Another bike goes 'wireless-specific' – SRAM and Ribble Cycles create a tech-focussed titanium gravel prototype

One-off build aims to showcase SRAM's XPLR range and wireless eTap AXS shifting

Ribble and SRAM collaborate on a gravel bike featuring wireless shifting and suspension forks
(Image credit: Ribble Cycles)

The modern gravel bike is a product of combined worlds; an intersection where road and mountain meet. In keeping with the spirit of collaboration, SRAM and Ribble Cycles have joined forces to create a one-off machine that sits at the rugged end of the spectrum.

Seeking to “maximise the benefits” of SRAM’s XPLR range of dedicated gravel components, as well as its wireless eTap AXS shifting, Ribble has designed a bespoke titanium frame for the occasion.  

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Luke Friend has worked as a writer, editor and copywriter for twenty five years. Across books, magazines and websites, he's covered a broad range of topics for a range of clients including Major League Baseball, the National Trust and the NHS. He has an MA in Professional Writing from Falmouth University and is a qualified bicycle mechanic. He has been a cycling enthusiast from an early age, partly due to watching the Tour de France on TV. He's a keen follower of bike racing to this day as well as a regular road and gravel rider.