Nothing speaks to cycling purists more than a classic steel frame with a Campagnolo build. The Endurance 725 combines the classic styling of Reynolds steel with the legendary performance of Campagnolo.
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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 head wind doesn’t bother you “tail wind 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!
REYNOLDS 725 TUBING
The Endurance 725 has been hand crafted using classic triple butted Reynolds 725 tubing to produce a frame with the compliant and vibration absorbing ride quality that only a high-quality steel frame can offer. Whilst the tubing and the look of the frame may lend itself to the traditional the geometry, tube profiles and design detail is definitely contemporary, with all the Ribble Endurance frame attributes in place to enable this frameset to be built into the stylish, performance Endurance road bike to effortlessly cover the miles.
Comfort through road surface impact and vibration absorption is very important in an Endurance bike and Triple Butted Reynolds 725 tubing along with the specific shapes and profiles of the frame, fork and seat post ensure that the Endurance 725 rides as smooth and comfortably over rough road surfaces and long distances as you would expect from a high end steel frame.
Power transfer and torsional stiffness have also been taken into account through the oversize chainstays and downtube ensuring that the natural compliance of the steel doesn’t impact your power wattage being efficiently transferred into forward motion. The tapered fork steerer, oversize headtube area and fork profile ensure that front end stiffness and steering precision is taken care of when cornering and when riding out of the saddle.
The Endurance 725 frameset has discreet mudguard mounts and tyre clearances for up to 28c tyres ensuring that the Endurance 725 can be ridden in all season and weather conditions.
1) Reynolds 725 tubing offers compliance and vibration absorption for a smooth ride feel with durability
2) Versatile Endurance geometry – Comfort, On or Off-road, Commute or all-day epic
3) Internal cable routing and Di2 compatibility
4) Tyre clearance up to 28c (25c with mudguards)
5) Mudguard compatibility – For all weather riding
6) Full Carbon fork with tapered steerer for lightweight, front end torsional stiffness and steering precision.
7) Oversize tapered down tube and chainstays for torsional stiffness and power transfer
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 triple butted frame weighs 2100g and the fully monocoque carbon forks 470g. Approximate weights are approx. Shimano Tiagra 10.2kgs and Shimano 105 9.85kgs.
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 standard rim brake calipers.
Are the axles quick release or thru axle?
They are standard 9mm quick release.
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.
An absolute joy. From my initial phone call for guidance, to the order, the website and selection, to the post-order communications, the experience with Ribble was excellent and effortless. Delivery was fast and the bike was packaged brilliantly.
The bike itself, a Reynolds 725 steel Ribble Endurance with 105 groupset and Mavic Askium wheels is a really beautiful machine. I sold a more racy £3k carbon road bike in exchange for buying this steel rig, initially to complete a 90 mile ultra charity ride later this year.
So far I have completed two c'50 mile rides (fairly well laden) and the bike is everything I wanted. Extremely comfortable, superb components, and a steel slim tubed frameset with geometry set for long days in the saddle.
Two weeks in and I'm delighted. Great bike and great first purchase experience from Ribble.
I may well be back for a titanium gravel or mountain bike in the future!
Endurance 725 steel with 105 groupset.
Pretty much perfect as winter training bike or commuter - heavy by carbon standards but fine for winter. 105 group set flawless 11speed. Bike handles nicely - good predictable handling and comfortable. Very happy superb value for money - still prefer steel for rough weather on the country lanes. Nice prologo saddle also supplied. Bought in summer sale.
Versatility is at the core of the CGR range and this titanium model certainly ticks all of the boxes. Less aggressive than a racer, the endurance geometry of the CGR Ti makes this bike comfortable, composed, responsive and ready for any ride.
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.