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Fabric Scoop Flat Ultimate Saddle (162g carbon) only £149.00 @ RIbble cycles (regular £160 use code KIT10

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Great price for the weight weenie, only 3 left in stock black/black use code KIT10 at checkout, code works on all saddles, COMP5 gets 5% off components too Fabric Scoop Flat Ultimate Saddle Th…
whatyadoinsucka Avatar1d, 10h agoFound 1 day, 10 hours ago11 Comments
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My local bike shop refuses to give advice on saddles, quite sensibly really, you won't be able to tell how good your saddle is for you, until you're many miles into a ride, sitting on it, in a bike shop for 5 minutes isn't going to tell you how you're going to feel by the time you've cycled the 40 miles to the Cat and Fiddle.
I don't subscribe to the taking measurements idea, I've got had a saddle for my mountain bike that left me barely able to walk after a 20 mile ride, it measures the same as the replacement, but yet the replacement is the most comfortable saddle I've got, tempting enough to put on my racer.
mike
Which is precisely why Spesh have a 30 day return policy for used saddles and many dealers will provide a loan seat for a deposit.
The reason they have the return policy is nothing to do with comfort or finding the right saddle, more to do with shutting out the competition, how many other manufacturers or small bike shops do you know with a plethora of testing saddles? The sort I frequent are those that rely on supplying a regular customer with 13 ball bearings for their headset at a reasonable cost, are chock full of those odd bits you need to get back on two wheels after a mechanical failure, and sell overpriced kit to MAMILs who have the disposable income to pay for it, they're not the sort of company that keep hundreds of saddles in the back, for you to borrow.
mike

All high and mighty there champ.

Cycling is competitive by its nature, any LBS worth its salt will have the means to buy a saddle at trade prices and make it available for demonstration on whatever terms are reasonable, we're not talking a set of Enve wheels, we're talking about a £50 saddle. Once the new ranges are out, they sell the test saddles in clearance and in their lifetime will have paid for themselves multiple times over through sales!

Why the hell would anybody buy a saddle blind out of the goodness of their heart without a means of returning it for a no questions asked refund? If you would, you're mad.

Save the rest of your mother teresa and go see how many Wiggle loyalty points you have, like the rest of us.
The_Hoff
mbuckhurst
My local bike shop refuses to give advice on saddles, quite sensibly really, you won't be able to tell how good your saddle is for you, until you're many miles into a ride, sitting on it, in a bike shop for 5 minutes isn't going to tell you how you're going to feel by the time you've cycled the 40 miles to the Cat and Fiddle.
I don't subscribe to the taking measurements idea, I've got had a saddle for my mountain bike that left me barely able to walk after a 20 mile ride, it measures the same as the replacement, but yet the replacement is the most comfortable saddle I've got, tempting enough to put on my racer.
mike
Which is precisely why Spesh have a 30 day return policy for used saddles and many dealers will provide a loan seat for a deposit.

The reason they have the return policy is nothing to do with comfort or finding the right saddle, more to do with shutting out the competition, how many other manufacturers or small bike shops do you know with a plethora of testing saddles? The sort I frequent are those that rely on supplying a regular customer with 13 ball bearings for their headset at a reasonable cost, are chock full of those odd bits you need to get back on two wheels after a mechanical failure, and sell overpriced kit to MAMILs who have the disposable income to pay for it, they're not the sort of company that keep hundreds of saddles in the back, for you to borrow.

