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Summary of Reviews
We have read all expert and user reviews on the Ribble Hybrid AL e. In summary, this is what cyclists think.
16 reasons to buy
- The stealthy concealment of electric components was a drawcard for buyers.
- Owners of all ages enjoyed being able to lift this lightweight bike.
- Riders found the Hybrid AL e easy to ride without electric assistance.
- The small and discrete Ebikemotion motor is almost silent.
- Shimano UR300 Flat Mount Hydraulic Disc brakes were powerful and reliable.
- Three levels of assistance complemented differing levels of desired rider input.
- Reviewers felt that the petrol-blue color and lines of this bike looked very sharp.
- One rider felt that the bike’s gear range was wider than needed.
- The bike’s finish impressed, partially due to the matching faux saddle and grips.
- 35c tires absorbed road chatter and avoided the need for weighty suspension.
- A wide gear range and light build made this a fast bike.
- The ‘Fully Loaded’ Hybrid AL e comes with a rack rated to carry 55lbs.
- The short rear triangle and long head-tube kept things whippy yet relaxed.
- The Hybrid AL e is well kit-out with bottle, fender and rack eyelets.
- Customer service was praised for replacement of parts and payment for faults.
- Riders and reviewers got a lot of use out of the linked Ebikemotion app.
8 reasons not to buy
- One owner felt that gearing was too low for flat-land belting.
- Pedal assistance was not progressive, giving an ‘on/off’ feel.
- A buyer received their bike with a bent derailleur hanger.
- Some buyers were frustrated by a lack of adequate instructions.
- For one owner, computer software behaved erratically.
- Experts found the grips mushy and loose.
- The saddle was sometimes disliked for being hard.
- A reviewer felt that the position of the charge port was vulnerable to water.