First Look: Ribble CGR Ti - Rachael's long term gravel test bike

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Deputy Editor here ar off-road.cc, Rachael is happiest on two wheels. She's been riding bikes for a good few years now after horses got too expensive! Partial to a race or two Rachael also likes getting out into the hills with a big bunch of mates. She's been writing for publications such as, Enduro Mountain Bike Magazine, Mountain Biking UK, Bike Radar, New Zealand Mountain Biker and was also the online editor for Spoke magazine in New Zealand too. For as long as she's been riding and is equally happy getting stuck into a kit review as she is creating stories, she also coaches mountain biking and when she's not busy with all the above she's serving coffee from a horse trailer!

3 comments

5 months 10 hours ago

Sriracha wrote:

 

Is there any follow up to this article? It would be good to have a review to date after over five months. Maybe there is and I just can't see the link to it.  Also some response to the other post here would make it seem like the site is alive.

 

...aaand, Ribble has now revised the frame geometry, before we get to read a review. Oh well.

5 months 1 week ago

Is there any follow up to this article? It would be good to have a review to date after over five months. Maybe there is and I just can't see the link to it.  Also some response to the other post here would make it seem like the site is alive.

10 months 4 weeks ago

Does that build work for you?  Looks like the frame is too big with the saddle all the way fowards even with a very short stem.  I find gravel bikes harder to size - they are different to road and MTBs, I think going down a size from my road size would be a good thing.

Can you clarify the forks are as supplied by Ribble now?  They look different to the ones on the Ribble website for the Ti bike - these look like the forks on the new aluminium and steel CGRs.  Have Ribble changed the design for the Ti one too?  Sadly I don't like way the rear of the fork curves forwards from the rear on the crown on the side-on view.