With the unique ride feel you only get from a high-end Steel frame and a carefully considered geometry resulting in a frameset that offers stability, comfort and precision handling with enough adjustability to suit both endurance riders and those looking for a more performance optimised riding position.
Whether it’s your favourite or nemesis ride, you visualise it in your head the night before, you know the roads like the back of your hand, every corner, climb and descent it’s as if you were there already….then press start, click in, change down, you're off, the anticipation as you glide out of town and onto the rolling roads up to the foot of the first climb. The headwind doesn’t bother you “tailwind home" you say to yourself.
As the climb draws near you're conserving energy ready ahead of the first challenge of the day, the climb rolls on and you pass a few riders in their own moment of pain and ecstasy, the gradient steepens but you're feeling good, 100m to go that final push out of the saddle and the PB is yours, the first of many today. Then focus your mind for the rewarding descent, the spoils for your effort unfolds in front of you, swooping down it’s as if you’re on rails, the swish of the tyres and the sound of the wind, at one with the machine.
Then the road opens up, you're back on the rolling roads with more climbs and technical descents to come but they're covered with poise and grace. The miles count down until you see the sign for home, there’s rain in the air but your mudguards keep you dry, you pass the century and you still feel good, the ride feel of Steel is real and you're home, feet up, cup of tea, exhilarated with a sense of accomplishment….
This is the essence of the Ribble Endurance 725!
To assist you in selecting the correct size simply find you height below. The graphic below illustrates our recommendations so you can be confident that the size you order will be correct.
The Reynolds 725 Steel frame weighs 2.1kgs and the fully monocoque carbon forks 470g.
What is the warranty on the frame?
The frame carries a 2 year warranty. All other parts have the standard manufacturer's warranty.
What is the tyre clearance?
There is clearance for tyres up to 28mm and 25mm with full mudguards fitted.
How many bottle cage mounts are there?
There are 2 bottle cage mounts.
What is the maximum rider weight?
We recommend a maximum rider weight of 120kgs.
Does it take mudguards?
Yes, there are mounts for fitting mudguards.
What type of bottom bracket does the frame require?
The BB shell is a BSA 68mm threaded fit.
What size seatpost does the Endurance 725 Disc require?
The seatpost diamater is 27.2mm and seat collar 30mm.
Does it take a rack?
No, there are no mountings for a rear rack.
Can I fit a rack?
No, the frame does not have rack mounts.
What brakes fit this frame?
The frame takes flat mount disc brakes.
Are the axles quick release or thru axle?
The frame has thru axles of diameter 12x100 front and 12x142 rear.
Is the bike supplied with pedals?
Due to the many different systems people use we do not supply pedals with bikes but you can find a great array of pedals here.
The 725 Disc has been an absolute joy to ride.
Coming from a Giant TCR, I purposely selected the 725 Disc as a replacement bike given its similar stack and reach. However, I also wanted the additional features of disc brakes and a steel frame. After bedding in the brakes, the stopping performance has been phenomenal, especially in wet weather conditions. Regarding the steel frame, while not the lightest build, feels quite nimble on the road and belies its weight. Compared to the aluminium TCR, the 725 Disc provides a different sort of road feedback over rough terrain -- not harsh but not completely muted.
Overall, a fantastic bike and deal when paired with the 105 groupset.
I'm really happy with my new bike and with the service provided from Ribble. Great pre and after sale customer service helping me to have the confidence to buy online. The bike was delivered quickly and the quality is great. The 105 groupset and disc brakes make a huge difference on my daily commute. Out of the box the set up was a bit big for me, even with the medium frame size (I'm 5"11), It required quite a stretch to the brakes, so I've swapped out the stem and bars for something more relaxed and better suited to a south London commute. Now it's perfect. Overall very happy I chose steel, the Endurance 725 and Ribble.
The all new Ribble CGR 725 offers traditional class and the ride feel only experienced on a high end steel frame combined with contemporary features and geometry resulting in a rugged, highly versatile bike.