When choosing road bike size you should keep in mind the fact that not all bikes will have the same geometry and therefore you may require a different size in one type of bike to another. This is also the case between various manufacturers if you require a large in one does not mean this will be true of another manufacturer. To assist you with ensuring that you get the perfect size for you we have included a size recommendation guide for each bike, this can be located towards the bottom of each bikes webpage. Simply use your height to select the correct frame size.
All road bikes are available in a variety of materials and what you opt for will normally be dictated by the price bracket. These materials are steel, alloy, carbon or titanium. Race bike – The riding position is low at the front to reduce the frontal area and decrease wind resistance. Endurance or Sportive bike – The frame is taller at the front end and places the rider in a more upright position which helps to reduce fatigue over longer duration rides. Disc or Rim Brake – All modern bikes have caliper rim brakes or the increasingly popular disc brakes. Disc brakes are more powerful but at a cost of being slightly heavier. Hybrid bikes – Feature flat handlebars, a wider tyre clearance and disc brakes for added confidence. Touring Bikes – They are built to carry luggage so have a longer wheelbase to make them more comfortable and more efficient at carrying heavy loads.
Due to the many types of road bike and the difference in material that they are constructed from they can range from just short of a thousand to a few thousand pounds. The price is largely reflective of the materials that the frame is constructed from and also the equipment that is built onto it. Alloy and steel frames offer a more accessible price point to the world of road cycling. A good quality aluminium or steel tubed bike with a decent specification can reasonably expect to come in around the £1000 price point. A quality build around a carbon frame will start around about the £1500 mark, though there are 1 or 2 entry-level models that can come in slightly lower at around the £1000 mark. With a Titanium bike you can expect to pay upwards of £2000 due to the difficult manufacturing techniques this type of frame employs.
Spend £350 or more with us, and you can apply to spread the cost with our finance partner V12*. You can choose how much deposit you want to pay - whether it's half the cost or nothing at all.
Classic Finance (14.9% APR Representative) is available over 24 months or 36 months with a minimum spend of £350.
0% APR Interest-free finance is available over six months with a minimum spend of £350 or 12 months with a minimum spend of £2500.
0% APR Interest Finance is available on all Ribble bikes with the exception of Special Offer / Special Edition and Clearance bikes.
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Designed in Lancashire and tested over the hills and roads in northern England.
Our highly experienced UK design team apply their expert knowledge of designing advanced carbon road bikes to create a whole range of light and competitive road bikes constructed in steel, aluminium and carbon. There is a Ribble road bike for everyone. Racing bikes, women-specific designs and models suitable for the whole range of cycling including sportives, leisure riding, bikepacking, and commuting.
Within road bikes the Ribble Endurance range are road bikes designed to allow the rider a more relaxed riding position ideal for longer rides, road sportives or fast commuting. They are perfect for endurance riders who want to test themselves in challenge or long-distance rides and allow you to ride all day long in control and comfort.
For experienced riders road racing-style bikes can also perform well as a lightweight urban bike. Our wider bike range includes everything from road, triathlon &TT, urban, hybrid, cyclocross and track, built to the precise specification that you choose.