Tags: Hardtails
Mike Levy    Jun 3, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 65 - The Hardtail Episode The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 65 - The Hardtail Episode
The pros and cons of riding without rear-suspension, how to get the most out of your hardtail, and why we don't review many of them.
Alicia Leggett    May 21, 2021
Video: Nukeproof's New Hardtail Edit is Pure Entertainment Video: Nukeproof's New Hardtail Edit is Pure Entertainment
Elliot Heap, Adam Brayton, Blake Sampson, and 'Lil Robbo' know how to have a good time in Scoutin' About Part 3.
Mike Levy    Apr 29, 2021
Pinkbike Podcast Episode 59: Value Bike Field Trip Surprises & Spoilers Pinkbike Podcast Episode 59: Value Bike Field Trip Surprises & Spoilers
Talking all things Value Bike Field Trip, our winners and losers, some surprises, and where we think some budget-minded bikes are still coming up short.
Sarah Moore    Apr 22, 2021
Field Trip: Vitus' $1,449 Sentier Hits That Middle Ground Field Trip: Vitus' $1,449 Sentier Hits That Middle Ground
This 29er hardtail with a 130mm fork comes with a dropper post.
Daniel Sapp    Apr 21, 2021
First Look: Thomson's 'Hooch' Titanium Hardtail - Pond Beaver 2021 First Look: Thomson's 'Hooch' Titanium Hardtail - Pond Beaver 2021
The bike is named after the Chattahoochee National Forest in North Georgia.
Sarah Moore    Apr 20, 2021
Field Trip: Canyon's $1,200 Stoic Is All You Need to Have Fun Field Trip: Canyon's $1,200 Stoic Is All You Need to Have Fun
Canyon kicks off the Value Bike Field Trip with the wallet-friendly Stoic.
Daniel Sapp    Apr 16, 2021
Litespeed Release Pinhoti III Titanium Trail Bike - Pond Beaver 2021 Litespeed Release Pinhoti III Titanium Trail Bike - Pond Beaver 2021
The new Pinhoti gains tire clearance and can accommodate up to a 140mm fork.
Alicia Leggett    Apr 14, 2021
Ribble Cycles Introduces 2 New Aluminum Hardtails - Pond Beaver 2021 Ribble Cycles Introduces 2 New Aluminum Hardtails - Pond Beaver 2021
One is a 29er with a 65-degree head angle, while the other has smaller wheels and is a degree slacker.
Daniel Sapp    Apr 14, 2021
First Look: Calfee Design's Ultra-Adaptable Cephal Hardtail - Pond Beaver 2021 First Look: Calfee Design's Ultra-Adaptable Cephal Hardtail - Pond Beaver 2021
One frame shapeshifts from enduro to trail to cross country, big adventure, and more.
James Smurthwaite    Apr 7, 2021
Why Cycles Releases the el Jefe Hardtail for Backcountry Epics - Pond Beaver 2021 Why Cycles Releases the el Jefe Hardtail for Backcountry Epics - Pond Beaver 2021
Why Cycles' new titanium hardtail is designed for to handle everything from bikepacking to the occasional XC race.
Brian Park    Mar 5, 2021
4 Ultra Small Scale Manufacturers Making Exciting Stuff in 2021 4 Ultra Small Scale Manufacturers Making Exciting Stuff in 2021
There's something special about the people who can disappear into their shops and make actual things.
Geoff Kabush    Mar 2, 2021
Video Bike Check: Geoff Kabush's 3 Olympic Bikes from 2000, 2008, & 2012 Video Bike Check: Geoff Kabush's 3 Olympic Bikes from 2000, 2008, & 2012
The evolution of these Olympics XC race bikes is a fascinating reminder of how young our sport is and how quickly the technology has changed.
Salsa Cycles    Feb 25, 2021
Video: Salsa Makes its Timberjack More Hardcore Video: Salsa Makes its Timberjack More Hardcore
The 150mm travel Timberjack gets slacker and longer
Alicia Leggett    Feb 19, 2021
Specialized Releases Artsy Limited-Edition Chisel Framesets Specialized Releases Artsy Limited-Edition Chisel Framesets
If you are looking for a unique frame that's more than just a pretty bike, the new Specialized Chisel LTD frameset might be for you.
Daniel Sapp    Feb 10, 2021
Check Out: 20 New Hardtails for 2021 Check Out: 20 New Hardtails for 2021
Nearly two dozen fresh options to fulfill your hardtail hankerings.
Brian Park    Feb 1, 2021
Not a Review: The Moots Womble is More than Just a Boomer Bike Not a Review: The Moots Womble is More than Just a Boomer Bike
The Womble’s build quality is impeccable, the finish is perfect, and most of the details of its titanium frame are thoughtfully sorted.
James Smurthwaite    Jan 19, 2021
Farr's Twin-T Hardtail is a Ducati-Inspired Steel Throwback Farr's Twin-T Hardtail is a Ducati-Inspired Steel Throwback
Like a lot of the unusual projects we've seen in the past 12 months, this bike was dreamed up during lockdown.
Alicia Leggett    Jan 9, 2021
Rapidé Introduces the Versatile Tigré Steel Hardtail Frame Rapidé Introduces the Versatile Tigré Steel Hardtail Frame
A budget-friendly hardtail designed with versatility in mind.
