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New Sportive (Ribble)

welkmanwelkman Posts: 396
edited June 2011 in Your road bikes

Hoping to swap the wheels for some RS80 Shimano jobs.

Looking forward to a proper test ride on Sat.



  • wayneabswayneabs Posts: 55
    Nice looking bike there Welkman, is that shimano 105 you equipped it with? If you don't mind what was the overall bike build cost - I take it you used the bike builder? I am thinking of maybe a Ribble for my next bike.

  • welkmanwelkman Posts: 396
    It cost about 1150 in that spec. I wanted the better wheels but they were out of stock. I am desperate to get out on it and see how it rides but I am a bit ill this week. Hopefully it will pass by the weekend! The position is the most aggressive I have ever had so I will see how I get on with that as well.
  • welkmanwelkman Posts: 396
    Yes that is 105
  • petemadocpetemadoc Posts: 2,667
    welkman wrote:
    The position is the most aggressive I have ever had so I will see how I get on with that as well.

    I thought the "sportive" was meant to be a more relaxed geo? longer head tube?
  • bartollibartolli Posts: 57
    Needs to be in taller gear :)

    On a serious note, I do like the new sportive look. It kinda has that 'looks fast when it's standing still' paintjob.

    Maybe I could change my frame....hmmm.....
  • welkmanwelkman Posts: 396
    Regarding the gearing thats how it came out the box! Have since found out they did not bother to index the gears which is a bit annoying.
  • welkmanwelkman Posts: 396
    Got some miles in and finding the bike brilliant, every push of the pedal seems to translate into drive. The position is much more comfortable than I thought it would be, needed to loose the spacers from the head tube and move the seat to the extreme rear of its travel. Think I will fit a fisk saddle, RS80 or equivilent Mavic wheels, layback seatpost and just ride the nuts of it for the next year ;)
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