Ribble R872 Argento Matt Silver

The new R872 2017 - improving on a perfectly balanced road bike

The new Ribble R872 is based on our best-selling, racy and lightweight carbon frameset. Designed to excel wherever you want it to. It’s equally at home on your local sportive, road racing or in a triathlon, as it is in the more challenging high mountains. As well as the classic, stealthy matt black R872, we’ve added a bright new matt silver colourway for 2017.

Our challenge was to improve our best-selling carbon road bike. How do you actually improve an already perfectly balanced bike? The R872 has been so popular with road racers and triathletes alike that we listened to their needs for an even stiffer and even faster ride.

At the heart of the R872 is a thoroughly modern, cutting edge, full carbon frameset featuring internal cable routing, a tapered head tube, a stiffened up bottom bracket area and deep chain stays for improved power transfer. It’s also Di2/electronic ready.

The R872 tubing profile and carbon layup has been significantly re-designed for 2017. There is new, integrated designing between the fork and down tube to improve the bikes aerodynamic efficiency. Not only is the new R872 head tube tapered, but it’s also shaped to cut through the air with ease and the frame boasts new carbon drop outs.

The only aspect that we were unable to improve upon in some way, however small, was the race-proven geometry which remains unchanged. The new R872 retains its small head tube and short, racy top tube which has made it such a favourite on the amateur race scene.

Take a read of some of these ‘stiffness statistics’ when compared with the previous model which means that the R872 stays competitive in races with even better power transfer features.

  • Fork in-line (front/back) stiffness - Increased 16.4%
  • Fork lateral stiffness - Increased 26.5%
  • Frame head tube stiffness - Increased 8%
  • Frame BB stiffness - Increased 15.4%
  • Frame chain stay stiffness - Increased 14%

The R872 remains a stiff and well balanced race bike. It’s ready to take on big mountains or your local climbs and its stealthy features make it equally fast on the flat. What are you waiting for?

What the press said about the original R872

“The R872 offers all-day comfort with excitement and verve” BikesEtc
“Serious bang for your buck” Cyclist Magazine.

“Delivers gold for the price of silver (or bronze)” Cycling Tips


1. Super stiff frame and forks
True racing pedigree in a smart looking package
2. Frame to fork integrated design
Reduces drag and increases aerodynamics
3. Carbon dropouts
Helps to reduce weight
4. 27.2mm seat pin
Slender seatpost increases comfort
5. Improved power transfer
For when pedalling hard, no watt of energy is wasted
6. Oversize bottom bracket
To aid power transfer and pedalling efficiency
7. Tapered headtube
Increases front end stiffness & steering positivity
8. Oversize chainstays
Further enhances the power transfer to the wheels

Advanced Bikebuilder For Further Options

Ribble R872 Argento Matt Silver

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Sizing & Geometry

Ribble R872 Argento Matt Silver
Size Frame Size A B C D E F G H I J K L M
46 XS 515 46 74.5 72 406 43 960.9 65.3 71 102.3 505 375 368
49 S 531.5 49 74.1 72.2 406 43 972.6 64 71 122.6 525 382 368
51 M 548.4 51 73.7 72.4 406 43 985.2 62.7 69 145 545 389 368
53.5 L 565.5 53.5 73.3 72.6 406 43 996.6 61.5 69 165.3 565 396 368
55.5 XL 583 55.5 72.9 73.3 406 40 999.7 60.2 69 182.7 585 403 368

Our available frame sizes

XS 5' 1" - 5' 5"

In Stock

S 5' 6" - 5' 7"

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M 5' 8" - 5' 10"

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L 5' 11" - 6' 0"

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XL 6' 1" - 6' 3"

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