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Ribble r872

philsallissphilsalliss Posts: 175
edited September 2014 in Your road bikes
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  • thefdthefd Posts: 1,021
    Lovely! Another R872 on board!!
    2017 - Caadx
    2016 - Cervelo R3
    2013 - R872
    2010 - Spesh Tarmac
  • That is a stunning frame, has some nice touches that really make it look good
    Pain hurts much less if its topped off with beating your mates to top of a climb.
  • Thanks.
    Ok did 30 gentish miles today with a mate as I'm no cycling pro. Gears are lovely and slick apart from I find its quite a long push on the left lever to go upto big ring on the front but may just be something I need to get used to or I believe on the Athena groupset I can set it to half push so will see. The frame and wheels and nice and quick and responsive and was very stable on a fast ish 35 maps decent.

    The position is a little less on my wrists that my cube paeolton but find it a little worse for back pain but haven't fiddled much with seat height anf position as yet and may try and flip the stem to see if it helps.

    All in all very pleased and bike does look nice
  • thefdthefd Posts: 1,021
    I have just upgraded mine to from 105 5700 (10 speed) to 5800 (11 speed) and the difference is amazing. Moves effortlessly! Not the three finger push needed to get onto the big ring any more. My pinky could move it now!
    2017 - Caadx
    2016 - Cervelo R3
    2013 - R872
    2010 - Spesh Tarmac
  • I almost went for the ultegra but decided on the campag Athena as a mate loves campag and has had it for years and raves about it plus really like the look. Wish I'd gone for a different cassete though as still struggle up anything resembling a hill. Got a 12-29
  • I love my Ribble..Welcome to the club 8)
  • thefdthefd Posts: 1,021
    Smithster wrote:
    I love my Ribble..Welcome to the club 8)
    Is that you Wayne?
    2017 - Caadx
    2016 - Cervelo R3
    2013 - R872
    2010 - Spesh Tarmac
  • TheFD wrote:
    Smithster wrote:
    I love my Ribble..Welcome to the club 8)
    Is that you Wayne?

    Nope, not Wayne mate, I'm Andy.....The only Wayne I know wouldn't be seen dead outside Man UTD!
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