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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 - Sram Apex 1x CX AL - Sram Apex 1x
  • SRAM Apex 1x11 Speed
  • SRAM Apex Hydraulic Disc Brakes
  • Mavic Aksium 19 DCL Disc Wheels
  • Challenge Baby Limus Comp Tyres
  • LEVEL 6061 Alloy Handlebars & Stem
  • LEVEL 1 6061 Alloy Seat Post
  • 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.

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CX AL Frameset

The CX AL frameset is constructed from lightweight 6061 T6 heat-treated aluminium. The frame features cyclocross specific tubing including the open front triangle and a flat underside to the top tube to better enable the shouldering of the bike when its time to hop off to clear an obstruction. Light in weight to offer the perfect balance for climbing and accelerating, with enough stiffness to enable precision handling.

Frameset includes

  • Frame and Fork
  • Headset
  • Carbon Fork Expander
  • Seat Clamp
  • Thru-axles
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CX AL Frameset

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 pannier 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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The bike is fantastic.
The handling is smooth and responsive. Handles really well on single track and tight turns.
It instantly feels like home riding the bike.
Phat E Cancellara (Whitely)
Didn’t know what I was looking for until I found Ribble...!
I was looking for a new winter bike to give my aero road bike a well earned rest from bad weather and dirty wet roads. So a new winter bike was required but I didn’t just want to be able to hit the roads but, also hop off the road and ride a few tracks and trails too, as well wanna get muddy at some point..!!
So I was looking at the mainstream brands for a gravel bike? Or a heavy winter bike with mudguards (great for commuting, but not a weekend thrash)...
Bumped in to an old pal on a Ribble CGR in blue and white, he gave it a glowing review...asked another pal who’s mad on bikes, if you were gonna get a gravel bike what would you go for.. he sent me a link to the Ribble CGR.. coincidence or just two pals who know their bikes?!?!!
I’ve already got a 29er for knocking about on so couldn’t really differentiate between gravel and 29er.. All I did know that from the 7 days I had spent admiring the bikes on Ribble’s website that I wanted one from their stable...
The CX seemed to tick all the boxes, so I played around with the spec tool and looked at bespoke paint jobs but, my wife said.. just go for the Red it looks really smart... hate today she is right..
My bike arrived a month early, I was prepared for a 15 January delivery date because of Covid and the Christmas holidays.. but to my surprise my new bike arrived a month early!! Great service.
Took me about and hour to unpack her and a set the bars, saddle fit my pedals and just do a sanity check with my torque wrench just to make sure nothing had moved in transit..
So I’ve just run her out on her first ride.. 35miles on and off road... bike feels fantastic, responsive and stiff. I’m 6’1” and went for a large, fits perfect. The mix of Level components and 105 is great value and feels a lot more than the price tag..!!
Enough to say I love it, love it love it.. So glad I chose Ribble, would recommend to anyone novice or pro..!
Great service, great value, great bikes
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