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Ribble is an English bicycle manufacturer that has become a staple of the cycling scene in the UK. Almost all of its bikes are made for road biking, and the Ribble Aero is an aerodynamic-design road bike that is made to wreak havoc with Nature’s elements and go against the laws of physics.

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Ribble Aero 883 Carbon Seatpillar Longer Slot
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Ribble Aero TT Shimano Tiagra 192
Ribble Aero TT Shimano Tiagra 192
$1,124
Ribble Aero TT Shimano Tiagra 192
Ribble Aero TT Shimano Tiagra 192
$1,346
Ribble Aero TT
Ribble Aero TT
$1,460
Ribble Aero TT
Ribble Aero TT
$1,460
Ribble Aero TT Launch Special
Ribble Aero TT Launch Special
$1,477
Ribble Aero TT
Ribble Aero TT
$1,576
Ribble Aero TT
Ribble Aero TT
$1,606
Ribble Aero TT Special Edition
Ribble Aero TT Special Edition
$1,606
Ribble Aero 883 Shimano 105 206
Ribble Aero 883 Shimano 105 206
$1,856
Ribble Aero TT Ultegra Bike 105
Ribble Aero TT Ultegra Bike 105
$1,904
Ribble Aero 883 Ultegra Di2 210
Ribble Aero 883 Ultegra Di2 210
$2,571
Ribble Aero 883
Ribble Aero 883
$2,610
Ribble Aero 883
Ribble Aero 883
$3,212
Ribble Aero 883 Disc
Ribble Aero 883 Disc
$3,216
Ribble Aero 883 Disc
Ribble Aero 883 Disc
$3,727

Ribble Aero Review

The Ribble Aero was a beautiful bike in our eyes when we saw it. Making use of a gorgeous carbon fiber frame with aerodynamically modified sections of the down and seat tubes, this was definitely a well-designed cycle.

The seat post is aero as well, along with the rear brake, which has been tucked under the chainstays in an attempt to keep the obstacles on the frame to a minimum.

In addition to this, we noticed a lot of clean, smooth blending, such as between the fork, the head tube and the down tube. The seat tube actually has a cutout section for the rear wheel to nestle in without interference. However, the clearance between the tube and the 23mm tire is a hairs-breadth. We didn’t dare try a 25mm tire.

This obviously meant that the bike couldn’t be ridden on anything other than a very smooth road or track, which was a little unfortunate. While the bike does transfer power incredibly well, it does have drawbacks, such as the fact that you feel every little wavy part of the road, and you do have a constant little worry that the rear tire is going to hit the post.

+Pros:

  • Lovely design
  • Low weight
  • Stiff, but not too stiff
  • Smoothly blended parts
  • Great power transmission

-Cons:

  • Not a pro-level current gen aero bike
  • Better for beginners, but not priced like it
  • Very specific conditions needed

The Verdict

The Ribble Aero is a bike made for the smooth, hard and perfect roads of the world, and manages to zip along these incredibly well.

This is definitely a bike you should pick up if you have some cash to spare, but it isn’t one that we would die without. It was a lot of fun to review though!

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