mike


Edited By: mbuckhurst on Jan 17, 2017 22:02
Could have been a missprice now £149
mbuckhurst
My local bike shop refuses to give advice on saddles, quite sensibly really, you won't be able to tell how good your saddle is for you, until you're many miles into a ride, sitting on it, in a bike shop for 5 minutes isn't going to tell you how you're going to feel by the time you've cycled the 40 miles to the Cat and Fiddle.
I don't subscribe to the taking measurements idea, I've got had a saddle for my mountain bike that left me barely able to walk after a 20 mile ride, it measures the same as the replacement, but yet the replacement is the most comfortable saddle I've got, tempting enough to put on my racer.
mike
Could imagine after taking light refreshment at the Cat and Fiddle Inn you wouldn't notice the saddle on the 40mls back.
mbuckhurst
My local bike shop refuses to give advice on saddles, quite sensibly really, you won't be able to tell how good your saddle is for you, until you're many miles into a ride, sitting on it, in a bike shop for 5 minutes isn't going to tell you how you're going to feel by the time you've cycled the 40 miles to the Cat and Fiddle.
I don't subscribe to the taking measurements idea, I've got had a saddle for my mountain bike that left me barely able to walk after a 20 mile ride, it measures the same as the replacement, but yet the replacement is the most comfortable saddle I've got, tempting enough to put on my racer.
mike

Which is precisely why Spesh have a 30 day return policy for used saddles and many dealers will provide a loan seat for a deposit.
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Ribble Evo Pro Sora Carbon Road Bike £499.00 Size L only @ Ribble Cycles

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Noticed this on the Ribble site. Entry level full carbon road bike. New version of Sora R3000 groupset which has internal cabling and the new 4 arm crankset along with improved brakes. Shimano R501…
rugman Avatar1w, 2d agoFound 1 week, 2 days ago5 Comments
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how is that related to specialised allez sport 2017. I know allez is £175 more but same groupset.
skgwho
Note - weight difference is less than 1kg. The Felt isn't available in the larger sizes but this is so that might be an easy decision for some.
available in large if you change color
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/felt-z85-road-bike-with-tiagra-groupset-2016-499-merlin-cycles-2587529
nice bike but for the extra £50 I would go with the Btwin ultra 700 AF. alli frame but same weight
Note - weight difference is less than 1kg. The Felt isn't available in the larger sizes but this is so that might be an easy decision for some.
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Fabric scoop saddle (shallow) Race Titanium Rails £44.09 (£60-65 elsewhere) @ Ribble cycles (white only now £40.49 with code KIT10

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Enter voucher code SHOP2 for 2% off website wide to get the price, don't forget 2% quidco or top cashback too Enter code KIT10 A proper comfy seat. The elite (Cro-Alloy rails) version is usually…
whatyadoinsucka Avatar1w, 2d agoFound 1 week, 2 days ago4 Comments
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Black sold out only white left £40.49 using code KIT10 for 10% off the price



Edited By: whatyadoinsucka on Jan 17, 2017 05:51
DRRINK
Great seats these iv got the shallow for my 224
I got a radius last week after riding an sdg saddle on a mtb for the last 6 months and complaining during every ride and afterwards..

These fabrics reallly are great (for me) the long search is over, just getting this for an drop handle adventure road bike c2w purchase
Great seats these iv got the shallow for my 224
Please note

The saddles are available in three shapes to suit your riding requirements.

Flat – for an aerodynamic position with minimal padding, and a base material that provides a comfortable and supportive platform
Shallow – for a more upright riding position with a medium level of padding that provides comfort in a multitude of positions.
Radius – for those that want high levels of padding and maximum support for all day comfort. Suits a more upright riding position.

Further info here
http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/guides/fabric-saddle-guide
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Shimano Sora 9 3500 Brake Set £24.99 delivered @ Ribble

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Not bad price for a PAIR of Sora calipers?
yulu91 Avatar1m, 2d agoFound 1 month, 2 days ago4 Comments
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yulu91
Anyone could suggest better price for these or similar range brake callipers would be much appreciated.
I don't think you'll be able to get them any cheaper, it's this price for one caliper, bought my daughter a specialized vita for crimbo these might be a upgrade in the brake department..thanks

