• Custom Color

    Fancy something more customised. No problem. Build your dream bike, including personalizing with the CustomColor by creating your own specification here.


    The Hybrid AL e Trail pushes the boundaries of possibility with every ride. Powerful pedal assistance, distance-shrinking range and handy features are designed to make your daily rides quicker and easier in every way possible. A low step-over design for ease of use and bump-smoothing suspension deliver a comfortable ride, no matter where the trail may take you.


    Whether you ride for transportation, fitness or just fun, the Hybrid AL e Trail lets you explore faster, further, and in greater comfort. This easy-to-use and rugged electric bike is a stylish and fun get-around that's perfect for a scenic detour along forest paths, towpaths and trails.


    Utilising the latest e-bike technology, the superlight MAHLE hub drive motor delivers a ride that’s so natural that you could be forgiven for forgetting that it’s electric. With three power modes, offering as much or as little assistance as you need. A handy walk mode feature provides a little extra boost of assistance should you need to dismount and push the bike along.


    Smooth out the ride with 60mm of bump-smoothing suspension upfront, working in tandem with a suspension seat post to absorb the vibrations from rough surfaces. Enjoy complete peace of mind with the natural suspension and grip offered by the ultra-reliable, puncture-proof Schwalbe Marathon 35mm tyres.


    Ergonomically designed handlebars deliver a comfortable and upright riding position for a commanding view of the road and the scenery ahead. Fitted with an iWoc Trio control interface that allows you to control the motor assist level at the touch of a button.


    Keep track of your battery level and capture ride data with a smart display that offers connectivity to the e-bike's system. Change motor assist levels, turn on the lights and view the remaining range, all from one screen. With minimal energy consumption and a long-life battery, you'll never have to worry about it running out of juice mid-ride.


    The little things make a big difference, and that's why the Hybrid AL e Trail comes fully kitted out for the trail and city streets. A rack offers quick and easy carrying, robust alloy mudguards to fend off the dirt, powerful integrated lights and a kickstand for easy parking.


    Pair your phone and smartwatch with the MAHLE SmatBike Systems app to unlock a multitude of additional features.

    • Available range
    • Speedometer
    • Battery capacity check
    • Diagnostic info
    • Heart rate compatible
    • ... and much more!
    Custom Colour

    We create the bike, you decide the design. Be bold and bright or stealthy as you like. With millions of combinations, you can make a bike unique to you.

    Just select customise after choosing your size.

    Your Bike. Your Way

    The MAHLE SmartBike Systems smartphone app can help you keep track of all you need with journeys, locations, speeds, maps and much more.

    Should you have a problem with the system and you have the app connected, our experts can run remote diagnostics from wherever you are to help get you back on your journey.


    Download the brochure and user guides to get started with the MAHLE SmartBike system.

    Free Insurance for 30 Days

    Buy any bike from Ribble and we will provide you with specialist cycling insurance for your bike, including £250 accessories cover and Theft & Accidental Damage for 30 days in partnership with Pedalsure.

    If you decide to keep your insurance, a 15% discount is applied on the remainder of your policy! Learn more about PedalSure.

    Ride. Smart.
    Combi Lock

    For those occasions when you do not need a high-security lock, this cable Combi Lock is a great choice for places like a cafe stop. Lightweight but still relatively strong, it stops the opportunist from riding away with your bicycle if you turn your back for a few seconds. The resettable combination lock means there is no need to carry any keys around. It’s also long enough to feed through a few bikes and around something secure.

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    Range Extender Battery

    Extend your ride and travel further with the MAHLE battery extender. This handy addition takes the place of an existing bottle cage mount and plugs directly into the charger port above the bike's bottom bracket. When utilised, it extends the range by a massive 70%. When combined with the internally mounted main battery, it almost doubles the capacity to a total of 456W/h, allowing you to ride on full assist for up to an extra two hours.

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    Frequently Asked
    Will I have full control of the bike?

    Yes, this is a pedal-assisted e-bike and always requires rider input. When a power assistance level is selected, the motor provides a smooth and consistent power boost to each pedal stroke.

