Ribble Cycles have added a Hero version of their Endurance SL e Carbon e-Road Bike, claiming to weigh a class-leading 10.5kg. With Shimano Ultegra Di2 and Ribble’s own LEVEL Super light EBM carbon wheels, the Hero build is almost 1 kg lighter than the Pro version.
Ribble Endurance SL e Hero Carbon Electric Road Bike
The Ribble Endurance SLe Hero tops their lineup of carbon eRoad bikes, priced at £6,999. Like the others in the range it gets a discreet Mahle EBM X35 motor system with three levels of power assistance. What sets this one apart is its “Hero” parts list; combined with a medium frame, this carbon electric road bike weighs just 10.49kg (23.08lbs).So, what’s on it? The Toray T1000/T800 Carbon Monocoque frame gets a Shimano Dura Ace Di2 groupset. That’s a 2×11 speed electronic hydraulic drivetrain with a 50-34T chainset and an 11-28T cassette. The brakes are Shimano Dura Ace flat mount hydraulic.Also helping to push the weight down on this build is the Ribble LEVEL DB35 Superlight EBM Carbon wheelset, said to be engineered to enhance the performance of any electric bike equipped with the EBM X35+ system. They’ve a super wide rim profile optimized for use with tubeless tires.The Endurance SLe Hero bike also gets their LEVEL 5 fully integrated handlebar system. This full carbon handlebar/stem combination enables each cable to be fully hidden for seamless, cable-free aesthetics. Ribble claim the aero optimised design provides a significant drag saving of up to 40% when compared to a standard handlebar set up.Rounding off the superlight package is a vibration damping Ribble SL Carbon seat post fitted with a lightweight, flexible Fizik Antares VS Evo 00 saddle. For complete bike specs, head to the Ribble Cycles website.
Ribble Endurance AL e-Road Bike
An all-new addition to the Ribble Cycles lineup is the vastly more affordable aluminium option; the Ribble Endurance AL e – Enthusiast build. This one weighs a claimed 13kg (28.7lbs) making it one of the lightest aluminium electric road bikes on the market. Priced at £2,799, you probably won’t have to remortgage your house to get one; always a bonus.
Like its carbon counterpart, it gets the Mahle EBM X35 motor system. Other components include the Shimano 105 R7000 2×11 Speed Hydraulic Disc groupset and Mavic Ksyrium S 25 wheelset married to Continental Grand Prix GT 28mm tires. The complete build is finished with Ribble’s LEVEL 2 cockpit components and seat post, and a Prologo Kappa RS saddle.
The 6061-T6 heat-treated aluminium frame gets seamless welds, and is paired with a full carbon monocoque fork. Geometry is based on the carbon SLe, with an XS-XL frame size range servicing riders from 5’2″ to 6’3″.