Ribble Cycles is launching its new and evolved Evo Pro model, the brand’s popular entry-level carbon sportive road bike. The original Evo Pro was one of the first lightweight sub-£1000 full carbon road bikes on the market. The new model, in keeping with Ribble’s philosophy on quality and value, comes equipped with Tiagra 10-speed, Shimano RS010 wheels and Deda finishing kit, all for £953. Entry level complete bike builds are available from £799.
As well as a bright new bright paint finish, Ribble Cycles notes that the real difference is updated geometry and design, giving a more comfortable riding position. The Evo Pro has often been a first step into the world of cycling or maybe a rider’s first experience of the lightweight responsiveness of carbon. Ribble has acknowledged this by increasing the head tube for a more upright and comfortable position.
The bike’s main triangle provides the foundation for the Evo Pro’s efficiency and, along with the compact rear triangle, allows for efficient power transfer into rear wheel drive.
Important details have been refined including the curved and aerodynamically bladed fork, which increases comfort and reduces rider fatigue by making things easier on the wrists and arms. The Evo Pro features neat and tidy internal cable routing, an oversized press fit bottom bracket and is Di2 and EPS ready.
James Dove at Ribble said “Our Evo Pro has a big responsibility as often being the first taste of road cycling for many of our customers. It has launched countless people into the wonderful world of cycling with its versatility and good value.”
He added “We’ve kept the elements that have made it one of our most popular value bikes, but worked hard on making it lighter, more comfortable and updating the geometry to meet the changing needs of cyclists. We feel very proud when we say that the Evo Pro has become a British classic which is more than capable of putting more expensive bikes from other brands in the shade.”
All Ribble Cycles come with a 6-year warranty and a 30-day no-questions-asked returns policy.