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Ribble's Build a Bike service reminds me distinctly of the Bear Factory. Kids the world over want a bear that's designed to be personalised to them. However, give them material and a sewing machine and the outcome won't be pretty. Give them a choice of bear skins, bear eyes, bear voices and bear clothes and you're on to a winner.
The same goes for bikes. Many of us dream of building our own custom machine, but few actually have the time or the mechanical skill to build from scratch. Ribble make it easy, offering you the chance to choose a frame, and then groupset, wheels, handlebars, stem, saddle - right down to bar tape and the brand of the accompanying spare tube.
Every component choice is followed by a figure which shows you how much this selection will affect the price of your overall bike. The build process is probably the most appealing selling point for Ribble. Yet the system might make the brand seem a little new-fangled.
Actually, they were established back in and despite operating largely online, still interact with customers and offer bike fitting in their Preston store. Ribble describe the wheelbase as being short to provide extra nippiness.
Any such claims will always need to be placed on a scale — but the 48" size I tested had a wheel base of mm, about the same as my own fairly quick footed race bike. The top tube tapers nicely as it reaches the seat tube, and skinny seat stays meet fairly low beneath the seat tube, creating a wide junction which would certainly go a way to dampening out road buzz. The downtube is still pretty chunky though, as is the area around the BB86 bottom bracket, offering assurance of a sprightly ride.
Ribble have also built the bike to suit a female form. We cringed a little at the description on their website: James Dove, a director at Ribble, told us: While riding a unisex bike is in most cases no means a problem for women, there are a few instances where it is harder to get the fit right. From fitting a large number of customers over the years - we still do so in our Preston shop - we typically find women have a shorter reach than men — especially in the arm length.
Jim went on to say: However, the Sportiva carbon features a shorter overall reach. This explanation made sense to us, and we were excited to see what the frame would offer in terms of ride quality. All cable routing is internal, and the frame has clearance for 25mm tyres as well as being compatible with both electronic and mechanical gearing systems.
Handlebar and saddle choices were a little tricker. Contact points are personal, and most of us have a clear preference. Also not my friend. This is where buying online has the potential to unravel. Delivery of the bike. So much can go wrong from screen to front door, how would Ribble perform here? The bike arrived with me well packaged and carefully wrapped to prevent damage in transit.
So far so good. A turn of the pedals as I shifted gears, however, revealed a problem. The chain clattered around in the rear cassette and tick-tick-ticked at me incessantly instead of crisply shifting. Thankfully, a few tweaks of the gear cable had the shifting down to perfection and we were good to go. This does present a complication. Someone buying a first bike might not have that knowledge, which would probably result in a trip to the local bike shop and a tail between the legs request for them to fix the bike you bought online.
Ribble do however promise that this would be a rare occurrence, and that they could fix problems in their Preston store, or would foot the bill for any required tweaks. Everything else, however, was perfect — the brakes were set up to within a millimetre of perfection, saddle which I promptly swapped after one ride was fitted to the seat post. Online only retailers offering great prices don't always have the best reputation.
However, any preconceptions that had set the bike in a negative place in my mind were thrown aside by the ride. I took the Sportiva out first on a couple of easy miles excursions with a friend looking for a guide on her first rides. The bike ate up the Sunday base miles with ease — bumps in the road were easily dampened and that same effect continued into longer solo trips. Climbing was also a pleasure — out of the saddle the Sportiva felt sprightly and light as I pedalled, without offering any of the flex that sometimes occurs when a bike has been made so slim and smooth it loses its stiffness.
Driving up the short inclines and jumping out of the saddle to test the ride on flat accelerations, it still impressed me. Flowing around the bends on the circuit and shooting down the descents, the Sportiva felt sure and true. Handling will of course be affected by component choice — I opted for a middle of the road mm stem - a longer stem will make for more fluid handling whilst a short stem will be more twitchy.
Your choice will vary depending upon your fit on the bike. Regardless, the bike went exactly where I wanted it to, and most of that will be down to careful design of the front end. But you will have to explain yourself if you want the mechanic at your local bike shop to do any work on your online purchase. You can check out the bike and other models available, here.
