The present Ribble Gravel Ti bike is spectacular, with loads of mounts for gentle masses, hydration, and snacks. However this practice, one-off prototype gravel bike construct for the latest Grinduro Wales reveals the place this mannequin may very well be headed.
Inbuilt collaboration with SRAM, it options the complete suite of AXS and XPLR parts, plus a beautiful paint scheme. Extra importantly, it integrates cable and hose administration for a stealthy inside routing aesthetic.
Swapping their house-brand carbon fork for the Rudy suspension fork, the body additionally will get suspension-corrected geometry to keep up correct dealing with and stack peak.
The body is particularly designed for AXS teams, with no shift cable/wire ports wherever on the bike. The rear brake hose runs internally by means of the one-piece LEVEL 5 carbon handlebar, routing instantly into an outsized headtube to cover it contained in the body.
Wi-fi Blips caught beneath the flats allow you to shift whereas cruising.
The rear of the body seems acquainted, with seatstays that curve downward on the ends to make room for the brake caliper and supply fender and rack mounting factors.
The driveside chainstays look extra refined, with smoother bends and shaping to accommodate tire and chainring clearance.
Full Construct Specs embody:
SRAM RED eTap AXS HRD shift-brake system
SRAM RED XPLR eTap AXS rear derailleur
SRAM RED 1 crankset with Direct mount 40T chainring
SRAM Dub Backside Bracket (BSA)
SRAM XPLR XG-1271 10-44t cassette
SRAM RED Chain
Zipp 101 XPLR wheelset
Zipp G40 XPLR Tubeless Tyres
SRAM Paceline rotors 160mm
RockShox Rudy Final XPLR suspension fork (30mm journey)
RockShox Reverb AXS XPLR seat publish
Ribble Gravel Ti (3Al/2.5V Titanium) – designed particularly for SRAM AXS wi-fi groupsets with no cable entry/exit ports
LEVEL 5 Built-in carbon gravel bar and stem
Ribble tells us that it’s only a prototype for now, with no particular plans to place this actual mannequin into manufacturing. However, they trace it’s prone to encourage future product designs.