Ribble Ultegra 6800 Evo Pro Carbon (Full Ultegra Groupset) with Mavic Aksium One Wheelset £999.95 @ Ribble cycles
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Ribble Ultegra 6800 Evo Pro Carbon (Full Ultegra Groupset) with Mavic Aksium One Wheelset £999.95 @ Ribble cycles

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Found 16th Feb 2015
Sorry, I have another Ribble deal.

This bike has the full ultegra 6800 groupset coupled with Mavic Aksium One Wheelset (instead of the cheap Rodi ones they normally come with).

I don't think you can get a better price than this!

For example:
Ultegra Groupset - £475
Carbon frameset - £400
Wheels - £140
Total without finishing kit = £1015

Specification:

Evo Pro Carbon / Shimano Ultegra 6800 Special Edition
- Full Shimano Ultegra 6800 groupset
- Ribble Evo Pro Carbon Frame
- Ribble Black Road Carbon Forks
- Mavic Aksium One Wheelset
- ITM Bars, Stem and Handlebar Tape
- Selle Italia SL Saddle
- Vittoria Rubino Tyres

So I think for £999.95 this is probably one of the best sub £1k bikes I have seen.

**+£20 postage if not collecting**

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£1000 quid and no mudguards, sheesh

I have one and it is great value for money

Fantastic deal.

awesome bike. recommended it

Not the prettiest of bikes in my opinion but pretty much unbeatable for a grand.

Ribble have a good reputation for build quality.

Can't wait for the 'you can get one for £65 in Tesco', 'my car cost less than this' and 'no name Chinese frame'.
Edited by: "Crammage" 16th Feb 2015

Crammage

Can't wait for the 'you can get one for £65 in Tesco', 'my car cost less … Can't wait for the 'you can get one for £65 in Tesco', 'my car cost less than this' and 'no name Chinese frame'.



Can't believe you forgot the "it doesn't come with pedals"!

This is a great bike for the price and for people who understand the value.

Great deal. Wish I could justify it, but hukd has filled my bike shed already

fat-pudding

Can't believe you forgot the "it doesn't come with pedals"!



Unfortunately I don't have an hour to type out all the usual responses!

cant comment on the frame, in sure its fine, but the components are spot on.

That is a phenomenal price for that level of specification. Unbelievable. Wish I could give this more heat.

AWESOME ROAD BIKE* FOR LESS THAN A GRAND £££££ !!!!

*pedals sold separately
Edited by: "EmptyArea" 16th Feb 2015

Amazing deal. Better than the Planet X pro carbon full ultegra that sometimes goes for sub 1k?

The Bike Radar review seems to be from early 2010.

I'll get the kids one each for Easter.

My car cost more than this. :p:p

EmptyArea

AWESOME ROAD BIKE* FOR LESS THAN A GRAND £££££ !!!!*pedals sold sepa … AWESOME ROAD BIKE* FOR LESS THAN A GRAND £££££ !!!!*pedals sold separately


Which pedals did you want? Shimano SPD, SPD-SL, Looks, Speedplay, Time, Crank Brothers?
Because you wouldn't use flats on a road bike...

jrah1

Amazing deal. Better than the Planet X pro carbon full ultegra that … Amazing deal. Better than the Planet X pro carbon full ultegra that sometimes goes for sub 1k?


Why is it better?

Well I know little about push irons these days, however as its £8000 cheaper, and only 100g heavier than the one Richard Hammond took through Russia, and then went on to bin it down the tram lines! I'm voting it hot !

Rob

ziggyboy

awesome bike. recommended it




Who to? Come on don't keep it a secret.

databar

My car cost more than this. :p:p



So does a gypsy caravan.

"bloody rip off this is....but blowing 60 quid a night down the pub is money well spent in my book"

Ive just started getting back into cycling and have never even ridden a raid bike but am very tempted. Currently riding my sons mountain bike that's too small.

Is this a sensible buy for a newbie looking for a decent bit of kit to start off on?
Are ribble a good place to start for someone who has only ever tuned brakes and changed tyres/tubes/chains? Ie I know the real basics but no more.

I'm on my mum's bike, pedal pedal?

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squidge13

Ive just started getting back into cycling and have never even ridden a … Ive just started getting back into cycling and have never even ridden a raid bike but am very tempted. Currently riding my sons mountain bike that's too small. Is this a sensible buy for a newbie looking for a decent bit of kit to start off on? Are ribble a good place to start for someone who has only ever tuned brakes and changed tyres/tubes/chains? Ie I know the real basics but no more.



I'd probably start out on something like:
hotukdeals.com/dea…304

or

hotukdeals.com/dea…859

databar

My car cost more than this. :p:p



Less would be a statement!

nathb

I'd probably start out on something … I'd probably start out on something like:http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/giant-defy-3-road-bike-only-394-99-with-code-plus-possible-3-15-tcb-rutland-cycles-2144304or http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/felt-f95-2014-road-bike-365-merlin-cycles-most-colours-frame-sizes-available-1959859



Do you think that would last me a while? While I'm new to road bikes I rode a bike all over the place up to the age of 20. So I dont want to spend a fortune and be a idiot just getting back into riding but with too fancy a bit of kit. But equally i want to get something decent that will last me a few years. My last mountain bike cost me £600 so wanted something pretty decent.

If you're going to use the bike for your commute, check if your employer is on the cycle to work scheme - that way, you can get a bike and accessories for up to £1k spread out over a year.

