The all new Ribble CGR 725 offers traditional class and the ride feel only experienced on a high end steel frame combined with contemporary features and geometry resulting in a rugged, highly versatile bike.
Designed with meticulous attention to detail, handcrafted using Reynolds 725 steel and compatible with multiple wheel and tyre options up to 47c plus a vast choice of spec customisation, the CGR 725 will handle the toughest roads, terrain and weather conditions and can take you anywhere from the highest mountain passes, distant trails or your most imaginative daily commute.
As passionate cyclists with very high product expectations and a definite spirit for adventure, we design and craft the bikes we want to ride, the bikes that will enhance our riding experience, exceed our performance goals and take us on to new horizons.
The CGR 725 epitomises this philosophy by offering the ultimate in versatility and performance to handle the toughest roads, terrain and weather conditions through a series of frame platforms designed, tested and crafted from the best materials with meticulous attention to detail, carefully designed tube profiles and a geometry fine-tuned to create the ideal balance between handling, stability, comfort and control.
The CGR 725 has been hand crafted using classic triple butted Reynolds 725 tubing to produce a frame with the compliant and vibration absorbing ride quality that only a high-quality steel frame can offer.
Whilst the tubing and the look of the frame may lend itself to the traditional the geometry, tube profiles and design detail is definitely contemporary, with all the CGR attributes in place to enable this frameset to be built into the stylish and versatile bike to effortlessly cover the miles and terrain.
With a hand crafted Reynolds 725 frame with traditional looks combined with contemporary geometry and features the CGR 725’s specification can be dialled specifically for Road, Off-road, Commuting or all 3 if you want one bike capable of excelling at all 3.
Select a high-end road groupset, lightweight wheelset and race bike finishing kit and you have an Endurance road bike capable of mixing it with thoroughbred race bikes over the highest mountain passes and epic road endurance events with panache.
If your passion is for getting out into the wilderness and distant trails the CGR 725’s compatibility with up to 650x47c tyres, disc brakes and a geometry designed to offer stability and control will build you a bike capable of handling the roughest terrain and self-supported ultra-endurance adventures.
With full mudguard compatibility, rear rack mounts, endurance geometry and a multitude of drivetrain specification options the CGR 725 also builds into the ideal commuter bike with the durability, efficiency and comfort required to get you to and from work in all seasons.
Alternatively, mix elements of all three and build the bike that is truly customised to meet the requirements of your own adventure. The CGR 725 re-defines what you believed was possible from one bike!
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I'm now a definite convert to the 'steel is real' club. The bike rides brilliantly, it has a lovely feel to it, stiff but springy, the big tyres help with the ride quality but even with some different wheels with smaller tyres it still has a brilliantly supple feel.
I'm about 6'2" and went for a large, even though on the sizing I'm probably an Xl, I'm glad I went with the smaller size, it let's me get a lower position at the front so it feels more like my road bike, yet I can still get upright enough when off the tarmac.
The finishing quality is very high, the welds are really neat and all of the kit feels quality, in particular the handlebar, which has an aero shaped top that I wasn't expecting but provides a great place to grip when climbing.
I considered quite a few bikes when purchasing and I'm really glad I chose the CGR
My CGR 725 arrived just the other day and I was like a kid on Christmas! I was very impressed with the care taken to wrap the bike and components. I was surprised at how light the bike felt, even when fully boxed - much lighter than my 30-year-old Bianchi steel frame. :) I finally had the chance to ride yesterday and the bike felt great - very comfy, sturdy, and precise,rolling over Seattle's crumbling and torn-up streets. The gears clicked through without a hitch and the hydraulic brakes gave me confidence riding down slick, steep hills. The bike is a great value considering the build quality and component set compared to the relatively generic, overpriced bikes at many bike shops.
The bike took 5 weeks to arrive from the day I ordered, not bad considering. The only thing I'd recommend differently is to skip ordering the fenders if you're having the bike shipped any great distance. They're a little more plastic-y than I pictured and got bent up and twisted a bit in transit. I was able to straighten them out for the most part and they function fine, and of course have no affect on the performance of the bike. I'll probably look to upgrade to aluminum fenders at some point in the near future.
Overall I'm extremely happy with the bike and with Ribble, and strongly recommend looking into them for your next bike purchase!
Versatility is at the core of the CGR range and this titanium model certainly ticks all of the boxes. Less aggressive than a racer, the endurance geometry of the CGR Ti makes this bike comfortable, composed, responsive and ready for any ride.