2017 Ribble R872 first impressions

With the weather great and a few hours in my possession I was able to try out my new 2017 Ribble R872. Yes, I’m happy.

There she is, the new model R872, with a few improvements over the old model.

As you can see from the pictures above it’s had some fair improvements in stiffness. Fork, headtube, dropouts, and chainstays are all beefed up. BB30 bottom bracket has been ditched in favour of BB86 and chainstays have been increase in size because of this.

On the road the handling is near identical but the power transfer and handling accuracy have improved greatly. I’m not fit at the moment but I definitely impressed myself on a couple of climbs, purely down to the frames ability to channel my efforts.

Well anyway I want to get some more miles on it before I say much more….. full write up soon!

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