Ribble R872 Carbon Road Bike with 105 5800 Groupset - £899.95 (normally £1,090.95) @ Ribble Cycles
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Ribble R872 Carbon Road Bike with 105 5800 Groupset - £899.95 (normally £1,090.95) @ Ribble Cycles

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Found 12th Feb 2015
Early Weekend Deal for a very well rated carbon road bike.

Okay the pictured wheels are a rather expensive upgrade (£599.99), but this is still a very capable bike with the tried and tested 105 groupset.

**Delivery is £20 or collect from store for free**

Details:
Special Edition R872 with Shimano 105 or Ultegra Di2 (£600 upgrade)
Basic Build (£899.95)
- Ribble R872 Frame, Forks and Headset.
Shimano 105 (5800) 11 Speed Black or Silver build.
- Shimano RS500 172.5 34/50 Chainset.
- Shimano 5800 Front Gear, Rear Gear, Brakes, Cassette (12/25) and STI Levers.
- Rodi Airline 5 (11 Speed) Wheelset.
- ITM Handlebars, Stem and Handlebar Tape.
- Choice of Mens or Ladies Saddle.
- Continental Ultrasport 23mm tyreset.

Also available in a SRAM Rival 22 Build for £999.95:

Special Edition R872 with SRAM Rival BB30 Basic Build (£999.95)
- Ribble R872 Frame, Forks and Headset.
- SRAM Rival 22 BB30 Chainset with BB30 Bearing Assembly.
- SRAM Rival Front Gear, Rear Gear, Brakes, Cassette and Shift/Brake Levers.
- SRAM PC1130 11 Speed Chain.
- Rodi Airline 5 (11 Speed) Wheelset.
- ITM Handlebars, Stem and Handlebar Tape.
- Choice of Mens or Ladies Saddle.
- Continental Ultrasport 23mm tyreset.

P.s. No pedals are supplied and you can buy a car for this.

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nathb

Link to SRAM Rival 22 Edition for £999.95: … Link to SRAM Rival 22 Edition for £999.95: http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/bbd/road-track-bike/ribble-r872?part=SE14R872SRAMRIVABB30&sub=conf_BBRC&bike=1


Question Which is better 105 or sram and why please?

gareds

Question Which is better 105 or sram and why please?




depends. I have both and find shimano alot easier to maintain and have confidence in the durability of shimano.

I have shimano on my commuter and have no problems.

I have sram on my race bike, and the feel if setup correctly is amazing, though I have read reviews that the double tap leavers often snap after a year though I hope they have changed this in the 22 version.

If your getting a race bike or weekend warrior bike then go sram, everyday commute go with shimano.

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gareds

Question Which is better 105 or sram and why please?



Rival 22 is SRAM's Shimano Ultegra (the one above 105) equivalent so it's probably lighter and more refined than the 105. However I've never used SRAM so I'm no expert.

I've got SRAM on my Boardman, its very fast to change gear. like a previous poster said, they were prone to snapping lever (mine did snap!) but were replaced three years later they also redesigned the lever so as not to snap. personally I prefer shimano as they are very reliable, and replacement parts are about 30-40% cheaper than SRAM.

this or the canyon ultimate cf with 5800? in the market for a new bike

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Nad_84

this or the canyon ultimate cf with 5800? in the market for a new bike



Have you got a link to the Canyon?

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Nad_84

https://www.canyon.com/en/roadbikes/bike.html?b=3589



I wouldn't pay £1400 for a 105 equipped off the shelf bike personally, that's Ultegra territory. For example: http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/ribble-full-carbon-bike-with-ultegra-6800-group-set-999-99-ribblecycles-2130622

I've narrowed my search down to this and the Planet X pro carbon: http://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CBPXSLP105/planet-x-pro-carbon-shimano-105-road-bike

Just bear in mind that all these come with rubbish wheels (in comparison to the frame and group set) and so you may want to purchase a better set.
Edited by: "nathb" 13th Feb 2015

nathb

CommentI wouldn't pay £1400 for a 105 equipped off the shelf bike … CommentI wouldn't pay £1400 for a 105 equipped off the shelf bike personally, that's Ultegra territory. For example: http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/ribble-full-carbon-bike-with-ultegra-6800-group-set-999-99-ribblecycles-2130622I've narrowed my search down to this and the Planet X pro carbon: http://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CBPXSLP105/planet-x-pro-carbon-shimano-105-road-bikeJust bare in mind that all these come with rubbish wheels (in comparison to the frame and group set) and so you may want to purchase a better set.



