Ribble TT 105 Clearance Bike £649.10 at Ribble Cycles
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Ribble TT 105 Clearance Bike £649.10 at Ribble Cycles

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Found 28th Feb
Seems like quite a lot of bike for not much money...

USE CODE: 5OFFTT to get the price down to £684.05

(EDIT: Or use the code DISPLAY10 to get 10% off instead, as it states on the webpage, as doctorfilthpoints out in the comments - to take it down to £649.10 delivered)

Not bad for the 105 gearset...

Ribble's spiel:-

TT 105 Clearance BikeThe Ribble 7005 TT offers the perfect introduction to triathlon racing or time trialling. It’s a lightweight aluminium and aerodynamic bike specifically designed for TTs and Tri whilst remaining great value for money.

Special Edition specification

  • Fulcrum Racing Sport Wheels
  • Shimano 105 5800 Gearset
  • 172.5mm 34/50 Chainset
  • 11-28 Cassette
  • Tektro brakes
  • Dura Ace 9000 Bar end shifters
  • Tektro RX 4.1 Brake Levers
F
inishing kit

  • Deda Crononero Team Handlebars with Parabolica Zero Extensions
  • Deda Zero 1 Stem
  • Deda Zero Seatpillar
  • Cork Handlebar Tape
  • Continental UltraSport 23mm Tyres
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Must... not... buy... girlfriend will kill me if I get a 4th bike!
Or use the code DISPLAY10 to get 10% off instead, as it states on the webpage
Brings it down to £629.10 (add £20 delivery charge for those unable to collect from pickup points in Preston or Birmingham).
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Or use the code DISPLAY10 to get 10% off instead, as it states on the webpage
Brings it down to £629.10 (add £20 delivery charge for those unable to collect from pickup points in Preston or Birmingham).
Amazing price. Voted hot.
Must... not... buy... girlfriend will kill me if I get a 4th bike!
Good price- only thing is say is that probably worth putting in a bit more cash and going for a carbon model. You'll only end up wanting carbon anyway!
Cycling_chum8 m ago

Good price- only thing is say is that probably worth putting in a bit more …Good price- only thing is say is that probably worth putting in a bit more cash and going for a carbon model. You'll only end up wanting carbon anyway!


Gave this advice to a friend who was spending 700 plus on an aluminium frame with 105 . Told him he would get an ultegra full carbon for 1000 did he listen did he hell . Know for a fact he will upgrade before to long
jessiechops12 m ago

Gave this advice to a friend who was spending 700 plus on an aluminium …Gave this advice to a friend who was spending 700 plus on an aluminium frame with 105 . Told him he would get an ultegra full carbon for 1000 did he listen did he hell . Know for a fact he will upgrade before to long


Only reason i would go alloy is 1) high spec alloy - still can be very light, some of the Canyons you cant tell 2) if I was rich enough to be one of those triathletes who travel the world - less likely to get cracked in transit.

But if I was a rich triathlete I probably could just afford to keep buying bikes lol
I'm not disagreeing with the "buy ultegra/carbon for £999" sentiment, but for a triathlon newbie, I reckon this makes quite a bit of sense - less cash tied up, a more robust frame which is better suited for "occasional" "long-term" use (ie, only rolled out a few times a year) especially on flat tri courses where weight is far less of a concern, and tri-specific "cockpit" (god, I hate that term used for bike handlebars).

All that said, I'm definitely not a bike expert, so take the above with a few grains of salt.
Edited by: "Garnett" 28th Feb
Given Shimano 5800 goes for £350 ish that is a great buy. Really tempted but I think I'll just put some clip on tri bars on my road bike first.
Aluminium frame can be a more forgiving ride on longer events ie. Ironman. Good deal
Might make a decent winter bike
Good value bike but it's not really much of a TT bike, it's just a road bike with a TT cockpit. The frame, gearing, brakes, cable routing & saddle are not what I'd expect to see on a "TT bike". However, as I said it's a decent value bike and maybe a good starting point for anyone wanting to try time trialling or a triathlon without spending too much.
Nice bike. External cable routing is a bit disappointing.
I guess alloy frame is acceptable if made light enough. Aero carbon frames tend to be heavy anyway. Doesn't say if the fork is carbon bladed. Does not terribly aerodynamic either.
Put a high profile set of wheels and would make a good entry level tt bike.
sprouty763 h, 11 m ago

Must... not... buy... girlfriend will kill me if I get a 4th bike!



n+1 v's G-x??? get in the same colour - they won't notice
Edited by: "W_jelly1" 28th Feb
sprouty763 h, 26 m ago

Must... not... buy... girlfriend will kill me if I get a 4th bike!


