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Ribble Gran Fondo Disc

Endurance comfort and stopping power

The brand new Gran Fondo Disc raises the bar for lightweight carbon disc bikes for longer endurance riding. It has been designed with sporting geometry with your perfect position on the bike the upmost priority. Gran Fondo is an Italian term which loosely translates to “Big Ride” - we want you to be comfortable whatever you call a big ride, whether that is 10 or 110 miles.

“Slackening the head tube should add a little more stability to the handling with s-bend seat stays introduced to add a little more comfort into the frame.” RoadCyclingUK

“The Gran Fondo is very good at what it is designed to do, with sorted geometry, well-specced components and a frameset that feels a decent quality and a ride that matches. A worthy consideration if you want to go far, fast....”

Ideally suited to Fondo or Sportive riding the versatile Ribble Gran Fondo Disc has a more relaxed head tube angle and a longer wheelbase or trail. This makes your position on the bike more comfortable and so less tiring and the bike even easier to handle.

The addition of the very latest Flat mount disc brakes makes the Gran Fondo Disc future-proof and ideally suited to wet or extreme riding conditions such as those found in the hills and high mountains. This disc-equipped bike will give greater confidence and safety when descending or riding in big groups.

The change to a slightly taller head tube and improved tube shaping also helps provide better handling, additional comfort and increased torsional stiffness, making the Gran Fondo Disc perfectly suited for longer rides.

The Gran Fondo Disc is a frame that will quite happily go along at a steady pace, but when you want to ride a little harder, is stiff enough to transfer full power through the pedals. A dose of classic Italian styling and fully internal cable routing complete the looks of this impressive bike.

The Ribble Gran Fondo Disc is a bike for every scenario. With clearance for 30mm wide tyres, it becomes even more comfortable and suitable for long rides and those that incorporate rougher road sections or cobbles.

Also available with rim brakes, this is a bike designed for a more comfortable ride that is still lightweight, fast and nimble - go far and go fast with ease on the Gran Fondo Disc.


1. Di2 ready and internal cable routing
Compatible with all electronic groupsets from Shimano, Campagnolo and SRAM
2. Latest Flat mount disc calipers
The very latest flat mount disc brakes for greater confidence and safety
3. 30mm tyre clearance
For increased comfort over rougher roads
4. Tapered head tube
Increases steering positivity and confidence
5. S-shaped seat stays for improved comfort
Extra flex reduces road vibrations through the frame
6. 27.2mm seat post
To further enhance the comfort, the slender seat post keeps the back end comfortable

Advanced Bikebuilder For Further Options

Ribble Gran Fondo Disc

We also offer unmatched customisation of your Ribble with our Advanced BikeBuilder. The Advanced BikeBuilder is where you can make more of your own decisions - choose your ideal groupset and wheels, personalise it with your own preferred finishing kit - the choices are all yours.

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Sizing & Geometry

Ribble Gran Fondo Disc
Size A B C D E F G H I
S 500 513 364 123 524 70.8 975 408 74.1
M 530 533 373 147.6 548 71.1 990 408 73.7
L 555 554 382 173.9 572 71.4 1005 408 73.3
XL 580 574 391 198 596 71.7 1019 408 72.9
2XL 605 595 400 224 620 72 1034 408 72.5

Our available frame sizes

S 5' 2" - 5' 5"

In Stock

M 5' 6" - 5' 9"


Pre-Order - frames due February 2018

L 5' 10" - 6' 0"


Pre-Order - frames due February 2018

XL 6' 1" - 6' 3"

In Stock

2XL 6' 4" - 6' 6"

In Stock

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What type of bike is the Gran Fondo?
A: The Gran Fondo is an endurance machine, it is designed to be as efficient as possible for big miles and epic sportives. It has a longer wheelbase and a slacker steering angle, leading to more stable and predictable handling.
Q: What kind of geometry does this bike have?
A: The Gran Fondo has a tall front end and shorter reach compared to our race bikes, leading to a more upright and comfortable position.
Q: What type of riding is it best suited for?
A: This bike is best suited for longer days in the saddle, perfect for big sportives where you want to be as comfortable as possible.
Q: What is the frame made of and what does it weigh?
A: The frame weighs 1100 grams (size small) and is constructed with high quality, industry leading, Toray carbon.
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 allows you to run a larger tyre, leading to more comfort and cornering grip.
Q: What is the widest tyre that can be fitted?
A: 28mm.
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 three year warranty against manufacturing defects. All other parts have the manufacturer’s standard warranty.

Ribble Gran Fondo Disc Customer Reviews

A great bike. Looked far better than it’s picture. Faultless gears and excellent brakes. The riding position was very good. I’m very pleased with the disc brakes which I’ve never had before. Love the through axils. So really delighted.
This is the first carbon frame bike I have bought. My previous ride was a 2008 Trek 1.5 Triple on which I used for commuting to work, weekend training, a few sportives and two Lands End to John 'o' Groats runs. It is now time to move on and looking around I felt the Gran Fondo Disc was the best deal out there. I ordered the bike on line using the Advanced Bike Builder tool which I found easy to use. I received an email telling me what happens next, I emailed the workshop to enquire about swapping out a couple of components that were not available from the bike builder and received a reply confirming there suitability for the bike and the price difference. The bike has now been delivered and although it is early days having only done about 50 miles, I am pleased with the bike and the customer service I received. Well Done Ribble.

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