The Ribble 7005 Sportive offers the perfect mix of good value and light weight and is designed to give you an excellent position for riding sportives or being comfortable on other longer distance rides. The 7005 Sportive has received great reviews and could be your perfect introduction into the world of cycling.
Ribble 7005 Sportive
An introduction to the Ribble range of sportive bikes, the 7005 Sportive gives the perfect mix of cost vs weight, offering an excellent position for riding perfect for sportives and other longer distance rides.
The bicycle makes use of our 7005 aluminium tubing with an excellent strength to weight ratio. The frameis combined with a carbon fibre bladed fork to help reduce road buzz being transferred into your hands and body, resulting in a much more compliant ride. This bicycle really has been designed to be ridden for distances, either on sportive events, club runs, or even commuting, and with a wide range of sizes could even be a childs first proper racing bicycle with sizes starting at 44cm.
Ribble 7005 Sportive Sizing & Geometry
Size A B C E F G H I J K C+ 440 440 69 498 74.48 72 115 45 404 961 104 513.6 490 490 69 517 74.03 72.5 124 45 404 968 121 529.2 520 520 69 538 73.52 73 145 45 405 981 133.6 550.6 550 550 69 557 73.07 73 175 45 408 999 146 570.3 580 580 69 578 72.69 73.3 200 45 408 1012 158 590.8
Recommended Frame Sizes
44cm 5" - 5'4" 49cm 5'4" - 5'6" 52cm 5'6" - 5'9" 55cm 5'10 - 6'1" 58cm 6'2" - 6'4"
Bought this bike equipped with a triple chainset and some granny gears, just what I needed having returned to cycling at 73 and after a very long break. The Ribble "Build your Bike" option was one of the few ways I could get what I wanted. Well done Ribble!
This is a good bike and decent value. Bought for my 13yr old son and he is very happy with it it appears to handle well and I definitely have to work harder to stay in front now
I purchased this bicycle as my starter road bike, equipped with a Shimano 105 groupset and Mavic Aksium wheels. I can honestly say that this bicycle is outstanding, allowing me to ride competitive times around my local Strava segments with ease. The bike arrived built, with no issues with gear indexing or assembly. I have ridden this bike for hundreds of kilometres in the short time I have owned it, and no issues have arisen. In short, for the price I paid and the quality I received I am delighted, and I will definitely use Ribble again for future bicycle purchases. The frame is well built and as yet has shown no issues, despite a rough treatment at my hands and my penchant for muddy towpath rides. For anyone of a fairly fit nature, I would recommend getting the standard chainset. Lastly, I would suggest that this bicycle is suitable for both city riding and longer distances, and that the 'Sportive' tag should not deter those seeking to go fast in a straight line on the flat.
Peter WelshRider Comments:
I started riding with serious intent around June of this year, during this time my ability and fitness quickly outgrew my entry level road bike. I started to look around for something that would offer me reliability, comfort, speed, good looks and value for money. I didn't want much right?!? So, inevitably, I found Ribble and the bike builder section and I'm so pleased that I did. I've now got a great bike that meets all of my needs and looks stunning too. I have many people asking me about it and what spec I'm using; they can't believe how little I paid compared with other big brand names. I will be cycling from Lands End to John O'Groats next year and I have no fear about the bike, only the bloke on it. Well done Ribble, top quality equipment and at a price that others fail to match.
Mike LeesRider Comments:
Bought for my son (age 12) for closed circuit racing. The 7005 Sportive is an ideal bike for youth riders - the aluminium frame can take the knocks, and it has taken a few this season! It is great value for money because it can be raced straight away - any off the shelf bike would need a cassette or chainset changing to restrict the gears allowed for youth racing, but Ribble were great and allowed us to specify the exact components. My son loves the bike - he had a hand in deciding the components and could choose the colours of various items to match his team kit.
'A great value first road bike'
Cycling Plus Score 4/5
The basic spec Ribble Sportive costs £581.95 with full Shimano Sora groupset complete with chainset and brakes, but we made a few minor changes, going for a Deda stem and bar which fitted the look perfectly, a Selle Italia saddle and Continental Ultra Sport tyres.
So, just how does a ‘sportive’ bike vary from a more traditional road bike? In some cases manufacturers tweak the geometry and add height to the head tube. There’s little of this going on with the Ribble Sportive.
The geometry is pretty standard and apart from the seatstays having a keyhole profile for a bit more rear end ‘give’, there are few obvious concessions. There’s minimal clearance for wider tyres and little hydroforming evident in the frame, though the ride seems none the worse for it. In fact, it’s an excellent machine.
Our build weighs a very impressive 9.4kg (20.7lb) and this is reflected in its performance. It’s fast, has great acceleration, and the Deda bar and stem contribute to first-rate handling, but this all balances well with very good comfort, so maybe there is something in the name after all. The carbon fork takes the sting out of the road, the Selle Italia saddle is excellent, and the Conti tyres coped well with a variety of ropy winter surfaces.
The Rodi Airline wheels, too, performed decently, though we’d question the need for semi-deep aero rims with paired spokes on a budget bike. If the rims are knocked out of true in the gaps between the spokes they’re going to be harder to put right, while the aerodynamic benefits aren’t likely to be that great. They’re slightly lighter than, say, Fulcrum Racing 7s, but the Fulcrums would be easier to look after and very durable.
When you’re out on the road, though, the Sportive balances the needs of comfort and performance well, the quite modest frame is decked with some very good kit, and it’s good to see a carbon fork. It would make an ideal first road bike, and, given how comfortable it is, a fine sportive machine. More clearance would have improved its all-round credentials, but it’s hard to see how it could offer much better value.
Bikes are normally ready for Store Collection or Despatch within 5-10 working days.
After you have placed your order you can check the order status by logging into the 'My Account' section of our website. Once a bike has been built you will receive an email to let you know your bike is ready for delivery or collection. Mainland UK bike deliveries usually arrive after 2 business days, though there are some exceptions.
Bicyles that are delivered require a small amount of assembly. There is a guide on what is required on the video link below;