Ribble Aero 883
Gain an aero advantage from the bike with a 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. On top of that it was half a kilo lighter than the other bikes tested. 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 is our most aerodynamic road frame.
“It's got a light, aerodynamic frame, designed to help you cut through the air like a bullet out of a gun, with a cutout at the rear to tuck the wheel right in, cables hidden within its boxy carbon tubes.” T3
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Every inch of this bike 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. The frame can also accommodate the latest Direct Fit brake calipers offering excellent stopping power.
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 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 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 direct mount disc or direct fit rim brakes as the Ribble Aero 883 Disc is a new 2017 model. The Aero 883 and Aero 883 Disc are truly cutting edge bikes.
- 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. Direct mount brake calipers
- Excellent stopping power and aero efficient.
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Ribble Aero 883 Customer Reviews
First impressions are very good indeed. This is a bike that has been designed to go fast, and go fast it does. It really comes into its element when you go above 20 mph. On long stretches of flat road, it is not inconceivable to cruise well above 25 mph with ease. A well experienced rider could attain much higher speeds with consummate ease. The frame is extremely stiff meaning power delivery is first rate. Fitted with 25c tyres you don't get the body battering judder you'd expect from a stiff carbon frame such as this. In fact, the ride is surprising comfortable over middle distances of say 40 to 60 miles. I have not attempted anything longer as yet but I am sure fatigue would not set in. Di2 is great and can only be described as paddle shift for bikes. It means you're always in the right gear whatever you are doing (even when applying some torque uphill). In that regard, attacking hills and ascending slopes is made a lot easier with gear ratios that enable you to climb just abut every incline without too much difficulty.
So is this a good bike? No. This is a great bike and when you consider the price. It represents truly remarkable value for money. So what are the downsides? I am sure there are some, but as yet these are not overly visible or identifiable. This is a bike you just enjoy riding as you rapidly eat up miles of asphalt. What is crucial, is getting your bike build right first time. Care is required putting the specification together that meets your personal needs. Do this before placing your final order and you'll find yourself with a first class machine when it lands on your doorstep. Ribble offer a whole host of options which in itself is great however this huge choice can introduce a real challenge if you are not experienced or don't understand how to build a bike that suites you precisely. I had assistance from an expert cyclist familiar with my riding style and he helped put the spec together. That said, Ribble specialist are available for help. I contacted them and when posed with the same questions around what I was looking for, their recommendations aligned almost exactly, so it gave confidence they provide impartial advice wherever possible. Get this right of course, and you'll have a bike that is simply superb and one that rewards with a fulfilling riding experience. The Aero 883 is not a bike for everyone though, but neither do you need to be a triathlete to enjoy it's merits. It's actually a pretty versatile machine that manages to balance speed with comfort so Ribble have achieved what they set out to accomplish. Finish wise the raw carbon fibre looks a little unusual in certain light conditions but this is not a downside just an observation. This is such a stunning looking bike It would be good to have a range of colours available even if these were at additional cost. For example, bright gloss red frame and white decals would really show up it's fantastic shape and make the appearance ever so special. In conclusion, this is a bike that rewards the rider with an experience few bikes deliver and as such earns an unequivocal 5 star rating.