Ribble Endurance SL R Series
The new Ribble Endurance SL R Series sits at the top of the Ribble Endurance road bikes range and is an ultralight road platform designed for Endurance racing and riding. With a carefully considered geometry resulting in a frameset that offers precise handling, excellent responsiveness, stability and long distance comfort with enough adjustability to suit both endurance riders and those looking for a more performance optimised riding position. The shape and design of every tube profile and intersection is there for a reason all contributing to the overall performance and ride feel you get from the SL R Series platform.
THE RIBBLE ENDURANCE SL R SERIES -
THE ULTIMATE IN ENDURANCE & PERFORMANCE
The new Ribble Endurance SL R Series sits at the top of the Ribble Endurance road bikes range and is an ultralight road platform designed for Endurance racing and riding. With a carefully considered geometry resulting in a frameset that offers precise handling, excellent responsiveness, stability and long distance comfort with enough adjustability to suit both endurance riders and those looking for a more performance optimised riding position. The shape and design of every tube profile and intersection is there for a reason all contributing to the overall performance and ride feel you get from the SL R Series platform.HOW TO BUY
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.
With its impeccable performance, versatility and a multitude of wheel, component and finishing kit options the Endurance 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 R Series platform offers a performance advantage in all race situations.
The experienced Endurance rider will benefit from the road racing bikes 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 super 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 R Series the perfect partner as you develop you riding ability. Ride further and faster with less fatigue, make light work of hills, as you progress to experience longer rides over more challenging terrain.
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.
Aerodynamics have been a major consideration in the development of the new Endurance SL R Series with the new frameset generating up to 28.5% less drag compared to the previous generation. The aerodynamics are further enhanced by the new integrated carbon cockpit system which generates over 40% less drag than a conventional handlebar set up.
Aerodynamic drag saving features include,
1, Truncated aerofoil down tube
2, Aero fork blade profile
3, Truncated aerofoil seat tube and seat post
4, Internal cable routing
5, 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 oversize downtube, oversize BB area and box section chainstays ensuring that your power wattage is efficiently transferred into forward motion. The tapered fork steerer, oversize headtube area and fork profile ensure that front end stiffness is taken care of when sprinting or climbing out of the saddle.
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 R Series is smooth and comfortable over rough road surfaces and long distances.
The SL R Series frameset has discreet mudguard mounts and tyre clearances for up to 30c tyres ensuring that the Endurance SL R Series can be ridden in all seasons and weather conditions.
For amateur racers and leisure riders alike who demand the lightest relaxed position frame and high end performance the race ready Ultegra groupset perfectly complements the stiff carbon monocoque frameset of the Endurance SL R Series.
The latest incarnation of the Ultegra Electronic groupset offers the same high level of rapid/slick shifting as its predecessors and with it’s almost unlimited programmable shift modes you can programme it to shift to your own exact preference.
The Endurance SL R Series combined with possibly the lightest groupset on the market in the Sram Red Etap wireless makes this a fantastic choice for anyone seeking an ultralight Endurance bike.
Shimanos flagship Dura Ace groupset combined with the Ribbles Lightest Endurance SLR carbon frameset means you receive the perfect combination of performance and ultra-light weight.
The Endurance SL R Series combined with the new to the market Sram Etap AXS 12 speed groupset features cutting edge technology and a whole new concept on gearing.
The lightest Ribble bicycle ever put into production. Full carbon Lightweight wheels, a THM carbon chainset and slender Cane Creek EE brakes result in a bike that weighs just 5.4kg. A hill climbing machine.
Ribble Pro Cycling have chosen this as their race bike of choice for the 2019 season. Now you too can own and ride your very own Ribble Team Edition bike.
Finance is subject to status. Terms and conditions apply.
1. Optional carbon integrated cockpit with full internal cable routing
2. Tyre size compatibility – Up to 30c
3. Direct mount brakes for better braking performance
4. Internal cable routing and Di2 compatibility
5. Mudguard fitments and clearance – For all weather riding
6. Seat stay profiles designed for vertical compliance and vibration absorption enhancing comfort
7. Oversize tapered down tube and chainstays for torsional stiffness and power transfer
As well as using more higher grade carbon in the construction the SL R Series utilises carbon rather than alloy for the headtube and BB inserts reducing frame weight. A special paint and decal finish is also applied further minimising weight resulting in a total weight saving of approx. 300g vs the standard SL frameset making it ideal for the discerning rider and racer looking for the ultimate in Endurance and versatile race bike performance.
For 2019 the Ribble Pro Cycling team will be racing on a very unique Endurance SL R Series. This design is available now through our enhanced CustomColour programme.VIEW THE TEAM BIKE RANGE
Sizing & Geometry
|Rider Height||5'3" - 5'5"
160 - 165cm
|5'5" - 5'7"
165 - 170cm
|5'7" - 5'10"
170 - 178cm
|5'10" - 6'1"
178 - 185cm
|6'1" - 6'3"
185 - 191cm
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.
The frame carries a 3 year warranty. All other parts have the standard manufacturer's warranty.
There is clearance for tyres up to 28mm and 25mm with full length mudguards.
There are 2 bottle cage mounts.
We recommend a maximum rider weight of 120kgs.
Yes, there are discreet mounts for fitting mudguards.
The BB shell is a PF86 fit.
The seatpost is exclusive to the frame and is supplied with the bike.
The derailleur is a braze on.
No, there are no mountings for a rear pannier rack.
The frame takes direct mount callipers.
They are standard 9mm quick release axles.
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.
We also offer unmatched customisation of your Ribble with our BikeBuilder. The BikeBuilder is where you can make more of your own decisions - choose your ideal groupset and wheels, personalise it with your own preferred finishing kit - the choices are all yours.
Ribble Endurance SL R Series Customer Reviews
The new style rear geometry smooths quite a bit of the road buzz as promised, and downhill handling is excellent.
It's also my first bike with DI2. The gear changing is very crisp.
I've racked up plenty of PB's and expect more to follow.