Ribble R872 (aka Stealth) & heavy riders

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Ribble R872 (aka Stealth) & heavy riders

Postby philwint » Tue Jan 08, 2013 20:41 pm

Hi all,

I'm looking at this bike and noticed in the review on here it mentions that it gave some heavier riders issues.

@85kg (summer lol) weight I expect this means me.

Could anyone shed any light on the kind of issues being referred to. My thoughts were it could be either:

a) the frame flexes under heavy peddling with bulkier riders, which I imagine would be pretty nasty :shock: !!

or b) it's too stiff and with the heavier weight of a big guy on it it somehow magnifies road bumps.

Which is it, or could it be something completely different

This road stuff is a bit new to me as I'm used to my trusty Orange Five MTB :p

thanks

Phil

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Re: Ribble R872 (aka Stealth) & heavy riders

Postby calmx5 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 20:58 pm

No, I think you'll find this certainly more affects heavier riders, say, 95-100kg.

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Re: Ribble R872 (aka Stealth) & heavy riders

Postby philwint » Tue Jan 08, 2013 21:04 pm

Ah excellent. thanks for the quick reply :)

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Re: Ribble R872 (aka Stealth) & heavy riders

Postby RyanB » Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:45 pm

If you do decide to buy one, good luck with actually getting it. I've been waiting for three months for mine now with Ribble continually pushing a build/shipping date out with a "canned" emailed response. I know Ribble have their detractors, but this is woeful. At the moment, after the fifth notification that its been yet delayed, I'm no further on with getting the bike.


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