Ribble Carbon?

Constant headwind
Constant headwind Posts: 33
edited September 2010 in Road beginners
Any other newbies have any experience with Ribble? Advice appreciated. Thanks.

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  • neeb
    neeb Posts: 4,470
    I you do a search you'll get lots of hits. They're generally good bikes and very good value.
  • I only had the one problem with Ribble and that was quite years ago. i dropped off a frame set for a group set to be put on. I had asked for 105 but when i went to pick it up they had put a campag group set on instead by mistake. To be fair they did swap it there and then. Just had to wait around for a bit that's all. Guess mistakes happen
  • neeb
    neeb Posts: 4,470
    Yeah, the impression I have got reading about Ribble on here is that the bikes are very good, and any potential problems are with customer service. But they seem to be just the sort of problems you get with large operations set up to shift lots of stuff efficiently and cheaply - most of the time it probably works, but you can fall through the net and they can be difficult to contact.
  • I just put an order for a Ribble Sportive 105. I have done loads of search and totally agree with neeb, the bikes seems excellent value for money. Problems occur later particularly with regards to delivery times. Most of it I'd attribute to not being able to match the huge demands, particularly for the limited edition bikes.

    I have had some contacts with Ribble since placing the order (cycle to work scheme). They have been extremely helpful and any queries I had were sorted right there and then. I suspect most of the problems will come from my employer, who has so far being extremely unhelpful.

    If I have problems, I'll let you know.

    p.s. If you live close to Preston, it might be an idea to pick the bike instead of having it delivered.
  • kingrollo
    kingrollo Posts: 3,198
    I just put an order for a Ribble Sportive 105. I have done loads of search and totally agree with neeb, the bikes seems excellent value for money. Problems occur later particularly with regards to delivery times. Most of it I'd attribute to not being able to match the huge demands, particularly for the limited edition bikes.

    I have had some contacts with Ribble since placing the order (cycle to work scheme). They have been extremely helpful and any queries I had were sorted right there and then. I suspect most of the problems will come from my employer, who has so far being extremely unhelpful.

    If I have problems, I'll let you know.

    p.s. If you live close to Preston, it might be an idea to pick the bike instead of having it delivered.

    I seen one of these[ribble sportive] in the flesh today - admittley it had some deep section wheels on - but it looked absolutley stunning - good buy in my opinion.
  • What wheel set did it have on? Where they the XL50?

    I'm getting a Fulcrum Racing 7s. It was either that or I splash another £350 extra for a superleggera XL50, hmmm, no thanks.

    Admittedly, it'll probably be one of my first upgrades, however as I am not racing anytime soon, the Fulcrums should do the job fine.

    BTW: Had a look at your sig, that Kuota looks absolutely stunning!
  • EX DH
    EX DH Posts: 194
    quality bikes just a bit of a joke when ordering. I had a differant awnser every time i spoke to some one but it turned up in the end. Deffo worth the money though. Check my sig.