Ribble presented a brand new e-bike model among the lightest globally, reaching a weight of only 10.5 kg, almost a record. In fact it is not the lightest in the world, but is in the Top 5, therefore excellent result.
It is placed at the fourth place of the ranking in which we see the Freicycle in first place, with 6.87 kg, the HPS Domestique in second position with 8.5 kg, the folding Hummingbird in third place with 10.3 kg. In fourth place in the Top 5 of lightness there is this brand new Ribble, fifth position for the lightest Full Suspension on the market, a Trek weighing only 15.75 kg.
The Hero version of his carbon e-bike it is the lightest in its class, like the 12 kg Ribble SL-e Endurance (size XL) equipped with Shimano 105; the Hero edition combines the Mahle EBM X35 motor with a fully integrated battery and drive system. The frame is made of carbon, the bike has the handlebar and rims in the same material.
The new Ribble SL-e Hero has a price starting from 6,729 euros, the Endurance SL-e Pro instead of 12 kg of weight costs 4.806 euro. Meanwhile, the Ribble Endurance AL e-Enthusiast incorporates many of the features of the SL and, according to Ribble, offers a blend of light weight, durability, power assistance and connectivity and has been engineered to deliver the ultimate in strength, performance and daily use. Its price starts at 2,691 euros.
AL also uses the carbon and offers three levels of power assistance. It offers the performance benefits of a lightweight electric bike with the safe and controlled braking of hydraulic disc brakes, precise 2 × 11 speed shifting and updated Mavic alloy wheels, fitted with fast and reliable road tires.
Ribble’s SL bikes, among the lightest (such as those with the invisible motor) have the control button mounted on the top tube, where the battery indicator has also been placed. The two new e-bikes can be paired with Mahle’s Ebikemotion app, which unlocks additional features including bike diagnostics, mapping, battery level and heart rate if using a chest strap. As with all Ribble bikes, it’s possible customize the specifications using Ribble BikeBuilder and add an ad hoc paint via the Color option.
Source: Virgilio Motori by motori.virgilio.it.
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