New Bike frame advice (Ribble)

rob39 Posts: 479
edited October 2017 in Road buying advice
Looking to sort a new bike out soon. But Carbon or Alu. Looking at Ribble bike builder but should I go for their stock Carbon which ranges from Sportive racing and racing green at 1060g or R872 at 1070g or Gran fondo at 1100g or Evo pro (cheapest Carbon choise) at 1160g frames or stick wit the trusted Alu 7005 sportive 1650g all shod with 105 5800
Currently have a ribble and really like them especially the bike builder. The 7005 is heavier but is 600g going to make a great difference?? and with the 7005 I can put better wheels (though I'll use my current Zondas on the new bike) stem handle, bars on.


  • svetty
    svetty Posts: 1,904
    A friend has the R872 and he swears it's a great bike. Certainly looks like a good buy......
    FFS! Harden up and grow a pair :D
  • fenix
    fenix Posts: 5,437
    Check the fully built bikes on ribble too - the bike builder calculates some bikes a lot more expensive than the offers on off the shelf bikes.
  • Another thing that might be worth your while looking at is their Ebay listings. They sell all their “seconds” and ex display bikes via eBay.
    The username is ribble_cycles .