Ribble have launched a limited edition Giro version of their R872 sportive bike to celebrate the 101st Giro d'Italia, with the Ribble Valley-patterned forks and logos all sprayed in Maglia Rosa pink.
Ribble offer custom colour options on a wide range of their bikes, and the Giro-themed R872 is their latest custom creation (check out this team edition of the Aero 883). The R872 is usually available in matte black or silver, and the Giro version is predominantly a dark metallic grey that subtly fades into a jet black with a glistening finish, plus those flashes of pink.
You can get yourself one of the limited edition frames now with all sizes from 47cm to 55.5cm available, with full Shimano Ultegra R8000 mechanical or Di2 groupsets. They start from just £2,299 and the bike as configured in the main photo with Zipp 302 wheels and Deda finishing kit is £3,699. Head over to Ribble's website for more info.
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