Yes that's what I thought. The post was going cold at first I thought I might have missed something thus asking.
yulu91
Anyone could suggest better price for these or similar range brake callipers would be much appreciated.
I don't think you'll be able to get them any cheaper, it's this price for one caliper, bought my daughter a specialized vita for crimbo these might be a upgrade in the brake department..thanks
Anyone could suggest better price for these or similar range brake callipers would be much appreciated.
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Ribble Carbon Evo Pro Sora - £499.00 + £20p&p or collect @ Ribble Cycles

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Cheapest deal on a carbon framed racing bike for a while? Normally £1000 or so for this frame. The Sora groupset gets pretty good reviews despite being basic. It will do anyone fine to get going with
thel33ter Avatar2m, 2d agoFound 2 months, 2 days ago20 Comments
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This is a very good deal indeed, I have just bought a Ventura CP50 carbon road bike (£400) of near identical spec and I'm very pleased with it. The Sora system is great as are the Shimano R501 wheels and have found the Chinese carbon frame to be perfectly OK.
Nothing wrong with Sora, I have a bike with 3500 (last Sora) and it has worked perfectly for 5,000 miles and counting with only the jockey wheels and chain(s) being replaced. The only difference I can tell between my Sora and 105/Ultegra shifters are the latter are slightly more comfortable to brake with as they're a bit flatter.

I've just spent pretty much this on importing my own frame from China (Exchange rate didn't help).

Epic deal!

Edited By: nathb on Nov 17, 2016 08:52: Line
It's about quality control, plenty of low quality products made in the west. If they have good quality control over there then what's the problem?
My iPhone is made in China and that's certainly not cheap or inferior quality
I just love the comments on Chinese frames, do you all have 'British' frame's from Derby? It's just a badge folks, same factories, in China. Nothing wrong with them. I agree that Sora is brilliant value for money. Heat from me.
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Rodi Airline 5 Clincher Wheelset (Campag) £37.50 delivered @Ribble loads of bargains

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cheap Wheelset but post aimed at directing you to the sale. some absolutely brilliant bargains Inc. Rigid tyes £2.50 - http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/prorace-nitro-rigid-tyre/#pid=17707 folding tyre…
Cycling_chum Avatar2m, 2w agoFound 2 months, 2 weeks ago23 Comments
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Full price again now so expired. Shoddy wheels anyway ..
Cycling_chum
stanno
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stanno
Can't see anything on the site other than the discounted items that are a normal part of any online bike shop.
​Check out the clearance page also discount code for £10 off a £50 spend. Not difficult to find. oO
My point was that all online bike shops have clearance items like this all the time - end of line / discontinued stuff or weird sizes with discounts up to 80%.
​OK won't bother posting in future - though the idea of this site was to share potential money saving products and services, silly me!

Sorry. Wasn't try to be rude. The wheels look like a good buy!
My CX bike from Ribble came with Rodi Airlines - worst wheels I've ever ridden. Yes, they're cheap but honestly just don't bother...
stanno
Cycling_chum
stanno
Can't see anything on the site other than the discounted items that are a normal part of any online bike shop.
​Check out the clearance page also discount code for £10 off a £50 spend. Not difficult to find. oO

My point was that all online bike shops have clearance items like this all the time - end of line / discontinued stuff or weird sizes with discounts up to 80%.


​OK won't bother posting in future - though the idea of this site was to share potential money saving products and services, silly me!
Rhythmeister
JohnnyChimpo
Only available in white 9/10 Campag fitment.
Also very poor quality wheelset, cheap for a reason.
Can a **** freehub not be slapped on?

Got to find one that fits - probably cost more than the wheelset.
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Schwalbe One Folding Tyre 700x23mm £25.99 ribblecycles

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Schwalbe one folding road tyre 700x23mm Black Rrp is £44.99 On offer at Ribble Cycles £25.99 I think its only the 23mm model at the offer price.
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Continental Grand Prix Folding Tyre £17.48 @ Ribble

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49% off RRP Good price for a lightweight folding road tyre. Available sizes 700 x 23 (237g) 700 x 25 (242g) Featuring BlackChili compound for better rolling resistance and increased friction.
lightrider Avatar3m, 2w agoFound 3 months, 2 weeks ago5 Comments
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These are a great commuting tyre and this is a good price.

