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Ribble Ultra Tri
Designed and perfected with ultimate watt-saving aerodynamic efficiency as the priority, the new Ultra Tri is a bike bred purely to go fast. Raced by Ribble Pro Team riders, the Ultra Tri is a UCI legal, proven race winning and record breaking TT platform. The performance tuned, full carbon Ultra Tri frameset has been aerodynamically optimised for real world racing conditions with built-in adjustability to enable you to achieve your perfect position.
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THE RIBBLE ULTRA TRI -

WORLD CLASS TRI PERFORMANCE

Designed and perfected with ultimate watt-saving aerodynamic efficiency as the priority, the new Ultra Tri is a bike bred purely to go fast. Raced by Ribble Pro Team riders, the Ultra Tri is a UCI legal, proven race winning and record breaking TT platform.

The performance tuned, full carbon Ultra Tri frameset has been aerodynamically optimised for real world racing conditions with built-in adjustability to enable you to achieve your perfect position.

WORLD CLASS TRI PERFORMANCE

Designed and perfected with ultimate watt-saving aerodynamic efficiency as the priority, the new Ultra Tri is a bike bred purely to go fast. Raced by Ribble Pro Team riders, the Ultra Tri is a proven race winning and record breaking TT platform.

The performance tuned, full carbon Ultra Tri frameset has been aerodynamically optimised for real world racing conditions with built-in adjustability to enable you to achieve your perfect position.

TESTING, ANALYSIS & REFINEMENT

Fine-tuned through a rigorous testing process, this tri superbike has been developed by our R&D team using the world class aerodynamic expert and UK time trial champion Dan Bigham as our test pilot.

Hours in the velodrome, real world testing and extensive CFD analysis repeatedly identified further aero gains throughout the R&D and prototyping process.

BEST ON TEST

“Ribble’s new Ultra Tri shows the brand is committed to offering cutting-edge technology as well as value, investing heavily in the R&D phase in an attempt to produce a bike that’s up there with the fastest around.”

“The bike is just as described: the Ultra Tri is fast, responsive through corners and stiff when putting out maximum power.”

“Non-drafting triathlon racing isn’t all about the braking though, and for that reason Ribble’s Ultra Tri takes our Best on Test award thanks to its clever wind-cheating features and fantastic range of adjustment. Yes, it’s an aggressive ride however you set it up, but there’s no trickle down tech here. The frame is the real deal and the bike as built is ready to race, all for an excellent price considering the quality of all it’s components.”

- 220 Triathlon

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CFD analysis gives highly specific feedback on where aero gains can be made.
Rapid prototyped front and rear brake foils undergo CFD and real world tests.
FOCUSING ON AERO DETAILS IN R&D

The Ultra Tri bike’s multi-stage development process began during 2017 with the design brief to create a versatile World Class time trial and triathlon platform that would give our customers, Ribble Pro Cycling team riders and sponsored triathletes a clear aerodynamic advantage over the opposition.

Final Drag Saving Analysis

The final round of aero testing revealed a total bike and rider drag saving of up to 2.2% across a -15 to +15 degree YAW sweep vs the first prototype, this equates to an up to 1.3% saving vs the benchmark and bike that Dan Bigham raced on during 2017.

Read the Full R+D Process and More Detailed Analysis

Watch Dan Bigham, holder of five National TT titles, testing the Ultra TT in early 2018.
TIME SAVINGS

This drag saving equates to up to 23 seconds based on our test rider racing a flat 25-mile (40.2km) at 29mph (46.6kph).

Ribble Pro Cycling team riders were real world testers throughout the Ultra TT development phases.
RACE WINNING AND RECORD BREAKING

Our guiding aim whilst developing the new Ultra frame was to provide a World Class TT and Tri platform for our sponsored triathletes and the Ribble Pro Cycling team, as well as our customers - a bike faster than any other bike they had raced before and the results of the analysis show that we’ve succeeded.

The Ultra Tri is an uncompromising, speed centric machine designed to allow you to reach your full potential and aid your transition to the run. The new Ultra Tri is an innovative tech loaded speed machine complete with fully integrated aero feed boxes.

Making the jump from the established high level TT bike I rode last season was always going to be daunting but Ribble have put the groundwork and R&D in to bring the team a bike that is able to take on the best

Our testing shows we are right on the money and will be able to continue to challenge for the win at both domestic and international time trial competitions. - Dan Bigham, 5 Times British National Time Trial Champion
FEED BOXES & TRIATHLON

There’s no need to worry about feeding as the Ultra Tri accommodates three custom aero feed boxes (which come supplied). All three composite boxes are easily detachable and the drinks straw on the washable drink box is hinged to offer different angles. Front Hydration System: 500ml (400ml Extra Small frame). Top Tube box: 150ml. Rear box: 500ml.

