Ribble Endurance SL Disc review

Ribble's new endurance bike combines all-day comfort with aero efficiency and in this Shimano 105 disc-braking version it's a versatile performer

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Ribble Endurance SL is a classy-looking bike with a performance to match. Disc brakes are fast becoming a must-have, but if you choose them over rim brakes and want to stay within £2K you’re looking at dropping down from Ultegra to 105 and adding about a kilo in weight. Possibly for this reason it doesn’t quite feel like an out and out race bike with this spec, but for club runs, training loops, epic rides or even as a posh winter bike it absolutely nails it.

Reasons to buy
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    Stable handling

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    Clean looks

Reasons to avoid
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    Not the lightest in its class

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Ribble managed a knock out move when it introduced the brand new Endurance SL range earlier this year. It really was a stunning departure from Ribble’s existing endurance bikes and represented a long awaited revamp of one of the original ‘value’ brands. Because of this, the Endurance SL Disc delivers a ride worthy of a place in Editor’s Choice.

Ribble has been busy democratising aerodynamics by adding wind-cheating features to the Endurance SL range, which is, as the name implies, a bike for all-day riding.

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Simon Smythe

Simon Smythe is a hugely experienced cycling tech writer, who has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2003. Until recently he was our senior tech writer. In his cycling career Simon has mostly focused on time trialling with a national medal, a few open wins and his club's 30-mile record in his palmares. These days he spends most of his time testing road bikes, or on a tandem doing the school run with his younger son.