Ribble adds two new e-bikes to its electric stable

New CGR AL e and Hybrid AL e add new e-bike ride style options

Ribble made a splash earlier this year with its SLe electric bike. Now it’s added an electric gravel bike and a flat bar hybrid e-bike to its range.

Both use the same ebikemotion 250 watt rear hub motor seen on the SLe. Its advantages include a battery fully enclosed in the downtube and a low profile controller consisting of a single button on the top tube to control power level, with a ring of LEDs around it that indicates battery status. You can double the range by fitting a bottle cage mounted second battery. There’s also a companion app with functionality which includes the ability to control the motor based on the rider’s heart rate. It’s the same unit used on the Wilier Cento1 Hy, which we’ve tested, and Orbea’s e-road bike range.

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.