Ribble Stealth updated (Again)

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Ribble Stealth updated (Again)

Postby dirtymonkey1985 » Sat Jun 16, 2012 18:45 pm

Just finished building up my new summer bike (if we ever see a summer that is!!)
Can't wait to take it out for a good spin and see how it feels compared to my old Gran Fondo.

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Frame - Ribble Stealth
Wheels - Bontrager rxl
Bars/Stem - FSA Plasma
Chainset - FSA SLK light
Groupset - Ultegra 6700
Pedals - Time I-clic carbon
Saddle- Selle italia kit Carbonio
Tyres - Schwalbe Ultremo ZX

It definitely seems lighter than the GF but not had a chance to check it yet.

Just ordered some 38mm carbon clinchers from china so will put up a couple of pics once they arrive. Hopefully I will have had a chance to get out and give it a thrash.
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Re: Ribble Stealth

Postby ianbar » Sat Jun 16, 2012 19:00 pm

thats nice, i like that a lot!
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Re: Ribble Stealth updated

Postby dirtymonkey1985 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 16:43 pm

Just put some new 38mm carbon clinchers on. Ordered them from china 2 weeks ago and I'm very impressed with them.

I also swapped the brakes to the grey ultegras. Rides like a dream
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Re: Ribble Stealth updated

Postby Keyser__Soze » Thu Jun 28, 2012 16:51 pm

Nice looking bike. Whatever you do don't ruin it with pink bar tape and pink tyres like the missus has done with hers...
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Re: Ribble Stealth updated

Postby solboy10 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 21:50 pm

Dirty Monkey - thinking of getting one of these built up with campy centaur. Interested to know what you are comparing this with when you say how nice it rides. Also what frame size is that?

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Re: Ribble Stealth updated

Postby acidstrato » Thu Jun 28, 2012 22:06 pm

hey nice looking bike, coincidently I've just ordered a frameset myself and also have a granfondo

how long ago did you buy that? I ask as one of the other chaps who bought one a few weeks ago got his with internal gear cables so I was wondering whats going on with these frames at ribble. I asked ribble but surprise surprise...
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Re: Ribble Stealth updated

Postby Galatzo » Thu Jun 28, 2012 23:37 pm

Have you got an exact weight for the wheels, ex skewers and tyres etc ?
Stiffness, spoke tension ok ?
How many miles have you got on them so far ?
They're just the ones I was considering !
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Re: Ribble Stealth updated

Postby dirtymonkey1985 » Fri Jun 29, 2012 04:48 am

solboy10 wrote:Dirty Monkey - thinking of getting one of these built up with campy centaur. Interested to know what you are comparing this with when you say how nice it rides. Also what frame size is that?

Unfortunately I can only really compare this to my gran fondo, which I was extremely happy with. It's a 52.5
acidstrato wrote:hey nice looking bike, coincidently I've just ordered a frameset myself and also have a granfondo

how long ago did you buy that? I ask as one of the other chaps who bought one a few weeks ago got his with internal gear cables so I was wondering whats going on with these frames at ribble. I asked ribble but surprise surprise...

I ordered it just over a month ago. That's a bit annoying as I'd much rather had one with internal gear cabling

Galatzo wrote:Have you got an exact weight for the wheels, ex skewers and tyres etc ?
Stiffness, spoke tension ok ?
How many miles have you got on them so far ?
They're just the ones I was considering !

Mine were 1480g all together. The stiffness and spoke tension is really good, I did think that when I ordered them I may need to tension them up a little bit, but they seem perfectly good for now. I've only got 50 or so miles on them at the moment due to the weather being so crap. Very fast feeling though.

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Re: Ribble Stealth updated

Postby acidstrato » Fri Jun 29, 2012 07:06 am

dirtymonkey1985 wrote:I ordered it just over a month ago. That's a bit annoying as I'd much rather had one with internal gear cabling


yeah i understand your frustration if it is the case that they have changed. I fancy internal also but I'd be happy with external cables also. what bothers me is that I dont know what I'll get as the never make it clear when the make design changes to frames
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Re: Ribble Stealth updated

Postby big p » Fri Jun 29, 2012 17:58 pm

you better got one quick then, they wont be on sale any more after next month, shimano have trade marked the name stealth some time ago, ribble have to change the name.

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Re: Ribble Stealth updated

Postby acidstrato » Fri Jun 29, 2012 18:17 pm

i ordered wednesday night, though as of yet all i've had is my confirmation email.
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Re: Ribble Stealth updated

Postby dirtymonkey1985 » Fri Jun 29, 2012 18:39 pm

acidstrato wrote:i ordered wednesday night, though as of yet all i've had is my confirmation email.

It'll take a while as they take each frame and check it over before they send it. I think mine was 2 weeks from ordering it to it being delivered.

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Re: Ribble Stealth updated

Postby solboy10 » Fri Jun 29, 2012 21:30 pm

big p wrote:you better got one quick then, they wont be on sale any more after next month, shimano have trade marked the name stealth some time ago, ribble have to change the name.


Even if this is true why would ribble need to stop selling the bike? Surely they would just change the name? How can Shimano TM a name thats actually a word? I bet the USAF are worried. what will they call their covert fighter jets?

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Re: Ribble Stealth updated

Postby big p » Fri Jun 29, 2012 22:19 pm

I'm sure the bike will still be for sale, it just wont be under the stealth name for much longer.

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Re: Ribble Stealth updated

Postby Keyser__Soze » Sun Jul 01, 2012 16:22 pm

Keyser__Soze wrote:Nice looking bike. Whatever you do don't ruin it with pink bar tape and pink tyres like the missus has done with hers...


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Re: Ribble Stealth updated

Postby dirtymonkey1985 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 16:28 pm

Keyser__Soze wrote:
Keyser__Soze wrote:Nice looking bike. Whatever you do don't ruin it with pink bar tape and pink tyres like the missus has done with hers...


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That's not as bad as I imagined to be honest. I've seen a lot worse

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Re: Ribble Stealth updated

Postby Keyser__Soze » Sun Jul 01, 2012 16:34 pm

Her team's kit is pink, actually looks really good in the flesh, just need a nice day to get some shots of it in the sunshine before it gets dirty again!
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Re: Ribble Stealth updated

Postby dirtymonkey1985 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 17:17 pm

Yeah at the moment mines pretty much an expensive ornament.

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Re: Ribble Stealth updated

Postby Henry_m1 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 17:06 pm

just wondered if you coudl give some details on where you ordered the wheels from china from? I'm on a cheap budget and need a reliable company. :wink:

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Re: Ribble Stealth updated

Postby dirtymonkey1985 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 18:32 pm

Mine were from here http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Carbonwheels20 ... 4340.l2563
Took about two weeks from ordering to being delivered, pretty much half of that waiting in customs!


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