Ribble HF83

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CASATIKID
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Ribble HF83

Postby CASATIKID » Wed Sep 25, 2013 15:37 pm

Has anyone seen or better still own or knows anyone that has this new frameset from Ribble?
I have a best bike(Casati) and an everyday bike(Ribble 7005sl) along with my winter Dolan.I wish to upgrade my everday bike to a carbon frame and I have to say that Ribble,s new HF83 looks like great value for money.If I choose to go ahead and buy and kit it out to my spec with Ultegra,a good set of wheels etc it will come to around £2,500. which wouldn't buy you much from most other retailers as many bikes are sold with inhouse branded kit..
Any helpful observations from anyone ?
Mick

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Re: Ribble HF83

Postby diamonddog » Wed Sep 25, 2013 15:42 pm

£2500 would get you a Dolan Ares or Tuono with Sram Red 22 and Ksirium Elite wheels or a Canyon Ultimate CF SL with Sram Force 22. :)

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Re: Ribble HF83

Postby diamonddog » Wed Sep 25, 2013 15:50 pm

Just to add the ones mentioned above are also available with Shimano groupsets. :)
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Re: Ribble HF83

Postby CASATIKID » Wed Sep 25, 2013 15:53 pm

Yes,i quite like the look of the Dolan Tuono but will look at the Canyon online later.Thanks.Still like the idea of the HF83 though.The old Ribble I have had from new about 9/10 years ago and its been a agreat bike.Actualy,its the wife that has TOLD me to go and buy a new bike,can you believe that?
She has been looking online with me and she has been encouraging me to go and buy the new LOOK 675 with the intergrated h/set and bars.I love the look of it but didn't want to spend more than 2,500 realy as my Casati is brilliant .To good to be relegated to an everyday bike.
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Re: Ribble HF83

Postby diamonddog » Wed Sep 25, 2013 17:22 pm

Nothing wrong with the Ribble IMO, just thought I would give you some options. :)

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Re: Ribble HF83

Postby CASATIKID » Wed Sep 25, 2013 18:24 pm

Cheers diamonddog.All comments appreciated.
Strange you know how which bike you ride depends on whether other cyclists acknowledge you on the road.
If I am riding my Carbon Casati people will ride past,look at the bike and nod or put a hand up.If I am riding past the same person(Done this)on my Ribble then some of these people won't bother to look in my direction.
Bike snobbery really does exist.

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Re: Ribble HF83

Postby SloppySchleckonds » Wed Sep 25, 2013 18:26 pm

If you want to be totally ignored buy a Cervelo :wink:
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Re: Ribble HF83

Postby CASATIKID » Wed Sep 25, 2013 18:38 pm

Like.

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Re: Ribble HF83

Postby giant man » Wed Sep 25, 2013 19:26 pm

If you want your frame to crack, buy a Cervelo. :wink:
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Re: Ribble HF83

Postby dwanes » Wed Sep 25, 2013 21:00 pm

If you want to look middle aged buy a Cervelo. :wink:

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Re: Ribble HF83

Postby LegendLust » Wed Sep 25, 2013 21:44 pm

madasahattersley wrote:If you want the best bike for your money with the best warranty available from a company that innovates and puts more time than anyone else into making the best product, buy a Cervélo!


Can you elaborate?

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Re: Ribble HF83

Postby Rolf F » Thu Sep 26, 2013 07:38 am

I cannot believe the OP has a green light for a Look and is contemplating a Ribble! I have a Look and a Ribble. They are both excellent but the Look is something special. So, keep the old Ribble for every day and have two bikes for best.

CASATIKID wrote:Cheers diamonddog.All comments appreciated.
Strange you know how which bike you ride depends on whether other cyclists acknowledge you on the road.
If I am riding my Carbon Casati people will ride past,look at the bike and nod or put a hand up.If I am riding past the same person(Done this)on my Ribble then some of these people won't bother to look in my direction.
Bike snobbery really does exist.


All these people who can spot that your bike is the Casati and not the Ribble before acknowledging you. There must be lots of people with telescopic vision where you live. Either that or everyone rides at a really, really slow pace! I always note what someone is riding after I've waved to them...... :lol:

LegendLust wrote:
madasahattersley wrote:If you want the best bike for your money with the best warranty available from a company that innovates and puts more time than anyone else into making the best product, buy a Cervélo!


Can you elaborate?


I think he read it on http://www.cervelo.com :lol:
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Re: Ribble HF83

Postby Camcycle1974 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 08:28 am

Personally, love my Ribble 872. It was an economic decision for me. Cervelo was 2k for a 105 equipped bike, Ribble cost me £1200. I don't think I will notice the £800 difference until there is a warranty issue to resolve maybe?! I am sure the big manufacturers must factor in the cost of warranty claims when pricing their bikes.

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Re: Ribble HF83

Postby LegendLust » Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:50 am

madasahattersley wrote:Are there any other manufacturers that do as much wind tunnel/ R & D as Cervélo?


Yes there is. Specialized have even invested in their own wind tunnel.

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Re: Ribble HF83

Postby LegendLust » Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:34 pm

madasahattersley wrote:
LegendLust wrote:
madasahattersley wrote:Are there any other manufacturers that do as much wind tunnel/ R & D as Cervélo?


Yes there is. Specialized have even invested in their own wind tunnel.


Specialized are a marketing company.


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Re: Ribble HF83

Postby DesWeller » Thu Sep 26, 2013 18:05 pm

Camcycle1974 wrote:Personally, love my Ribble 872. It was an economic decision for me. Cervelo was 2k for a 105 equipped bike, Ribble cost me £1200. I don't think I will notice the £800 difference until there is a warranty issue to resolve maybe?! I am sure the big manufacturers must factor in the cost of warranty claims when pricing their bikes.


That's probably true, take ABG & Merlin for example...

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Re: Ribble HF83

Postby Superbalicious » Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:26 pm

You're thinking of a HF83 and you like the look of the Dolan TuonoSL... strange that, they're the same frame :shock: . In which case I would say go for the TuonoSL... but then I'm biased (and need to update my signature).
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Re: Ribble HF83

Postby CASATIKID » Sun Sep 29, 2013 20:43 pm

Went to the show and saw the HF83.
Wont be buying it as it was downright ugly.
Back to the drawing board.

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Re: Ribble HF83

Postby Camcycle1974 » Mon Sep 30, 2013 08:30 am

CASATIKID wrote:Went to the show and saw the HF83.
Wont be buying it as it was downright ugly.
Back to the drawing board.


In contrast the 872 is downright sexy! Everyone I saw at the show was admiring it. Did 150 miles on mine yesterday. Didn't miss a beat. Highly recommended.

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Re: Ribble HF83

Postby dwanes » Mon Sep 30, 2013 08:34 am

CASATIKID wrote:Went to the show and saw the HF83.
Wont be buying it as it was downright ugly.
Back to the drawing board.


What did you find so ugly about it? Colour, geometry, tube shapes, finish quality?
Or all of the above?


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