Ribble Cycles (United Kingdom) - Retro class, endurance & performance.
The Endurance 725 Disc complements the traditional looks of the Reynolds steel frame with contemporary geometry and design features with a multitude of build and specification options including disc or caliper brakes, plus full mudguard compatibility making the Endurance 725 the ideal all season road bike for the rider looking for retro style with modern performance and versatility.
Designed for endurance:
The new Ribble Endurance 725 Disc is a road platform hand crafted from Reynolds 725 Steel designed for Endurance and general road riding. With the unique ride feel you only get from a high end Steel frame and a carefully considered geometry resulting in a frameset that offers stability, comfort and precision handling with enough adjustability to suit both endurance riders and those looking for a more performance optimised riding position.
Essence of the endurance:
Whether it’s your favourite or nemesis ride, you visualise it in your head the night before, you know the roads like the back of your hand, every corner, climb and descent it’s as if you were there already… Then press start, click in, change down, you're off, the anticipation as you glide out of town and onto the rolling roads up to the foot of the first climb. The head wind doesn’t bother you “tail wind home" you say to yourself.
As the climb draws near you're conserving energy ready ahead of the first challenge of the day, the climb rolls on and you pass a few riders in their own moment of pain and ecstasy, the gradient steepens but you're feeling good, 100m to go that final push out of the saddle and the PB is yours, the first of many today. Then focus your mind for the rewarding descent, the spoils for your effort unfolds in front of you, swooping down it’s as if you’re on rails, the swish of the tyres and the sound of the wind, at one with the machine.
Then the road opens up, you're back on the rolling roads with more climbs and technical descents to come but they're covered with poise and grace. The miles count down until you see the sign for home, there’s rain in the air but your mudguards keep you dry, you pass the century and you still feel good, the ride feel of Steel is real and you're home, feet up, cup of tea, exhilarated with a sense of accomplishment…
This is the essence of the Ribble Endurance 725!
The Endurance 725 Disc - 105:
With trickle down technology from the Ultegra series the 105 has been chosen to be in keeping with the lightweight performance characteristics of the 725 Disc frame.
Add to this the modulated stopping power of hydraulic disc brakes which ensures maximum stopping power when you most need it no matter the weather or difficulty of descent. The Mavic Aksium Disc wheelset offer excellent performance, reliability and durability thanks to their sealed bearings and quality of build.
- Shimano 105 Hydraulic R7020 - 11 Speed
- Shifters - 105 R7020
- Brakes - 105 R7020
- Chainset - 105 R7000 34/50
- Cassette - HG700 11/32
- Rotors - 160mm
- Mavic Aksium Disc
- Continental Ultrasport 25mm
- Bars - Level 1 Alloy
- Stem - Level 1 Alloy
- Seatpost - Level 1 Alloy
- Saddle - Prologo Kappa RS