Ribble R872 ultegra at Ribble Cycles for £1199
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Ribble R872 ultegra at Ribble Cycles for £1199

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Found 12th Apr
Seems a tempting price!! Usually retails at £1649 So a decent chunk has been taken off the price.

Does not come with pedals, what the ****. Haha

......... Official blurb.......

R872 Ultegra
A multi-award winning frame, the R872 is hands down the most popular bicycle with our customers and staff. We are offering the stunning silver frame with the Ultegra R8000 groupset at an amazing price never to be repeated again.

With improved ergonomics, and trickle-down technology from Dura-Ace, the performance from R8000 is increased from the previous incarnation, with it being stiffer and more efficient.

With a new, super stiff 4-arm chainset, that are beefy but attractive, and a new stealthy black colourway, the new Ultegra R8000 screams power and encourages you to ride harder. A new shifter design improves long distance comfort, and stopping power is improved thanks to sleek dual-pivot caliper brakes.

Ultegra R8000 is the perfect match for the much improved R872 frame.

The frame has been made stiffer in key areas, such as the bottom bracket and chainstays for optimised power transfer, but we have also made it more comfortable by changing the seatpost to a 27.2mm diameter which offers a little more flex. In this Special Edition, we are making use of the popular compact chainset to ensure that as a rider you can go anywhere.
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Lovely looking bikes with subtle branding, makes a nice change from the likes of Cannondale.
A lot of bike for not much money... I'm fixated on discs for my next ride, otherwise this ticks all the boxes.
Garnett1 h, 11 m ago

A lot of bike for not much money... I'm fixated on discs for my next ride, …A lot of bike for not much money... I'm fixated on discs for my next ride, otherwise this ticks all the boxes.


Agreed. Got a cyclocross recently with hydraulic discs and wouldn’t ever go back to ‘standard’. Massively worth finding a bike with them imo even if you pay a bit more.
Awesome price.

Love mine! You'll not get a better bike than this unless you spend a lot more.
Sentral1 h, 49 m ago

Awesome price.Love mine! You'll not get a better bike than this unless you …Awesome price.Love mine! You'll not get a better bike than this unless you spend a lot more.


How does one go about knowing what width of handlebars and stem length they'll need? Will I need to visit their store in Preston?
Had the email too. Could upgrade the wheels but amazing price. Voted hot.
mdentz1 h, 16 m ago

How does one go about knowing what width of handlebars and stem length …How does one go about knowing what width of handlebars and stem length they'll need? Will I need to visit their store in Preston?


If you're not sure, then it's probably worth the trip to their store. Generally the standard 100mm length stem and a 42/44cm width bar should be fine for the majority of guys. You could always swap them out if you feel uncomfortable.
Unfortunately it's a press fit bottom bracket and maximum width of tyres that will fit is only 25mm.

Still if you buy it you can sing 'Excavating Rita'

I’m on Shimano Ultegra now, ain’t you heard?
muhasib16 h, 44 m ago

Unfortunately it's a press fit bottom bracket and maximum width of tyres …Unfortunately it's a press fit bottom bracket and maximum width of tyres that will fit is only 25mm.Still if you buy it you can sing 'Excavating Rita'I’m on Shimano Ultegra now, ain’t you heard?


can you explain the downsides of a press fit bottom bracket please?

do people usually go up to 28mm tyres for the winter or on more 'commuter' based routes through the city?
mdentz3 h, 16 m ago

can you explain the downsides of a press fit bottom bracket please?do …can you explain the downsides of a press fit bottom bracket please?do people usually go up to 28mm tyres for the winter or on more 'commuter' based routes through the city?


Most problems are with creaking and noisy bottom brackets as it's easier to align the bearings perfectly if they are inserted with a threaded bottom bracket, it's cheaper to make frames with a press fit BB though. There is now a move back to threaded bottom brackets after these issues. If you do a search on 'Press fit bottom bracket problem's or 'noisy bottom bracket' you should get an idea of the issue. Wider tyres are more comfortable as you can run at a lower pressure so absorbing more bumps and again the move is towards 28mm on normal road riding whereas 5 years ago most road bikes would be on 23mm as it was believed (wrongly) it was more aerodynamic and faster.
If you’re worried about pressfit bottom brackets look up “wheels manufacturing”. I have a BBright bottom bracket from them that has been flawless, and a 2 min job to change bearings. Expect to pay about 4+x the price of the disposable press fit ones though...
You can get an additional 5% (£60) off if you are eligible for Defence Discount Services via a discount code
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