Ribble bikes are:

Top bit of kit - A1, why pay more?
18 (37.5%)
Reasonable value for money, good for the ability to build up to your own spec'
21 (43.8%)
Ok, good for a winter trainer
7 (14.6%)
Not the bargain I thought, would not buy again
0 (0%)
I would not put this on my turbo-trainer
2 (4.2%)

Total Members Voted: 42

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Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: Ribble Bikes
« Reply #75 on: February 10, 2017, 09:10:08 am »
I wouldn't have agreed with (2) until I got a steel bike. (1) is true as well, it's a shame 23c are the only tyres which fit under 'guards.

But, the Ribble Blue is still a terrific bike. I had mine from 2009 to last November and together we did many happy miles together including 600k rides. I was sad to see it go.

Re: Ribble Bikes
« Reply #76 on: February 10, 2017, 02:10:42 pm »
I have had my Ribble 7005 Audax for about 6-years now and use it as a Winter bike only.  I find it a little uncomfortable on rides longer than about 70 miles due probably to the steeper angles than what I am normally used to (I use a Van Nicholas Yukon for longer rides).

Very good value for money though (I bought frame + forks only) and I expect that it will see me through a few more winters yet.

I was surprised that Ribble have dropped their 365 Carbon Audax/Sportive and when I visited their new showroom in Birmingham recently, they dont have any suitable replacement yet.