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Ribble Reynolds 525

Scotty-GeeScotty-Gee Posts: 156
edited August 2014 in Road buying advice
Having done a winter already with the Di2 and having a failure of the battery mount I've decided that a 2nd (3rd but dont tell the Mrs) will be handy for evening/weekend wet rides.

Has anyone had any experiences with the Ribble reynolds 525- I would spec it up to have 10 speed Tiagra and better wheels etc. I quite like the idea of a steel bike in the fleet and it looks like a solid ride.

I was looking at the Canyon Roadlite but it's sold out so alternatives must be found.

Thoughts? Got about £800-850 to spend.


  • thegibdogthegibdog Posts: 2,106
    If you fancy steel UK Bikes Depot have the Tiagra specced Genesis Equilibrium 10 down to £700: ... _Road_Bike
  • holiverholiver Posts: 729
    I think you can only get 23mm tyres on the Ribble.

    The Genesis looks like the better frame.
  • PhixionPhixion Posts: 81
    Dat colour doe.
  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,123
    Phixion wrote:
    Dat colour doe.

    I love it. I'd say it's the perfect colour for a winter bike.
  • IanRCarterIanRCarter Posts: 217
    Ordered one of these frames myself last week to build up as a winter bike. From what I could gather, it's pretty much the same frame as the blue winter/audax one but obviously steel instead of alu. Therefore, clearance should be the same, i.e. 23's will fit, some 25's will whereas others won't. I've bought a set of Vittoria Rubino 25c tyres for it, hoping they will fit but if not, they were £18 for the pair so it's not a huge loss.

    The Genesis looks a good deal for a winter bike though, better clearance for tyres. The Ribble will be faster though, it's red :wink:
  • Scotty-GeeScotty-Gee Posts: 156
    Green is going to clash with my kit terribly.
  • thegibdogthegibdog Posts: 2,106
    Scotty-Gee wrote:
    Green is going to clash with my kit terribly.
    Could always upgrade to the red Equilibrium 20 for another £200... or the polished Equilibrium Ti for an extra £1000!
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