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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