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ribble hybrid range EXPLAINED

A hybrid bike as its name suggests is a mix of 2 bikes. It is essentially a mountain bike but with road bike equipment fitted to make it lighter. This provides more speed for less effort than a ‘proper’ mountain bike. After much design and development we have recently launched a new range of market leading hybrids . Here we take you through this brand new Ribble Hybrid range.

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cycle to work, buy a bike and save money

What is Cycle to Work?

Cycle to Work is a government based incentive, designed to entice more commuters out of their cars and onto bicycles. It also allows you to purchase a lovely new bicycle and make considerable savings into the bargain.

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Welcome to team Ribble – Adam Bowden

We are delighted to have the opportunity to welcome Adam Bowden to Team Ribble. Adam is a supremely talented triathlete who has now turned his attention to competing in the Ironman 70.3. events. Adam will compete throughout the 2019 season upon a custom colour Ribble Ultra Tri.

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Vélo Birmingham & Midlands: What to expect on NEW 100-mile route for 2019

Taking part in this years Vélo Birmingham and Midlands closed road sportive? Us too!! Ribble Cycles is the official bike partner of Vélo Birmingham & Midlands and with a team of us riding we thought we should know what’s in store!! We sent Manager of Ribble’s Mailbox store, Ashley Brough, to ride the 100-mile Vélo Birmingham & Midlands route to test it out ahead of the big day – here’s how he found it…

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Team Ribble tackle the dirty reiver

Towards the latter part of 2018 a germ of an idea crept into the thinking of a group of intrepid Ribblers. A whisper was heard in the office, the whisper of; what if we tested the new CGR range on an epic ride? You know like the Dirty Reiver? Foolishly it was decided to enter the 200km distance, a distance they would come to regret during the event and one that not all would achieve.
This would surely be the ultimate test of the new range…. and of the riders mettle.

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Beau Smith – the first victory of 2019

We recently introduced Beau as one of our sponsored athletes for 2019. A talented triathlete he has already displayed his talents in only his 2nd race of 2019. Against a competitive field he took victory in the Stockton Duathlon. And this being even more remarkable for the fact that he does not employ a coach so all the training and race preparation is all his own work!

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Alison Salthouse – The pre- Season update

Alison is one of our Sponsored riders and for the 2019 season will be competing upon the brand new Ribble Eliminator AL track bike.
Back in March we uploaded a blog for International Women’s Day in which Alison shared her amazing story. The interest the story generated was so impressive that we thought it would be a good idea to post regular progress updates. With the UK Track Masters National Championships just around the corner we thought we would ask Alison to provide an update on how training is progressing . Here then is the blog written by Alison titled, Alison Salthouse – The Pre- Season Update.

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Ribble’s basic bike Maintenance tips

Spring is here and hopefully this Easter we will enjoy some nice weather for cycling. If you are about to dust off the summer bike and head out this Easter Bank holiday weekend, we thoroughly advise that you treat it to a little TLC. Our basic bike maintenance guide has you covered.

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ribble recommends – 5 iconic Climbs

Easter is almost upon us and the first long weekend of the year is a great opportunity to dust off the summer bike and get some miles under the belt. For those seeking a new challenge this Easter or simply a change from your normal routes why not get out, explore and conquer one of these iconic climbs?

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ebikemotion app for ebikes – the ribble guide

When you purchase a Ribble electric bike you are not just purchasing one of the best looking and lightest ebikes on the market. The ebikemotion X35 smart propulsion system that our ebikes utilise is more than just smart tech. Alongside this intelligent system there is also an easy to use ebikemotion for ebikes app that can be downloaded to your smartphone.

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CYCLOCROSS VS GRAVEL Bikes

Cyclocross vs Gravel bikes is a popular topic of late due to the similarities between the two types of bike. So, what are the differences between the two and how does this affect how they perform? To help highlight the difference between the bikes we compare the features of bikes from the new Ribble 2019 range, the Ribble CX and CGR.

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Gruff Lewis’s team Bike – The Endurance SL R Series

Gruffudd Lewis from Ribble Pro Cycling takes you through the features of his 2019 race bike. The Endurance SL R Series is new for 2019 and is to date the lightest and most aerodynamic road bike we have ever produced.

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