RIBBLE CYCLES TWEAKS R872 ROAD RACING BIKE
Ribble Cycles’ best-selling racing model gets even more competitive with some impressive improvements in stiffness to weight. And the coolest part of this is that we’ve teamed up with Ribble to make this already affordable carbon road bike even more affordable: with $65 in FREE accessories from Ribble Cycles’ shop. Read on for our exclusive V.I.C. Club code (bottom of the article).
Ribble’s R872 has remained their best-selling model since its launch 5 years ago. Its lightweight, frame, stealth colour and exceptional value proved a winner from day one. While the 2017 R872 retains the proven geometry of the outgoing model, Ribble has successfully built on this platform by increasing stiffness in all areas.
To achieve this, the tubing and carbon fibre layup have undergone a redesign. The R872 now uses both T1000 and T800 high modulus carbon fibre. Overall stiffness improvements over the outgoing model are listed below:
- Fork in-line (front/back) stiffness – Increased 16.4%
- Fork lateral stiffness – Increased 26.5%
- Frame head tube stiffness – Increased 8%
- Frame BB stiffness – Increased 15.4%
- Frame chain stay stiffness – Increased 14%
CARBON WITH AERO INFLUENCES
Up front, the R872 takes some influence from its aero sister, the Aero 883, adopting a similarly integrated downtube and fork crown.
For 2017, the R872 adopts a 27.2mm seatpost for improved comfort. The sloping geometry naturally lends itself to running more seatpost than average which further allows for more flex from the seatpost while maintaining the stiffness at the heart of the frame.
Aesthetically, the new R872 features a new matt silver colourway, giving a second colour choice over the classic stealthy matt black. Internal, Di2 ready, cable routing helps maintain the clean looks of this race ready machine.
OK, what sets this bike apart from all the others is its price tag. Starting at just over $1,300. Choose your specs for a variety of price points, but get it with full Shimano Ultegra for just over $2,100. BUT, since you guys are so cool, and VIC and all that, Ribble is also extending an extra $65 in accessories from their online store.
Head over to Ribble Cycles, grab your R872, and use the code SLOCYCLIST-65 at checkout.
A LITTLE MORE ABOUT RIBBLE CYCLES
Founded in 1897, with over 100 years of heritage, Ribble is well established in delivering market-leading customised bikes with exceptional value. A new web platform allows customers to build any Ribble bike to their exact requirements using the online Ribble Bike Builder. All bikes are built to customer’s bespoke requirements at Ribble HQ in Lancashire before being shipped to customers worldwide.