Ribble R872 Carbon Road Bike with Ultegra!! £1299 (C&C / £20 delivery)
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Ribble R872 Carbon Road Bike with Ultegra!! £1299 (C&C / £20 delivery)

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Found 10th May
I've just taken delivery of one of these beauties, unfortunately it was before this offer came out!!! Still it was a bargain at the price I paid and is even more of a steal now. Ultegra gears with top level carbon frame for this price is incredible...
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Top level carbon frame?
Just joined to post this deal?! Clearly affiliated.
wasn't this £1199 last month? hotukdeals.com/dea…216

i messaged them at the time and they provided me with a link to the black edition
It's quite a lot of bike for the money. Latest R8000 groupset, and full groupset too (not swapping out the chainset and/or brakes like some budget bike shops do). Frame gets good reviews and looks smart.

Wheels and tyres are the only bits that really let it down, but they're easily upgraded to something better at a later date.
13 hundred for a Ribble seems to be the right price. No deal here.
For this sort of money you could get a branded carbon bike in end of season sale.
Still if you don't want to time your purchases...
Had a look but no idea of the weight of the bike, where is it on the description, must be going blind. Surely any carbon bike would have the weight clearly listed, its main advantage.
Planet x equivalent at £1199 planetx.co.uk/i/q…ike
so the price is in the same ball park as others.
1200 for 2 wheels and a carbon frame?
nandunanu49 m ago

1200 for 2 wheels and a carbon frame?


And a group set that would cost you 700 quid new on its own...and that's heavily discounted
rugman2 h, 39 m ago

Planet x equivalent at £1199 …Planet x equivalent at £1199 https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CBPXSLPULTR8000/planet-x-pro-carbon-shimano-ultegra-r8000-road-bikeso the price is in the same ball park as others.


The ribble frame is much better than the now rather tired and basic PX pro carbon. Both at the budget end, but the ribble is a definite step up in terms of ride quality
Edited by: "beardyweirdy" 10th May
bonzobanana2 h, 41 m ago

Had a look but no idea of the weight of the bike, where is it on the …Had a look but no idea of the weight of the bike, where is it on the description, must be going blind. Surely any carbon bike would have the weight clearly listed, its main advantage.


Claimed 1070g in size small.

But weight is only one benefit of a carbon frame. Depending on how it's layed up, it can provide great stiffness whilst still giving compliance in the right places. Also allows for a wide range of tube shapes for either additional stiffness or aerodynamic qualities etc
nandunanu2 h, 10 m ago

1200 for 2 wheels and a carbon frame?


Yes.
Next question.
beardyweirdy40 m ago

Claimed 1070g in size small.But weight is only one benefit of a carbon …Claimed 1070g in size small.But weight is only one benefit of a carbon frame. Depending on how it's layed up, it can provide great stiffness whilst still giving compliance in the right places. Also allows for a wide range of tube shapes for either additional stiffness or aerodynamic qualities etc


I was looking for a figure for the whole bike. I think the aerodynamic qualities and stiffness can be a bit over-stated but I don't claim to be an expert in this regard and could be wrong but have watched those durianrider videos on youtube who has a down to earth realistic viewpoint and seems to state much of these claims are over-stated. Often showing that low end bikes actually perform very well even though he is pretty rich and has some top end bikes. He doesn't say there is no advantage just the advantage is much more minimal than the marketing would suggest and that rider fitness and strength is by far much more important. Racing bikes do seem to have a diminishing return effect with each tier in pricing having less of an advantage over the previous earlier tier compared to the tier before it until you reach a point at high end pricing where the gain is super small. I could be wrong about it but it certainly comes across that way when you ignore the marketing and look at the evidence. For some of course the best bike will always be the right bike.
bonzobanana33 m ago

I was looking for a figure for the whole bike. I think the aerodynamic …I was looking for a figure for the whole bike. I think the aerodynamic qualities and stiffness can be a bit over-stated but I don't claim to be an expert in this regard and could be wrong but have watched those durianrider videos on youtube who has a down to earth realistic viewpoint and seems to state much of these claims are over-stated. Often showing that low end bikes actually perform very well even though he is pretty rich and has some top end bikes. He doesn't say there is no advantage just the advantage is much more minimal than the marketing would suggest and that rider fitness and strength is by far much more important. Racing bikes do seem to have a diminishing return effect with each tier in pricing having less of an advantage over the previous earlier tier compared to the tier before it until you reach a point at high end pricing where the gain is super small. I could be wrong about it but it certainly comes across that way when you ignore the marketing and look at the evidence. For some of course the best bike will always be the right bike.