I've got a pair on my commuting bike , have ridden 4000 miles since fitted & only 1 puncture ( which was my fault)

Still lots of life left in them.
http://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/road-bike-reviews/continental-grand-prix-2014

More rolling resistance but also more puncture protection than the gp4000.

Better for commuting no doubt?

Edited By: V12AMG on Oct 05, 2016 07:30
Gp4000s II are superb, the best I've managed to get them for is 52 quid a pair after a fiver off code, so these are quite a saving.
jimmyt11
note, these are not the 4000's (which are the ones to go for)

I agree that the 4000S tyres are even better but thy are also a lot more expensive. At this price, these are pretty decent compromise between the 4000S and the dreadful Ultra Sport tyres that are so often found on new bikes.
note, these are not the 4000's (which are the ones to go for)
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Continental Ultra GatorSkin Folding Tyre Twinpack £35.99 +Free Delivery @ Ribble

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I've been looking out for a good deal on folding Gatorskin 700c x 25s for a while now, and finally one has come about! RIbblecycles currently has 20% off all tyres when using code 'TYRES20', which
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Good price, only if they were the Continental GP 4 Seasons which I prefer. I normally purchase mine from Amazon Germany for around the same price including postage and conversion rate
If you don`t mind me asking what makes GP 4s superior to Gatorskins? I have both just haven`t ridden the bike with GP 4s long enough to notice the difference
Heat added anyway
​The Gatorskins is more geared up towards durability/puncture protection. Due to this, the tyre sacrifices speed as there's more friction and weight. The GP 4S basically is a good balance between rolling resistance, puncture protection, weight and durability. It has done really well in the wet too. I commute to work 4 days a week on these tires and so far I've been really happy with them.
Just to clarify I'm no expert but that's what I've learnt from my extensive research before deciding what to go for. I may not be 100% correct lol
​Yup, gatorskin imo is the best tyre for puncture protection. GP 4S is the best all around tyre but in British winters not a great idea.
The gatorskin is most definitely not the best tyre for puncture protection. That'd be the Schwalbe Marathon Pluses. Though they are a fair bit heavier and have much more rolling resistance.
Nope, tubeless is the best tyre for puncture protection. Eliminates pinch flats as well.
I haven't actually used any tubeless bikes, I imagine that they'd be more easily penetrated that the Marathon+'s though, in terms of sharp objects on the road?

Nah, 30mls of sealant in each tyre and unless you really really try you'll remain puncture free. The added benefit is you can run much lower pressures too.
great price ordered.
Ended up on specialized armadillos 4 season at the moment but I was looking for some of these previously. Will see how mine go over the winter months (as there's always more crap washed into the side of the road).


Edited By: mercutio98uk on Sep 12, 2016 09:13
Thought only me about this tyre fitting but had to use three fittings clamps to fit tyre.

Edited By: morrig on Sep 12, 2016 01:32
MAdam98
citynotutd123
MAdam98
Hassann
siqass
Hassann
Good price, only if they were the Continental GP 4 Seasons which I prefer. I normally purchase mine from Amazon Germany for around the same price including postage and conversion rate
If you don`t mind me asking what makes GP 4s superior to Gatorskins? I have both just haven`t ridden the bike with GP 4s long enough to notice the difference
Heat added anyway
​The Gatorskins is more geared up towards durability/puncture protection. Due to this, the tyre sacrifices speed as there's more friction and weight. The GP 4S basically is a good balance between rolling resistance, puncture protection, weight and durability. It has done really well in the wet too. I commute to work 4 days a week on these tires and so far I've been really happy with them.
Just to clarify I'm no expert but that's what I've learnt from my extensive research before deciding what to go for. I may not be 100% correct lol
​Yup, gatorskin imo is the best tyre for puncture protection. GP 4S is the best all around tyre but in British winters not a great idea.

