This is my race bike. The bike with which I hope to go as fast as I can as safely as I can, simple as that!
We start with a UK company (Ribble Cycles) who are not well known I don’t think or that popular but what they do offer is incredible value for money across their range.
My bike the UltraTri for example has integrated storage, on board hydration system. These items are usually found on only the top of the line bikes from many manufacturers costing in the region of £10,000 but the UltraTri starts at £1899.
This gets you the standard Shimano 105 R7000 groupset with Mavic Aksium wheelset. This is the bike I went for. Mainly because you get the same frame on this build as you do on their most expensive. The only thing that changes is the groupset, wheels, etc.
I have changed out the wheels for Parcours Chrono which I already owned from my previous race bike and also added Favero Assioma duo power meter pedals. Everything else is standard.
So how does it ride….fast is the answer!!
The frame is very responsive but aggressive at the same time. The aero bars are quite narrow along with a short stem makes for quite a twitchy ride on the aero bars but with a good bike fit and setup you can be comfortable and confident at the same time.
Shimano 105 R7000 TT 11 Speed.
Shifters – Dura Ace SL-BSR1 Bar End.
Brake levers – Cane Creek 200TT, Black.
Brakes – Tektro T860 – T851 Aero.
Chainset – 105 R7000 36-52T.
Bottom Bracket – Ribble Press Fit PF30.
Cassette – 105 R7000 11-28T.
Chain – Shimano HG601 11 Speed.
Front Derailleur – 105 R7000 Braze On.
Rear Derailleur – 105 R7000 Short Cage.
Wheels – Parcours Chrono 86mm Carbon Wheelset
Tyres – Continental Grand Prix 5000TL 700 x 25c, Black.
Frame – Toray T800 / T1000 Full Carbon Monocoque.
Forks – Ultra Tri Full Carbon Fibre Monocoque.
Pedals – Favero Assioma Duo
Handelbars – Ribble Ultra Tri Base Bar.
Stem – Ribble Ultra Tri, Black.
Aero Bars – Zipp Vuka Alumina Race.
Bar Tape – Level Cork Ribbon, Black
Seatpost – Ribble Ultra TT / Tri Carbon, Black
Saddle – ISM PN 1.1, Black