Ribble Endurance SL e review

The Ribble Endurance SL e is down as being the lightest e-bike on the market - how does it ride?

Ribble Endurance SL e Enthusiast
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Ribble Endurance SL e carries a geometry that matches the top end race SL R model - but comes with the assistance of a rear wheel motor. The relatively low weight means you're not paying a great penalty for the assistance when on the flat and exceeding the 15mph limit, though we did still feel this dragged us back on shallow climbs. On longer, steeper climbs, the added power made riding uphill a breeze - we'd recommend this bike for a rider who still wants the fast responsive ride of a race bike, but with that little bit of extra help.

Reasons to buy
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    Easy and comfortable to ride

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    Looks like a standard bike

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    Low torque power output feels natural

Reasons to avoid
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    Charging point in vulnerable position

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    Power button in awkward position

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The Ribble Endurance SL e Enthusiast was selected for an Editor's Choice award in 2020. This year's list contains 78 items which scored a 9 or 10/10 with our tech team - this gear is the best of the best, and has received the Cycling Weekly stamp of approval. 

The Ribble SL e is a lightweight electric road bike, which carries its motor in the rear hub.

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