The Ribble CX SL range of Cyclocross bikes are build for pure Cyclocross racing and designed with the highest level of competition in mind. This range is aimed at people who want to race. Even the base of the CX SL range is built around a brilliant Full Carbon blend of Modern T1000 carbon and T800 Carbon layered to perfection and using the advanced Monocoque mould technology incorporating and EPS inner core. The EPS core ensures the complete consistency of structural integrity. This process also eliminates imperfections on the inside of the frame.
CX SL PRO BUILD
The bike pictured above is the brilliant Ribble CX SL Pro Build, this is the top of the range model from this already high spec range. The Ultimate World Cup level pro build includes the ‘pro-proven’ Ultegra R8050 series Di2 groupset. Featuring the same features and shift performance as the top tier Dura Ace series which was developed with the assistance of pro riders. A fully integrated carbon cockpit and aerodynamic tubular carbon wheels make this package the choice of champions.
Providing stress free operation and fully programmable shifts the Ultegra Di2 is the great choice for fast responsive shifting and braking. A Cyclocross specific 36/46 chainset provides the perfect gear range for all courses. Powerful and controlled braking is provided by courtesy of the Ultegra hydraulic disc brakes.
WHEELSET & TYRES;
Level DB40 Carbon Elite tubular wheels are a lightweight carbon wheel set designed specifically for Cyclocross racing. Featuring a wide 26.5mm profile rim, precision machined hubs and premium Japanese bearings. Team Edition Challenge Grifo tubular tyres are the choice of the Pro’s and offer exceptional grip and mud shedding capabilities even in the worst of conditions.
The LEVEL 5 Carbon handlebar and stem offers a fully integrated cockpit that eliminates all external cabling, in a package that is 40% more aerodynamic than a traditional handlebar and stem. Extra comfort and compliance are provided with the addition of a LEVEL 3 carbon monocoque seatpost and pro level Fizik Antares R5 saddle.
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.
Both power and control are optimised through powerful flat mount brakes and a 142 x 12mm thru axle.
- Shimano Ultegra Di2 11 Speed Hydraulic Disc
- Shifters – Ultegra Di2 R8070 Hydraulic
- Brakes – Ultegra BR-R8070 Flat Mount HydraulicC
- hainset – Ultegra R8000 2 x 11 Speed 34-50T
- Bottom Bracket – Shimano BB-R60 BSA
- Cassette – Ultegra R8000 11 Speed 11-30T
- Chain – Shimano HG701 11 Speed
- Rotors – Shimano RT800 CL 160mm
- Rear Derailleur – Ultegra Di2 R8050 med Cage
- Wheels – Level 40DB Carbon Tubular Disc, 12mm Bolt Thru-Axle
- Tyres – Challenge Grifo Team Edition 700 x 33c Tubular
- Frame – Toray T800/T1000 Full Carbon Fibre Monocoque.Forks – CX SL, Full Carbon Fibre Monocoque.
- Bars – Level 5 Carbon Integrated.
- Stem – Level 5 Carbon Integrated.
- Bar Tape – Level Embossed Cork, Black.
- Seatpost – Level 3 Carbon, Black.
- Saddle – Fizik Arione R5, Black.
- Weight – 7.7kg (Size Medium)
The whole range of Ribble CX SL bike are built for the serious rider who plans to get the most out of this exciting style of cycling. Ribbles hand built approach makes them the ideal supplier for anyone who wants quality service and customization. All the Ribble bikes can be customised using the online bike builder so, you can create a fully personalised version of the CX SL to suit your needs.
Cyclocross is now becoming a mainline cycle sport and the world of cycling are loving the discipline. Ribble is ahead of the game with these pro spec machines. Follow the links and buy one. It is that simple.
If you like the look of Cyclocross but your budget does not stretch to the CX SL then check out the Ribble entry level CX Bikes with the CX AL range based around the 6061 T6 Heat Treated frame. Still, great Cyclocross machine but a much lower price bracket.
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