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Ribble releases Endurance Ti Disc road bike

UK brand adds new titanium model, and you can opt for either a standard build or choose your own spec

Ribble has introduced a new titanium Endurance Ti Disc road bike to its extensive range.

The Ribble Endurance Ti Disc has a frame that’s made from custom profiled and tapered triple-butted 3AL/2.5V titanium with brushed finish detailing, with a chrome head badge.

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The medium sized model  has a 55cm top tube, 51cm seat tube and 15cm head tube. The stack is 541mm and the reach is 390mm. Those figures point to a geometry that's aggressive for an endurance bike.

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The seatstays are dropped (they join the seat tube much lower than the junction with the top tube), the idea being to increase compliance and improve power transfer to the drivetrain, and you get a 44mm head tube with a full-carbon monocoque front fork and tapered steerer for front-end stiffness.

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The cables are routed internally.

 

There is clearance for tyres up to 32mm wide without mudguards fitted, or up to 28mm if you fit mudguards using the mounts provided.

Ribble claims a weight of 1.6kg for the frame and 470g for the fork. A medium sized bike built up with Shimano Ultegra components is about 9.8kg.

The Ribble Endurance Ti Disc comes in three suggested builds – Sport with Shimano a 105 groupset at £2,299Enthusiast with Shimano Ultegra at £3,299, and the Pro with Shimano Ultegra Di2 at £4,299

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If you prefer can use Ribble’s online BikeBuilder tool to choose your own spec based on your preferences and budget.

Here’s how to use Ribble’s BikeBuilder tool.

The frame has a three-year warranty against manufacturing defects.

Get more info on Ribble’s website. 

Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been road.cc technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now pushing 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.

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