The gatorskin is most definitely not the best tyre for puncture protection. That'd be the Schwalbe Marathon Pluses. Though they are a fair bit heavier and have much more rolling resistance.


​I didn't mean out right puncture protection...
Marathon Pluses are not aimed at road cyclists. They are unbelievably slow. They are commuter tyres.


​Tell that to my missus with the Marathon Pluses on her eBike happily tootling along at 18mph. Up a 10℅ incline. For 10 minutes at a time.
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Ribble Gran Fondo Carbon road bike £775.00 @ Ribble

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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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ClashInDevon
The £65 off code is back on for today.
Can't get this code to work for me...

No. it seems like the code excludes special edition bikes. I didn't realise this and it may be a recent change.
ClashInDevon
The £65 off code is back on for today.
Can't get this code to work for me...
The £65 off code is back on for today.
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.
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
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Road Bike Tyres - Schwalbe One Twinpack - Ribble Cycles £37.20

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Not seen these road cycling tyres this cheap so I've ordered 2 sets. Apply the TYRES20 code for this price. I like these tyres alot and I've tried most of the clincher tyres. Puncture resistanc…
bisoner Avatar5m, 2h agoFound 5 months, 2 hours ago8 Comments
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Thanks for this
Ordered to use when my Conti GP4000 IIs wear out. Thanks for the tip.
Probably because I'm in Italy on holiday then ;)
squeezy71
£5.50 postage when trying to order one set

Where are yours be delivered to? I ordered my two sets separately and didn't get charged postage. I just checked now and it was still showing as free postage.
£5.50 postage when trying to order one set
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Ribble Evo Pro, carbon, tiagra £569.00 C&C, £589 delivered @ Ribble Cycles (Bike of the Week)

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Seems like a crazy price for a fully carbon bike with Tiagra groupset from a reputable dealer. And it looks good. Beyond that I don't know much about road bikes so check it out for yourselves! Pe…
theblackbuck Avatar5m, 2w agoFound 5 months, 2 weeks ago31 Comments
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AbuG
looks like they upgraded the frame to a new mould HF83

The deal posted here has expired and the new deal is better spec and more expensive.
looks like they upgraded the frame to a new mould HF83
rodman
Jiwani80
Why sell a bike without pedals??
same if I ask you, why frame is carbon?


I don't know :)
Jiwani80
Why sell a bike without pedals??
same if I ask you, why frame is carbon?
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Jiwani80
Why sell a bike without pedals??


​Have you seen how many different types of pedal there are? As masterbruce says, riders have their own preferences, for example I use to toe clips instead of cleats and there are big pedals, small pedals, lollipop pedals...


Not making fun of you but no idea about all these. I just know there's something called pedals to move cycle forward :)
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Ribble Gran Fondo 105 (mixed) road bike £749.99

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I'm posting this again as it's come down a lot since last time. Yeah the frame is getting on a bit, the wheels are budget, ribble use their own brand brakes,tyres are 23mm and the RS500 chainset is…
nathb Avatar5m, 3w agoFound 5 months, 3 weeks ago9 Comments
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Great bike ... Worth upgrading the wheels ASAP which will make a huge difference
But if you're paying £1100, then that brings the other Ribble specials with Ultegra into budget, once you take the 5% discount into account.
jonhallwood
This might be more expensive but it can't beat this for value....

http://www.decathlon.co.uk/ultra-720-af-road-bike-ultegra-id_8331274.html


Yeah that's very good value, and decathlons customer service is beyond fantastic (really is).

