Ribble Prime Road Bike (Claris/mix groupset) - £250 @ Ribble Cycles
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Ribble Prime Road Bike (Claris/mix groupset) - £250 @ Ribble Cycles

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Found 15th Apr 2016
Great value road bike. Not the lightest but decent entry level equipment and finishing kit plus it's made by a decent manufacturer.

Ideal for anyone thinking of starting out.

Some comments on it here - cyclechat.net/thr…06/

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looks like a nice beginner setup. Nice post.
No 58" left.
That is enough bike for you to decide if you want to park it in the shed and forget about it, or gumtree it and spend a bunch more.
Before anyone mentions the lack of pedals, road bikes are typically ridden with cycling shoes which come with a variety of clips. As a result, pedals are very much up to the rider's tastes. If you have no preferences, they can be found for <£5 on ebay/amazon
Edit:ordered for my trainer, and to hang some spare components off. Too good to walk away from - will report back if it appears quickly.
Edited by: "gaijintendo" 15th Apr 2016
mas99

What idiot voted cold?



There was 3 of these deals at one point (I posted it 5 mins after too) - so probably someone who thought it was a duplicate.

Great looking bike, perfect introduction and even a great base for upgrades when things wear out.
Looks good for the price. There's a £20 delivery charge if you can't collect it.
this or the B'TWIN TRIBAN 500 SE ? i really like the look of the ribble i can upgrade group set when needed.

Whats the weight compared to the btwin ?
just ordered one, been threatening to get road bike for so long and figure this is the kind of price point
joined the gym this week as well so might actually start restoring some of the fitness to give it a good blast
pothead13

this or the B'TWIN TRIBAN 500 SE ? i really like the look of the ribble i … this or the B'TWIN TRIBAN 500 SE ? i really like the look of the ribble i can upgrade group set when needed. Whats the weight compared to the btwin ?



I would go for the Ribble due to the better components - it has a Shimano Claris groupset compared to Microshift on the Triban.

Yes

Modigliani

I would go for the Ribble due to the better components - it has a Shimano … I would go for the Ribble due to the better components - it has a Shimano Claris groupset compared to Microshift on the Triban.




Yes ordered seems to good not to great find Op
Cold
andrewmaclennan2

Cold



Any particular reason?
nathb

Any particular reason?


He just goes on every bike thread and says cold. Possibly resides under a bridge?
Top deal just ordered to replace my commuter
Good spec for the price
You,d be hard pushed to buy the parts for that money :-)
looks like a great bike.Anybody know what the difference is between the two 52 and 54 cm frame configurations are ?
kramer2088

looks like a great bike.Anybody know what the difference is between the … looks like a great bike.Anybody know what the difference is between the two 52 and 54 cm frame configurations are ?



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rev6

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I saw that but it meant nothing to me. I guess one set up suits a leggy person, the other a longer body.. but still a guess !
Spend another £50 and go for This
Edited by: "cycleman" 16th Apr 2016
kramer2088

I saw that but it meant nothing to me. I guess one set up suits a leggy … I saw that but it meant nothing to me. I guess one set up suits a leggy person, the other a longer body.. but still a guess !


How tall are you?
cycleman

Spend another £50 and go for This



​carbon fork on the ribble both great price though
andrewmaclennan2

Cold


why cold with no reason, are you in a bad mood with your mother?
cycleman

Spend another £50 and go for This



That's OOS, plus doesn't have a Claris chainset?
cycleman

Spend another £50 and go for This



Can't see any thing worth spending the extra 50 quid for, unless you have to have a Giant sticker- the Ribble has better or equivalent components everywhere.

The big brands use partial groups sets and replace the other bits with crap to hit a price point.

I am a big fan of the new brands like Ribble and Planet X
bentiggerwyles

​carbon fork on the ribble both great price though



I was just about to order the Ribble, Why do you think the Giant is better (and worth the extra £50). I am completely new to cycling, so any advice greatly appreciated (_;)
cpandk

I was just about to order the Ribble, Why do you think the Giant is … I was just about to order the Ribble, Why do you think the Giant is better (and worth the extra £50). I am completely new to cycling, so any advice greatly appreciated (_;)



oh hang on they only have Large left and I am a Medium
cpandk

I was just about to order the Ribble, Why do you think the Giant is … I was just about to order the Ribble, Why do you think the Giant is better (and worth the extra £50). I am completely new to cycling, so any advice greatly appreciated (_;)



£20 for delivery for the ribble so it's just £30 more unless you collect it. Better frame most likely but no carbon forks. I'd get the Giant, I think

Edited by: "rev6" 16th Apr 2016
cpandk

I was just about to order the Ribble, Why do you think the Giant is … I was just about to order the Ribble, Why do you think the Giant is better (and worth the extra £50). I am completely new to cycling, so any advice greatly appreciated (_;)


Far better frame, probably the best entry level bike at the price available, know a few people who have got one and not heard a bad word said.
Anyone know the weight of the ribble cant see any info on it.
rev6

£20 for delivery for the ribble so it's just £30 more unless you collect i … £20 for delivery for the ribble so it's just £30 more unless you collect it. Better frame most likely but no carbon forks. I'd get the Giant, I think



​Both great value bikes for the money. I'd go for the Ribble, better components and better looking. Plus Giants are just too common.
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nathb

That's OOS, plus doesn't have a Claris chainset?


Large in stock 6' - 6'3" amazing for the money, please don't worry about the Claris chain set.....
Edited by: "cycleman" 16th Apr 2016
Threads for this manufacturer/retailer always remind me of going north on the M6.
cycleman

Large in stock 6' - 6'3" amazing for the money, please don't worry about … Large in stock 6' - 6'3" amazing for the money, please don't worry about the Claris chain set.....



The Giant has FSA chainset, the Ribble has Shimano.

I'm not looking to buy another.
rev6

How tall are you?

175 cm so 54cm, but I have long legs and short body so wondered which 54 cm frame suits that shape
pothead13

this or the B'TWIN TRIBAN 500 SE ? i really like the look of the ribble i … this or the B'TWIN TRIBAN 500 SE ? i really like the look of the ribble i can upgrade group set when needed. Whats the weight compared to the btwin ?



The b'twin is a great bike - you won't be disappointed. Guaranteed for life and they'll go out of their way to make sure it fits - can highly recommend decathlon Harlow
Pulled the trigger as I crashed my bike ages ago and have never replaced it. So I'll be throwing my Ultegra chainset on, replacing the saddle and tyres but other than that, it looks pretty awesome.

For those of you not as forgetful as me - ~2% cashback (a fiver) is available from your favourite cashback site.
If you dont mind the second hand market... Triban 3's go for the same price and have much better hardware.

I wouldnt buy this bike because it doesnt have a complete break down of the specs. For a commuter it will probably do ok.
mod
andrewmaclennan2

Cold


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cycleman

Large in stock 6' - 6'3" amazing for the money, please don't worry about … Large in stock 6' - 6'3" amazing for the money, please don't worry about the Claris chain set.....


I'm 5'11, will the inch cause me any issues if I go for the large? Be gutted to miss out if I need an medium
Cristiano

I'm 5'11, will the inch cause me any issues if I go for the large? Be … I'm 5'11, will the inch cause me any issues if I go for the large? Be gutted to miss out if I need an medium


I think you'd be ok, but see if you can sit on one in your local bike shop.
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