Ribble Sportive Racing Ultegra/105 SE (carbon) - £999.99 @ Ribble Cycles

Ribble Sportive Racing Ultegra/105 SE (carbon) - £999.99 @ Ribble Cycles

Found 24th Oct 2017
Hi, I am looking for a bike around the £1000 - £1400 and i have seen this. Hopefully some well informed people can give a thumbs up/down and pros/cons.

I will also comment with the Cannondale bikes that are £1200 and £1600 for comparison with other bikes on this site.

Of course, if there are other bikes not posted that are better (value) please do post!

Sportive Racing with Shimano Ultegra R8000 and 105 5800With a T700/T800 carbon frameset, the Ribble Sportive Racing is a highly versatile road bike which is perfect for sportive or amateur race use.

The Sportive Racing has already showed its class leading ability and value-for-money to win the Cycling Plus Magazine ‘Bike of the Year’ Award in the ‘Best Value’ category. This award winning frame is once again pushing for new accolades by having fitted the NEW Ultegra R8000 gearing at a price perhaps never to be offered again.

Special Edition Specification

RRP £1569 - a saving of £570
  • Carbon fibre frame with full carbon fork
  • Rodi Airline 5 Wheelset
  • 11 speed Groupset comprises of
    • RS510 172.5mm 34/50 Chainset
    • 5800 11/28 cassette
    • R8000 Short cage rear derailleur and braze-on front derailleur
    • R8000 STI levers
    • Ribble brakes
    • HG601 Chain
Finishing kit
  • ITM Alcor Bars and Stem
  • CSN Superleggera Seatpillar (upgrade to carbon available)
  • ITM Cork Bar Tape - Black
  • Continental Ultrasport tyres - 25mm
  • Selle Italia Saddle
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Built to a price point, The groupset has cheap brakes, cheap crank and is massively let down by very cheap and heavy wheels.
Its always the biggest compromise on most bikes around this price point.

You are best looking for a 2017 bike in the sale from a major brand this time of year
Edited by: "jascycling" 24th Oct 2017
As jas says. Plus it's not all ultegra. Bits are 105 too. But hey it's under a grand...
Do some hunting on ‘tinternet,can get better spec for the same money
Nearly all bikes at a price point are a compromise. I have a 105 synapse, but the crank is FSA. As mentioned before brakes, wheels and Crank are normally the areas that companies skimp on to get below a certain price point. But 105 is a great group set so I wouldn’t be too bothered that it wasn’t full Ultegra,
The 510 is an ok crankset, but obviously not as good as the 105 5800
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