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.
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.
WHO IS THE
SL R SERIES DISC 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 R SERIES
The SL R frameset is manufactured from a carefully selected blend of Toray’s T1000 and T800 carbon fibre, using more of the T1000 carbon layup than any other frame in the Ribble range. This unique mixture of carbon is 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 and in turn eliminates any weak spots in the construction.
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 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.
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.
Frame Price: $3,104.73
Or from $61.45 a month and available on Cycle To Work schemes
How much does the Endurance SL R Series Disc weigh?
The internally routed Toray 800/1000 full carbon monocoque frame weighs 850g and the full monocoque carbon forks 400g. A built up bike with Dura Ace Di2 weighs in at 7.3kgs.
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 Disc 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 Disc require?
The semi-aero seatpost is exclusive to the SL R Series Disc and is supplied with the bike.
Can I fit a rack?
No, the frame does not have rack mounts.
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.
Great to ride not harsh or dead, love the clean looks of the integrated cockpit. Handles really well not at all twitchy or nervous, also seems to roll a lot easier than my other bike on tubeless tyres, that might just be because this bike is lighter.
Nothing but praise for the entire process from using the bike builder to the finished article delivered on time.
The value for money is exceptional. I have changed from an Italian brand that I adore but the equivalent in that brand would be at least double the cost with no discernible benefits in quality.