Whole bike weight is a bit of a red herring. I'd guess about the 8 - 8.5Kg mark as specced, but as with most bikes at this price point, you'd want to swap out the wheels and tyres (saving ~500g) in the short/medium term, and you could probably lose a fair chunk quite easily and cheaply by upgrading some of the finishing kit over time (saddle, bars, stem, seatpost). It also depends on the kind of riding you do. For 99% of us, it's a hell of a lot cheaper to lose a Kg from our waistline than it is from our bike. Super lightweight bikes are great for the mountains, but for more normal UK riding then aerodynamics and comfort are normally more important overall.

As with anything, there's a degree of diminishing returns as you start to spend money. What's important is to find the sweetspot for your typical usage, available budget and personal preferences.

I own/have owned a wide variety of budget, mid range and reasonably high end bikes. I can definitely appreciate the higher quality and benefits of a higher end bike with good kit. But can still very much enjoy riding low/mid range bikes too. Overall I just like riding bikes! Are high end bikes they worth the extra few thousand+ quid? It all depends on your usage and your priorities in life.

This bike seems like a really good deal for somebody getting into cycling, and will feel like a big upgrade if you're used to riding a Spec Allez or similar first bike. I have a friend with one who rides for leisure but doesn't race or take it too seriously, and he's massively happy with it.

Oh and Durianrider? He's entertaining at times, but I wouldn't take too much of what he says too seriously. There are better sources of information out there.
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£1299 for the bike, and they have the brass neck to charge £20 extra for delivery
beardyweirdy10 h, 25 m ago

Whole bike weight is a bit of a red herring. I'd guess about the 8 - 8.5Kg …Whole bike weight is a bit of a red herring. I'd guess about the 8 - 8.5Kg mark as specced, but as with most bikes at this price point, you'd want to swap out the wheels and tyres (saving ~500g) in the short/medium term, and you could probably lose a fair chunk quite easily and cheaply by upgrading some of the finishing kit over time (saddle, bars, stem, seatpost). It also depends on the kind of riding you do. For 99% of us, it's a hell of a lot cheaper to lose a Kg from our waistline than it is from our bike. Super lightweight bikes are great for the mountains, but for more normal UK riding then aerodynamics and comfort are normally more important overall.As with anything, there's a degree of diminishing returns as you start to spend money. What's important is to find the sweetspot for your typical usage, available budget and personal preferences.I own/have owned a wide variety of budget, mid range and reasonably high end bikes. I can definitely appreciate the higher quality and benefits of a higher end bike with good kit. But can still very much enjoy riding low/mid range bikes too. Overall I just like riding bikes! Are high end bikes they worth the extra few thousand+ quid? It all depends on your usage and your priorities in life.This bike seems like a really good deal for somebody getting into cycling, and will feel like a big upgrade if you're used to riding a Spec Allez or similar first bike. I have a friend with one who rides for leisure but doesn't race or take it too seriously, and he's massively happy with it.Oh and Durianrider? He's entertaining at times, but I wouldn't take too much of what he says too seriously. There are better sources of information out there.


I always look at the whole package, I know you can upgrade later but my point is it's better to get it right at the beginning so I would see the full build weight as important for me personally if I was buying such a bike. I've seen some sites where they actually state weights component by component which maybe is over the top but an overall weight and frame weight seems important to me if you are buying a lightweight carbon bike. I don't agree about durianrider his viewpoint is a breath of fresh air compared to the sponsored and paid for youtube channels which never contradict or question manufacturer's claims as they would be commercially mad to do so. I'm certainly not saying I agree with all he says but seems a genuinely independent viewpoint. Other sites bypass important questions or create video articles that warp reality somewhat to appease the companies that fund them. I guess I prefer durianriders more extreme reviews where he really praises what he likes but gives poor products a huge kicking it's easier to process than those sites that are avoiding criticism of products and you end up unsure about how good or bad a product really is and it becomes a waste of time watching it.

Durianrider might say something like great bike but you really don't need to spend this money, the gains are very small over <insert bike name half the price> etc. He'll give a time advantage over a distance or more likely watts as indicated by Strava and you end up with a good picture of how much faster that bike is for its additional 3,000 extra cost. He may even indicate advantages to the cheaper bike, strength, more height adjustable saddle, more durable wheels etc. Sort of things that other sites may avoid doing. He has a pretty strong moral compass being vegan which I admire too. To summarise I would certainly say a better source than a sponsored site even if they claim it doesn't effect their reviews.
deleted18782211th May

£1299 for the bike, and they have the brass neck to charge £20 extra for d …£1299 for the bike, and they have the brass neck to charge £20 extra for delivery


Well, collection from Preston is always an option. Fortunately I don't live far away
I won't pay more than £50 quid on Gumtree for a similar bike. Gumtree is full of blatantly nicked bikes usually in South or East London
Will they take ride to work scheme at ribble
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