First sportive bike

by Dinners   May 13, 2013  

For my first serious road bike I have gone for Ribble Sportive Bianco with 105. Chose over a trek Domane 2.3. Felt that at £1,200 the Domane was compromising on spec and the Sportive was working out cheaper with full 105 group and carbon!

Right choice???

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IHMO, yes

I've been very pleased with both of my Ribbles - my R872 has done close on 4000km since July with zero problems.

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posted by andylul [412 posts]
13th May 2013 - 12:41

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I got a Bianco for Christmas, first "serious" bike. Loving it. I did pay extra and get a Camapg Veloce groupset.

posted by Al__S [532 posts]
13th May 2013 - 12:44

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Excellent bike, I have one. Mine has a SRAM Rival groupset and Pro-Lite Bracciano wheels.

posted by pjay [225 posts]
13th May 2013 - 14:59

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Encouraging responses so far. Hope they meet delivery date. Some good rides planned for June.

posted by Dinners [4 posts]
13th May 2013 - 19:18

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Most people have said ribble a couple others to consider is the Ribble 7005 audax / winter bike someone In the cycling group is doing lejog ride and no problems and bragging about speed and comfit, anther one is the Cannondale CAAD 8 not on lejog run but great value to boot

posted by Ashleyhoaken [37 posts]
13th May 2013 - 20:38

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