Ribble???

snakes77
snakes77 Posts: 28
edited September 2010 in Road beginners
Ive started out has a roadie this year and im planning my next bike. Ive been looking at the Ribble Gran Fondo complete with campag chours, vento reaction wheels all for under 2k!!!! seems to goood to be true??? are these prices for real???? any one else ride Ribble?
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  • There is feedback about feedback, suggest you go and have a look. Only dealt with them once, and never had to go back to them about a problem. So don't have enough to make an opinion about them.
    Say... That's a nice bike..
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  • flasher
    flasher Posts: 1,734
    Ribble have been around for donkeys years and yes the prices are for real.
  • Just beware the Gran Fondo pictures on the web are not the bike you will be getting. The frame is different and comes with straight forks, as I have just found out. It is cheap but you will not get the service you get from your LBS.
  • cheers for your comments, I'm just looking for something that isn't a TREK, Cannondale, FELT etc etc etc.....
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  • jim453
    jim453 Posts: 1,360
    Why automatically discount some extremely good bike's? And arguably the best for the price?
  • Felt and Cannondale are best for the price? :? Felt are VERY expensive for the spec.
    Say... That's a nice bike..
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  • jim453
    jim453 Posts: 1,360
    Felt and Cannondale are best for the price? :? Felt are VERY expensive for the spec.

    Whatever.

    Don't ride either to be honest. Wouldn't be curtailing my choice without good reason if I was in the market for a new bike.

    Wouldn't be buying a ribble though either so I should probably shut up.
  • @jim453 "Why automatically discount some extremely good bike's? And arguably the best for the price?"

    = I'm not one to follow the heard, I'd much rather have a bike that is a liitle more origianl, my mate brought FELT Z4 - yeah really nice bike , but when we ride down the A6 towards bakewell , buxton etc , it's like FELT, Cannondale , Specialized, pinarello city!

    not great ..... ribble is different and thats the beauty - all a matter of opinon
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  • jim453
    jim453 Posts: 1,360
    snakes77 wrote:
    @jim453 "Why automatically discount some extremely good bike's? And arguably the best for the price?"

    = I'm not one to follow the heard, I'd much rather have a bike that is a liitle more origianl, my mate brought FELT Z4 - yeah really nice bike , but when we ride down the A6 towards bakewell , buxton etc , it's like FELT, Cannondale , Specialized, pinarello city!

    not great ..... ribble is different and thats the beauty - all a matter of opinon

    Fair enough. Nothing wrong with originality. So what's out so far, I make it trek, pinarello, cannondale, felt, spesh, presumably giant too and boardman. Careful or there'll be nothing left.

    Seriously though, what about cube? Some nice looking ones. Or PX? Look better than ribble i think.

    In fact ubiquitous though a cannondale may be I think it will age more gracefully than your Ribble.

    Up to you though. Exciting times.
  • softlad
    softlad Posts: 3,513
    snakes77 wrote:

    ribble is different and thats the beauty

    a quick scan through these forums will prove otherwise....
  • jim453
    @jim,

    Lets go back , way back when ridgeback made their merlin titanium (think i was 12 so 20 years ago) I made a pac with myslef that one I'd own a mighty "cannondale" trouble is the ones that take my fancy seem to 3k plus. not really my price yet "GRIN"

    Good point with CUBE , like them and don't see to many , Jesus this is hard !

    Kid and candy shops this cycling games is!

    2k is my limit don't really want to spend more BUT IF THE Cannondale Super SIX Ultegra fell to say 2200 or even better 2100 - then its debate over period ! what a machine.

    SO if we going to argee, we are going to argee on Cannondale (the boyhood dream will be realised) mrs will kick me out but never mind!
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  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 42,132
    I've got a Ribble steel bike I had built nearly 20 years ago and it's great. I've also bought bits from them more recently and other than some delays due to the shop being closed for stock taking the service was good. However, I wouldn't class a Ribble as something "a bit different", there's loads of people on here who have one for the reason you have pointed out i.e. you can build your own spec for a decent price and there's also the fact that they are Deda frames with Ribble stickers and I believe that the frames are used by other bike manufacturers so you won't be getting some sort of bespoke bike.

