Ribble R872

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19.18, 19.84 lb
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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Ribble R872. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

20 reasons to buy

  • The Ribble R872 has a beautiful carbon frame.
  • The bike is light in weight compared to competitors.
  • The downtube is oversized and stiff. This allows riders to maintain a quick pace and accelerate quickly.
  • The bike is UCI legal and has room for weight-reducing upgrades.
  • The bike is available with rim or disc brakes.
  • Consumers have the choice between red or black for the frame color of the caliper brake model. The R872 Disc is available in anthracite or teal. For an additional cost, riders can completely customize their bike's color.
  • The bike comes with a Prologo Kappa RS saddle. Experts agree this is a comfortably padded and shaped seat for most riders.
  • The Continental tire choices offered with each build and as upgrades have low rolling resistance. Riders can choose tires with puncture protection at an additional cost.
  • On the R872 Disc, disc brakes are effective in a variety of weather conditions, including rain.
  • There are eyelets on the bike to mount full fenders.
  • The Shimano drivetrains used on each build of the R872 shift incredibly well, according to testers.
  • The threaded bottom bracket is easy to maintain.
  • The cables are internally routed. This gives the bike a neat appearance. Ribble includes room in the frame to route Shimano's Di2 system.
  • The thin seatstays are dropped. This increases the bike's compliance over rough sections of pavement.
  • The bikes' size offerings range from XS to XL and are designed for riders from 5'0" to 6'4".
  • The carbon fork is aerodynamic. It allows cyclists to steer with precision.
  • The large bottom bracket shell promotes efficient power transfer.
  • The bike has a short wheelbase. This helps riders maneuver it quickly. Experts agree the bike carves through corners especially well.
  • Despite the bike's aggressive geometry, testers agree the bike is comfortable for long days in the saddle.
  • The R872 is more affordable than other sportive and endurance road bikes.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The bike's geometry is more aggressive than other endurance road bikes. Experts agree some may find it too aggressive.
  • The included finishing kit is alloy. Testers suggest upgrading to carbon would greatly reduce the bike's weight.

Bottom line

The Ribble R872 is an aggressive road bike that excels in the sportive and endurance road bike category. It is light and has a stiff carbon frame. The bike's appearance is attractive with internally routed cables. The bike shifts smoothly with a Shimano drivetrain. The R872 comes with a comfortable Prologo saddle and Level brand alloy finishing kit. Most components are upgradeable with Ribble's Bikebuilder app. Upgrading the handlebars or wheels to carbon can reduce the bike's weight for riders wanting to race on it.

Expert Reviews

87/100 based on 5 rated expert reviews

Ribble R872 Road Bike Review

Let’s put this out there from the outset: the Ribble R872 is the all-you-can-eat hotel breakfast buffet of the road cycling world.

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Cycling Weekly

Ribble R872 Tiagra

A versatile bike that we’d recommend as a first carbon road bike for anyone taking their first steps into the performance market.

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Ribble R872 Disc Tiagra

The Ribble R872 Disc Tiagra is a carbon fibre road bike that’s built to a sportive-friendly geometry and it offers a much higher performance than you’ve a right to expect at this price.

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Ribble R872 Disc Review

Brand snobbery may be a consideration, but if you can hop aboard the R872 Disc, you’ll realize that it’s just excellent, fast fun.

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Ribble R872 Disc Road Bike Review

Ribble’s overhauled range of bikes is simply huge, with models for every discipline and builds for every budget.

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User Ratings

100/100 based on 4 ratings
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