But that colour scheme :{
I was going to get one of these for the comfy frame design, but got carried away on eBay and bought something a bit more racey. If it doesn't work out, then I'll be back for one of these.
This might be more expensive but it can't beat this for value....

http://www.decathlon.co.uk/ultra-720-af-road-bike-ultegra-id_8331274.html
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Ribble Carbon Road Bike £549.99 ribblecycles

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Ribble carbon road bike, Sora groupset, Shimano 501 wheels. £549 Best carbon deal since forum fave Argos Ventura CP50? Price with delivery after SHOP5 code £542.49 Also 2% quidco
rugman Avatar6m, 4d agoFound 6 months, 4 days ago32 Comments
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Ribble are running a discount code deal rite now if any one is interested which i have posted on here for £10 off £100+, £30 off £250+ and £65 off £500+ bikes.I Hope they come in handy for some one

http://www.hotukdeals.com/vouchers/ribble-cycles-10-off-100-30-off-250-65-off-500-for-bikes-2493732
I bought this in large frame 56cm with largest bar width of 44cm, and 90mm stem. weights 8.6kg without pedals. can be lightened further esp seat post feels a little heavy. will need to get the weight of my belly first though that's far more then might start looking to upgrade components at later date.. styling is little bland too ( has their website address on the seat strays looks tacky) might do something about that too later. Ride is smooth with crisp steering (compared to my kids Triban 3) .

Bike came with a few small scruffs on the wheel spokes and handlebar end-plugs. Also handle bar tape had some dirt that feels permanently glued on. So wast too impressed.


Edited By: AbuG on Jul 23, 2016 16:54: edit
frakison
MonkeyMan90
Sora Groupset is the cheapest of the Shimao range
For anyone who cares:The Shimano Hierarchy
Shimano make quality components that fit out a good percentage of bikes in the pro peloton. However, they are fully aware that not everyone is willing or able to fork out for pro-worthy components. Groupsets begin with Claris – which is still good quality and hard-working
There's also Tourney below Claris. I've never seen it sold as a complete groupset, but cheaper bikes come with it, and you can buy the components, e.g. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Shimano-Tourney-ST-A070-shifter-2x7-fach/dp/B00HECAD7M
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Ribble Prime Bike £299.00 @ Ribble cycles (£20 del)

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I know that it has been cheaper in the past but still a good deal imo. The Ribble Prime is our bike to introduce you to the world of road cycling. Based around an alloy frame, and a carbon blade…
mas99 Avatar6m, 1w agoFound 6 months, 1 week ago39 Comments
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£30 off at the moment with the spend and save. Great bike - more pretty than expected, and as much as I may wish it was a Sora or such, it shifts fine and gets you places at a pace.
I just posted a coupon for £30 off the Prime as well as £10 off other bikes £100+ ,£30 off £250 or more and £65 off £500 + bikes.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/vouchers/ribble-cycles-10-off-100-30-off-250-65-off-500-for-bikes-2493732

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

Edited By: DARKSABER on Aug 10, 2016 13:37
I've been delighted with my Ribble Prime which I bought around three months ago. Great to ride and nicely finished. It's too early for me to offer a definitive judgement about the reliability of Shimano Claris - I've only had the bike three months, but the doubters in this comment thread come across as ill-informed individuals who assume that more expensive components are automatically more durable. This is not my experience with low-end Shimano components. I've commuted around 9,000 miles a year on a Shimano Tourney-equipped bike for the past two years and, with regular maintenance and cleaning, only had to replace the chain three times so far, the cassette once and the brake pads a couple of times. Cheap Shimano components tend to involve compromises in weight rather than durability so I find the "ride it until it wears out" comments idiotic - I doubt the components would wear out for many thousands of miles if they are properly serviced and consumables such as the chain, cassette and, eventually, chainrings are replaced when worn. Plus "ride it until it wears out" is a completely irresponsible attitude in terms of the unnecessary waste of steel/aluminium and the energy employed in manufacturing the parts in the first place.
samjbeckett1
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I have the Triban 500SE and so far very happy with my choice. However it has Microshift gears and not Claris.
Apologies, you are correct I misread the tech specs on the Decathlon website swhich included some Claris components. I guess the miscroshift would probably give the 500Se an edge, though some have raised doubts about the long term durability of that sytem too, which is often cited as the main Claris problem. In either case I'd say, if you are starting out on roadbikes, you could use the bike till components need replacing then either upgrade or move on. Still not much between them and both offer a very good value entry level bike.
That's entirely my intention. Use it till it breaks then upgrade. The bike is not the rate limiting part of my cycling for now.
I can't speak for microshift, but I've yet to have shimano shifters break on me, even the cheap tourney stuff used in all weathers and generally abused over 20 odd years.
wantsomepls
samjbeckett1
I have the Triban 500SE and so far very happy with my choice. However it has Microshift gears and not Claris.
Apologies, you are correct I misread the tech specs on the Decathlon website swhich included some Claris components. I guess the miscroshift would probably give the 500Se an edge, though some have raised doubts about the long term durability of that sytem too, which is often cited as the main Claris problem. In either case I'd say, if you are starting out on roadbikes, you could use the bike till components need replacing then either upgrade or move on. Still not much between them and both offer a very good value entry level bike.



