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Old 08-29-20, 02:23 PM
Bob the Mech
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Bikes: 2016 Trek Emonda S6 frameset, custom build (road). 1995 Dawes Genesis Reynolds 531 Competition frameset, custom build (road). 1996 Orange C16R frameset, custom build (retro MTB). Coyote Dual hard-tail, custom build (MTB).

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Originally Posted by Ride215 View Post
Currently, I have the new '21 Orbea Orca M30 (OMR) on order. It has a full 105 drivetrain and the base level carbon frame for $2400 US. The problem is, it isn't expected to ship until next Spring.

I recently discovered Ribble bikes. I know they've been around for a while but you just don't see much about them in the States (at least I haven't). They let you customize your bikes aesthetics for only $326. With the same 105 drivetrain and the additional upgrades of a D shaped carbon seat post, an integrated carbon aero cockpit and custom paint the Endurance SL model is only $350 more. The main demerit points are a 3 year warranty over lifetime on the Orbea. I work on my own stuff, so not having factory shop support isn't a big deal to me and the Ribble has a threaded BB.

It seems I'd get my hands on it before the end of the calendar year as well. Should I roll the dice on the Ribble or keep the Orbea order and just wait it out?

Ribble Bikes (based in Preston, Lancashire, UK) has a very healthy folllowing in the UK and a very good rep. Quality wise it's up there with the best of them IMO.
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