed with new lengths of drops, the 2020 Reverb gets a shorter overall length and this model now has a feature that allows you to bleed any air that might have got inside the oil in the post's internal floating piston. That means that you should just be able to depressurise it, cycle it a few times through the travel and any squish will disappear. They're calling this Vent Valve technology, though they reckon this is the most robust Reverb ever so we hopefully won't need to use it
Ribble HT Ti SRAM GX Eagle 12 Speed
Back in July this year Ribble launched their HT Ti, a titanium hardtail with some pretty aggressive geometry. It's designed around a 150mm travel fork and 650B wheels and gets a 64-degree headangle. Our bike gets SRAM GX Eagle, a Pike Select fork and Hope Fortus 26 rims with Hope Pro 4 hubs. We have got one of the first ones available for test and are excited to get a ride in! We'll be taking an in depth-first look at this model (SRAM GX Eagle 12 Speed) next week.
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