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

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Editor here at off-road.cc, Rachael is happiest on two wheels. Partial to a race or two Rachael also likes getting out into the hills with a big bunch of mates. In the past Rachael has written 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, she has been equally happy getting stuck into a kit review as she is creating stories or doing the site admin. When she's not busy with all the above she's roasting coffee or coaching mountain biking in the Forest of Dean. 

3 comments

1 year 3 months 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.

1 year 3 months 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.

1 year 9 months 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.