Hardtail Mountain Bikes
Singletrack Slaying, Trail Eaters
Hardtail mountain bikes are perfect for the after-work shred fest or a fun-filled day at the trail centre. Nothing else quite matches the speed, agility and all-out, ears-pinned fun of a blast along the trails on a hardtail MTB.
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Ribble HT AL Bike Builder
Alloy Hardtail Mountain Bike
The HT AL is the definitive hardcore hardtail against which all others should be judged! Built to be ridden flat out, loose and lairy, a modern breed of hardcore hardtail that pushes you to your limit and shifts your mindset from what you previously thought possible on a hardtail.
Ribble HT 725 Bike Builder
Reynold 725 Steel Hardtail Mountain Bike
The HT 725 is a high-end Hardcore Hardtail manufactured from Reynolds 725 tubing and designed for the toughest UK trails.
Ribble HT Trail AL 29 Bike Builder
Alloy Hardtail Mountain Bike
The HT Trail AL 29 is a versatile aluminium trail hardtail for big wheel fans that is designed for flat out speed and mountain exploration. Light and agile, yet planted, it confidently climbs and carries blistering speed over the toughest terrain. It’s your passport to freedom in the wilderness.
Hardtail MTB’s are the purest form of mountain biking, they differentiate from a full-suspension bike by having suspension at the front only. The rear wheel connects directly to the frame which is where the name hardtail originates from. The use of suspension up front absorbs the hits and provides the front wheel with traction. Hardtail MTB’s will be manufactured from 4 different materials, these include the titanium hardtail mtb, carbon hardtail mtb, alloy hardtail mtb and steel hardtail mtb.
By far the most rugged and robust of hardtails is the titanium hardtail mtb. Titanium has the highest strength to weight ratio of any metallic element and it also happens to be very comfortable thanks to its vibration absorption characteristics.
Carbon hardtail MTB’s tend to be favoured by cross country racers who prefer the lighter overall build weight when compared to other materials. Their reduced weight makes them much more efficient when climbing, requiring less rider effort to get to the top of the climb. Like titanium hardtails, steel hardtail mtb’s are extremely rugged and robust with a high level of comfort offered by the natural compliance of steel. They tend to be a little less stiff and are a bit heavier than titanium overall.
Aluminium is an easy material to work with and is one of the most cost-effective of materials with which to construct a frame. Therefore, alloy hardtail MTB’s are one of the most popular choices for anyone looking to try their hand at trail riding. They are stiff, light, robust and very agile.