Buy her one too?
Garnett2 h, 19 m ago

I'm not disagreeing with the "buy ultegra/carbon for £999" sentiment, but …I'm not disagreeing with the "buy ultegra/carbon for £999" sentiment, but for a triathlon newbie, I reckon this makes quite a bit of sense - less cash tied up, a more robust frame which is better suited for "occasional" "long-term" use (ie, only rolled out a few times a year) especially on flat tri courses where weight is far less of a concern, and tri-specific "cockpit" (god, I hate that term used for bike handlebars).All that said, I'm definitely not a bike expert, so take the above with a few grains of salt.


Definitely not dissing the deal at all. I voted hot hot hot. I think if you're going to travel around alloy is the way to go as it'll get knocked about.

Also the bigger tris make you rack up the night before. I don't think I'd want to leave my pride and joy out all night to get nicked so if I was doing that is get a bike like this.
Pretty sure the bike shown is not the bike that costs the advertised price!
sprouty766 h, 22 m ago

Must... not... buy... girlfriend will kill me if I get a 4th bike!



I got a bike for my missus recently...







Best swap ever.
stjs166 h, 6 m ago

Aluminium frame can be a more forgiving ride on longer events ie. Ironman. …Aluminium frame can be a more forgiving ride on longer events ie. Ironman. Good deal


Hmm, I’m intrigued by this comment, I’d always thought the opposite was true and that steel/carbon were more forgiving and provide more damping as their strength to stiffness ratio was higher...can anyone enlighten me?
fubar88817 m ago

Hmm, I’m intrigued by this comment, I’d always thought the opposite was tru …Hmm, I’m intrigued by this comment, I’d always thought the opposite was true and that steel/carbon were more forgiving and provide more damping as their strength to stiffness ratio was higher...can anyone enlighten me?


I think you may be correct and I've got my wires crossed
That is a bargain. It's 95% of the speed of a £5k bike. The position is the most important thing, not the bike, if you are moving from a road bike.

This will be similar to the planet x stealth, I got one of those for 800 a few years ago which was a bargain, this even more so.

Since upgrading my stealth I have gotten quicker, but that isn't just due to the bike and it didn't happen instantly.

105 is absolutely fine for anything other than posing. As is alloy, my latest bike is a caad12 which is much nicer than a cheap carbon bike.


For context my front wheel cost the same as this whole bike.
I wouldnt choose to do anthing longer than the standard triathlon which i do on my alloy tt bike (Dedaccia force), admittedly its got full disc rear

Im sure theres all sorts different qualities carbon and alloy ....

you used be able get planetx base carbon tt bike for few hundred dearer than this
Edited by: "logohigh" 1st Mar
sprouty7628th Feb

Must... not... buy... girlfriend will kill me if I get a 4th bike!


get a new GF
sprouty7628th Feb

Must... not... buy... girlfriend will kill me if I get a 4th bike!

I've got seven....once I got to number five she lost interest and couldn't tell them apart anymore.
fubar88828th Feb

Hmm, I’m intrigued by this comment, I’d always thought the opposite was tru …Hmm, I’m intrigued by this comment, I’d always thought the opposite was true and that steel/carbon were more forgiving and provide more damping as their strength to stiffness ratio was higher...can anyone enlighten me?


I would agree with you. You get more feed back from aluminium. I've found that when I'm giving it full beans on an aluminium frame, you can tell from the feel of the ride. The opposite could be said of carbon.

I actually got an ally tt bike frame and did a budget build to see if I could get on with it. I loved riding it and the position on it was very comfortable. When I upgraded to a carbon frame the ride was so smooth. I was going along thinking I wasn't going very fast because it didn't feel fast like with ally. I then look at my garmin to see I'm going 23mph.
Silly question, but anyone know if it's worth getting this bike for road use?
Looking to get a 105 and this seems to be the cheapest
Edited by: "eagleon" 3rd Mar
Nah, you'll be much better off with a regular road bike, I'd say.if you can spend £175 more there's an epic deal on here for a carbon Genesis with Tiagra.
eagleon8 h, 32 m ago

Silly question, but anyone know if it's worth getting this bike for road …Silly question, but anyone know if it's worth getting this bike for road use?Looking to get a 105 and this seems to be the cheapest


Defo not, dangerous.

Brakes and gears in different positions.

One reason this looks cheap for a 105 group set is no sti lever / shifters.
sprouty7628th Feb

Must... not... buy... girlfriend will kill me if I get a 4th bike!


I said this almost exactly when deciding to get a 4th girlfriend or not.
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