With the unique ride feel you only get from a high-end Steel frame and 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.
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 headwind doesn’t bother you “tailwind 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.
Then the road opens up, you're back on the rolling roads with more climbs and technical descents to come but they're covered with poise and grace. The miles count down until you see the sign for home, there’s rain in the air but your mudguards keep you dry, you pass the century and you still feel good, the ride feel of Steel is real and you're home, feet up, cup of tea, exhilarated with a sense of accomplishment….
This is the essence of the Ribble Endurance 725!
To assist you in selecting the correct size simply find you height below. The graphic below illustrates our recommendations so you can be confident that the size you order will be correct.
The Reynolds 725 Steel frame weighs 2.1kgs and the fully monocoque carbon forks 470g.
What is the warranty on the frame?
The frame carries a 2 year warranty. All other parts have the standard manufacturer's warranty.
What is the tyre clearance?
There is clearance for tyres up to 28mm and 25mm with full 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 120kgs.
Does it take mudguards?
Yes, there are mounts for fitting mudguards.
What type of bottom bracket does the frame require?
The BB shell is a BSA 68mm threaded fit.
What size seatpost does the Endurance 725 Disc require?
The seatpost diamater is 27.2mm and seat collar 30mm.
Does it take a rack?
No, there are no mountings for a rear rack.
Can I fit a rack?
No, the frame does not have rack mounts.
What brakes fit this frame?
The frame takes flat mount disc brakes.
Are the axles quick release or thru axle?
The frame has thru axles of diameter 12x100 front and 12x142 rear.
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.
The bike came well packaged and everything was easy to put together. The first ride was really sublime! I never thought I would have this kind of fun again with a bike. Thank you very much for the prompt service and the constant feedback.
I needed another bike. Don't we all? What to buy? Carbon? Nope, broke a very expensive frame in a low speed tumble so not going there again. Aluminium? Yeah, its OK but a bit harsh. Steel? Hm. Always used to give a decent ride. Why not? So I decided to opt for the Reynolds 725 new Endurance Disc.
And oh my, what a good choice. For sure this bike is a bit on the heavy side but I'm no speed merchant and cycle between 20 and 70 miles each time for the sheer pleasure of being on a bicycle in the beautiful British countryside. About 170 miles a week so comfort and durability are important to me. After my first week the Endurance has not disappointed in the comfort stakes. Gone is that annoying low frequency vibration on less than perfect tarmac that my aluminium bike suffers with. Grotty roads that on an ally bike would have me standing up to make my legs into shock absorbers are far less of a problem on the Endurance.
After a lot of thought I chose the green and yellow colour scheme, with the small yellow ribbon painted around the Mavic hubs it looks very smart indeed. Oh yes, the wheels. Apparently they are entry level. Well that may be but with my Conti Gator Skin hard shells on they roll very smoothly and don't feel entry level.
The bike came with Shimano 105 and here is a niggle. I wanted an 11-34 cassette but could only have 11-28. Still not sure why. My first job was to do a changeover so I now have a 105 short cage derailleur and 11-28 block to sell... But 105 works just great. None of the agricultural feel of the lower groupsets, this stuff is smooth and works as well the 2017 Ultegra on my other road bike.
The stand out feature on this bike though, apart from the superbly smooth ride, are the brakes. 105 hydraulics and they really work. I've been on an interesting learning curve on some less well surfaced roads - back wheel locked up a couple of times but I'm getting the hang of it now. They modulate very well, the loss of control was down to me learning that unlike rim brakes, these discs do not need full on pressure! Got the message now and absolutely love the confidence they're giving me that I can now actually safely stop when I need to.
The other change I've made to the bike as delivered is to fit my well-worn Brooks B17 saddle. Not everyone's cup of tea but a great match to the steel frame.
There is something else to be aware of. The rear left hand drop out is prominent due to the need to accommodate the disc brake mount. I've had to make a very small adjustment to my pedalling style - probably about 1mm - to prevent my size 44 Shimano road shoes knocking the frame. Hopefully Ribble will sort that on future frames but its not detracted at all from my positive view of this bike.
Ribble's customer service has been excellent. I got a bit stressed over the collection of the bike but my many phone calls and emails were dealt with patiently and politely, what lovely people, Joe in the Bluewater "pop-up" was especially helpful even letting me try out his own Ribble bike as they didn't have precisely what I wanted on display.
Value for money. I don't see how this bike can be beaten in the VFM stakes. I have another road bike - obviously - which cost twice the price of this Ribble. In an honest assessment, the Ribble rides at least as well, if not better than that more expensive bike (which is not from a main-stream manufacture either).
200 miles and a week or so in, I have no regrets about buying my Endurance and have no hesitation in recommending it.
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