Morning,

thanks for the advice, I've been doing a tonne of research and did look at the original ribble that you posted, but wasnt keen on frame, do you know how Ribble are as a brand, whats the after sales service like?
I've read a couple of horror stories on the forums.

Comparing the 2 bikes i can see the following differences:

Same groupset execpt Canyon comes with 105 crankset
Mavic wheels on the Canyon
Ultegra bottom bracket on the canyon
Fizik saddle on canyon
Slightly better tyres on the canyon

But the price difference is pretty big...

If i compare the 2 bikes the difference

gareds

Question Which is better 105 or sram and why please?



I've not used Shimano and SRAM at this level but comparing Shimano Sora/Tiagra with SRAM Apex I really do prefer the SRAM. The shifting is so much more responsive and takes less effort. The brake and gear lever can be adjusted very easily and the components are much lighter compared. They say you either love or hate SRAM's shifting system but I think it's great.

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Ribble have kindly sent me some pictures of the actual bike up for sale at £899.99

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nathb

Ribble have kindly sent me some pictures of the actual bike up for sale … Ribble have kindly sent me some pictures of the actual bike up for sale at £899.99[img]https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t34.0-12/10961652_10152906396145817_473714640_n.jpg?oh=1a2a561b0da3460b5c1b03164d92ec85&oe=54E0838F&__gda__=1423972027_351ad8fdbfa13dd5de1e6eb9edfad32c[/img][img]https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t34.0-12/10968013_10152906396115817_287172491_n.jpg?oh=e57e1472668157d72a2e3c02eac22c4d&oe=54E05354&__gda__=1423996320_619a7a272a51694632eedd5f98885d46[/img]



Looks nice but shame about the ugly crank and it looks like their staff don't like it either, check out the cross chaining.

Yeah, 105 crank doesn't look great. Wish they would do this offer with 6800 mech, want a new commuter.

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horstachio

Yeah, 105 crank doesn't look great. Wish they would do this offer with … Yeah, 105 crank doesn't look great. Wish they would do this offer with 6800 mech, want a new commuter.



It's using a Shimano RS500 chainset/crankset. I'm not sure where that lies in the range?!

Ah of course, should have spotted as it has 5 arms! Wish when they do these deals they allow you to customise a bit more, like not having to get a compact! Was hoping they'd do the R872 with Ultegra (full) at £1,099 or something given the Gran Fondo price last week.
Edited by: "horstachio" 13th Feb 2015

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horstachio

Ah of course, should have spotted as it has 5 arms! Wish when they do … Ah of course, should have spotted as it has 5 arms! Wish when they do these deals they allow you to customise a bit more, like not having to get a compact! Was hoping they'd do the R872 with Ultegra (full) at £1,099 or something given the Gran Fondo price last week.



Probably just clearing surplus stock. Nothing wrong with compacts though haha

Not at all, just personally prefer a 52/53 gearing at front, probably as my first road bike was a 52/39 and just stuck by it.

Also want a stealthy frame for commuting as well!

the di2 for 600 extra is a tidy deal. I like that!

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horstachio

Not at all, just personally prefer a 52/53 gearing at front, probably as … Not at all, just personally prefer a 52/53 gearing at front, probably as my first road bike was a 52/39 and just stuck by it.Also want a stealthy frame for commuting as well!



Fair enough. Personally I'm going to opt for a 34/50 coupled with a 11-32

nathb

CommentFair enough. Personally I'm going to opt for a 34/50 coupled with … CommentFair enough. Personally I'm going to opt for a 34/50 coupled with a 11-32



Great choice.
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