That's entirely my intention. Use it till it breaks then upgrade. The bike is not the rate limiting part of my cycling for now.
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Kask Mojito all colours £59.99 @ Ribble Cycles

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Looks like a really good deal, same as the Rutland cycling deal on a few months ago, kask mojito in all colours for £59.99, excellent helmet and definately well worth the money in my opinion! Cannot p…
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keithbereal
Ye I can only see 3 that are 59.99
Edit: my bad, seemed as though it was all colours on the phone browser but looks different on the desktop site.
Some git stole my Kask Mojito the other week. Who makes off with a sweaty, smelly used bike helmet?
Ye I can only see 3 that are 59.99
twonkydonkey
all helmets are made the same way and they do the same thing, waste of money in my opinion.


http://i.ebayimg.com/00/$(KGrHqRHJBQFEzL0DlORBRqy,shmuQ~~_32.JPG
Guess that'd do the job then.
benjai
twonkydonkey
all helmets are made the same way and they do the same thing, waste of money in my opinion.

Good thing no one here cares about your opinion then.


​lol.
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Ribble Evo Pro Special Edition Rival 22 carbon road bike £799.99 ribblecycles

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This is a special edition of Ribble's well rated carbon Evo Pro road bike, with SRAM Rival groupset (usually compared to somewhere between Shimano 105 and Ultegra), Fulcrum Racing Sport wheels (decent…
arckuk Avatar8m, 3w agoFound 8 months, 3 weeks ago35 Comments
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For £100 more, Planet X are offering their RTD-80 with hydraulic disc brakes. Link.
The Fulcrum Racing Sport wheels supplied with this are garbage. Mine lasted two months before the rear bearings died. They were replaced under warranty with so called uprated bearings with an extra seal. Three months later the front wheel bearings packed in - got these fixed at my local bike shop to save the hassle of boxing up and sending away the wheels. The final nail in the coffin was the rear bearings giving up the ghost a whole 7 months after they where initially replaced. Oh, and they wouldn't stay true for love nor money.

Im not heavy nor ride on particularly bad roads, I also remove wheels before I wash the bike.

My advice is budget for some better wheels in the near future.
furbix
Does it have compact cranks ?
Yes. The chainset is listed as 172.5mm 34/50. 172.5 mm is the length of the cranks, 34/50 is the number of teeth on the inner and outer chainrings, commonly referred to as compact. This compares to a "standard" chainset, with 39/53 teeth. More teeth in the chainring pull more chain per revolution (so you would go faster for the same pedal rate) but will need more force to turn (so you may compensate by changing down a gear at the rear, or pedalling more slowly).

