ribble vs planet x
I’ve got the ribble sportive bianco and the planet x £1k bike from a year ago both with sram, both are good bikes, the planet x feels a little more sporty due dimensions more than anything else(also it may be because i ride it more infrequently as it is outside the uk). Both perfectly good for long rides. The stock wheels with the ribble were a bit pony though but the saddle on the ribble is a bit more comfy imho. If I had to replace one of them i’d go for a Planet x.Posted 4 years agomrblobbyMember
You could give them a call… ah hold on, it’s Planet X, maybe not!
Edit: sounds a bit harsh that, I’ve brought a lot of stuff from Planet X and never had any problems with sales or returns, just never been able to get through on the phone.
Double edit: having said that if I was buying a bike I’d probably drive up there and take advantage of the bike fit. I’d be surprised if they didn’t sort the cranks out for you.Posted 4 years agoMoreCashThanDashSubscriber
Took a long time for the Ribble haters to get started – first thread for a while with several positive comments about them, maybe they’ve turned a corner (having previously had a couple of bikes from them, excellent VFM, delivery a little slower than you’d ideally want ime, but not enough to shout about)Posted 4 years agoGribsMember
I got mine last year and it was delivered roughly when they said it would be. I’m happy with it but the gears weren’t set up at all when I got it and if I’d actually ridden it like that could have caused some damage. It wasn’t a problem as I could do it myself but a little disappointing after buying a Canyon that arrived perfectly set up.Posted 4 years agotakisawa2Subscriber
And here’s me getting excited about building up one of those Decathlon Tri-Ban 3’s…!!! 🙂
First foray into modern road bikes, hence not lashing out loads.Posted 4 years ago
Our BtW window is open right now, & I was all set to spec up a Ribble / PlanetX but found out I have to use Halfords. A single visit to the complete Joke that is the Lichfield store put paid to that. Apparently, we can use Dolan so if I do like this skinny wheel mullarkey I’ll look at Dolan next year.antigeeMember
my gut feeling is that a Ribble would have a better resale value as are a traditional “winter training bike” although personally think planet X come up with some great packages
more importantly Ribble is Lancashire based and Planet X Yorkshire based – i’m from the south of England originally but have had to look and smell black and green mushy peas and had loyalty explained to me and I feel this is lacking herePosted 4 years agoTiRedMember
I’d pick the one with the best geometry. There is little to separate the groupsets. Untegra 6700 is more clunky duee to the internal cabling, Centaur has got lighter to compete with shimano.
Or, for the same money, a top end alloy frame such as a CAAD10. Just because it is carbon does not mean it is a bargain. Economies of scale are being made somewhere.Posted 4 years ago
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