Ribble Cycles reviews and news

Ribble Cycles road bikes tested, rated and reviewed on BikeRadar

Ribble Cycles is a British bike company originally established in 1897. Now one of the UK's biggest online bike dealers and selling bikes all over the world, Ribble specialises in using thoroughly road-tested frames from the Far East as the basis of customer-specced bike packages that offer exceptional value for money. 

What Ribble bikes are there?

Ribble’s 2017 and 2018 range includes road, cyclocross, gravel, time-trial, triathlon, track and urban bikes.

Club riders the length and breadth of the UK will be familiar with the sight of Ribble’s ultra-affordable 7005 Winter Audax, which is available from just £599 / AU$854.99 (approx $770) for a complete bike.

Other highlights include carbon road bikes such as the Ribble R872, the Ribble Sportive Racing and the super-light Ribble Ultimate SL, which has a frame weighing a claimed 840g. Prices for fully built carbon bikes start at just £799 / AU$1,282.99 (approx $1,030).

For something a little more retro, the Ribble Reynolds 525 has bags of old-school charm.

Does Ribble just sell bikes?

Nope, Ribble Cycles stocks a huge range of components, accessories and clothing, including its own Nuovo cycling kit brand.

Where can I buy Ribble bikes?

Ribble Cycles specialises in online direct-to-consumer sales, but if you want to see a bike in person before committing to buy, there are showrooms located in Preston and Birmingham, England.

Ribble Cycles ships internationally, and there are Australian and German versions of its website.

Matthew Allen

Senior Technical Writer, UK
Former bike mechanic, builder of wheels, hub fetishist and lover of shiny things. Likes climbing a lot, but not as good at it as he looks.
  • Discipline: Road, with occasional MTB dalliances
  • Preferred Terrain: Long mountain climbs followed by high-speed descents (that he doesn't get to do nearly often enough), plus scaring himself off-road when he outruns his skill set.
  • Current Bikes: Scott Addict R3 2014, Focus Cayo Disc 2015, Niner RLT 9
  • Dream Bike: Something hideously expensive and custom with external cables and a threaded bottom bracket because screw you bike industry.
  • Beer of Choice: Cider, please. Thistly Cross from Scotland
  • Location: Bristol, UK
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