After a horrendous 2 years with a Voodoo from Halfords, I ended up taking up back for a full refund (things got VERY bad) and I put the money towards a Specialised MTB instead. Fitted with road-y tyres as soon as I could get my hands on them, it's an astounding bike, and I haggled from £1200 down to £1000, so I instantly saved £200 as well.

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squidge13

Do you think that would last me a while? While I'm new to road bikes I … Do you think that would last me a while? While I'm new to road bikes I rode a bike all over the place up to the age of 20. So I dont want to spend a fortune and be a idiot just getting back into riding but with too fancy a bit of kit. But equally i want to get something decent that will last me a few years. My last mountain bike cost me £600 so wanted something pretty decent.



I bought the felt for £365 on that deal. I've done over 1000 miles on it since and the only thing I've changed is the saddle as I didn't find it comfortable.

Those two bikes have been sold at much higher prices too. I think the felt was retailing at 6-700 if I remember rightly.

squidge13

Do you think that would last me a while? While I'm new to road bikes I … Do you think that would last me a while? While I'm new to road bikes I rode a bike all over the place up to the age of 20. So I dont want to spend a fortune and be a idiot just getting back into riding but with too fancy a bit of kit. But equally i want to get something decent that will last me a few years. My last mountain bike cost me £600 so wanted something pretty decent.


This is a lot of bike for the money. That said, it's not massively better than a lot of what else is out there. The Planet X is great too, the Boardmans that come in at a grand too. And don't get too hung up on Carbon. Good Aluminium is as good as cheap carbon (and 1k is cheap carbon). Something like a Canyon will be every bit as good as this Ribble
canyon.com/en/…576

But to actually answer your question. If you spend £300 or so on a Decathlon Triban then you'll get a great bike for £300. Then if you decide you like cycling you'll quickly decide that you want a nicer bike, even though the best thing to upgrade with a £300 bike is your legs.

Sod it. If you're not going to break the bank by spending a grand then just do it, get a nice road bike and don't look back. I did, bought a Boardman Team Carbon about 5yrs ago for £1000 and have spent more on cycling than anything else, excluding a house maybe. But it's been fun
Edited by: "dhope" 16th Feb 2015

Carbon fibre tish got pencils made of that.

Crammage

Can't wait for the 'you can get one for £65 in Tesco', 'my car cost less … Can't wait for the 'you can get one for £65 in Tesco', 'my car cost less than this' and 'no name Chinese frame'.


But.. My car did cost less than this (_;)
No it's a great runner, yes it's passed 3 MOTs with no notices.

In all seriousness though where do you park a bike around or over the £1000 mark? Is it just for leisure?
Could anyone recommend a bike lock which can't be circumvented in less than 5mins for my current bike (It's not worth anything like this on)? Maybe asking on a deal where people seem to know what they're talking about will stop my bike going walkies.

dhope

But to actually answer your question. If you spend £300 or so on a … But to actually answer your question. If you spend £300 or so on a Decathlon Triban then you'll get a great bike for £300. Then if you decide you like cycling you'll quickly decide that you want a nicer bike, even though the best thing to upgrade with a £300 bike is your legs.Sod it. If you're not going to break the bank by spending a grand then just do it, get a nice road bike and don't look back. I did, bought a Boardman Team Carbon about 5yrs ago for £1000 and have spent more on cycling than anything else, excluding a house maybe. But it's been fun :D:D



That's my thinking! In my head I've already set aside a grand for a bike and think sod it why not.

Also I spent £80 on a cat eye vault 700 for riding through winter, would seem wrong to spend almost a quarter of the cost of a new bike on a front light, surely to avoid my light looking silly I need an expensive bike!
Edited by: "squidge13" 16th Feb 2015

squidge13

Ive just started getting back into cycling and have never even ridden a … Ive just started getting back into cycling and have never even ridden a raid bike but am very tempted. Currently riding my sons mountain bike that's too small. Is this a sensible buy for a newbie looking for a decent bit of kit to start off on? Are ribble a good place to start for someone who has only ever tuned brakes and changed tyres/tubes/chains? Ie I know the real basics but no more.


Raid bike wonder could that be what Isis mounted division use,heading your way across the Med!

Azurren

In all seriousness though where do you park a bike around or over the … In all seriousness though where do you park a bike around or over the £1000 mark?


Indoors, or next to more expensive bikes with worse locks

Azurren

"Could anyone recommend a bike lock which can't be circumvented in less … "Could anyone recommend a bike lock which can't be circumvented in less than 5mins?



Basically, no. If someone really wants to nick the bike then they will. A good lock will help deter opportunists, or at least make them pick an easier target. But personally I'd spend £200 on a 2nd band beater if I needed to leave it outside and save the nice bike for weekends and longer rides.


Edited by: "dhope" 16th Feb 2015

squidge13

That's my thinking! In my head I've already set aside a grand for a bike … That's my thinking! In my head I've already set aside a grand for a bike and think sod it why not.


squidge13

to avoid my light looking silly I need an expensive bike!


That's the spirit! Welcome to the fold.

gareds

Why is it better?


It was a genuine question (from someone who has a Planet X Pro Carbon)

Wheels look decent. Couldn't see overall weight for mid sized bike with standard setup.

squidge13

That's my thinking! In my head I've already set aside a grand for a bike … That's my thinking! In my head I've already set aside a grand for a bike and think sod it why not.

squidge13

to avoid my light looking silly I need an expensive bike!


Sod it why not, right need to do a bit of research on cassette sizes etc

Any tips for set up greatly appreciated, I use gears a lot and like to push hard on the flat and spin fast uphill so a wide range of gear is a must. Ah shoes! Must buy shoes!
Edited by: "squidge13" 16th Feb 2015
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