RIBBLE Hybrid AL e step-through has started the promotion in November 2020. It is big good news to users to have a step-through design in the RIBBLE Bikes. A step-through design has a great feature of getting on and getting off the electric bike easier.
This simple great feature can give riders safer riding in a few situations, which is important for buyers before purchasing an electric bike.
Great features of a step-through design
- The step-through design is for everyone – from a lady wearing a skirt to a big guy with 260 lbs.
- The step-through design is extra safe for getting on and off the electric bikes.
- Carry a small child in the back seat; you need a step-through design.
- Delivery with the big casing at the back, you need a step-through design – an old concept design of utility bikes.
- Seniors or anyone who has difficulty raising the leg to mount on the ride need a step-through design.
- You can wear any clothing riding the step-through bike.
- Compared with the diamond frame, the step-through will not lose its structural strength by using more manufacturing processes.
- The step-through design is not meant for racing like an aerodynamic frame.
- Adjust your seat height lower to ensure both legs can step on the ground firmly to help stability during the stoppage. Step-though does not have a high cross-bar to help stability during the stopping.
RIBBLE Hybrid AL e step-through specification
- Product ID – BBALESTH002
- SRAM Apex 1×11 Speed – with a single gear shifter giving you access to all the gears you need when riding uphill or down.
- Shifters – SRAM Apex 11-Speed Flat Bar
- Brakes – Shimano BL-MT201/UR300 Hydraulic Disc.
- Chainset – SRAM Apex 1 GXP 42T.
- Bottom Bracket – SRAM GXP Team Press Fit BB86.
- Cassette – SRAM PG-1130 11-42T.
- Chain – SRAM PC-1110 11-Speed.
- Rotors – SRAM Centreline 6-Bolt 160mm.
- Rear Derailleur – SRAM Apex 1 11-Speed Long Cage – a racing bike gear standard.
- Control Button – iWoc Trio Handlebar Mounted Remote Control – for changing motor assist level.
- Hub – MAHLE Ebikemotion X35 M1, 36V/250W – a compact and powerful internal motor system.
- Battery – Panasonic 36V/250Wh, 18650GA-10S/2P – can support 60 miles travel range using pedal assist.
- Wheels – Mavic Aksium Elite Evo UST 700c Disc – perfect for on/off-road and all-season riding.
- Tires – Schwalbe G-One, Tubeless-Ready, 700x40mm, Black/Tan – has impressive grip and fast-rolling characteristics that make them perfectly suited to roads, towpaths, and bridleways.
- Frame – 6061-T6 Heat Treated Aluminium, Seamless Weld – Light and rigid material for life use.
- Forks – Full Carbon Monocoque, Tapered Steerer – absorb shock when riding on the uneven road.
- Headset – LEVEL H56 Integrated, Black.
- HandleBars – LEVEL Urban 6061 Alloy, 640mm, Black – offer a comfortably relaxed riding position
- Stem – LEVEL 2 3D-Forged 6061 Alloy, Black.
- Grips – LEVEL Urban Lock-On, Black – improved hand security and grip.
- Seatpost – LEVEL 1 6061 Alloy, 27.2mm, 350mm, Black – adjust to fit your height requirement.
- Saddle – Selle Royale Vivo Ergo, Black – comfortably and ergonomic.
- Pedals – Flat Plastic, Black.
- Approximate Weight (not inc accessories) – 15kg/33lbs – the weight is about half of the entry-level electric bike.
Extras included in the package
- Pannier Rack – Ribble Alloy, Black – can fix with a trunk bag to hold some traveling spares.
- Bell – Ribble, Black – giving polite bell ring to front road users before you over-take them.
- Lights – Ribble FL300/RL150 (300/150 Lumen) USB LED – keep you visible during darkness.
- Mudguards – Ribble 46mm Reinforced Plastic, Black – protect splashing on your clothing during bad weather.
RIBBLE Hybrid AL e step-through overview
The RIBBLE Hybrid AL e step-through features are versatile, stylish, and sporty with 3 easy motor-assisted levels for your riding in the city or go for crosstown.
The MAHLE Ebikemotion X35 motor system is powerful to take any slope and energy-saving, giving you a 60 miles travel range.
The groupset SRAM Apex 1 is simple and efficient, designed with a single gear shifter giving you access to all the gears you need when riding uphill or down. The rear derailleur 11 speed belongs to the racing bike standard.
Mavic Aksium Elite Evo UST 700c wheelset is the perfect choice for on/off-road and all-season riding. Perfect for on/off-road and all-season riding.
Schwalbe G-One, Tubeless-Ready, 700x40mm, Black/Tan Tires have impressive grip and fast-rolling characteristics that make them perfectly suited to roads, towpaths, and bridleways.
The Frame material is 6061-T6 Heat Treated Aluminum, Seamless Weld, making the bike light and durable to use. The Forks is Full Carbon Monocoque, Tapered Steerer for absorbing shock when riding on the uneven road.
You can choose the right saddle to fit your body size range from narrow to wider type with most designs are comfortable and ergonomic. The accessories package included is a pannier rack, bell, lights, and mudguards.
Pros and Cons of RIBBLE Hybrid AL e step-through
Pros of RIBBLE Hybrid AL e step-through
- SRAM Apex 1 is single-chainring simplicity.
