The poster is buying the whole bike not the frameset? Not sure I follow your postGood morning,
Am I being a complete idiot or is the only difference between the Aluminium and Carbon versions of the Ribble £600 and the carbon frame&forks and aluminium frame and different forks?
That changes the price balance between the Ribble and the Giant quite a lot, but if you want a bike for this summer Ribble's estimates of July aren't great.
My only other thought is do you want a carbon frame because you haven't had one before and want to try one? If that's the case then it seems to be a dominant argument.
I would certainly agree with anyone who says that is probably not going to make much difference but that's not really the point about bikes for fun.
After all do you need more that a Carrera Vanquish disc for £450? I do ask this tongue in cheek as it is sunny and I am getting ready to go out on my carbon Di2 bike or possibly my steel one with downtube shifters.
Nope, it will be the plastic one, I am slowly becoming a convert, not because the differences are worth the price, but because it is a better piece of equipment for the job.
Given that Ribble sell the aluminium frame separately for £599, it is either a very good frame or the margins are very high, the SL frame alone at £1,299 should mean that it is a stunning frame. However with the 725 frame being £799, frame only prices look like we have the frames so "we will stick um on the site at high prices and don't really care if they sell"
Giant contend SL1 disc vs Ribble endurance sl discThe poster is buying the whole bike not the frameset? Not sure I follow your post
It’s pretty much always more cost effective to buy the whole bike if you can get the spec you want off the peg than a frameset and all the components
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