The Endurance SL R Series is our flagship carbon endurance bike, this high-performance frameset is superlight (frame sub 900g) and the truncated aerofoil profile of the tubes makes it the lightest and one of the fastest packages that we offer.
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.
WHO IS THE
SL R SERIES DISC FOR?
With its impeccable performance, versatility and a multitude of wheel, component and finishing kit options the Endurance SL and SL R Series can be fine-tuned for all riders of all levels of experience and ability.
The serious racer whether Elite or local hero will appreciate the frames stiffness and power transfer. The built in aerodynamic tech, builds tipping the scales below the UCI weight limit and disc and caliper brake options mean the Endurance SL platform offers a performance advantage in all race situations.
The Endurance rider will benefit from the race bike attributes designed into the frame and will also see gain from the comfort enhancing and fatigue reducing features ensuring that they can go further, higher and quicker whether all day Epic or Weekend Gran Fondo.
Fitness and Leisure riders can experience the feeling you only get from a high end race bike but with the geometry and fit required to achieve a comfortable and efficient riding position. The platforms comfort, stability, handling and braking performance will inspire confidence making the Endurance SL the perfect partner as you develop your riding ability. Ride further, comfortably with less fatigue, make light work of hills, as you progress to experience longer rides over more challenging terrain.
WHY SHOULD YOU BUY THE
SL R SERIES DISC?
The SL R is the lightest and fastest package that we offer, the fully monocoque carbon frame is super stiff. It is far from a bone shaking race bike however thanks to the dropped seatstay geometry which smooths out rough surfaces with ease. The super smooth shifting of the Shimano Ultegra groupset only enhances further the smooth and sleek styling of the bike. Plus, it even takes full mudguards should you be so inclined as to venture out in all weathers.
Aerodynamic drag saving features include,
Truncated aerofoil down tube
Aero fork blade profile
Truncated aerofoil seat tube and seat post
Internal cable routing
Optional aero one piece cockpit enabling all cables to be routed internally and away from the airflow generating over 40% less drag compared to a conventional bar and stem set up (disc brake version has all cables completely hidden and caliper brake just the front brake cable).
Power transfer and torsional stiffness have been taken into account through the tapered downtube, oversize BB area and box section chainstays ensuring that your power wattage is efficiently transferred to forward motion. The tapered fork steerer, oversize headtube area and fork profile ensure that front end stiffness is taken care for out of the saddle efforts.
Comfort through road surface impact and vibration absorption is very important in an Endurance bike and the specific shapes and profiles of the seat stays, seat post and carbon cockpit ensure that the Endurance SL is smooth and comfortable over rough road surfaces and long distances.
The SL R frameset has discreet mudguard mounts and tyre clearances for up to 30c tyres ensuring that the Endurance SL R can be ridden in all season and weather conditions.
For aspiring racers and those seeking the perfect blend of a high-performance super bike and endurance geometry. The Ultegra groupsets silky smooth shifting performance perfectly complements the stiff carbon monocoque frameset of the Endurance SL R Series.
For those riders who prefer more time in the saddle and are perhaps less mechanically inclined the Endurance SL R Series Ultegra Di2 certainly ticks the box when it comes to performance, lightweight and responsivity.
The Endurance SL R Series Disc combined with the revolutionary new groupset now features eTap shifting with 12 gears. With a completely redesigned chainset, gearing ratio concept and the ever-reliable HRD brakes, eTap is one of the best performing groupsets available.
Make the bike 'pop'. Everyone wants to stand out in the peloton and our 2019 Ribble Pro Cycling Team Edition certainly catches the eye, with each bike hand painted in the UK using three different two-tone speckled finishes.
The SL R Series frameset is manufactured from a carefully selected blend of Toray’s carbon using more of the T1000 grade than the standard SL and layered to an exacting specification to reduce weight without compromising stiffness and strength. The frame is crafted using advanced monocoque mould technology incorporating an EPS inner core system which ensures complete consistency of the structural integrity of the fibres and resin throughout the frame. This system also eliminates excess material on the inside of the frame.
Frame Price: US$1,884.60
Or from US$61.45 a month and available on Cycle To Work schemes
How much does the Endurance SL R Series Disc weigh?
The internally routed Toray 800/1000 full carbon monocoque frame weighs 850g and the full monocoque carbon forks 400g. A built up bike with Dura Ace Di2 weighs in at 7.3kgs.
What is the warranty on the frame?
The frame carries a 3 year warranty. All other parts have the standard manufacturer's warranty.
What is the tyre clearance?
The SL R Series Disc has clearance for 28mm tyres and 25mm with full length 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 100kgs (224lbs).
Does it take mudguards?
Yes, there are mounts for fitting mudguards.
What type of bottom bracket does the frame require?
The BB shell is PF86.
What size seatpost does the SL R Series Disc require?
The semi-aero seatpost is exclusive to the SL R Series Disc and is supplied with the bike.
Can I fit a rack?
No, the frame does not have rack mounts.
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 total experience of buying the bike was straight forward and the email communication on the order status was detailed and helpful. The build and delivery ran a few days behind the expected schedule. That wasn't a problem for me but it might help for the updates to mention it.
The delivery was smooth and finishing the assembly was straight forward. Of course the whole point of this is the bike. It is amazing!!
SL R Disc Ultegra Di2. First off the bike is fast. It's over 1kg lighter than my Roubaix. At 35mph on a big decent it was solid, not twitchy and the the disc breaks did what they needed to do. Also, first time I have had electronic shifting - super smooth.