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Ribble Gran Fondo Carbon road bike £775.00 @ Ribble

£775.00 @ Ribble Cycles
I know very little about bikes except how to ride one so not sure how well the enthusiasts on here would rate the components/build quality. It's just that a 8.5kg Carbon frame bike at this price po…
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6m, 4d agoFound 6 months, 4 days ago
I know very little about bikes except how to ride one so not sure how well the enthusiasts on here would rate the components/build quality.

It's just that a 8.5kg Carbon frame bike at this price point seems decent.

Rest of spec...
Shimano RS010 Wheelset
Shimano 105 Silver groupset
RS500 chainset - 172.5mm 34/50
11/28 cassette
Short cage rear derailleur
Ribble branded brakes

Finishing kit

Alcor 80 Handlebars - White
Alutech 7075 Stem - Black
Selle Italia Saddle - SL Flow or X1 Lady Flow
CSN Superleggera Alloy Seatpillar
ITM Cork Handlebar tape - Carbon White
Nitro Tyres - 23mm - Black/White
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6m, 4d agoFound 6 months, 4 days ago
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10 Likes
The_Hoff
For the money its a decent bike. But there have been better deals recently with carbon frames and full group sets.

The 105 on this bike is seemingly limited to F/R mech and brifters, rest is cut down for cost saving.

Wheels are fine at this price, but tyres are likely junk.

Decent first bike or commuter.


"Decent first bike..."
For £800, think you guys need a reality check. Elitism level over 9000.

This is hot, carbon frame and this weight at this price is fantastic. If the only thing that bike snobs can complain about is the 'junk tyres' then this is a winner.
Heat

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#1
Love the top of the frame on these. Probably swap out the tyres to 25's but thats just personal preference
4 Likes #2
Somebody will be along shortly to explain component quality, warp speed factors and coffee cup holder practicality of this bike.
I can't wait...
#3
I had email about this earlier but no where on the page can I find if its 11 speed group set if it is its Hot if not then I'm not voting if someone could enlighten me that would be great 105 silver groupset is not clear enough
#4
In the Q&A:

Is this gearing 11 speed

Thanks for the query.

Yes, Shimano 105 is 11 speed. This bicycle has a total of 22 gears.

Andy

Ribble Cycles
2 Likes #5
jamgin
Somebody will be along shortly to explain component quality, warp speed factors and coffee cup holder practicality of this bike.
I can't wait...


Like wise , Will all Bike snobs form a orderly Que.
#6
if only Di2 8)
1 Like #7
For the money its a decent bike. But there have been better deals recently with carbon frames and full group sets.

The 105 on this bike is seemingly limited to F/R mech and brifters, rest is cut down for cost saving.

Wheels are fine at this price, but tyres are likely junk.

Decent first bike or commuter.
#8
Great but tyres are junk
10 Likes #9
The_Hoff
For the money its a decent bike. But there have been better deals recently with carbon frames and full group sets.

The 105 on this bike is seemingly limited to F/R mech and brifters, rest is cut down for cost saving.

Wheels are fine at this price, but tyres are likely junk.

Decent first bike or commuter.


"Decent first bike..."
For £800, think you guys need a reality check. Elitism level over 9000.

This is hot, carbon frame and this weight at this price is fantastic. If the only thing that bike snobs can complain about is the 'junk tyres' then this is a winner.
Heat
1 Like #10
Plus points:
- well reviewed carbon frame.
- RS chainset is nigh on identical to the old 105 series.
- Tyres will be okay for dry summer use.
- The brakes will stop you.
- The wheels will go round.

Cons:
- The elephant in the room; the silver groupset is ugly on this bike! (Imo)

I wouldn't class this as a first road bike though, unless using the cycle to work scheme?
3 Likes #11
Reminds me of when a 200kg weight set comes up and the handful of supposed gym lifters go "great starter kit" yes yes we all know there's better but it's hardly basic. Hot
#12
Had a previous bike with 105 group set and now ride ultegra on a ribble frame that's lasted 5 years and still going strong.
The difference in group set from 105 to Ultegra is unnoticeable bar the weight but if your at my very amateur level you won't notice. The pints of beer and cake will slow you down more.
105 would have been top of the range TDF level 20 years 15-20 years ago and they go fairly fast!

All in all a great deal IMO. A great second bike to upgrade from something heavier :)
Heat
#13
Frosti3
The_Hoff
For the money its a decent bike. But there have been better deals recently with carbon frames and full group sets.

