Ribble CGR AL e Tiagra review

'Cross, gravel, road' - with an added boost

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

If bulky looking downtube motors have put you off buying an e-bike in the past then this is a good alternative, you'd barely know this was an electric bike at first glance. The mudguard/rack mount adorned chassis, with capability for wide tyres, makes for a solid all-round bike with a smooth ride and very capable handling. However, a screen to tell you how long is left on the battery would be hugely beneficial.

Reasons to buy
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    Efficient motor

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    Well balanced

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    Good handling

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    Easy to use

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    Easy to change between modes

Reasons to avoid
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    No screen to tell you about the battery life

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    Battery life could be longer

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The Ribble CGR AL e is an electric all-road bike that uses a hub positioned motor to provide three different modes of assistance that can help power your ride. 

'CGR' stands for 'cross, road, gravel': the idea is that this is a machine that can border the disciplines and be ridden on the road, in muddy forests and on gravel tracks. 

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Myles Warwood is a cycling journalist, automotive journalist and videographer. He writes for Cycling Weekly, Cyclist and Car magazine.