Ribble Sportiva Carbon Women's Bike Ribble offer you the opportunity to build your own bike for a bargain - but how does it ride? Thursday 2nd June Road Cycling./p>
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Hargroves Cycles Ltd is an introducer of regulated credit products provided exclusively by Close Brothers Retail Finance. Frames come up really small, cheap gearsets on anything other than top end and I had no end of problems with mine. Fuji - got a sportif and it's fantastic for commuting although not a quick as an out and out road bike. They are amazing value ATM though: With it's slightly deeper drop brakes etc.
It is just that bit more practical. The older T2 is similar. I could then build it up with the gearing I wanted and some stronger wheels. A decent dealer should be able to build one up just as you want. It's a harder route with more thinking involved, but you do finish up with your bike. I know as an oversized tall rider that knocks on for kg that standard bikes don't tend to suit me. The elusive ping of steel that is so lauded can tend to be just flopping around on such large frames etc.
Supporter of the A10 corridor cycling campaign serving Royston to Cambridge http: Never knew gardening secateurs were an essential part of the on bike tool kit until I took up campaigning Some of the posts are talking about really sharp and responsive bikes.
Great for 50 mile blasts but all day in the saddle, no thanks. The Specialized Roubaix, the Trek Domane and the Canondale Synapse were specifically designed for stability and good riding qualities Cube, Canyon, Ribble are a different kettle of fish altogether, much more sporty and sharp to ride I'm gonna try a test ride the canondale synapse, roubaix, and trek domane the weekend.
I'm not that fussed about it being really smooth on the road, I quite like the idea of a race bike. Run Coach at Training Joyfully.
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Several top 10 positions in Powerman Races.. George Running Center sponsored athlete Elite Team. Higher probability for falling. Living the dream http: They call me The Hoff. Awesome support from family, friends, fans, and sponsors. Working on a World title Team Katusha Alpecin http: I train all day, everyday. Professional Cyclist with Cannondale-Drapac. I still ride for fun. Pro Cross racer for Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.
I am a professional triathlete, and a lover of microbreweries and craft beer. I'm hard on myself and my running shoes, and believe there is no better way to explore a new place, than on a bike and in a brewery. Ride On 4 Red Nose Day. Multi-time Cyclocross National Champion, can clearly remember building jumps in my parent's driveway at a very young age.
Somehow, I've been lucky enough to spend nearly my entire life on a bike. I ride for Team Topeak-Ergon. I work for Ergon Bike. Corn-fed Iowa native living at ft in Colorado. I love the omnium on the track and I'm an all-rounder on the road - love one day hilly races and criteriums. Bike racer turned promoter of stoke for all things two wheels. Obstacle course racer and trail running addict. If it goes up and ends at a summit I definitely want to run it.
Currently attend Sacramento State pursuing a Construction Management degree. Israel Cycing Academy Team. Professional Cyclist with Cylance Pro Cycling www. Cyclist with a triathlon problem. I'm a bigwig muckety muck working on intergalactic domination at RideMaple. When I'm not riding bikes I manage kerosene consumption and differential pressure in an altitude chamber.
Pro mountain bike racer. Etixx - Quickstep www. Born and raised in Whistler, BC which I still call home. Living a life of bikes and exploration. Multiple British and Scottish champion. Eyes on the prize, all was planned and going well for over two years. After my gap year I have moved to Oxford to start university studies.
The first year was challenging. I have kept on the top of everything, keeping my dream alive. Nobody knows what awaits behind the next corner.
That time I would have never ever dreamt to suffer from an injury that could have changed my life. Unfortunately, as a motorbike rider I was hit by a car and my life started to twist and turn in the most unpredictable ways. Immediately after the crash my thoughts went to my tennis coaching career and how that is over for a while. First, I thought that the sharp strong pain in my leg has meant double fracture or something similar. Just after I went through all the pain, numerous operations and efforts to salvage my leg, doctors informed me of the only possible way forward.
