News: Ribble launch CycloCross Bike

The all-new CX SL is a stunning addition to the Ribble line-up, with monocoque construction, seamless integration, superior control & grip and optimised power transfer.

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News: Ribble launch CycloCross Bike

The all-new CX SL is a stunning addition to the Ribble line-up, with monocoque construction, seamless integration, superior control & grip and optimised power transfer.

The race-ready, lightweight and rugged CX SL features an advanced monocoque construction with full EPS inner core system for consistent strength and improved torsional stiffness. Race proven geometry provides razor sharp handling, control and stability with the optimised tube profiles and carbon lay up enabling high levels of power transfer combined with compliance and vibration damping through the dropped seat stays across varied terrains and race situations. Frame and fork mud clearance has been maximised and a disc brake specific specification further enhances control and grip combined with optimum stopping power to create a bike capable of performing at the highest level.

History “Trading since 1897 Ribble is a British bike brand proudly steeped with innovative bike building design heritage and has been ridden by British Cycling Champions at various points in their career”

“Cyclo Cross racing is the essence of high performance cycling, combining high levels of bike handling, power and fitness over varied and challenging terrain. This made designing a high end CX bike the perfect challenge for our accomplished R&D team and we are very proud of the result. The cutting edge CX SL, the latest bike in Ribble Cycles World Class product line up is a bike as capable of winning on the world stage as it is cutting through local single-track trails”. Andy Smallwood, Ribble Cycles CEO

“The CX SL is the perfect culmination of technology used to develop and fine tune our award-winning performance SL road and gravel range. We have created a lightweight but incredibly robust monocoque platform with clean lines and fully internal routing thanks to the compatibility with our Level 5 integrated bar and stem system.” Jamie Burrow, Ribble’s Head of Design

The CX SL is available as suggested builds from £1,599, frame only option at £1,299 or use the BikeBuilder to create your optimum bike.

More here: www.ribblecycles.co.uk/ribble-cx-sl/

History “Trading since 1897 Ribble is a British bike brand proudly steeped with innovative bike building design heritage and has been ridden by British Cycling Champions at various points in their career”

Ribble’s primary focus and passion is designing, developing and building high-quality bikes at a competitive price. Bikes for each and every discerning cyclist – from future champions, to daily commuters, hardy hobbyists to dedicated seasoned competitors. Bikes hand-built by our experienced and dedicated mechanics, available online and in store. Bikes that all deliver real consumer satisfaction and award-winning results.

The Ribble CX SL In detail

Seamless Integration
Fully internal cable routing and compatibility with the Level 5 Carbon integrated bar system provides for a super-clean front end and makes for quick cleans and less maintenance at pit stops.

Advanced Monocoque Construction
Lightweight and rugged the CX SL features an advanced monocoque construction and full EPS inner core system for consistent strength and improved torsional stiffness. The race enhanced geometry provides compliance through dropped stays across varied terrains without loss of power.

Control and Grip
Full carbon monocoque front forks for a lightweight and stable handling front end with generous mud shedding clearance.

Optimised Power Transfer
Oversized down tube to bottom bracket integration for increased stiffness and power transfer. Threaded BSA bottom bracket offer reliable, smooth running and ease of maintenance.

Stopping Power
Both power and control are optimised through powerful flatmount brakes and a 142 x 12mm thru axle

The CX SL frameset is manufactured from a carefully selected blend of Toray’s T1000 and T800 carbon layered to an exacting specification using an advanced monocoque mould technology incorporating an EPS inner core system which ensures complete consistency of the structural integrity of the fibres and resin throughout the frame. This system also eliminates excess material on the inside of the frame.

Power transfer and torsional stiffness have been taken into account through the tapered downtube, oversize BB area and box section chain stays ensuring that your power is efficiently transferred to forward motion. The tapered fork steerer, oversize headtube area and fork profile ensure that front end stiffness is taken care for out of the saddle efforts.  Compatible with LEVEL 5 integrated carbon cockpit enabling all cables to be routed internally and away from the airflow generating over 40% less drag compared to a conventional bar and stem set up.

. 27.2mm seat post
. Di2 and mechanical gearing compatibility
. BSA Bottom bracket standard
. 2 x bottle cage mounts
. Fittings for front and rear mudguards
. 1½ – 1½” integrated headset
. 3 Year Warranty

Frameset is supplied with headset (1½” – 1½”), steerer tube bung, integrated seat clamp, front and rear thru axles

FAQ’S
How much does the CX SL weigh?
The full carbon monocoque frame weighs 1150g and the carbon fork 450g (+/-5g size M). With full bikes builds starting from 7.7kg Ultegra Di2, 9.0kg SRAM Rival, 9.5kg SRAM Apex

What is the warranty on the frame?
The frame has a year 3 warranty against manufacturing defects. All other parts have the manufacturer’s standard warranty.

What is the maximum width of tyre that can be fitted to the CX SL?
The CX SL can accommodate tyres up to 40mm

What size seat post does the CX SL require?
27.2 mm

How many bottle cage mounts are there?
There are 2 sets of bottle cage mounts, seat tube and down tube

Does the CX SL take mudguards?
Yes the CX SL is equipped with hidden mudguard mounts

What type of bottom bracket does the frame require?
The BB shell is a 68mm BSA threaded

Are the axles quick release or Thru axles?
The CX SL has Thru axles 12 x 100 front and 12 x 142 rear

What is the maximum rider weight?
We recommend a maximum rider weight of 120kg

Is the bike supplied with pedals?
Due to the many different systems people use we do not supply pedals with bikes but you can find a great array of pedals

COST

Frame Only:  £1,299
Complete builds from £1,599
BikeBuilder is available to customise your spec

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