The 105 on this bike is seemingly limited to F/R mech and brifters, rest is cut down for cost saving.

Wheels are fine at this price, but tyres are likely junk.

Decent first bike or commuter.


"Decent first bike..."
For £800, think you guys need a reality check. Elitism level over 9000.

This is hot, carbon frame and this weight at this price is fantastic. If the only thing that bike snobs can complain about is the 'junk tyres' then this is a winner.
Heat


​true, but an extra 20 quid spent on tyres can transform a bike, so why not put them on in the first place, maybe they would put them on. good price though
#14
Great Spec Bike - put some of the new Michelin Pro tyres on it for less rolling resistance https://roadcyclinguk.com/gear/michelin-power-competition-tyre-first-ride-review.html#y6uZmPAIQJwhHzTQ.97

Although to be like Lance Armstrong you'll also need lots of EPO and blood transfusions.
#15
bigfatmatt2001
I had email about this earlier but no where on the page can I find if its 11 speed group set if it is its Hot if not then I'm not voting if someone could enlighten me that would be great 105 silver groupset is not clear enough


Ok so I'm guessing silver doesn't simply refer to the colour buts its part of the 105 range.

What's not so good about it plz?
#16
Got to vote hot really seeing as I just spent £700 Omar second hand (all be it virtually brand new) Fuji with similar spec. This is a great bike. Silver105 foxes me also
1 Like #17
loofer
bigfatmatt2001
I had email about this earlier but no where on the page can I find if its 11 speed group set if it is its Hot if not then I'm not voting if someone could enlighten me that would be great 105 silver groupset is not clear enough


Ok so I'm guessing silver doesn't simply refer to the colour buts its part of the 105 range.

What's not so good about it plz?


105 comes in two colours; black or silver which are identical mechanically.

However there are also generations, the old 105 series 5700 which was 10 speed and the new 105 5800 series which is now 11 speed.

The ribble description doesn't state which series it is but merely says "silver".
1 Like #18
Frosti3
The_Hoff
For the money its a decent bike. But there have been better deals recently with carbon frames and full group sets.
The 105 on this bike is seemingly limited to F/R mech and brifters, rest is cut down for cost saving.
Wheels are fine at this price, but tyres are likely junk.
Decent first bike or commuter.
"Decent first bike..."
For £800, think you guys need a reality check. Elitism level over 9000.
This is hot, carbon frame and this weight at this price is fantastic. If the only thing that bike snobs can complain about is the 'junk tyres' then this is a winner.
Heat

The_Hoff
For the money its a decent bike. But there have been better deals recently with carbon frames and full group sets.
The 105 on this bike is seemingly limited to F/R mech and brifters, rest is cut down for cost saving.
Wheels are fine at this price, but tyres are likely junk.
Decent first bike or commuter.
"Ideal as a commuter" too, depends on your commute I suppose but this wouldn't fit my definition of a suitable commuting bike, can you even fit mudguards to it? For most cyclists I know this would be their "best" bike, the least likely to be used as a commuter.
I'd say it's hot at this price, looks nice though has been around a few years now.

Edited By: SFconvert on Aug 20, 2016 09:55
#19
SFconvert
Frosti3
The_Hoff
For the money its a decent bike. But there have been better deals recently with carbon frames and full group sets.
The 105 on this bike is seemingly limited to F/R mech and brifters, rest is cut down for cost saving.
Wheels are fine at this price, but tyres are likely junk.
Decent first bike or commuter.
"Decent first bike..."
For £800, think you guys need a reality check. Elitism level over 9000.
This is hot, carbon frame and this weight at this price is fantastic. If the only thing that bike snobs can complain about is the 'junk tyres' then this is a winner.
Heat
The_Hoff
For the money its a decent bike. But there have been better deals recently with carbon frames and full group sets.
The 105 on this bike is seemingly limited to F/R mech and brifters, rest is cut down for cost saving.
Wheels are fine at this price, but tyres are likely junk.
Decent first bike or commuter.
"Ideal as a commuter" too, depends on your commute I suppose but this wouldn't fit my definition of a suitable commuting bike, can you even fit mudguards to it? For most cyclists I know this would be their "best" bike, the least likely to be used as a commuter.
I'd say it's hot at this price, looks nice though has been around a few years now.

Eyelets for mudguards aren't really essential. Clip ons work just fine.