    Just something else to consider - it could be that some of the other bikes are common for a very good reason i.e. they are good bikes!
  • Pross


    Cheers for your points "Pross" I just really like the looks of them, I don't see to many round my my, seen 1 to date with comic SLR rims , i nearly cashed my car !!!
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  • Redhog14
    Redhog14 Posts: 1,377
    Try Van Nicholas if you really want something out of the ordinary.. yet to see one on the road.

    http://vannicholas.com/
  • Redhog14
    looking good
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  • Stuey01
    Stuey01 Posts: 1,273
    If you want exclusivity you are barking up the wrong tree with Ribble. Can't fault the value they offer though.

    If cannondales flick your bean then why not the Six carbon 105 that won cycling plus bike of the year, or take a look at the Cannondale Caad10 - you should be able to get Ultegra well under your budget when they come out.

    You want rare try someone like Storck - you won't see many of those about.
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  • Stuey01
    Storck looking good to be fair to you Stuey,

    Guess i asked the wrong question, i suppose im looking a an italian bike with campag group, (maybe scared from a young age)
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  • jim453
    jim453 Posts: 1,360
    Why? Did an Italian do something bad to you when you were young?
  • softlad
    softlad Posts: 3,513
    jim453 wrote:
    Why? Did an Italian do something bad to you when you were young?

    should've asked the Pope about that - he was here last week apparently.....
  • jim453
    jim453 Posts: 1,360
    You mean that German guy?
  • softlad
    softlad Posts: 3,513
    jim453 wrote:
    You mean that German guy?

    I know - it was the best I could do with the material I had.....
  • andyrr
    andyrr Posts: 1,822
    Different to what is on the roads ?
    http://www.canyon.com/_en/roadbikes/specs.html?b=1923

    2199E currently, one of the best stiff carbon frames with Ultegra components inc top Mavic Kysriums.
    As for Ribble, all they are is a shop that sourced frames and sticks their name on it. Nowt wrong with that in itself but they are far from an exclusive brand, they are pretty common tbh expecially their lower-spec frames as they are great value for money.
  • blah blah blah blah !! lol love it, Ive decided to go for a er errrr eerrrrrrrrr
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  • rolf_f
    rolf_f Posts: 16,015
    Faster than a tent.......
  • TMR
    TMR Posts: 3,986
    Rolf F wrote:

    Except that I can't see how they've manage to arrive at the price and spec. The 'Special Edition' bike on their web site doesn't offer those wheels as an option, and if you build one with an identical spec with their 'Bike Builder', the total cost is more than £1300.

    Not denying it's a lovely looking bike though.
  • Phate
    Phate Posts: 121
    New carbon ribbles now on their site including new Blanco, Stealth and the new Sportive! Also the Nero now under 1k!!
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  • EX DH
    EX DH Posts: 194
    take a look at my sig. Paid just under 1200 for it and its the only one ive seen on the road.
  • I ordered a new carbon frame and it turned up in a week. A mate ordered a complete Sportive Racing and it took 3 months!

    I think it is generally good quality stuff, but you take a gamble on it turning up on time.
    Fergie
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 42,132
    FergieTT wrote:
    I ordered a new carbon frame and it turned up in a week. A mate ordered a complete Sportive Racing and it took 3 months!

    I think it is generally good quality stuff, but you take a gamble on it turning up on time.

    It's only a problem taking 3 months if you are told less when you order it though. I know 12 months ago they were struggling to keep up with demand and the bikes were taking a long time but I think they were telling people that when they ordered. It was one of the reasons I didn't buy from them.
  • Phate
    Phate Posts: 121
    Now in a quandry (again), getting my new bike through cyclescheme so have a 1000 limit, so do I go for the Evo Pro with SRAM Rival or the Gran Fondo with Tiagra??
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