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Advanced and super lightweight for optimum climbing performance

The new SL takes pride of place at the very top of our lightweight, carbon road bike range. It’s the lightest frame that we have designed and built to date and it comes in at only 840g on the weighing scale (medium frame). This bike is for riders looking for every advantage on our lightest machine for road and circuit racing or epic challenge rides in the hills and big mountains. Wherever you want to ride fast the SL is designed to give you the edge and keep you right at the sharp end of your race.

“Right on the money for a super-light chassis” RoadCyclingUK

With the new SL we have developed and produced a cutting-edge, highly advanced frameset that is incredibly light with new, carbon tube profiles designed to cut through the air. The high-end carbon frameset is very responsive to your accelerations, very little power transfer is lost and the overall ride feel is firm without being harsh.

Designed with racing geometry and a short wheelbase, the SL puts you in a low, efficient and aggressive racing position. The overall design is aimed at optimum performance, saving you watts and following the Ribble pedigree of being the fastest bike out there.

The SL’s distinctively thin seat stays help build in some comfort into the rear triangle of the bike and a 27.2mm seat post also assists in taking some sting out of any rough road surfaces.

An oversized bottom bracket shell and tapered head tube boost the bike’s stiffness and efficiency making it stiff enough to sprint for victory as well as light enough to climb into the clouds.

Over its matt carbon finish the SL boasts only subtle and understated graphics for a simple reason – paint adds weight to a frame so our designers have gone minimalist with the colour scheme. But if you're keen to leaving a last impression you can choose your own CustomColour hand painted finish in our BikeBuilder.



1. Superlight frame
Weighing just 840g (medium frame)
2. Racing geometry and responsive race handling
Designed for speed and responsiveness
3. Oversize Press Fit bottom bracket
Helps reduce frame flex and improves power transfer
4. Tapered head tube
Increases front end rigidity and improves steering
5. 27.2mm Seat post
Slender seat post increases comfort
6. Lightweight seat stays
Adds some comfort and stability at the rear

Advanced Bikebuilder For Further Options

Ribble SL

We also offer unmatched customisation of your Ribble with our Advanced BikeBuilder. The Advanced BikeBuilder is where you can make more of your own decisions - choose your ideal groupset and wheels, personalise it with your own colour and preferred finishing kit - the choices are all yours.

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Sizing & Geometry

Ribble SL
Size A B C D E F G H I
S 510 530.4 372.8 132.8 531.9 72.1 967.1 405 73.5
M 540 548 380.8 145 546.9 73.1 970.5 405 73
L 565 569.1 388.8 171.1 571.9 73.1 986.1 405 72.5
XL 590 590.7 396.8 197.3 596.9 73.1 1001.7 408 72

(maximum rider weight: 90kg)

Our available frame sizes

S 5' 1" - 5' 4"

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M 5' 5" - 5' 7"

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L 5' 8" - 5' 10"

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XL 5' 11" - 6' 4"

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What type of bike is the Ribble SL?
A: The SL pushes the boundaries of how light a frame can be. It’s designed to give you every possible advantage for when the road goes upwards, and is plenty stiff enough to deal with big out of the saddle efforts.
Q: What kind of geometry does this bike have?
A: The SL features a geometry on the race side of things – its designed to give a responsive ride and confident handling characteristics.
Q: What type of riding is it best suited for?
A: Do you want to PB the local climb? The SL can help with that. Great for epic mountain sportives and hilly club runs, it’ll also give any other bike a run for it’s money on the flat or flying downhill.
Q: What is the frame made of and what does it weigh?
A: The frame weighs just 840 grams (size medium) and is and is constructed with high quality, industry leading, Toray carbon.
Q: What is the widest tyre that can be fitted?
A: 25mm.
Q: Does the bike come with pedals?
Q: No, pedals are a personal choice. We offer a wide range here.
Q: What is the warranty of the frame and what does it cover?
Q: The frame has a three year warranty against manufacturing defects. All other parts have the manufacturer’s standard warranty.
Q: How do I customise the frame colour and how much does it cost?
A: You can select from a wide range of colours on the Style tab within our BikeBuilder. Our CustomColour program costs £299 and the framesets are hand painted in the UK.

Ribble SL Customer Reviews

I'm honestly liked the price , the build quality.
The product looks and feels well made.
I'm a happy with my experience.
Only had this bike for 3 weeks, but the difference in performance between this and my previous bike (Boardman Team Carbon) is significant. I downgraded the recommended build from electric Ultegra to mechanical Ultegra and upgraded the wheels to Mavic Cosmic. Wow! Since my very first ride, I realised that this bike was a lot quicker. My average ride speed (over regular 18 mile commute) has jumped from 18.2mph to 19.3mph and as I am getting the bike set up to suit me, it is progressively getting faster still. The Ultegra group set is more attractive, but the 105 set (less the FSA chain wheel) on the Boardman was just as efficient. I found the recommended saddle (Selle Italia SLR Flow) to be firm, but with extra padding it was manageable. The colour scheme is low key - matt black with orange accents, but it looks classy. Overall, I am delighted with my SL bike.

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