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: Toray T1000/T800 full carbon fibre monocoque.
Colour: Raw carbon.
Fork: Toray T1000/T800 full carbon fibre monocoque.
Headset: 1.5" top & bottom.
Brake Fitment: Direct mount rim caliper.
Cable Routing: Internal, including Di2 compatibility.
Front Derailleur Mount: Braze-on.
Bottom Bracket: Press Fit BB86.
Seat Clamp: Integrated wedge system.
Tyre Clearance: 28mm without mudguards fitted, 25mm with mudguards.
Unfortunately I had to replace my Sportive Racing due to an accident and having a positive experience with Ribble it made sense to stick with a brand that I knew and that had a good reputation. I bought the SLR last October and had to return the bike twice. 1 due to a manufacturing fault and the other due to the workmanship not meeting the standard that I expect. However I can't fault Ribble customer services, they were great. Now that I have done close to 1000 miles I can now give a real review of the bike. I'm no spring chicken however I've been getting PB's on nearly every ride I do. This bike is "QUICK" and power transfer is on point. I went for the rim brake model and with a Sram Force mechanical groupset and a mid range set of carbon wheels, the bike has come in at 7.26kg light enough for those long climbs and the aero implementation in the frame build means it descends just as QUICK. I have no problem hitting 80 kph on a decent and I totally trust the bike to do what tell it to (added security of Conti GP5000). Having the level 5 carbon cockpit makes for a thing of real beauty and all under £3000. Ribble cannot be beaten on price and you get more than you pay for. This bike definitely punches above its weight in all categories. Would I buy a different brand? yes if I had £10,000 spare but wouldn't we all. The only thing I would change is the paint, I wish I went for a gloss or custom finish, otherwise I couldn't ask for anything more
How much does the Endurance SL R Series weigh?
The fully monocoque carbon Toray 800/1000 frame weighs 850g and the matching forks 400g. A full build with Shimano Dura Ace Di2 is approximately 6.8kgs.
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 require?
The semi-aero seatpost is exclusive to the SL R Series and is supplied with the bike.
What type of front derailleur does the frame require?
The derailleur is a braze on.
Can I fit a rack?
No, the frame does not have rack mounts.
What brakes fit this frame?
The frame takes direct mount callipers.
Are the axles quick release or thru axle?
They are standard 9mm quick release axles.
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.