Ultra Tri Highlights

Our UCI-approved time trial specific model based around this frameset is the Ultra TT which has an aero-optimised front end in place of the drinks box.

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KEY PERFORMANCE FEATURES

Fit range and adjustability: The frame geometry is designed to give riders a more aerodynamic position to maximise time trial performance. The Ultra Tri offers a great range of adjustability and is compatible with all aftermarket multi position aero bars and cockpits allowing you to dial the aerodynamic cockpit to maximise your aerodynamic efficiency. To further fine tune your perfect fit the aero seat post of the Ultra Tri enables a wide range of effective seat tube angles from 76 to 79 degrees for your preferred position.

Optimised frame design: The Ultra Tri frame set has been dialled to offer the perfect balance between aerodynamics, rider positioning, handling and control. The high grade, unidirectional carbon Ultra Tri frame has been optimised for maximal power transfer and compliance where required. Rear facing rear wheel drop outs take the rear wheel of the Ultra Tri as close as possible to the seat tube to create a shorter, stiffer rear triangle and improve the airflow from the seat tube and over the rear wheel and also allowing adjustment for tyres up to 25mm width.

Maximal aero gains: Every aspect of the Ultra Tri has been optimised for performance. From the TT specific, full carbon fork providing precise steering, control and featuring truncated Kamm-tail aerofoils, the truncated aerofoil frame tube profiles and seat post through to the rear seat stays designed to sit in the shadow of the front fork. To maximise every advantage the front and rear brakes mount behind integrated, streamlined aerofoils with all cables hidden from the airflow further optimising the drag reduction of bike and rider.

Watch the feature tour of the Ribble Ultra Tri.
FRAME FEATURES
  1. Premium UD carbon frame construction
    Optimised layup design for stiffness and compliance.
  2. Kamm-tail airfoil tube profiles
    Aerodynamically shaped tubing that reduces drag.
  3. Three feed boxes
    Fully integrated feed and drink boxes.
  4. Rear-facing horizontal wheel dropouts
    Drag efficient retaining clearance for 25mm tyres.
  1. Internal cable routing
    Top tube cable entry point for less drag.
  2. Multi-position seat post
    Unique seatpost rails for a variable saddle position.
  3. Integrated brake aerofoils
    Aero covers designed using CFD and 3D prototyping.
  4. Aerodynamic frame profiling
    Fork and seatstays in perfect alignment.

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Ribble Ultra Tri

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 Ultra Tri
XS S M L XL
Rider Height 155 - 163cm
5'1" - 5'4"
163 - 170cm
5'4" - 5'7"
170 - 178cm
5'7" - 5'10"
178 - 185cm
5'10" - 6'1"
185 - 193cm
6'1" - 6'4"
Availability In Stock In Stock In Stock In Stock In Stock
A - Frame Size (mm) 480 500 520 540 560
B - Top Tube (mm) 474 501 523 544 566
C - Reach (mm) 372 399 415 431 447
D - Headtube (mm) 80 80 107 134 161.4
E- Stack (mm) 479 480 506 532 558
F - Fork Angle 72.5º 72.8º 72.8º 72.8º 73.8º
G - Wheelbase (mm) 929 954 978 1002 1027
H - Chainstay Length (mm) 387 387 387 387 387
I - Seat Tube Angle 76º - 79º 76º - 79º 76º - 79º 76º - 79º 76º - 79º

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RIBBLE ULTRA TRI - 105

Fully equipped for triathlon events of all distances and levels, with a full complement of feed boxes and hydration system, the Shimano 105 version with aerodynamic 35mm Vision Team wheels will ensure you maximise your bike section performance.

Groupset
  • 5800 Chainset
  • 11-28 Cassette
  • Dura Ace 9000 Bar End Shifters
  • Custom TRP Direct-Mount Brakeset
  • Cane Creek 200TT Brake Levers
  • 5800 Front and Rear Derailleurs
Wheelset
  • Vision Team 35
  • Continental UltraSport Tyres
Finishing Kit
  • USE TT Extensions
  • ISM PN1.1 Saddle
  • Front mounted hydration system
  • Rear and Top Tube mounted Feed Boxes
Starts From: £2,199
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RIBBLE ULTRA TRI - ULTEGRA DI2

All the performance enhancing features of the Ultra TT 105 with the added benefit of fast, accurate electronic shifting from Shimano Ultegra Di2 offering crisp consistent gear changing with the added advantage of gear shifters on the brake levers and extensions for full control and maximised aerodynamics throughout your bike split.

