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.
WHO IS THE
SL R SERIES 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 that the Endurance SL R 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 platform's comfort, stability, handling, and braking performance will inspire confidence making the Endurance SL R 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.
THE SL R SERIES
The SL R frameset is manufactured from a carefully selected blend of Toray’s T1000 and T800 carbon layered to an exacting specification using an 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 with the new frameset generating up to 28.5% less drag compared to the previous generation.
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.
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Endurance SL R Series
Using our lightest frameset and some of the lightest available components available, we have created 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.
SRAM Red 2 x 11 speed.
THM chainset 34/50T, SRAM 11-28T gearing
Cane Creek EE direct mount brakeset
Lightweight Gipfelsturm Carbon wheelset
Level 5 Carbon integrated bars and stem
Veloflex Master tubular tyres
Selle Italia SLR Tekno saddle
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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 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.
Couldn't fault the service at Ribble.. Dave on sales was great nothing was to much trouble. The bike itself looks and rides like a dream.. absolutely made up with my purchase.
First ride out was absolutely Amazing after riding the Ribble 525 for months, I took some measurements off the old carbon bike and transferred them to the new SL-R. I took it out for a spin and instantly fell in love. The bike was really responsive when cornering at pace and held its ground. Pulling away from a junction or the traffic light you can soon get back up to speed so you can continue your ride! Although been heavy-ish when faced with a cross wind I still managed to hold it in a straight line even after going passed a field entrance after being behind hedge cover. I’m really impressed how the frame looks, it’s nice to see a different take on the rear chain stays to the seat tube. I went for the Aero Carbon level handlebars as an upgrade, they look great and feel great when riding on the top of the bars. I do find that you do get a lot of Vibration through them, I’ve had the same issues with other carbon bars though so..... The seat post clamp is such a good idea hidden and out of sight! Taking a look at the steerer tube cap, personally I think it’s a bit big and bulky but different. I personally preferred A standard steerer tube and stem spacers like on the R872.
All in all really happy with my new Ribble Endurance SL-R
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.
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