Ribble Cycles release two new alloy hardtails

Ribble HT Trail AL 29
(Image credit: Ribble Cycles)

Ribble Cycles has introduced two new hardtail mountain bikes into its lineup of bikes, including a 29er and a 27.5-inch model. With a variety of build kits at multiple price points, these new bikes may be some of the best budget mountain bikes released this year. 

The HT Trail AL 29 uses a 6061-T6 heat-treated aluminum frame and 130mm of fork travel to create a versatile hardtail. A 64-degree head angle and long wheelbase offer control and stability out on the trails. 

The frame is compatible with up to 2.5-inch tires, bringing even more control and grip. Another neat feature is internal cable routing, making for a clean look and the ability to run an internally-routed dropper seat post.

Ribble HT AL

The HT AL features a 150mm fork and 27.5-inch wheels for full-gas all-mountain hardtail riding (Image credit: Ribble Cycles)

Built kits start with the Sport model with a SRAM SX Eagle drivetrain and RockShox Recon RL fork, and go up to the Pro model that features a GX drivetrain and RockShox Revelation RC fork. Build kits and colorways can also be customized through Ribble's website.

The HT AL bike features similar frame characteristics but is built around 27.5-inch wheels and a 150mm fork for full-gas all-mountain hardtail riding. It also includes clearance for up to 2.6-inch tires.

The build kits are the same, with the exception that the forks have been swapped to the longer travel, 27.5-inch variations.

Ribble Cycles HT Trail AL 29 and HT AL pricing 

  • Sport: $1600.58 / £1,399 
  • Enthusiast: $1,943.80 / £1,699 
  • Pro: $2,287.03 / £1,999 
  • Frameset: £599 
Ryan Simonovich

Ryan Simonovich has been riding and racing for nearly a decade. He got his start as a cross-country mountain bike racer in California, where he cultivated his love for riding all types of bikes. Ryan eventually gravitated toward enduro and downhill racing but has also been found in the occasional road and cyclo-cross events. Today, he regularly rides the trails of Durango, Colorado, and is aiming to make a career out of chronicling the sport of cycling. 

Rides: Santa Cruz Hightower, Specialized Tarmac SL4