The latest iteration of our highly successful and test winning R872 (Winner of Cycling Weekly and Cycling Plus 'Best on Test' Awards). The versatile ‘sportive’ geometry results in a bike equally well suited to epic century rides and fast commutes. With its precision handling, stiffness and stability this is also an excellent choice for those wishing to dip their toe into the world of road racing or simply those looking for an agile and nimble road bike.
The latest iteration of our highly successful, test winning R872 (Winner of Cycling Weekly and Cycling Plus 'Best on Test' awards).
The R872 Disc has a versatile ‘sportive’ geometry which results in a bike equally well suited to epic century rides and fast commutes. Flat mount disc brakes ensure, powerful, modulated stopping power in all weather conditions. With its precision handling, stiffness and stability this is also an excellent choice for those wishing to dip their toe into the world of road racing or simply those looking for an agile and nimble road bike.
Designed in house here at Ribble HQ in Lancashire and expertly hand crafted from carbon this stylish and lightweight machine is built to offer you the perfect combination of a high-end performance road bike but with a slightly more relaxed 'sportive' geometry. The shape and dimensions of each tube have been carefully selected to offer you the most compliant ride possible for those epic rides yet not lose the bikes agility.
The sleek profiled tubing offers a perfectly blended balance between high-end performance and styling. Internal cable routing has been incorporated within the design to both improve the lines of the bike and also to keep the cables out of the elements. This in turn ensures that the bike is more streamlined which will therefore also make you faster and climb better than ever before! We have made various changes to the previous R872s design to achieve an improved ride feel, these include;
An oversize profile, tapered downtube for improved torsional stiffness and power transfer.
A dropped seat stay design for vertical compliance and vibration absorption enhancing comfort.
An aero profile carbon bladed fork for precision steering.
A tapered head tube offering improved front end stiffness.
Disc Brakes for powerful, modulated braking in all conditions.
The chainstays have been lengthened slightly to provide extra stability.
Enhanced tyre clearance for additional comfort and grip.
Internal cable routing for cleaner lines and protection for the cables.
The tried and tested threaded bottom bracket design for increased durability.
R872 Disc IS FOR YOU
The R872 is the right bike for someone looking for the low weight and high-end performance characteristics of a high-end carbon road bike but at an accessible price. Whether you are looking for a bike to introduce you to the world of cycling or are thinking of dipping your toe into road racing the R872 is both a lightweight and durable choice.
THE SPEC & TECH
YOU WILL GET
A lightweight carbon frame and carbon bladed fork, built with Shimano’s ever reliable, precise shifting groupsets. A complete, matched Level 1 Alloy finishing kit, internally routed cables for cleaner lines and better aerodynamics and Level aluminium wheels.
YOU BUY THIS BIKE
The R872 Disc is a fantastic value upgrade option for anyone looking to upgrade to a carbon frame.
With its relaxed fit 'sportive' geometry, light weight, comfort and precision handling you can be sure it will be as comfortable for those all day in the saddle epics as it is quick and nimble when surmounting those pesky climbs and high-speed descents.
REASONS TO LOVE
It offers plenty of bang for your buck! A carbon frame and carbon bladed fork with a choice of Shimano groupsets for slick shifts and a complete matched Level finishing kit.
The quick and responsive ride quality will have you beaming as well as being eminently comfortable thanks to the low weight, endurance geometry and precision handling.
It’s infinitely upgradeable at a later date, should you wish to lighten it even further or add more bling. Once you have a great quality frameset you have the base for a very lightweight machine indeed.
The dropped seat stays, as well as offering better protection from road vibration also offer better power transfer thanks to the reduced section of the rear triangle. This translates into a lightning fast bike that is equally at home on the sportive as it is on your commute.
This reduced section rear triangle design combined with an oversize BB and box section chainstays allows more of the power generated by you to be transferred directly to road. Every watt transferred into forward motion means less power that you have generated is wasted thanks to the increased torsional stiffness and all energy saved is a bonus and reduces fatigue.
The front end stiffness is provided by the incorporation within the design of an oversize tapered head tube, tapered fork steerer and fork profile.
THE R872 DISC
GRAND TOUR EDITION
The brand new and latest iteration of the R872 Disc is a lightweight carbon road bike in a limited-edition colour scheme. With a relaxed fit ‘sportive’ geometry and precision handling it is as adept on those epic century rides as it is agile and nimble when cornering and descending.
Or from $40.96 a month and available on Cycle To Work schemes
A Medium sized Tiagra build weighs in at approx 8.65kg, 105 8.8kg and Ultegra 8.6kg.This also factors in the weight difference between mechanical and hydraulic braking systems.
What is the warranty on the frame?
The frame carries a 3 year warranty. All other parts have the standard manufacturer’s warranty.
What size tyres does it take?
The R872 has clearance for 28mm tyres (25mm with mudguards).
How many bottle cage mounts are there?
There are mounts for 2 bidons (bottles).
Does it take mudguards?
Yes, the frame has discreet mounts for fitting full mudguards.
What type of bottom bracket does the frame require?
The BB shell is a traditional threaded 68mm British type.
What size seatpost does the R872 require?
The seatpost is a 27.2mm diameter with a seat clamp of 31.8mm diameter.
Can I fit a pannier rack?
No, the frame does not have rack mounts.
Are the axles quick release or thru axle?
The frame takes a 12mm Bolt Thru-Axle.
What is the maximum rider weight?
We recommend a maximum rider weight of 120kgs.
Is the bike supplied with pedals?
Due to the many different systems people use we do not supply pedals with bikes but you can find a great array of pedals here.
The Ride Was Amazing.
I rode the bike on sunday, from Grenoble to Lyon on a quite flat of road.
The only thing was that I may be not used to the geometry yet. It is super racy and you have to lean quite a lot on the bike. However I come from cross country and cyclocross style so it may explain my first impression.
Despite the wind, I've never been so fast on a bike. It was crazy and fun!
I love love love my new light blue Ribble carbon frame full Ultegra speed machine!
I live in Oklahoma and knowing that this bike would be made to order with US specifications and coming from the UK, I expected it to be several weeks before delivery.
How wrong I was! A few days after placing the order I received an email saying, "your bike is being assembled". Then even more surprising, it was on my doorstep with that week!
Before shipping Ribble completely assembles their bikes and then removes handle bars and front wheel for shipping. It was easy to reassemble and I was out in the neighborhood as soon as I could. After a little saddle and handle bar adjusting my new bike was ready for a real ride.
Lady Zephyr (my sweet ride) is a vision of speed, grace and beauty.
I recommend Ribble to anybody looking for a great bike.
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The latest iteration of our highly successful and test winning R872 (Winner of Cycling Weekly and Cycling Plus 'Best on Test' Awards). The versatile 'sportive' geometry results in a bike equally well suited to epic century rides and fast commutes.