Welcome to the inaugural edition of Bike of the Week – our new weekly in-depth look at one of the most interesting, important or innovative bikes to land at BikeRadar in any given week. Kicking things off is this handsome blue Ribble Endurance SL Disc.
As a brand, Ribble has seen massive changes in recent years, with updates to its overall image and every bike in its range bringing it bang up to date with modern trends.
The Endurance range’s SL Disc caught our eye as one of the most competitively priced direct-sale bikes in the UK right now, offering stock builds that go head-to-head with the likes of the Canyon Endurace, Vitus Vitesse and Rose Reveal. It’s also well set up for year-round riding.
The Endurance is, as the name suggests, Ribble’s comfort-focused bike and, with geometry that sits at the more relaxed end of the spectrum, it’s a bike well-suited to long days in the saddle.
What is Bike of the Week?
Every Tuesday, we’ll bring you a detailed first look at one of the latest bikes to arrive for review – from road to commuting, gravel to enduro, and anything in between.
This is our chance to introduce the bike and everything that makes it unique before hitting the road or trails for testing and delivering our verdict in a full review.
At the top of the Endurance range is the carbon fibre SL R. It isn’t clear what the material difference between the top-tier model and the Endurance SL is, with the two sharing the same marketing copy on the Ribble site.
The second-tier Endurance SL is the bike in question here, pictured in a disc version (every road bike in the Ribble range is available in both rim and disc brake variants). The range is rounded out by the alloy-framed Endurance AL and the steel Endurance 725.