I alternate between a Tricross for bad weather and a Scott Foil for the rest of the time, practicality is one thing, but you have to enjoy riding it in the first place :-)

This is fine as a multi use bike at a sensible price.
#20
The_Hoff
SFconvert
Frosti3
The_Hoff
For the money its a decent bike. But there have been better deals recently with carbon frames and full group sets.
The 105 on this bike is seemingly limited to F/R mech and brifters, rest is cut down for cost saving.
Wheels are fine at this price, but tyres are likely junk.
Decent first bike or commuter.
"Decent first bike..."
For £800, think you guys need a reality check. Elitism level over 9000.
This is hot, carbon frame and this weight at this price is fantastic. If the only thing that bike snobs can complain about is the 'junk tyres' then this is a winner.
Heat
The_Hoff
For the money its a decent bike. But there have been better deals recently with carbon frames and full group sets.
The 105 on this bike is seemingly limited to F/R mech and brifters, rest is cut down for cost saving.
Wheels are fine at this price, but tyres are likely junk.
Decent first bike or commuter.
"Ideal as a commuter" too, depends on your commute I suppose but this wouldn't fit my definition of a suitable commuting bike, can you even fit mudguards to it? For most cyclists I know this would be their "best" bike, the least likely to be used as a commuter.
I'd say it's hot at this price, looks nice though has been around a few years now.
Eyelets for mudguards aren't really essential. Clip ons work just fine.
I alternate between a Tricross for bad weather and a Scott Foil for the rest of the time, practicality is one thing, but you have to enjoy riding it in the first place :-)
This is fine as a multi use bike at a sensible price.
Trouble with clip ons is that they don't offer any protection to the chainwheel and front mech, so it all ends up a right mess!
1 Like #21
This is a good price for a good bike.
#22
nathb
loofer
bigfatmatt2001
I had email about this earlier but no where on the page can I find if its 11 speed group set if it is its Hot if not then I'm not voting if someone could enlighten me that would be great 105 silver groupset is not clear enough


Ok so I'm guessing silver doesn't simply refer to the colour buts its part of the 105 range.

What's not so good about it plz?


105 comes in two colours; black or silver which are identical mechanically.

However there are also generations, the old 105 series 5700 which was 10 speed and the new 105 5800 series which is now 11 speed.

The ribble description doesn't state which series it is but merely says "silver".


Ah thanks.
I think somebody mentioned further up that Ribble confirmed it was 11 speed.

Just now need to consider if I should get C2W/cycle plus vouchers.
#23
SFconvert
The_Hoff
SFconvert
Frosti3
The_Hoff
For the money its a decent bike. But there have been better deals recently with carbon frames and full group sets.
The 105 on this bike is seemingly limited to F/R mech and brifters, rest is cut down for cost saving.
Wheels are fine at this price, but tyres are likely junk.
Decent first bike or commuter.
"Decent first bike..."
For £800, think you guys need a reality check. Elitism level over 9000.
This is hot, carbon frame and this weight at this price is fantastic. If the only thing that bike snobs can complain about is the 'junk tyres' then this is a winner.
Heat
The_Hoff
For the money its a decent bike. But there have been better deals recently with carbon frames and full group sets.
The 105 on this bike is seemingly limited to F/R mech and brifters, rest is cut down for cost saving.
Wheels are fine at this price, but tyres are likely junk.
Decent first bike or commuter.
"Ideal as a commuter" too, depends on your commute I suppose but this wouldn't fit my definition of a suitable commuting bike, can you even fit mudguards to it? For most cyclists I know this would be their "best" bike, the least likely to be used as a commuter.
I'd say it's hot at this price, looks nice though has been around a few years now.
Eyelets for mudguards aren't really essential. Clip ons work just fine.
I alternate between a Tricross for bad weather and a Scott Foil for the rest of the time, practicality is one thing, but you have to enjoy riding it in the first place :-)
This is fine as a multi use bike at a sensible price.
Trouble with clip ons is that they don't offer any protection to the chainwheel and front mech, so it all ends up a right mess!

Anybody riding in the winter needs to accept:

You will get wet.
You will get dirty.
Your bike will need maintaining.

GCN did a video on various bikes for commuting, interesting.

RE clip one these offer more than adequate protection when I need them:

http://road.cc/content/review/33843-crud-roadracer-mk2-mudguards
#24
WHY WOULD ANYONE WANT THIS??? DOSENT ANYONE KNOW THAT STEEL IS MUCH HEAVIER WHICH MEANS MORE SPEED DOWNHILL ??

