Ribble have added two new alloy hardtails to their offering in the form of the HT AL and the HT Trail 29.
A 130mm trail hardtail and a 150mm hardcore hardtail are the latest in a long line of bikes from the Ribble stable.
Both of Ribble’s new hardtails are full alloy affairs, based around a smooth-welded 6061-T6 chassis. The HT AL is the hardcore hardtail offering, featuring a 150mm fork, 27.5 x 2.6″ tyres and a 64 degree head angle, while the HT Trail 29 is based around a 130mm fork but still with a 64 degree head angle and 2.5″ tyres.
Prices start on both at £1,399.99 for the Sport, with three standard builds per frame will be available if you want a bike off the shelf, rising to £1,999.99 for the Pro. There are multiple options for customisation of spec and paint using Ribble’s custom bike builder on their website. Framesets for both will cost £599.99.
Ribble HT AL
The Ribble HT AL follows the UK tradition of the hardcore hardtail but in 6061-T6 alloy (there are steel options in the Ribble line up), based around a 27.5″ wheel and a 150mm fork. Builds are all SRAM-heavy, from SX up to GX, Recon Silver up to Revelation, with prices starting at £1,399.99, rising to a penny shy of two thousand pounds. Finishing kit and wheels are Ribble’s own Level numbers.
Size-wise, you get Medium, Large and XLarge, with the medium giving you a 620mm effective top tube (no reach figures on the Ribble site) combined with a 426mm seat tube. Head angle is 64 degrees combined with a 74 degree seat tube. Chainstay is 440mm on a 1226mm wheelbase.
Ribble HT Trail 29
Sporting shorter travel but bigger wheels than it’s sibling, the HT Trail 29 runs a similar silhouette from its 6061-T6 chassis, this time running a 130mm fork but with the same 65 degree head angle. Builds are similar in format, with the SX Eagle and Recon based Sport starting at £1,399.99, with the top spec Pro running GX Eagle and a Revelation fork.
Three sizes, much like the HT AL are on offer, with the medium offering a 620mm effective top tube with a 430mm seat tube. Head tube angle is 65 degrees, mated to a 74 degree seat tube. Chainstays are lengthy at 455mm, with a 1195mm wheelbase.
You can check out the Ribble HT AL and HT Trail 29 on their website here.