Ribble Sportive Racing Shimano Ultegra 6800 £999.99 at Ribble Cycles
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Ribble Sportive Racing Shimano Ultegra 6800 £999.99 at Ribble Cycles

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Found 20th May 2015
I know its a bike at a Grand. However if you ride around 5000miles a year like me this is a bargain. And you should be able to get it on a cyclescheme.

Wheels are crap - but hey you can upgrade them or fit your own Zipps 60's you have lying in the shed.

No pedals either - Just as well because I use shimano SPD-SL and most folk I know use Look Keo, so it would be fitted with the wrong ones for many.

Your car is crap if costs a grand! Please don't comment here.
This site is hot deals - not I'm a miserable so and so and wont spend Christmas !

The 2015 Sportive Racing is our very latest carbon bike using Toray T700/T800 carbon offering the perfect blend of position, comfort and speed, making this frame equally suitable for sportives or amateur road racing.

At the front of the frame we have again increased the head tube size in proportion to the frame size giving a very comfortable position. The head tube and fork are now asymmetric 1 1/8" to 1.5" which offers very precise smooth steering. At the back of the frame we have increased the size of the wishbone seat stay which increases the responsiveness and stiffness of the frame making the frame accelerate as soon as you get out of the saddle. Our new tubing profile moves away from the traditional round profile to a more square profile increasing stiffness where you need it most at the bottom bracket and head tube. The bottom bracket is a press fit design which increases the power transfer from pedals to rear wheel.

Weight: Frame 1100g (56cm), fork 390g.

2015 Eleven Speed Specification:

- 11 Speed Shimano 6800 Groupset
- Ribble Press Fit Bottom Bracket.
- Rodi 5 11 Speed Wheelset.
-Deda Finishing Kit

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Nice bike, but I could buy a crap bike and a crap car, take the missus to the cinema, buy fish and chips on the way home and still have change from £999.99.;)

This bike for £999 or get this bike for £80 that has pedals included in the price halfords.com/cyc…ike

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Edited by: "SOUTHWALES" 20th May 2015

Good bike, ultegra 6800 is a really good groupset, much better than the old 6700 and 105 5700 in my opinion, I haven't tried the new 105 yet so can't compare it to that. This is a lot for £1000 and Ribble are good to deal with too. Have some heat.

Top quality specs and a great price. Ribble kit is very underrated by many people but for the price it's a stonking deal.

Great deal.

I like Planet X but they have started to shy away from shimano which is a shame in my opinion - I have 6800 groupset on my planet X and it's brilliant.

Have some heat.

Nice, I would recommend upgrading to Di2.

I like the way people are comparing to Halford bikes.

Great spec but I will never speaks a penny with Ribble ever again! Total ter-wats!

Good deal but be carefull of bad customer service unless you live nearby

sparklehedgehog

Great spec but I will never spend a penny with Ribble ever again! Total … Great spec but I will never spend a penny with Ribble ever again! Total ter-wats!



FTFY

how come? I've only ever had good experiences in dealing with Ribble.
(assuming you mean spend money and not go to the toilet with Ribble!)

madness a bic pen and a hoody gets me a new bike

JOHNSU

Wheels are crap - but hey you can upgrade them or fit your own Zipps 60's … Wheels are crap - but hey you can upgrade them or fit your own Zipps 60's you have lying in the shed.No pedals either - Just as well because I use shimano SPD-SL and most folk I know use Look Keo, so it would be fitted with the wrong ones for many.



If I were spending a grand on a bike I'd expect it to work straight out of the box rather than have to spend another couple of hundred quid replacing various parts of it!
Edited by: "UncleWilly" 20th May 2015

UncleWilly

If I were spending a grand on a bike I'd expect it to work straight out … If I were spending a grand on a bike I'd expect it to work straight out of the box rather than have to spend another couple of hundred quid replacing various parts of it!



the wheels are perfectly fine. you might want to upgrade them one day but for £1000 they are about standard, it's not all going to be the very best kit available at this price.

Good bike spec so heat added for that.
However I have had endless problems with a bike I have had from ribble and their attitude towards it is awfull. Their customer service has gone down alot in my opinion

keithbereal

Good bike spec so heat added for that. However I have had endless … Good bike spec so heat added for that. However I have had endless problems with a bike I have had from ribble and their attitude towards it is awfull. Their customer service has gone down alot in my opinion



what problems did you have?

chrisbass

what problems did you have?



My bike has been back to them 7 times.
I have had 3 new frames due to faults.
Faults that they have caused not setting bike up properly.
I even took my bike to a place called Quinns Cycles who listed the issues for me to send to them to fix properly.
Now when the bike goes back they always request I go to collect, they don't even offer any compensation for u having to drive 1.3 hrs to collect the bike back. This was after owning the bike for 5 mths.
All the email to date I have not had one apology for the issues I have had.

I just would never use them again.

keithbereal

My bike has been back to them 7 times.I have had 3 new frames due to … My bike has been back to them 7 times.I have had 3 new frames due to faults.Faults that they have caused not setting bike up properly.I even took my bike to a place called Quinns Cycles who listed the issues for me to send to them to fix properly.Now when the bike goes back they always request I go to collect, they don't even offer any compensation for u having to drive 1.3 hrs to collect the bike back. This was after owning the bike for 5 mths.All the email to date I have not had one apology for the issues I have had. I just would never use them again.




Fair enough, that is pretty bad, its a bit of a problem with ordering bikes online generally, its fine until you need to send them back for any reason.

I've never bought a complete bike from them but have bought a frame, groupset, wheels and various other bits and pieces with no issues.

Same experience with Ribble here, Gran fondo went back 3 times, I had to force the issue and customer service was iffy at best. Lovely bike to ride though when it wasn't back for (structural frame defect) repairs. Eventually got fed up of waiting for it to be replaced and bought a Roubaix.

UncleWilly

If I were spending a grand on a bike I'd expect it to work straight out … If I were spending a grand on a bike I'd expect it to work straight out of the box rather than have to spend another couple of hundred quid replacing various parts of it!


You don't have to...
He is just saying that the wheels are not great. Most cyclists will have another set of race wheels etc

MAdam98

You don't have to...He is just saying that the wheels are not great. Most … You don't have to...He is just saying that the wheels are not great. Most cyclists will have another set of race wheels etc


Surely the point is for a grand they ought to be amazing wheels, not even just OK

Original Poster

jazzuk777

Surely the point is for a grand they ought to be amazing wheels, not even … Surely the point is for a grand they ought to be amazing wheels, not even just OK


Nearly all road bikes come with "training" wheels. Its a part commonly changed very quickly by many cyclists. Selling a carbon bike with a £600 Groupset is great value for money. But something has to give to meet the price point.
You propbally could use the wheels and be satisfied, but i personally have my good set for club rides, sportives and chain gangs. Again i use the cheap ones in winter as i dont want to wear out or damage my good ones.
BTW an amazing set of wheels cost a Grand on their own.
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