Ribble launches an all-new aggressive hardtail, the HT Ti. It's got a150mm travel fork, progressive, slack and low geometry, a sleek titanium frame and promises to be a super compliant and capable hardtail mountain bike.
Ribble's new HT Ti is their new hardcore hardtail using triple butted 3AL/2.5 titanium tubing for ultimate compliance and durability. The compliant titanium makes for a strong frame with Ribbles carefully placed, and rather attractive, CNC bridges helping the cause, as well as helping to keep the weight as low as possible.
The brand has aimed this hardtail to those who prefer to ride fast, steep and technical trails but want an easier ride uphill. As such, they have shaped this bike to suit those demands. It boasts a slack 64 degree head angle, a 74 degree effective seat tube angle and short 430mm chainstay. The large size features a 650mm effective top tube length (no reach figure available) and a wheelbase of 1207mm. Designed around 650b wheels the frame has clearance enough for up to a 2.6" tire to aid the compliance of the titanium tubing. Upfront is 150mm fork supplied by Rock Shox or Fox which suggests this bikes intention err towards knar as a really capable machine.
The frame features a neat integrated seat clamp and full internal cable routing. Elsewhere there is a threaded bottom bracket, Boost spacing and can fit up for 27.5 x 2.6" tyres.
The bike will come in four sizes; small, medium, large and extra large, and it comes in three different build kits. The frame only will retail at £1800 while the base level Rockshox build, equipped with a Revelation fork will retail for £2700. Prices top out at £4,999 for a SRAM XX1 Eagle equipped build and Fox 34 Float Factory fork.
The bike can be pre-ordered now and will be available for delivery by mid-August.
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