- Full Carbon Monocoque, Tapered Steerer – best in the market.
- MAHLE Ebikemotion X35 M1, 36V/250W – a compact and powerful internal motor system.
- Panasonic 36V/250Wh, 18650GA-10S/2P – can support 60 miles travel range using pedal assist.
- Mavic Aksium Elite Evo UST 700c Disc – perfect for on/off-road and all-season riding.
- Schwalbe G-One, Tubeless-Ready, 700x40mm, Black/Tan – has impressive grip and fast-rolling characteristics.
- The incredible lightweight of 15 Kgs, means energy efficient for longer travel range.
- Highly experienced mechanics assembled every bike.
- Every bike can custom-made to fit the buyer’s needs and budget.
- Fully customizable spec and design with our BikeBuilder and CustomColour tools.
- For 30 days, free insurance provides you with specialist cycling insurance for your bike, including £250 accessories cover and Theft & Accidental Damage for 30 days in partnership with Pedalsure.
- The range extender is available to add if you need frequent long-distance travel.
- Can apply for cycle to work scheme.
- RIBBLE offers a 30-day test period on bike purchases to give you the time to get out on your favorite ride or club run and make sure that you’re 100% happy with your custom-built Ribble bike. Read more.
- A flexible choice of finance options. 0% Interest Finance is available over variable periods on all Ribble bikes except Special Offer/Special Edition and Clearance Bikes.
- Warranty Three years for Ribble branded frame and forks. Read Ribble cycles warranty details here.
Cons of RIBBLE Hybrid AL e step-through
- High delivery fee for the USA buyers at £930.00.
- High delivery cost for the Switzerland buyers at £350.00
- High delivery cost for Australian buyers at £230.00.
- No free shipping. £40.00 delivery fee charged to UK buyers.
- A moderate delivery fee of £60.00 to £120.00 is charged to European and near-by buyers.
- No delivery to Canada, Asia, Arabia, Africa, and South-East Asia.
- Limited custom size for riders – available for 5’1″ to 5’6″ and 5’7″ to 5’11” only.
Electric bikes with 1X gearing – is single-chainring simplicity.
- RIBBLE Hybrid AL e step-through – £1,999.17 – Visit Ribble Cycle.
- Specialized Diverge Pro Carbon – Campagnolo LTD —£6,400
- Cannondale Topstone Carbon 1 Lefty 2021 — £6,600
- Merida Mission CX Force Edition — £4,200
- The Light Blue Robinson V2 Rival 1X 2020 — £1,724.99
- 3T Exploro Pro GRX 2020 — £4,000
- Orro Terra C Adventure 2020 — £2,099.99
- Cervelo Aspero Force eTap AXS 1 Disc — £5,299
- Giant TCX Advanced Pro 2 2021 — £2,499.00
- Vitus Substance CRX-1 2021 — £2,199.99
Some knowledge about chainring and gear for riders
- With just one chainring, 1X bikes give you less mechanical gubbins to think about so you can focus on the ride.
- 1x is simpler, but the current parts for doing it right (narrow-wide ring, larger cassette) are currently more expensive than available 2x and 3x setups.
- Lower gears allow a weaker rider to climb a steeper hill with their limited strength at a lower speed, being left behind by the stronger rider going faster in higher gears with their stronger legs.
- 2x gives you a wider range and makes it easier to tackle steep climbs, while the 1x is much easier to operate and is less prone to chain drops.
Best step-through electric bikes in the market
- Kalkhoff Endeavour 1.B Move 2021 (400Wh) Step-Through Electric Bike – a trekking/hybrid e-bike that’s equally at home on smooth tarmac or unpaved towpaths – £1,999.00
- Specialized Turbo Como 4.0 2021 Electric Bike – with a Low-Entry design will get where you’re going in stylish comfort. – £3,300.00
- Raleigh Motus GT Low-step Derailleur Electric Bike 2020 Blue – is perfect for a range of city trips, relaxed tours, and weekend trails – £2,250.00
- Cube Compact Hybrid 20in Electric Bike 2020 Iridium/Black – is the Bosch-powered e-bike for everyone – £2,299.00
- Orbea Vibe Mid H30 EQ 700c Electric Bike 2021 Blue – is an electric urban bike that maximizes style and efficiency at a meager weight – £2,399.00
- Cube Touring Hybrid Pro 500w Trapeze Electric Bike 2021 Black/White – have taken care to keep the center of gravity low for safety and easy handling – £2,299.00
- Trek Verve+ 2 Lowstep 400 wh Electric Bike 2021 Azure Blue – is an electric hybrid bike that will help you get out and ride more – £2,325.00
RIBBLE Hybrid AL e step-through is suitable to use by everybody with easy to get on and get off the bike. You can use daily commuting to work or school, short-distance shopping, weekend outing, or go for light trailing.
The 1X chainring is simpler and easy to ride, and the part is more expensive than 2X and 3X chainring. RIBBLE Hybrid AL e step-through installed with 1X chainring is certainly worth the money to buy.
There are many step-through bikes in the market, as shown to you in the above list. You can make some price comparisons from the above list with RIBBLE Hybrid AL e step-through price of £1,999.17.
Do you think the RIBBLE Hybrid specification can fit your needs? Can you accept the shipping fee charged by RIBBLE to the buyers?
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