RIBBLE REYNOLDS 525
Ribble celebrate their 120th birthday in 2017 at a time when their bikes have never been so popular. As the name explicity says, the foundation to this versatile bike is Reynolds 525 steel. Yes, it might be one of the manufacturer’s more modest metals but it’s well finished with a neat mix of tidy tig welds and lugs. The gearing of 50/34 and 12-25 is ample, though we’d appreciate a lower bottom end for more options.