Edited By: arckuk on Apr 28, 2016 11:12: Clarification
SFconvert
Mr_Tdontmess
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basergorkobal
SFconvert
What are the gear shifters like with these srams, do you move the brake lever to shift up or do you move the paddle?
Brake and shifting action are both operated by a single lever. Short stroke is for downshift, a longer one to shift upwards. Easy to get used to and works well. You just have to be more careful to begin with. I do prefer traditional Shimano approach though.
Thanks, so you swing the brake lever inward, and depending on how far you push it dependson whether it's up or down? Sounds quite different. How far do you need to swing in for upshift?I have 8 speed shimano2300 with thumbshifters and I find the length of swing to shift upwards quite excessive! What is the system that has 2 paddles, one for up and one for down?
You don't push the brake lever at all. That was misinformation. There is a single paddle beneath the break lever. One click for up, two clicks for down. I prefer it to the shimano option, though I did have cheaper shifters back then...
Thanks, so can you go up more than 1gear at a time? I assume you have to do single long pushes, my 2300 will shift up 3 sprockets i think with one long swing of the right brake lever.

You can only go up by one at a time but you can go down by up to three at a time.

To me they almost feel electronic, shifting fast with a very satisfying loud click. I'd advise you try it out and see if it's for you.
Mr_Tdontmess
SFconvert
basergorkobal
SFconvert
What are the gear shifters like with these srams, do you move the brake lever to shift up or do you move the paddle?
Brake and shifting action are both operated by a single lever. Short stroke is for downshift, a longer one to shift upwards. Easy to get used to and works well. You just have to be more careful to begin with. I do prefer traditional Shimano approach though.
Thanks, so you swing the brake lever inward, and depending on how far you push it dependson whether it's up or down? Sounds quite different. How far do you need to swing in for upshift?I have 8 speed shimano2300 with thumbshifters and I find the length of swing to shift upwards quite excessive! What is the system that has 2 paddles, one for up and one for down?
You don't push the brake lever at all. That was misinformation. There is a single paddle beneath the break lever. One click for up, two clicks for down. I prefer it to the shimano option, though I did have cheaper shifters back then...
Thanks, so can you go up more than 1gear at a time? I assume you have to do single long pushes, my 2300 will shift up 3 sprockets i think with one long swing of the right brake lever.

Edited By: SFconvert on Apr 27, 2016 23:53
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Shimano RS81 C35 £265.00 ribblecycles

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This is about £100 cheaper than the next best price for these wheels, C24 also available for a couple of pounds cheaper for those wanting a lighter but mildly less aero wheel. 2% TCB/quidco also avai…
myOpinion2 Avatar8m, 4w agoFound 8 months, 4 weeks ago5 Comments
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Voted hot before I knew expired. Shame. Would have been a little tempted.
Great price for a decent (according to reviews / feedback) pair of wheels. Put them in my basket, but didn't check out - I don't really need them. The deal is expired now, however.
Showing as £379.95 now.
biggysilly
Are these winter tyres? It says end of season sale!

If anything more summer but reviews say that they are quite durable for what they are.
Are these winter tyres? It says end of season sale!
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ITM Cork Embossed Bicycle Handlebar Tape "WHITE" £1.97 @ Ribble Cycles

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ITM Cork Professional handebar ribbon embossed with the famous ITM logo. Includes chrome plastic end plugs and finishing tape. Anti slip and anti perspiration You may get some money via quid co a…
demansquith Avatar9m, 2d agoFound 9 months, 2 days ago3 Comments
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Go and collect it from Ribble of local.
susanne30
£1.99 postage?
I did state that in the summary
£1.99 postage?
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Order been cancelled due to no stock.

Scum !
OoS
fireman1
What's the difference between a marathon 28x 1 1/12 and a marathon 28x 1.5 ? Apart from one being 7 odd quid more.
Am I having a senior moment?

I think the 28x 1 1/2 are 42c i orderd them for my 29er
Cold
What's the difference between a marathon 28x 1 1/12 and a marathon 28x 1.5 ? Apart from one being 7 odd quid more.
Am I having a senior moment?