Ribble Adds Two Alloy Hardtails to Their Line Up.

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.

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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.