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Ribble CX AL

The CX AL is a highly versatile all-road bike, it's ideal for those entering the world of cyclocross for the first time but can also be finely tuned to function as a gravel or road bike. With confident handling, lightning-fast acceleration and outstanding traction this is a thoroughbred racing machine.

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CX AL - Shimano Tiagra CX AL - Shimano Tiagra
  • Shimano Tiagra 2x10 speed
  • Shimano 34-50T x 11-32T gearing
  • Tektro mechanical disc brakeset
  • Mavic Aksium Disc wheelset
  • Challenge Grifo Comp tyres
  • Prologo Kappa RS saddle
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CX AL - Sram Apex 1x CX AL - Sram Apex 1x
  • SRAM Apex 1x11 speed.
  • SRAM 42T x 11-42T gearing.
  • SRAM Apex hydraulic disc brakeset.
  • Mavic Aksium Disc wheelset.
  • Challenge Grifo Comp tyres.
  • Level 1 6061 Alloy finishing kit.
  • Prologo Kappa RS saddle.
From: $1,873.39
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CX AL - Shimano 105 CX AL - Shimano 105
  • Shimano 105 2x11 speed
  • Shimano 34-50T x 11-32T
  • Shimano 105 hydraulic disc brakes
  • Mavic Aksium disc wheelset
  • Challenge Grifo Comp tyres
  • Level 1 6061 Alloy finishing kit
  • Prologo Kappa RS saddle
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The CX AL was developed to be a thoroughbred racing machine, a machine loaded with performance features and an uncompromising approach to race day. With its light weight, agility, impressive traction and acceleration the CX AL is built to excel over any terrain.


Light and comfortable enough to make shouldering the bike a simple task when you encounter an obstacle too difficult to ride over. Agile handling to enable faster cornering and with impressive traction to power up the climbs. With a lightweight Aluminium frame and full carbon forks, ample tyre clearance for mud shedding, powerful disc brakes offering total braking control and bolt thru-axles for better steering control the CX AL is an all-terrain bike for all seasons.

Custom Colour

You decide the design, we create the bike. Be bold and bright or stealthy as you like. With millions of combinations, you can make a bike unique to you.

Just select customise after choosing your size.

Your Bike. Your Way

To assist you in selecting the correct size simply find you height below. The graphic below illustrates our recommendations so you can be confident that the size you order will be correct.

5' 2" - 5' 5"
158cm - 165cm
5' 5" - 5' 7"
165cm - 170cm
5' 7" - 5' 10"
170cm - 178cm
5' 9" - 6' 0"
175cm - 183cm
5' 11" - 6' 2"
180cm - 188cm
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Sizing &
Ribble CX AL
Size XS S M L XL
Rider Height 5'2 - 5'5
158 - 165cm
5'4 - 5'7
165 - 170cm
5'7 - 5'10
170 - 178cm
5'9 - 6'0
175 - 183cm
5'11 - 6'2
180 - 188cm
Wheel Size 700C 700C 700C 700C 700C
A - Seat Angle 75.0° 74.5° 74.0° 73.5° 73.3°
B - Top Tube (mm) 520 535 545 565 580
C - Head Angle 71.0° 71.5° 72.0° 72.0° 72.3°
D - Offset(mm) 53 45 45 45 45
E - Head Tube(mm) 110 125 140 160 180
F - BB Drop(mm) 68 68 68 68 68
RC - Chain Stays(mm) 425 425 425 425 425
FC - Front Centre(mm) 588 589 595 605 612
Stack (mm) 530 547 563 582 602
Reach (mm) 378 380 384 387 391
WB - Wheelbase(mm) 1004 1005 1011 1020 1028
G - Seat Tube C-Top (mm) 490 520 540 565 585
Frequently Asked
How much does the CX AL weigh?

The 6061 Heat Treated Aluminium frame weighs Approx1.68kgs and the full monocoque carbon forks 470g. Approximate build weights are Tiagra 10kg and Rival 1x or Shimano 105 9.5kg.

What is the warranty on the frame?

The frame carries a 3 year warranty. All other parts have the standard manufacturer's warranty.

Are the cables internally routed?

Yes the cables run internally for a neater appearance and better protection from the elements.

What is the tyre clearance?

The CX AL has clearance for 38mm tyres without mudguards or 33mm with mudgaurds fitted.

How many bottle cage mounts are there?

There are 2 bottle cage mounts, on the seat tube and down tube.

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What is the maximum rider weight?

We recommend a combined maximum rider and bike weight of 120kgs (264lbs).

Does it take mudguards?

Yes, the frame has discreet mudguard mounts for fitting full length mudguards.

What type of bottom bracket does the frame require?

The frame takes a traditional 68mm threaded bb.

What size seatpost does the CX AL require?

The seatpost is a 27.2mm diameter and the seat collar 31.8mm.

Can I fit a rack?

No, there are no mounting points for a apannier rack.

Are the axles quick release or thru axle?

The CX AL has thru axles of 12x100 front and 12x142 rear.

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 here.

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Ben Williams
As a cycling novice (last bike I owned was a BMX bike as a child around 20 years ago) this whole Covid-19 lockdown had got me thinking it was time I got myself a decent bike and luckily for me I work with some huge cycling enthusiasts so after a good few weeks research it was only a matter of time that I found myself deciding which Ribble bike I would go for.

I needed something that would be

• suitable for commuting (gravel, potholes, off road etc.)
• comfortable for family cycles
• something that would be fast enough to keep up with friends and family on road bikes.

Ribble’s online showroom was hugely helpful and I quickly found a bike that ticked all of the boxes. (Really a great idea to help keep their business operating safely and can see this being a great business move for them).

The Bike - Ribble CX AL. Shimano 105

The bike arrived last week, it was easily assembled and I’ve since done approx. 200km.

It has an excellent range of gears for the hills and generally has the set up of a good road bike with the exception being the tyres which could be easily swapped for road tyres.

Another huge plus was the adaptability of the bike builder that really allows you to customise just about every aspect of your bike to suit your needs.

Some stats from my first cycle*:

Distance: 28.29km
Elevation Gain: 329m
Time: 1:07:29
Avg Speed: 25.2km/h
Max Elevation: 170m
Mad Speed: 66.2km/h

*Wind low and condition all round great with no rain.

The Ribble CX AL truly is a super smooth flying machine that ticks a lot of boxes for those looking for a versatile bike. Overall I am delighted with the bike and the service.
The Ribble CX is great bike. I was worried to buy one at first, as the only Bikes ever owned have been mountain bikes. I was stuck for choice between a gravel bike and a cyclocross bike. This cyclocross bike can do it all just like the gravel bike, but it can do everything faster. It’s more agile with its thinner tyres making it quick on and off the road. It handles really well off road which I was a bit worried over. Still don’t think I’ve reached the top speed on it yet. I got 45mph out of it on my way into work. This bike is great and I would highly recommend rubbles services to anyone who asks about them. Their support team and updates they give you couldn’t be better. Thank you RIBBLE
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