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Ribble Reynolds 525 Steel

Ribble Reynolds 525 Steel

A bicycle with the classic looks and performance of steel representing our long heritage of Bike Building

The Ribble 525 is our versatile steel bike that is designed for a multitude of practical uses. Our love affair with steel frames has been going on for decades, but that’s not to say we haven’t moved on – far from it. Today, our steel 525 road bike is built for the modern era, meaning you can expect plenty of comfort and durability in a classic looking frame.

“Some bikes just feel good? The 525 is like that.” The Guardian newspaper

The 525 performs perfectly according to Guardian journalist Helen Pidd, “The 25mm tyres rolled along fine, even on rocky terrain. The skinny steel frame (Reynolds 525) soaked up the worst of the bumps” she wrote.

Given the ride quality that’s associated with them, steel frames are perfect for riders looking to commute through the week before heading over mixed terrain at the weekend. They are durable too, which makes them ideal for those who do battle with rough terrain on a regular basis.

This our modern take on the steel frame, designed around our sportive geometry, but in the classic straight tubes that steel offers. Although as a material it is of course heavier, it is designed to be comfortable over longer distances, have the ability to fit a pannier rack, and so is perfect for the rider who wants to ride no matter what the weather, or commute to work.

Finished in a striking retro red quality paint scheme, this classic looking bicycle looks absolutely fantastic. Steel is real, so why not find out what all the fuss is about.

NB. This bike comes with full coverage mudguards ready fitted.

“It looks a delight… It’s the perfect little winter bike, or a very snazzy commuter” The Guardian


1. Reynolds 525 Frame
Steel is widely recognised as being a 'springy' material, perfect when comfort is paramount
2. Mudguard Mounts
Full mudguards allow for riding all year round in comfort
3. 25mm Tyre Clearance
More grip and control from a wider tyre profile
4. Sportive Based Geometry
A taller front end puts the rider in a less aggressive position than a racing bicycle

Advanced Bikebuilder For Further Options

Ribble Reynolds 525 Steel

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 Reynolds 525 Steel
Size A B C E F G H I J C+
XS 440 69 498 74.48 72 115 45 404 961 104 513.6
S 490 69 517 74.03 72.5 124 45 404 968 121 529.2
M 520 69 538 73.52 73 145 45 405 981 133.6 550.6
L 550 69 557 73.07 73 175 45 408 999 146 570.3
XL 580 69 578 72.69 73.3 200 45 408 1012 158 590.8

Our available frame sizes

XS 5' 0" - 5' 4"

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S 5' 4" - 5' 6"

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M 5' 6" - 5' 9"

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L 5' 10" - 6' 1"

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XL 6' 2" - 6' 4"

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What kind of geometry does this bike have?
A: The 525 Steel is designed around a modern sportive geometry, with a more upright riding position, but retains the skinny steel tubes that give that renowned smooth riding feel.
Q: What type of riding is it best suited for?
A: The 525 is very versatile, you can use it for sportives, club rides, commuting, even light touring. The largest benefit of steel is that it is very effective at soaking up bumps from the road, and so you can enjoy your rides in plenty of comfort.
Q: What is the frame made of?
A: The frame is made of high quality Steel.
Q: What is the widest tyre that can be fitted?
A: 25mm with mudguards.
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 Reynolds 525 Steel Customer Reviews

As a fan of a steel frame, the 525 was bought as a winter hack and it is up to the task. The frame is well made for the price and the paint scheme adds to the retro vibe. The bike is comfy and suits my daily commute - just stretched out enough to give it some speed while remaining comfortable.
Great communication and set up well so that it rode well out of the box.
I am delighted with this bike. It seems like such a waste to put it on the smart trainer, but that's where she resides. After two serious accidents in the last year I have taken to Zwift in my rehab, and it is pointless having a high value carbon framed bike sitting on the trainer, and I hate the hassle of taking bikes on and off the trainer. I was looking for a second hand steel frame to build but the chances of picking something up with the group set I wanted, correct crank length, crankset etc. I realised it's just not going to happen. So I ordered exactly what was required from Ribble. This bike is beautiful. It's solid, changes beautifully with Shimano 105 11 spd, and is just fit for purpose on the trainer. I feel a bit guilty as the bike is better than what I'm using it for, but it is exactly what I wanted to go onto my trainer. Love it.

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