Ribble Endurance SL Disc 105 review in a sentence: Light as a feather and built for speed, this is a road bike that delivers performance and value in equal measure.If you want to know more about T3’s product reviews, take a read of our how we test page. Otherwise, read on for my thoughts about the Ribble Endurance SL Disc 105.The Ribble Endurance SL Disc 105 is available now and comes in a variety of sizes and configurations that should suit any kind of rider. So, for example, there’s XXS through to XL, meaning there’s a bike for anyone from 4’ 11” / 150cm through to 6’ 3” / 191cm and all points in-between. The other great thing about Ribble is that they’re also able to tweak and fine tune orders, to meet the needs of riders. There’s a real personal touch about this company, which is probably why they continue to be so popular amongst the cycling community. Ribble also takes part in the Cycle to Work scheme and accepts all major cycle to work vouchers. Our Ribble Endurance SL Disc 105 was a medium model, which comes with a price tag of £2,500 directly from Ribble(opens in new tab) in the UK. They also ship to many countries around the globe. The website gives you lots of different options for the design of your bike, which can be customised still further if you wish. Bear in mind though that this level of flexibility means that prices will change in accordance with the specification.Wheels are 12x100F/12x142R Level DB40 Sport Carbon’s shod with some very cool Continental Grand Prix 700x28c rubber. Stopping power comes thanks to more Shimano components, in the shape of 105 R7070 Flat Mount hydraulic discs. Add it all together and you’ve got a bike that looks and feels the part, without a doubt.
‘Built & tuned in Lancashire, England since 1897’ proclaims the sticker on the frame of the Ribble Endurance SL Disc 105. Yep, Ribble bikes have been around for a long time and that proud heritage is tangible when you first pull the Ribble Endurance SL Disc 105 out of its box. Actually, unlike many bikes that prove challenging to remove from their cardboard protection, you’ll find the Ribble Endurance SL Disc 105 is a breeze – it’s just so light. Granted, if you’re looking for one of the best cheap road bikes you’ll not get the Ribble Endurance SL Disc 105 as it costs two and a half grand. However, value for money is more important than cheapness, and you get an awful lot of bike for your money here. In fact, to my mind the Ribble Endurance SL Disc 105 seems very competitively priced. It certainly holds its own when put up against the best road bikes you can buy currently.