    Do I need tax or insurance to ride this bike?

    No, as a pedal-assisted e-bike, limited to a maximum speed of 25kph/15mph, you are not required to hold a valid driver’s licence, pay tax, or take out insurance.

    How much does it weigh?

    The bike, including its integrated accessories, weighs in at 19.5kgs in a medium size.

    What size bike do I need?

    The Hybrid AL e Trail is available in Small to fit rider heights 5’0” to 5’7” (155 - 167cm), Medium 5'7" - 5'10" (170 - 178cm), Large 5'10" to 6'1" (178 - 185cm) and X-Large 6'1” to 6’4” (185 - 193cm).

    What is the range of the Hybrid AL e Trail?

    This depends upon many factors, including rider weight/fitness, route profile and ambient temperature. A rider of 90kgs on a varied route that includes climbs, descents and flats can expect an average distance of approximately 60 miles.

    Is it possible to test ride the bike?

    You can test ride any of our e-bikes and receive expert buying advice at our flagship Clitheroe showroom. Please contact the showroom in advance so that we can ensure that any suitable bikes you wish to test are available for your visit. During the summer months, we also host demo events across the UK. For details of the dates and timings of these events, please refer to our events page.

    Alternatively, you can hire the e-bike from E-Venture Bikes in Keswick; the rental cost will then be deducted from your purchase should you decide to buy one of our e-bikes.

    How do I control how much power the motor delivers?

    Three power settings are available at the press of a button, low, medium, and max assistance, so you can select the setting you need to suit the terrain. The bike comes fitted with an iWoc Trio control unit that is mounted for convenience to the handlebars. You can cycle through the assistance levels simply by clicking the upper or lower buttons without having to remove your hands from the handlebars or take your eyes off the road ahead. Check out our blog for a step by step guide to how to operate our e-bikes.

    How fast can I go on the Hybrid AL e Trail?

    The motor system will provide assistance up to 15mph, at which point (by law with all e-bikes in the UK) the motor will cut out. If you then drop below 15mph, the system will automatically kick back in when required.

    Can I ride this bike in the wet?

    The electric components used on our e-bikes are IP54 rated. They are protected against splashing but not against full immersion. The electric bike should never be subjected to pressurised water from a hose pipe or jet wash. Failure to adhere to this may result in damage to the electrical components that comprise the motor system. When transporting the bike outside of a vehicle, a waterproof cover should be used to protect the electronic components from water ingress during transportation.

    How long does it take to charge the battery?

    From fully depleted, the battery reaches full capacity in just 3.5 hours and can be charged from any household power socket.

    How will I know how much battery remains?

    The handlebar-mounted iWoc Trio control button has built-in LEDs which display how much battery power remains. It displays this using a simple traffic light system; white indicates a full charge, progressing down through Green, Amber, and finally Red to indicate that there is 25% or less remaining. The Pulsar One computer also displays relevant system data so you can keep track of your remaining battery power and have all of the ride data at your fingertips.

    What is the widest tyre that I can fit?

    The widest tyre that can be accommodated is 40mm.

    What if I get a puncture?

    It is just as simple as fixing a puncture on a normal bike, except you first need to disconnect the rear wheel by unclipping the connector at the chainstay and releasing the wheel nuts on the axle. Once the puncture has been repaired, you simply bolt the wheel back on and connect the cable once again.

    What sort of a pump will I need?

    The most common type of inner tube valve is the Presta high-pressure valve, which this bike comes with. There are a couple of options in terms of a pump, firstly you want something that can be carried either on the bike or in a jersey pocket. The most popular types are.

    • Mini Pump – A small pump that normally includes a clip that can be bolted onto a bottle cage mount on the bike or that is small enough to fit into a cycling jersey pocket or bag.
    • CO2 pump – CO2 pumps use a pressurised CO2 canister to inflate the inner tube much faster and more efficiently. The only drawback is that a full canister is required for a roadside repair.
    • Hybrid Pump – Some models of bike pumps are compatible with CO2 canisters and offer the option to inflate the tube normally. The best of both worlds.
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