I WILL STICK TO MY RALEIGH LIZARD THANKS
#25
With any cycle to work scheme you will need to add 10% admin fee which you have to pay cash.
#26
Doesn't even have full suspension! cold!



nice bike. I would buy Mrs would kill me if I spent this much on a second bike. any suggestions on what Road bike to get for £500?
1 Like #27
No gripshift?!
1 Like #28
The_Hoff
For the money its a decent bike. But there have been better deals recently with carbon frames and full group sets.

The 105 on this bike is seemingly limited to F/R mech and brifters, rest is cut down for cost saving.

Wheels are fine at this price, but tyres are likely junk.

Decent first bike or commuter.


​would this be OK as my three year old son's first bike then?
1 Like #31
Just to note if you don't have any patience then you probably better think twice about ordering from them as i have a Ribble prime ordered which i ordered 10 days ago and only got a delivery tracking number yesterday so hopefully it will arrive Monday or Tuesday so maybe it will arrive 13 days after i ordered it.

I posted a discount code they where running 10 days ago which would of got you £65 off any bike with a value of £500+ and i managed to save £30 on mine but it's expired now.
http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh584/MichaelHolland99/RIBBLE%202.jpg

http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh584/MichaelHolland99/RIBBLE%201.jpg



Edited By: DARKSABER on Aug 20, 2016 20:47: added
1 Like #32


I don't know why you've categorically said that the Boardman is a better deal when it's more expensive, and is a group set lower than the Ribble. I actually own the 2014 Road Team Carbon, so can weigh in that the frame is pretty damn good for the price. However, I've since upgraded the wheels, and the difference between them and the stock wheels is night and day. Bear in mind that the boardman has mavic rims but an unbranded hub, and they are *heavy*.

I'm not saying the ribble's will be any better, but I wouldn't rule this out as a worse deal certainly!
1 Like #33
No basket and handlebar tassels for £775 ? and rubbish tyres ? and only 22 gears ? I wanted 23 ? also I really don't like the stickers ! Would have preferred some pogomon go or spiderman stickers !
2 Likes #34
i only check these threads as they are more geeky than a Laptop/PC thread.

I love the standard "its a decent first bike" post thats posted on ALL bike related posts...as its really a put down :)

Voted hot just for the geek speak
#35
ClotBot
With any cycle to work scheme you will need to add 10% admin fee which you have to pay cash.


Really? That's cheeky IMO. Almost negates the savings to something negligible. Is the admin fee payable to scheme operator or to retailer?
1 Like #36
loofer
ClotBot
With any cycle to work scheme you will need to add 10% admin fee which you have to pay cash.


Really? That's cheeky IMO. Almost negates the savings to something negligible. Is the admin fee payable to scheme operator or to retailer?


To Ribble. A few companies do this, they are basically passing on the charge that the cycle to work scheme charges them. However it's still worthwhile as people forget that it's a salary sacrifice scheme so it's bit just your tax that goes down but also your NI/student loans contributions.

I've had 2 bikes from decathlon on the scheme, they don't charge any admin theme, and might get another next year :{
1 Like #37
Daintree
Doesn't even have full suspension! cold!
nice bike. I would buy Mrs would kill me if I spent this much on a second bike. any suggestions on what Road bike to get for £500?
I'd suggest the btwin triban 540 from Decathlon currently reduced from £600 to £450. Carbon fork, 6061 alu frame which can take mudguards and panniers if required. 105/tiagra mix gearing. Mavic wheels, 25mm hutchison tyres. Will cover most needs very well and has great reviews. Triban 540 £450
Sorry, looks like the £450 deal was on last years stock. New stock is full eleven speed 105 + Michelin Lithion 2 tyres now £650 (stilla baragain but a better bike at higher price). I'm told there may be a few of the old stock available in store if you want to check - they will sometimes move stock from one shop to another on request. I know there is one Small in Oxford as someone who works there told me!



Edited By: wantsomepls on Aug 22, 2016 09:54: additional info
1 Like #38
It's a Carbon frame, but not a particularly good one. I'd go for the the Ultra AF 700 at this price point. Much better frame.
#39
The £65 off code is back on for today.
#40
ClashInDevon
The £65 off code is back on for today.
Can't get this code to work for me...

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