The latest iteration of our highly successful and test winning R872 (Winner of Cycling Weekly and Cycling Plus 'Best on Test' Awards). The versatile 'sportive' geometry results in a bike equally well suited to epic century rides and fast commutes.
Our recommended build comes with the lightweight Ultegra groupset which features trickle down technology from the top of the range Dura Ace series. The stress-free, precision shifts form an important part of all-day comfort whilst braking and shifting. Also available in Tiagra or 105 builds through the bike builder configurator.
The latest iteration of our highly successful and test winning R872 (Winner of Cycling Weekly and Cycling Plus 'Best on Test' awards).
The versatile ‘sportive’ geometry results in a bike equally well suited to epic century rides and fast commutes. With its precision handling, stiffness and stability this is also an excellent choice for those wishing to dip their toe into the world of road racing or simply those looking for an agile and nimble road bike.
Designed in house here at Ribble HQ in Lancashire and expertly hand crafted from carbon this stylish and lightweight machine is built to offer you the perfect combination of a high-end performance road bike but with a slightly more relaxed 'sportive' geometry. The shape and dimensions of each tube have been carefully selected to offer you the most compliant ride possible for those epic rides yet not lose the bikes agility.
The sleek profiled tubing offers a perfectly blended balance between high-end performance and styling. Internal cable routing has been incorporated within the design to both improve the lines of the bike and also to keep the cables out of the elements. This in turn ensures that the bike is more streamlined which will therefore also make you faster and climb better than ever before! We have made various changes to the previous R872s design to achieve an improved ride feel, these include;
An oversize profile, tapered downtube for improved torsional stiffness and power transfer.
A dropped seat stay design for vertical compliance and vibration absorption enhancing comfort.
An aero profile carbon bladed fork for precision steering.
A tapered head tube offering improved front end stiffness.
The chainstays have been lengthened slightly to provide extra stability.
Enhanced tyre clearance for additional comfort and grip.
Internal cable routing for cleaner lines and protection for the cables.
The tried and tested threaded bottom bracket design for increased durability.
R872 IS FOR YOU
The R872 is the right bike for someone looking for the low weight and high-end performance characteristics of a high-end carbon road bike but at an accessible price. Whether you are looking for a bike to introduce you to the world of cycling or are thinking of dipping your toe into road racing the R872 is both a lightweight and durable choice.
THE SPEC & TECH
YOU WILL GET
A lightweight carbon frame and carbon bladed fork, built with Shimano’s ever reliable, precise shifting groupsets. A complete, matched Level 1 Alloy finishing kit, internally routed cables for cleaner lines and better aerodynamics and Level aluminium wheels.
YOU BUY THIS BIKE
The R872 is a fantastic value upgrade option for anyone looking to upgrade to a carbon frame.
With its relaxed fit 'sportive' geometry, light weight, comfort and precision handling you can be sure it will be as comfortable for those all day in the saddle epics as it is quick and nimble when surmounting those pesky climbs and high-speed descents.
REASONS TO LOVE
It offers plenty of bang for your buck! A carbon frame and carbon bladed fork with Shimano groupsets for slick shifts and a complete matched Level 1 finishing kit.
The quick and responsive ride quality will have you beaming as well as being eminently comfortable thanks to the low weight, endurance geometry and precision handling.
It’s infinitely upgradeable at a later date, should you wish to lighten it even further or add more bling. Once you have a great quality frameset you have the base for a very lightweight machine indeed.
The dropped seat stays, as well as offering better protection from road vibration also offer better power transfer thanks to the reduced section of the rear triangle. This translates into a lightning fast bike that is equally at home on the sportive as it is on your commute.
This reduced section rear triangle design combined with an oversize BB and box section chainstays allows more of the power generated by you to be transferred directly to road. Every watt transferred into forward motion means less power that you have generated is wasted thanks to the increased torsional stiffness and all energy saved is a bonus and reduces fatigue.
The front end stiffness is provided by the incorporation within the design of an oversize tapered head tube, tapered fork steerer and fork profile.
To assist you in selecting the correct size simply find you height below. The graphic below illustrates our recommendations so you can be confident that the size you order will be correct.
A Medium sized Tiagra build weighs in at approx 8.75kgs and the 105 at approx 8.5kgs.
What is the warranty on the frame?
The frame carries a 3 year warranty. All other parts have the standard manufacturer’s warranty.
What size tyres does it take?
The R872 has clearance for 28mm tyres (25mm with mudguards).
How many bottle cage mounts are there?
There are mounts for 2 bidons (bottles).
Does it take mudguards?
Yes, the frame has discreet mounts for fitting full mudguards.
What type of bottom bracket does the frame require?
The BB shell is a traditional threaded 68mm British type.
What size seatpost does the R872 require?
The seatpost is a 27.2mm diameter with a seat clamp of 31.8mm diameter.
Can I fit a pannier rack?
No, the frame does not have rack mounts.
Are the axles quick release or thru axle?
The frame takes standard 9mm quick release axles.
What is the maximum rider weight?
We recommend a maximum rider weight of 120kgs.
Is the bike supplied with pedals?
Due to the many different systems people use we do not supply pedals with bikes but you can find a great array of pedals here.
This is my first full carbon road bike and it is a massive step up in terms of performance from my trusty old Giant Defy. It's a fast bike but also also a comfortable ride thanks to the excellent Level One components - especially love the ergonomic bars! Fantastic value to get full Ultegra groupset with Mavic Aksium wheels for a shade over £1K. I can't wait to get out on some longer rides in the coming months.
very good bike
i am happy with the bicycle
having a good time riding the bike
i would like ribble to open a store in london
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The latest iteration of our highly successful and test winning R872 (Winner of Cycling Weekly and Cycling Plus 'Best on Test' Awards). The versatile ‘sportive’ geometry results in a bike equally well suited to epic century rides and fast commutes. With its precision handling, stiffness and stability this is also an excellent choice for those wishing to dip their toe into the world of road racing or simply those looking for an agile and nimble road bike.