Ribble 725s Singlespeed
THE RIBBLE 725s
Fixed gear bike have been synonymous with commuters and cycle couriers alike. The Reynolds tubing offers a very comfortable and durable platform, combined with the fixed gear system this provides a much-reduced maintenance bike for commuters and cycle couriers alike. For those that don't want to ride fixed, a freewheel option is also available.
THE 725s FIXED GEAR
Miche have been synonymous with quality cycle componentry since 1919 and was an obvious choice for us to specify their kit to compliment the build.
The build is completed thanks to the brand-new Level range that we have been heavily involved in developing. This includes the bars, stem and seatpost.
- Miche Track
- Brake Levers - Tektro
- Chainset - Miche Track
- Sprocket - Fixed or Free
- Singlespeed specific wheels
- Schwalbe G One 38mm
- Bars - Level Riser
- Stem - Level Stubby
- Seatpost - Level 1
- Saddle - Ribble Retro Rivet
Finance is subject to status. Terms and conditions apply.
Sizing & Geometry
|A - Seat Tube Angle||72.5||72.5||72.5|
|B - Top Tube (Horizontal) mm||575||595||625|
|C - Fork angle||72.5||72.5||72.5|
|D - Fork Trail - mm||40||40||40|
|E - Headtube - mm||100||120||150|
|F - BB Drop - mm||49||49||49|
|RC - Chainstay Length (mm)||415||415||415|
|WB - Wheelbase (mm)||1015||1029||1060|
|G - Seat Tube (mm)||470||500||530|
Ribble 725s Singlespeed Customer Reviews
The 725 frame is very tough at up to 1200 MpA, and makes my Cro Mo commuter ride like a snail.
The wheels, though quite heavy, have very smooth hubs and the Cro Mo forks are narrow and don't hold it back.
Due to the high gearing and long glide time, I chose the single gear option.
You will need clip less pedals to pull up on the climbs, and it honks very naturally. It's only held back on extended 10% climbs when I needed a break, but then I'm not very fit, and you can fit an 18 sprocket if your area is very hilly.
You will look in vain for a 725 frame fixie at anywhere near the price, and it's a great base on which to upgrade in time. A perfect pal to your racer, or an upgrade to a commuter.
Don't be put off by the 'fixie' tag, it runs smoothly and you get used to the one gear very fast, plus it has direct power without having to turn a freewheel cluster and derailleur pulleys and it has more than made up for my nabbed racer, and does good pavement transfers with the 28mm Conti super sport tires.
It's rare I buy a bike unseen and non ridden, but my trust was wisely placed. The breaks feel quality too, and are rigid and smooth.