Ribble Cycles has unleashed its latest hardcore hardtail MTB – the HT 725.
Designed by Ribble’s in-house R&D team, embracing the “building the bikes we want to ride” philosophy and tested on UK trails, the HT 725 is built from custom Reynolds 725 Steel with a contemporary geometry that combines confidence-inspiring agility and stability. Achieved through the long wheelbase, short stem, slack head angle around a wide bar with its ability to put the power down with maximum traction due to the big tyre clearance up to 650×2.6in and tight back end.
“The positive rider feedback we received on the HT Ti made the decision to design a more accessible version very easy,” said Jamie Burrow, Ribble Cycles’ head of product.
“Equally, as capable on the trails as the HT Ti, the HT 725 is the result of detailed and very specific product requirements and feedback from riders combined with seeing how far we can push the ride capabilities and attention to detail envelope in Hardtail MTB design. Reynolds 725 Steel was the material of choice due to its natural material properties, durability and unique ride characteristics.”
Darren Bishop, Ribble Cycles’ senior mechanic and MTB specialist, added: “Taking my years of MTB riding and testing experience combined with the design details coming out of the original HT Ti project development process, the HT 725 has resulted in a highly capable hardcore hardtail MTB perfect for UK trails, this is the bike I want to ride.”
Complete bike prices will start from £1,399 with further information including build options and delivery dates revealed shortly.