With its natural vibration absorbing properties the Reynolds 725 frameset provides a very comfortable platform for tackling any terrain, from commutes to epic mountain passes. A versatile platform courtesy of the enhanced tyre clearance, multiple wheel size options, mudguard and rack compatibility.
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I purchased the CGR 725 in a 105 build, and I've had four rides on the bike so far, and these are my initial thoughts:
**the complete bike package is light (relative to other steel bikes I have owned), responsive, and a fun ride. The 105 2x11 kit is exactly what I was looking for, and well-suited for this style of bike and the kinds of riding I do.
**The paint on the bike is a beautiful creamy dark blue with gold accents. I thought the color looked a little dreary on the Ribble website, but it looks amazing in real life.
**The default-option handlebars are really ergonomic. I was expecting a 1990's era bent tube, but they have backsweep, and flatty areas for your hands. A 5° flare of the drops would make them perfect.
**The front fork does not have outer side bosses for mounting panniers.
**The biggest con is the weld/geometry on on the left chainstay that is required to accommodate the disc brake dropout. It sticks out some centimeters from a traditional chainstay geometry. This is a design flaw and it absolutely requires a redesign for future iterations. My cycling shoe hits this tube/dropout junction a lot.
Very happy with the bike! It's even more beautiful in real life. Shifting and breaking is great. The mechanics did a great job getting the bike ready. Also had to ask for the continental style brakes wich they did. The bike handles very well and feels pretty comfy. It feels much faster than i expected.