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Ribble Sportiva Carbon

An unbeatable, modern and lightweight, women’s carbon road bike

The Sportiva Carbon is our flagship women’s road bike that offers an excellent, comfortable position for riding that’s perfect for sportives and rides over all distances. Designed with female specific geometry, a shorter top tube and importantly a low standover height give the rider greater confidence and control.

“The bike ate up the miles with ease – bumps in the road were easily dampened and that same effect continued into longer solo trips. Cue: sunny, happy, summer smiles.” Total Women's Cycling

With a lightweight full carbon frame this bike has an excellent strength to weight ratio and with the carbon fibre bladed fork road buzz transferred into your hands and body is reduced making this a more comfortable ride. The Sportiva Carbon has been designed to be ridden over short or long distances, either on sportive events and club runs.

The frameset is constructed using a blend of Toray T700 and T800 carbon to ensure optimal stiffness where required without sacrificing any vertical compliance (harshness) associated with many composite framesets in the market. The Sportiva Carbon’s short wheelbase responds excellent through fast corners and short burst of speed.

Being mechanical and electronic compatible, the Sportiva Carbon is a thoroughly modern bike with up-to-the-minute features such as: a tapered head tube, internal cable routing; a 27.2mm seat post for more comfort; and clearance for wider 25mm tyres providing even more comfort.

The Sportiva Carbon offers the perfect combination of low weight, great features and good value.

Available in caliper and disc options the Sportiva Carbon and Sportiva Carbon Disc offer the perfect combination of low weight, great features and good value.


1. Womens Specific Geometry
Developed to have a shorter reach so less stretched for the rider
2. Tapered headtube
Increases rigidity and steering confidence
3. Lightweight carbon frame & fork
Less weight makes it easier to get up the hills
4. Low standover height
To make it easier when coming off the saddle
5. Available with flat bars
If dropped bars are not for you, we also offer this bicycle with a more upright position

Advanced Bikebuilder For Further Options

Ribble Sportiva Carbon

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 Sportiva Carbon
Size A B C D E F G H I Reach Stack
S 440 75 509.6 74.5 71 118.5 48 410 972.8 364 525
M 480 75 527.8 74 71.5 139.8 48 410 982.6 371 547
L 520 75 546.5 73.5 72 161 48 410 992.1 378 569



Our available frame sizes

S 4' 9" - 5' 2"

In Stock

M 5' 3" - 5' 5"

Out of Stock

L 5' 6" - 5' 8"

Out of Stock

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is a Women’s specific frame?
A: Female bikes (women’s specific) are designed with a shorter top tube. The shorter top tube acts to be more suited to a female figure to provide a more comfortable ride.
Q: Why Carbon over Aluminium?
Carbon is a better shock absorber so offers a smoother and comfortable ride compared to aluminium (alloy), it is also lighter and has a greater energy transfer and will generate more speed as you push through the cranks compared to alloy where some energy transfer is lost.
Q: Would I still be comfortable on a male bike?
A: Yes, we would class all our bikes as ‘Unisex’ frames. To make them more female friendly a women’s specific saddle, shorter stem and narrower handle bars would be recommended, the customer service team is always on hand to offer advice.
Q: What is the frame made of and what does it weigh?
Carbon - 1100g
Q: What is the widest tyre that can be fitted?
A: 25mm.
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 Sportiva Carbon Customer Reviews

After extensive research, I am delighted that I opted for the Ribble Sportiva. The bike is fantastic to ride, super light. I also enjoyed being able to select my components. A number of friends recommended Ribble and I'm delighted I took their advice
So impressed with my bike i bought the wife one too. She loves it and is cycling more than ever now she has it. Thanks again for the great service and advice.

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