Dolan Dual or Ribble Sportive 365

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Dolan Dual or Ribble Sportive 365

Postby infopete » Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:56 am

I'm using my Omega Axis titanium touring bike at the moment instead of my Dolan winter bike (same as the Ribble) and as I'm a lazy b***er it never gets cleaned so the drive train is a bit crunchy and will need replacing at the end of the winter.

I don't like the 7005 winter bike so I want to upgrade it and I'm thinking of either a Dolan Dual or the Ribble Sportive 365.

Ribble say the 365 will be available in the next 1-2 weeks but I don't know anything about it.

Which should I choose?

Oh and please don't suggest anything made from 7005 gas piping or worse still rusty steel.

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Re: Dolan Dual or Ribble Sportive 365

Postby MajorMantra » Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:33 am

The Dolan Dual seems a bit overpriced for what is essentially a generic frame with nice paint. It IS nice looking paint though.

If the 365 is anything like the regular Sportive it should be very nice, it's great to see they're finally doing a mudguard version. Naff colour scheme though. I wonder if it's still a full carbon fork...

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Re: Dolan Dual or Ribble Sportive 365

Postby infopete » Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:45 am

Ribble have just said frame and forks should be 1.5 kg, 31.6 seat pillar, and long drop brakes.

Even though I'll have to buy a seat post (all mine are 27.2) and some brakes it should still work out cheaper than the Dolan.

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Re: Dolan Dual or Ribble Sportive 365

Postby GrantTaylor » Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:00 pm

Nothing wrong with the 7005 Sportive Frame. Yes the geometry is straight out of th 80's and it is a liitle heavy (weight should not be your first consideration on a Winter Trainer) and at £100 for the Frame it is a bargain. It is plenty stiff enough as well.

I love Cycling, but it is the same old, same old 'Bike Snob' attitude. If you are unable to work out which bike you should buy without having to come onto a forum, which are always biased in opinion and often contradictory. Then maybe you should leave the sport.

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Re: Dolan Dual or Ribble Sportive 365

Postby infopete » Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:09 pm

"leave the sport" just because I don't have enough information, I don't think so.

I also thought the point of this forum was to discuss what to buy and...

If I was a bike snob, I wouldn't be buying a Ribble.

Thinking about it, I wouldn't own a bit of 7005 gas piping either.

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Re: Dolan Dual or Ribble Sportive 365

Postby MajorMantra » Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:38 pm

GrantTaylor wrote:If you are unable to work out which bike you should buy without having to come onto a forum, which are always biased in opinion and often contradictory. Then maybe you should leave the sport.


Someone forgot to take their medication. :roll:

Totally unwarranted response to a perfectly reasonable thread. Take the attitude elsewhere?

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Re: Dolan Dual or Ribble Sportive 365

Postby exlaser » Thu Dec 06, 2012 15:33 pm

MajorMantra wrote:
GrantTaylor wrote:If you are unable to work out which bike you should buy without having to come onto a forum, which are always biased in opinion and often contradictory. Then maybe you should leave the sport.


Someone forgot to take their medication. :roll:

Totally unwarranted response to a perfectly reasonable thread. Take the attitude elsewhere?


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Re: Dolan Dual or Ribble Sportive 365

Postby mjbennett » Fri Dec 07, 2012 15:17 pm

Dolan Dual is a great frameset. Good paintjob and the ability to fit mudguards on a carbon frameset. Perfect all round do-it all bike, whatever the weather.

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Re: Dolan Dual or Ribble Sportive 365

Postby dave35 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 16:20 pm

And with the Dolan,the chance to get it done in a one off colour scheme....having packed up racing I have the choice between the Dolan or a Canyon.....Dolan winning for now.

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Re: Dolan Dual or Ribble Sportive 365

Postby satnavsteve » Sat Dec 08, 2012 07:30 am

I also like the look of the Dolan, but a little concerned than they say max clearance is for 24c.
Would really be wanting to put 25's on. Am I right in thinking that there's a pretty limited range of 24c tyres?
But then again, if I'm asking questions like that, maybe I should leave the sport......

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Re: Dolan Dual or Ribble Sportive 365

Postby infopete » Fri Dec 14, 2012 13:17 pm

Another update from Ribble:

"The Sportive 365 frame in a 55cm size weighs 1150g, and the forks weigh 600g.
The frame will be supplied complete with seatpost clamp, rear hanger, cable guide & adjusters.
If you order a frame & forks with a headset, the headset will be fitted for you prior to despatch. "

It's added about 250g from the original email, these mudguard eyes are seriously heavy.

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Re: Dolan Dual or Ribble Sportive 365

Postby MajorMantra » Fri Dec 14, 2012 14:31 pm

The fork seems quite heavy, so I'm guessing it has an alu steerer, which is a downgrade from the standard Sportive.

Still not a bad weight but seems a shame.


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