With 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. 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 platform.
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The Ribble Endurance SL is a classy-looking bike with performance to match.
- Cycling Weekly
WHO IS THE
ENDURANCE SL 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.
The SL 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.
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 frameset has discreet mudguard mounts and tyre clearances for up to 28c tyres ensuring that the Endurance SL can be ridden in all season and weather conditions.
I've had my SL since April. Build quality of the frame is as good as anyone's. Really has moved Ribble up a league. To me the bike seems very similar in geometry , ride and handling to my daughter's Scott foil. And that's praise indeed. It's more race than endurance geo so can't understand why they didn't call it the SL Race. I think my caliper braked version with 105 and carbon Quattro wheels nudges the scales at around 7.8kg which is good for a 105 bike. I think the disc version and aksium wheel option would add a kilo to that probably.
Thoroughly recommend this
Very pleased with my recent purchase of the Endurance SL. I’ve previously ridden an aluminium road bike and the step up to a carbon fibre is really noticeable with road bumps dampened and hills taking a lot less effort.
I’ve also seen my speed increase on usual routes and the increased speed has also come with improved handling over my previous ride.
A friend helped with selecting components (crank and stem lengths and handlebar width, gearing) and I’d recommend taking the time to get the right set up to get the most from the bike.
I really think I’ve got a bike I want to spend time on that will also improve me as a cyclist.
The latest iteration of our highly successful and test winning R872 (Winner of Cycling Weekly and Cycling Plus 'Best on Test' Awards). The versatile 'sportive' geometry results in a bike equally well suited to epic century rides and fast commutes.