British brand, Ribble Cycles has announced the addition of three new gravel bike models to its gravel range, all made using Reynolds 725 steel tubing. The brand says the Pro, Enthusiast and Sport models are for riders looking to conquer off-road terrain with the added ride quality and timeless looks of Reynolds steel tubing.
The builds, all featuring triple-butted Reynolds 725 heat-treated steel tubes, come with a full carbon monocoque fork, a tapered steerer, and flared gravel riser handlebars.
2022 Ribble Gravel 725 SRAM Rival 18 xl.jpg, by Ribble
"The gravel 725 offers greater accessibility to the genre providing a more classic aesthetic and unique ride quality that comes with the Reynolds steel frame. Overall, this addition provides greater choice and diversification across the whole platform alongside an exhilarating enhanced riding proposition for whatever your chosen style of off-road riding,” Jamie Burrow, Ribble’s Head of Product, summarises.
The progressive, low and long frame geometry is tailored specifically for control and handling on rugged terrains - and comfort is further enhanced with the tyre clearance: up to 45mm for 700c or 47mm for 650b hoops. The frame has internal cable routing and comes with a matt colourway and gloss details - but custom colours are available.
The Gravel 725 models can take all the bike packing gear you might want to attach, with multiple mounts for bottles, fork cages and rear racks.
Ribble Gravel 725 - models
2022 Ribble Gravel 725 SRAM Rival XPLR 6 xl.jpg, by Suvi Loponen
At the top of the range, we have Gravel 725 Pro, which comes equipped with a wireless SRAM Rival XPLR AXS groupset. This is a performance gravel bike, said to weigh 10.8kg (medium) with Mavic Allroad wheels and Halo GXC gravel tyres. This one retails for £2,899.
A notch down, the Gravel 725 Enthusiast has SRAM Rival groupset Mavic
Allroad and LEVEL gravel optimised finishing kit. The Enthusiast model sets you back £2,399.
And lastly, the Gravel 725 Sport features a SRAM Apex 1 groupset, making it a rather accessible gravel bike for those after classic looks - costing £2,099.
There is also an option to get the frameset only (£1,299) and, as usual, if you want to have something like Campagnolo Ekar 1x13 on your bike, all the full builds can be fine-tuned and personalised using the Ribble BikeBuilder and CustomColour tools.
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