Groupset
  • Dura Ace 9160 Di2 TT Bar End Shifters
  • ST-R8060 Di2 Brake Levers
  • Custom TRP Direct-Mount Brakeset
  • R8000 Chainset
  • R8050 derailleurs
Wheelset
  • Vision Team 35
  • Continental UltraSport Tyres - 25mm
Finishing Kit
  • USE TT Extensions
  • ISM PN1.1 Saddle
  • Front mounted hydration system
  • Rear and Top Tube mounted Feed Boxes
Starts From: £3,199
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RIBBLE ULTRA TRI - DURA ACE Di2

Whether it be Kona or Bolton, the Dura Ace Di2 Ultra Tri is equipped with some of the best equipment available. Fast and aerodynamic Zipp 808 wheels with Shimano's top end groupset give the rider every performance advantage that is possible.

Ribble Ultra Tri
Groupset
  • Dura Ace 9160 Di2 TT Bar End Shifters
  • ST-R8060 Di2 Brake Levers
  • Custom TRP Direct-Mount Brakeset
  • Vision Metron Carbon TT Chainset
  • R9150 derailleurs
Wheelset
  • Zipp 808
  • Vittoria Corsa G+ Isotech Tyres
Finishing Kit
  • USE TT Extensions
  • ISM PN1.1 Saddle
  • Front mounted hydration system
  • Rear and Top Tube mounted Feed Boxes
Starts From: £6,999
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FRAMESET PACKAGE

  • Ultra TRI Frame and Fork
  • Seatpost
  • Headset
  • Custom TRP Direct Mount Brakeset
  • Carbon Base Bars
  • Frame Specific Alloy Stem
  • Tri Bar Mounting Kit inc Pads
  • Bottom Bracket Aero Cover
  • Front Mounted Hydration System
  • Rear and top tube mounted feed boxes
Starts From: £1,599
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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are the Ultra TT and Tri suitable for non-elite racing?
A: Although the frames are race specific and have been designed with high end performance in mind because they allow a wide range of adjustability they are perfect for all time trial distances and non-drafting standard, middle and long-distance triathlon. In order to achieve a low, aero position, those not used to racing in this position may experience strain on the lower back and neck initially, but a less aggressive fit is also achievable. The Ultra TT will ensure that all riders maximise their performances, there will be no excuses!
Q: What are the key differences between the TT frame and Tri frame?
A: The two frames are almost identical and both benefit from the same aerodynamic optimising development and testing process. The Ultra TT comes complete with two aerofoils fitted over the front brake whilst the Ultra Tri has a drink box mounted in that position. The Tri specific model has been designed to include three aerodynamic secure (but detachable) feed/storage units so you can focus completely on your own performance. The rear box can also be used as an emergency tool storage unit if you experience a mechanical and fits to both models.
Q: What are the capacity of the feed boxes?
A: Front hydration system: 500ml (400ml Extra Small frame). Top Tube box: 150ml. Rear box: 500ml.
Q: What does the frame weigh?
A: 1.2kg.
Q: What is the widest tyre that can be fitted?
A: The rear facing horizontal drop outs allow space for tyres up to 25mm width.
Q: Is the frame compatible with other brands of stem and bar extensions?
A: Yes, the forks have a standard steerer and the front end of the bike is designed to take any standard handlebars and stem.
Q: Would a bike fit be required?
A: If you’re serious about racing then a final position fit is advisable once you’ve identified the frame size for you. Getting fitted may be beneficial to prevent injury and ensure the bike works with you, helping you to generate as much power as possible when pushing for those extra time gains. Ribble are on hand to advise on the correct size of frame, or if you prefer, you can visit one of our showrooms to size up against the bike.
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.
Q: Is the bike built with stem stackers?
A: Builds that have the Zipp SC SL stem will have 30mm stem stackers. Builds that have the USE stem won’t have stem stackers as they have adjustable elbow rest heights.
Q: How much height adjustment is there with the USE Tri-bar set?
A: The USE Tri-bar set comes with 4x10mm and 2x20mm stackers. This gives multiple stack height options up to a maximum stack of 40mm under each arm-pad. The arm pads are also laterally adjustable.
Q: What sort of BB does this frame have?
A: The frames requires a press fit BB30 68x46. We fit our own Ribble cups when fitting Shimano chainsets.
Q: Can I have a 39/53 chainset?
A: If the build you are looking for is not available, get in touch and our experts can take a look at your exact requirements.
Q: Will a 4iiii Powermeter fit?
A: Yes

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