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The online bike brand have infused some Maglia Rosa into their R872 sportive bike, with the Ribble Valley pattern on the forks sprayed Giro pink

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. 

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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.

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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. 

After cobbling together a few hundred quid during his student days off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story), Jack bought his first road bike at the age of 20 and has been hooked ever since.  He joined road.cc in 2017, having previously worked for 220 Triathlon magazine. Jack's preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking (the latter being another long story), and on Sunday afternoons he can often be found on an M5 service station indulging in his favourite post-race meal of 20 chicken nuggets, a sausage roll, caramel shortbread and a large strawberry milkshake.