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Ribble Winter Audax bike

Postby AlastairS » Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:34 pm

Hi, thinking about buying this bike - would it be fine for summer weekend rides as well as winter training commmuting ?

The other bike I was thinking of is Specialized Roubaix 2014 - but just a summer bike i think. I have a tourer I could use for winter(though reluctant to use as it is heavy).
Be grateful for your advice.

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Re: Ribble Winter Audax bike

Postby NUKe » Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:10 pm

Yes ithe ribble is a good all year round bike. If you want bikes of similar ilke to compare try searching on Audax
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Re: Ribble Winter Audax bike

Postby eileithyia » Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:56 pm

Good all year round bike it what my son uses.
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Re: Ribble Winter Audax bike

Postby iandriver » Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:13 pm

My old one was a decent enough frame, but very tight with 25mm tyres and guards.
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Re: Ribble Winter Audax bike

Postby AlastairS » Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:21 pm

Anything comparable to Ribble winter audax but can take 25mm with guards? Prefer to be in similarly priced.
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Re: Ribble Winter Audax bike

Postby AlastairS » Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:37 pm

JUst noticed Ribble Sportive 365 Campagnolo http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sed/road-%20...%20=conf_SERW can take 25mm ryres and mudguards so suitable all year round ?
Don't know it's weight. I was thinking of a Specialized Roubaix, but is this better ? Realise it costs more than the Winter Audax at £1000.
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Re: Ribble Winter Audax bike

Postby honesty » Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:51 pm

Of interest to you may be this: http://spacycles.co.uk/products.php?plid=m1b0s21p3106 - £950 for a spa cycles 3k carbon framed bike with full shimano 105 (and a triple!) is a bargain. It doesn't say in the description whether the frame takes guards, but i would guess it does because the specced brakes are deep drop.
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Re: Ribble Winter Audax bike

Postby AlastairS » Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:29 am

Thanks Honesty, I've sent an email to Spa re mudguards though I think I would prefer a double chainset.
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Re: Ribble Winter Audax bike

Postby iandriver » Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:57 am

The Tifosi CK7 is a 28mm with guards choice. See a few about on the Audax scene.
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Re: Ribble Winter Audax bike

Postby honesty » Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:05 am

AlastairS wrote:Thanks Honesty, I've sent an email to Spa re mudguards though I think I would prefer a double chainset.


Would be interested in hearing the answer. Spa are pretty good in building up the bike how you want, so if you were to request a double I think they would do that for you.
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Re: Ribble Winter Audax bike

Postby AlastairS » Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:08 am

reply from Spa; it won't take mudguards. Will take upto a 25mm tyre and weighs for 54cm, 8.5kg.
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Re: Ribble Winter Audax bike

Postby NUKe » Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:12 pm

I own and run everyday a Tifosi CK7, I use 25mm tyres normally but have put 28mm tyres on in the past. The ribble Audax also has aenough clearance for 25mm tyres and guards.
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Re: Ribble Winter Audax bike

Postby Ayesha » Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:36 pm

Now I've got a bike with disk brakes, full mudguards and 28mm tyres, the rim brake bikes don't come out in winter.
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Re: Ribble Winter Audax bike

Postby AlastairS » Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:45 pm

The ribble Audax also has aenough clearance for 25mm tyres and guards.
If that's the winter audax , I'm pretty sure Ribble said to me in email that it will only take up to 23mm tyres with guards ?
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Re: Ribble Winter Audax bike

Postby AlastairS » Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:54 pm

The Tifosi hhas an aluminium frame , but the Ribble Sportive 365 Campagnolo has a carbon one.
Carbon would be my choice for comfort of ride.
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