For anyone looking to upgrade to their first carbon road bike or simply looking for their first real road bike the R872 is a fantastic proposition. Built around the lightweight, stiff and comfortable full carbon frameset is Shimano's Tiagra groupset, with smooth and quiet shifting Tiagra is a highly reliable groupset for the everyday road rider. A hand-finished wheelset consisting of a Mach 1 rim laced into Shimano 32 hole hubs are impressively strong and durable and come fitted with Continental's Ultra Sport tyres which are fast-rolling and offer impressive grip in whether the roads are wet or dry.
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I had an old (25 years too old) Raleigh Bike that I bought from the cycle shop on Kings Road. I biked almost every evening in late March, April and May. It took me from A to B, helped me stay fit, not put on weight but had a few challenges. they being; poor grip on road, poor gear changing mechanism, uphills were a pain and overall weight was very 1980s.
I got some ideas how to road bike on the steel bike plus YouTube, but now I wanted to go even faster. So, the logical next move was to get a better bike!
I asked my very good friend who has 5 bikes too many in Switzerland and his suggestion was to get a RIBBLE. Quite small family run company from Lancashire and its been around since 1890s.
The bike itself has a carbon frame and carbon fork! Much lighter than my Steel Raleigh, has better gear changing mechanism and also I can attach my clip-on shoes to the pedals. The uphill rides should be better I suppose. I got this on Monday and went on a bike ride later that afternoon.
I got so excited, i wrote a post for it too: https://bvirdee.blogspot.com/2020/06/i-am-keeping-fit-fine.html
Ended up being my fastest ride ever, even though I stopped to take pictures of the Poppy Field
Brilliant bike, I love it. Feels like a great quality machine as you ride it. Took a while to come as the demand was high over isolation, but Ribble customer service were great and upgraded my wheels for free.