How horrible, sad and also disgusting, I thought. I could not believe that in this modern world there is nothing else that can be done. The life as I knew it was over. The show must go on. Based on my previous lifestyle, I have decided that this simply cannot be the end of my adventurous life.
As soon as I could, I went back to the gym, back to walking, biking and everything I could do to gain fitness back. It was not long before I could enjoy walking and cycling again. I realized that I want to push my limits.
The first winter I went on the snow, skiing was almost as ever before. Only one difference was that I have had one ski boot and one carbon composite in the ski binding. How amazing, I thought. Two years after the accident, I was admitted to Slovakian Paralympic Ski Team and was competing in top ski competitions around Europe. Unfortunately, life has had more surprises for me and I could not continue with this dream. I got up and stood up for the challenge.
My mountain bike was still there waiting for me and so I have started to ride in mountains again. I have rediscovered mountain biking, discovered the beauty of road cycling and new dream was forged - to become the World Champion on the bike.
My ambition is to be the first Para cyclist on the podiums of international cycling races with non-disabled racers. A journey in which we encounter different experiences. I believe that my life is defined by performance sport experience. My attitudes, goals, aims and almost all I do is somehow connected to it. I am aware that performance window of an elite sportsman is opened only for a short period of life. Then there is a new journey to begin. World-class experience that bring information and empirical knowledge are priceless.
After the end of elite sport career, these should be passed on and utilized in new ventures, in teaching new athletes how to become great and how to become the best.
It is said, the only thing a human can truly leave behind is a legacy. I hope to contribute to bridging the gap between sport and para-sport, to prove that there are no limits once mind is set on the goal. The lifelong athlete made a name for herself as a super domestique on the road and has been amongst the top-ranked American women in cyclocross for the last five seasons. After spending six years with the California Giant Berry Farms cyclocross program, Miller has branched out to start her own 'cross team with teammate and co-owner, Allen Krughoff.
Together they will own, operate and ride for the Noosa Professional Cyclocross Team. Today, Moeschler races the clock for daylight to do more than just ride his bike.
Moeschler prefers epic rides with friends to racing but manages to remain a threat on the XC and enduro downhill race courses. Although Jason is a busy guy, racing mountain bikes remains a passion he continues to indulge. Among other things, he says it keeps him motivated to stay fit and live healthy. British marathon runner currently living in Singapore 2 x Commonwealth Games marathon www.
Compressport Team Ultra Trail Runner http: Living life in the big ring. Ciclista professionista Bahrain Merida. Mountainbiker for habitat mountainbike team. Love to travel and ride my bike U23 Swiss Cyclist www. Professional Triathlete - http: Born and raised in Guam. I speak English and so-so Japanese. Professional cyclist turned multi sport athlete. I began cycling as a bike messenger but started racing through a collegiate cycling scholarship. This year I've made the decision to retire from cycling and begin a new path teaching yoga in the Netherlands.
I plan to continue racing in Holland. Jordan Rapp was born on July 28th, Three weeks later, he went for his first open water swim sort of in the waters of Lost Lake in Brewster, NY. Eighteen years later, he took first strokes of a different kind - in a rowing shell - on Princeton University's Lake Carnegie. Millions of meters and millions of strokes later, he was injured for the first time in his rowing career while training to make the U.
And so, in April of , he clipped a pair of aerobars onto his road bike, bought a pair of race wheels with the first tax return of his post-graduate career, and never looked back except to occasionally take a peek at the competition. Have competed numerous times for Wales at km road running pb of 7: Don't do as I do, but do as I say. Jason has been racing professionally since Running Coach - Sports Therapist http: Miles, eggs, and beer. Uniting runners of Boston and everywhere one step at a time.
I've been ultra running since and have run over ultras and marathons in 30 countries. Norwegian cyclist riding for Team Joker Icopal. Follow my life on Instagram and Twitter: Professional cyclist for Rally Cycling and founder of www. BRM - Audax Urbano 7h55 https: Pro Athletes on Strava. John Kenny French Creek Racing. John Ellis - T8. Tin Hau, Hong Kong Island. Geoffroy Dussault - Team Gris. Former decent runner, now Assistant coach at McMillan Running.
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