Ribble Endurance AL e Enthusiast Shimano 105 2021
The Ribble Endurance AL e Enthusiast offers fun, pleasurable handling and a high-quality ride with the addition of a power plant that delivers plenty of smooth assistance on the hills.
It's way more relaxed than a full-on race machine, but still feels nimble through the bends and when mixing it with traffic.
On the flat above the 25km/h (15.5mph) cut-off, the AL e belies its 13.35kg (29.43lb) weight. Riding fast on the straights, there’s no feeling of being laden with the extra heft, and it's the same when it comes to bunging it into the corners.
The Mahle Ebikemotion X35+ system gives you a 40N m boost from the 250 watt-hour battery/motor combination when using full power, which on any climb where you are going slow enough for it to kick in makes a real difference. What we like most about the X35+ is the smoothness of its delivery. As the speed drops below 25km/h it just gives you a gentle nudge as if you've got a tailwind.
The AL e frame is made from 6061-T6 aluminium alloy tubing, and even with the oversized down tube enclosing the battery it doesn't scream e-bike.
Ribble's Bikebuilder means you can, within reason, build your AL e up however you like, starting at £2,399.
If you are looking for an e-bike that'll give you the feeling of riding a standard road bike with just the subtlest of assistance, then this is a very good choice.