Ribble Aero 883 Disc





Gain aero advantage from the bike with motor racing pedigree

The Ribble Aero 883 ‘blew our minds’ at BikesEtc magazine - it won their Aero Bike Challenge group test and won the Gold Award and it’s proved such an amazing bike that we’ve introduced a Disc brake model for 2017. Its short top tube and head tube mean that the Aero 883 is perfect for both road racing and triathlon and offers a lower aerodynamic front position. The Aero 883 Disc is our most aerodynamic disc road frame.

Every inch of the Aero 883 Disc has been optimised to reduce drag, with a Kamm Tail* shaped seat tube and down tube and an integrated seat clamp built into the frame. This not only looks beautiful, but also reduces wind resistance. This disc-equipped frame can accommodate the latest Direct mount disc brake calipers offering the best stopping power possible.

Up front, the specially shaped aero head tube features integrated shrouds to direct air flow around its base and the shorter top tube means you can easily fit a pair of tri-bars to give you that lower tri position for aerodynamics.

The rigorously tested aerodynamic tube profiles of the Aero 883 Disc are shaped to minimise drag and the rear wheel is tucked up behind the partially curved seat tube creating a shorter wheelbase.

A special blend of high-end T1000 and T800 unidirectional carbon composites ensures that the frame is both light yet stiff and has precise handling characteristics. The Aero 883’s impressed BikesEtc “the tubing is an object lesson in oversizing, especially at the keys areas for reducing flex and aiding power transfer – namely the chain stays, head tube and frankly massive bottom bracket area.”

We are excited to work with a cutting edge design partner with this ground breaking bike. The Aero 883 Disc was developed in association with Performance Engineered Solutions (PES) in Sheffield, a company whose core skills have been developed in the Formula 1 and MotoGP motorsport environments. Performance improvements at elite level are, according to PES, about understanding the ‘sum of all parts’.

“That includes understanding that designs should deliver small repeatable gains in many different areas to deliver an overall winning solution. Performance at this level of sport is measured in 100ths of a second and microns. The team also has to work closely with and understand the athletes and support them so as to deliver the optimum performance package,” say our experts in aerodynamic carbon composite design and testing.

Hours of advanced computer simulations have resulted in a frameset of varying aerodynamic profiles - each optimised according to location to reduce turbulence across a wide range of wind directions (yaw angles).

*German physicist Wunibald Kamm discovered that a teardrop shape whose "tail" straight cut reduces air turbulence and thus has very favourable aerodynamic properties. The Kamm-tail shape is widely used in the automotive industry. Legendary models like the Ferrari Dino, the Ford GT40 and the Aston Martin DB6 use this technique to reduce air resistance.

To bring this fast bike to a halt, you can choose between this Direct Mount disc model or the Direct Fit rim braked Aero 883.

All the same award winning features of the Aero 883 are here and now with the very latest flat mount disc brakes if you need that extra stopping power on a cutting-edge bike.

KEY FEATURES

1. Di2 and EPS ready frame
Cutting edge and future-proof frame.
2. Large Kamm-Tail seat tube
Minimises drag and air turbulence.
3. Hidden Seat clamp
Aerodynamic down to the fine details.
4. Press Fit bottom bracket
Increases stiffness and improves power transfer.
5. Aero tubing and internal cables
Class leading aerodynamics.
6. Flat mount Disc brakes
Excellent stopping power and aero efficient.
 

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Ribble Aero 883 Disc

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Sizing & Geometry

Ribble Aero 883 Disc
Size A B C D E F G H I
S 478 527.6 380 118.2 521 72.1 976 412 74.3
M 502 547.4 388 140.3 543 72.4 989.4 413 73.7
L 522 566 396 165.3 565 72.6 1004.7 414 73.3
XL 542 584.6 404 187.5 587 72.8 1019.6 416 72.9

Our available frame sizes

S 5' 5" - 5' 8"

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M 5' 9" - 5' 11"

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L 6' 0" - 6' 1"

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XL 6' 2" - 6' 4"

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What type of bike is the Aero 883?
A: This bike is designed to be as fast as possible. Every tube on the bike has been painstakingly designed to offer the least amount of wind resistance possible. The key feature is speed.
Q: Why are aerodynamics and frame stiffness important?
A: The less aerodynamic drag you encounter, the faster you will go. Having a bike that is as slippery as possible is free speed. The stiffness of a bike influences how responsive the bike feels – a stiff bike will feel faster, more responsive and it is more efficient.
Q: What type of riding is it best suited for?
A: This is the bike for you if your chasing the quickest Strava times, the first place in your local race, or want to win that friendly sprint to the speed limit sign on the Tuesday night club rides.
Q: Can I use the bike for Sportives?
A: Yes, you can use the Aero 883 for Sportives, however if you are looking for a more comfortable ride, we have more suitable models such as the Gran Fondo and Sportive Racing.
Q: Can I use clip-on aero bars with this bike?
A: Yes, if you select handlebars with a round profile it will be possible to fit most clip-on aero bars and make the bike more suitable for triathlons or time trials. We offer a wide range here.
Q: What is the frame made of and what does it weigh?
A: The frame weighs 1190 grams (size small) and is constructed with high quality, industry leading, Toray carbon.
Q: What is the widest tyre that can be fitted?
A: 25mm
Q: Do I need disc brakes?
A: Disc brakes provide better stopping power in all conditions, especially in the wet. They give more control and better modulation. One other important point is that discs allow you to run a larger tyre, leading to more comfort and cornering grip.
Q: Does the bike come with pedals?
A: No, pedals are a personal choice. We offer a wide range here.
Q: What is the warranty of the frame and what does it cover?
A: The frame has a six year warranty against manufacturing defects. All other parts have the manufacturer’s standard warranty.

Ribble Aero 883 Disc Customer Reviews

Got my new 883 aero disk bike here in Florida, I open the package and there was an eye soar of a scratch on the top tube! One email to customer service and I was very satisfied with the results!! Great bike, great customer service... thank u to the staff at ribble!!
Joseph
Great bike for a really good price.
The Aero 883 Disc arrived brilliantly packaged with attention to detail to prevent any damage in transit from UK to Spain. Easy to assemble although the seat post was a little fiddly.
The saddle kept moving during initial rides but I hope that is now solved.
I have a Canyon Endurance disc bike in the same price category and the Ribble 883 is far better with no shuddering under braking, great feeling of power transfer through the bottom bracket. Does it matter that there are no Ribble bikes on Grand Tour Teams? At this price point and with this quality it is a distinct advantage that they don't.
Ian

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