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Ribble Cycles? Is it legit?

Old 07-22-12, 07:28 PM
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Ribble Cycles? Is it legit?

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The title says it all. Is ribble cycles legit?
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Actually, it doesn't say it all.

Define "legit."
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Actually, it doesn't say it all.

Define "legit."

Is it a reputable retailer? Am I going to get genuine products?
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Yes.
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Another yes. They have some good prices and shipping to the USA is very reasonable.
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Have bought there. Would buy again.
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Have bought from them numerous times.

Only issue with buying OS is if you need something warrantied. Had a Selle San Marco Aspide saddle snap a rail after only around 2000km - had to pay for the postage back, but received a credit for the broken saddle and put this towards the replacement...
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Old 07-22-12, 08:49 PM
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good online bike retailer. Have bought many times and got good service including returns.
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They are a great retailer but as stated warranty service will cost more provided you are in outside Europe. Depending on what you buy the prices are so good it makes it worth the very small risk.
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I've bought from them several times. I'll probably do it again.
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You gotta love those campy group and wheel prices. Does anyone know how their frames are?
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Just received a Ribble order this past week. I think that's the 4th order for me in a couple years. All good so far.
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Purchased Chorus 11 speed group and other parts from them. Nothing to worry about.
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Originally Posted by knobd View Post
You gotta love those campy group and wheel prices. Does anyone know how their frames are?
The ribble winter frames are extremely popular here in the UK, lots of people like them. The carbon are just own branded open moulds though so I'd be surprised if you couldn't get the same more direct?
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Originally Posted by JibberJim View Post
The ribble winter frames are extremely popular here in the UK, lots of people like them. The carbon are just own branded open moulds though so I'd be surprised if you couldn't get the same more direct?
I was just curious since the prices are so good. They seem to get good reviews on bikeradar.

Once I meet my mileage goal this year and convert my current bikes to clipless I plan on getting a Campy group from Ribble to pair with an Italian frame yet to be determined. Not sure yet between Veloce, Centaur or Athena. Their prices on all of them are great and I love the configuration tool. I can't believe more websites aren't set up that way.
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Old 07-23-12, 08:53 AM
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Yes,very highly regarded company in the UK.Make very good bikes as well.Merlin,Chainreaction,wiggle probike also good
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If you are one of those that need to be informed constantly about "status"...don't freak out when your order does not see "progress" for a day or two. I have been ordering plenty from Ribble and have no issues. I am also patient.
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For what it's worth, a couple years ago my Ribble order got snagged by Customs and I got taxed on my entire purchase.
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For what it's worth, a couple years ago my Ribble order got snagged by Customs and I got taxed on my entire purchase.
Which makes you wonder about this aspect of legitmacy. Is Ribble able to offer lower prices by avoiding customs fees that would be paid by American based retailers bringing things into the U.S. by more traditional channels?
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Which makes you wonder about this aspect of legitmacy. Is Ribble able to offer lower prices by avoiding customs fees that would be paid by American based retailers bringing things into the U.S. by more traditional channels?
Nothing illegitimate about not having to obtain Shimano, for example, directly from Shimano-Japan, instead of going through a distribution channel that includes Shimano-USA, then a a distributor like Quality, thence to a retail dealer.

Cut out the 2 layers of distribution, each with a % of profit added to the price, and you're looking at US bike shops selling at pretty much the same level. As for Customs Duties, the specific item you buy is what decides whether it qualifies for duty free entry into the US. Refer to Chapter 87 of the Tariff Schedules of the US for starters.

BTW, a very happy Ribble customer here.

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Happy Ribble customer here. Quick delivery (9 days to small town south of Seattle.) Well packaged, marked as bike parts so no customs duties.

And nice Campagnolo Centaur rear derailleur delivered, now on bike.

I've already gone back, and will do so, to complete my group.
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Hey Everyone,

The title says it all. Is ribble cycles legit?
Yes.
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Originally Posted by 200miler View Post
....As for Customs Duties, the specific item you buy is what decides whether it qualifies for duty free entry into the US. Refer to Chapter 87 of the Tariff Schedules of the US for starters.

BTW, a very happy Ribble customer here.

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i always wondered what the tariff situation was also. according to the tariff schedule, bike parts are taxed but bike "accesories" are not. thats weird. so do they just put a derailleur in a box and call it an accessory?
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