James Smurthwaite    Dec 29, 2020
Bike Check: Dawid Godziek's NS Decade Dirt Jump Bike Bike Check: Dawid Godziek's NS Decade Dirt Jump Bike
We were so impressed with Dawid's latest edit that we decided to have a look around the bike he was using to pull it off.
Canyon    Dec 8, 2020
Canyon Release Stoic Hardtail Canyon Release Stoic Hardtail
Canyon's new hardtail is made to be affordable and versatile.
Steve Domahidy    Nov 28, 2020
Viral Bikes Updates Skeptic & Dérive Titanium Gearbox Hardtails for 2021 Viral Bikes Updates Skeptic & Dérive Titanium Gearbox Hardtails for 2021
While this may not be the year for a "the ride is contagious" tagline, Viral's gearbox-driven ti bikes are getting updates for next year.
Esker Cycles    Nov 24, 2020
Esker Cycles Releases Japhy Steel Hardtail 29er Esker Cycles Releases Japhy Steel Hardtail 29er
The Japhy is designed to work with a 120mm fork, and has clearance for up to 2.8" tires.
Esker Cycles    Nov 20, 2020
Esker Cycles' Hayduke Hardtail Back in Stock With Updated Fork Spec Esker Cycles' Hayduke Hardtail Back in Stock With Updated Fork Spec
The versatile Hayduke hardtail has been updated with a new parts spec and 140mm fork.
Daniel Sapp    Nov 11, 2020
Pipedream Release New Sirius Hardtail Pipedream Release New Sirius Hardtail
The Sirius is Pipedream's new do-it-all steel hardtail.
Canfield Bikes    Nov 3, 2020
Canfield Bikes Brings Back Chrome Nimble 9 Steel Hardtail for 2021 with Complete Builds Canfield Bikes Brings Back Chrome Nimble 9 Steel Hardtail for 2021 with Complete Builds
With new colors available in complete, frame only, or partial builds, Canfield's Nimble 9 has a variety of options for riders to choose from.
James Smurthwaite    Oct 28, 2020
This Aluminum Gearbox Hardtail Has No Seat Stays This Aluminum Gearbox Hardtail Has No Seat Stays
Another bike to add to the list of wild lockdown projects coming out of Europe this year.
Pässilä Bicycles    Oct 19, 2020
Pässilä Bicycles Launches the Hamari Hardtail Pässilä Bicycles Launches the Hamari Hardtail
The Finnish company is launching their first 4130 chromoly steel hardtail.
Jukka Mäennenä    Oct 14, 2020
Reader Story: The RIG v2 - From Handbuilt Frame to a Limited Batch Production Run Reader Story: The RIG v2 - From Handbuilt Frame to a Limited Batch Production Run
An in-depth look at the process of producing a run of hardtail frames.
Vitus Bikes    Sep 10, 2020
Vitus Reveal their Updated Range of Hardtails and Trail Bikes for 2021 Vitus Reveal their Updated Range of Hardtails and Trail Bikes for 2021
For 2021 Vitus have put together a varied range of affordable hardtails and trail bikes that all fall under the $2,900 USD mark.
Dan Roberts    Sep 4, 2020
2021 Marin El Roy & San Quentin Hardtails - Across the Pond Beaver 2021 Marin El Roy & San Quentin Hardtails - Across the Pond Beaver
Marin have a new steel hardcore hardtail on the way, along with an updated San Quentin.
Dan Roberts    Aug 19, 2020
2021 Mondraker Podium - The World's Lightest Production XC Hardtail? 2021 Mondraker Podium - The World's Lightest Production XC Hardtail?
At 775 grams, the new Mondraker Podium stakes its claim as the world's lightest XC hardtail frame.
Mike Kazimer    Aug 10, 2020
First Ride: 2021 Kona Honzo ESD Hardtail First Ride: 2021 Kona Honzo ESD Hardtail
The new Honzo is extra slack, dude.
Mike Kazimer    Aug 6, 2020
First Look: 2021 BMC Twostroke XC Hardtails - Modern Geo & Reasonably Priced First Look: 2021 BMC Twostroke XC Hardtails - Modern Geo & Reasonably Priced
BMC's new hardtails have a 67-degree head angle, and are available in carbon or aluminum.
James Smurthwaite    Aug 4, 2020
Spot Launches New Hardtail That Can be Run With a Belt Drive Singlespeed or Geared Spot Launches New Hardtail That Can be Run With a Belt Drive Singlespeed or Geared
Spot's new Rocker hardtail is a throwback XC frame with modern touches.
Daniel Sapp    Aug 3, 2020
First Ride: Yeti's 2021 ARC Hardtail First Ride: Yeti's 2021 ARC Hardtail
Don't fret, if the limited edition $9,900 ARC was a little too much for you, there are options.
Daniel Sapp    Jul 23, 2020
Check Out: 16 New Hardtails for 2020 Check Out: 16 New Hardtails for 2020
4130 chromoly, titanium, carbon, and aluminum frames designed for any style riding you can imagine - there are a lot of new hardtails this year.
Ed Spratt    Jul 17, 2020
BH Launches New Range of More Affordable Carbon XC Hardtails BH Launches New Range of More Affordable Carbon XC Hardtails
BH bikes has released a new version of its Ultimate Evo XC race bike that comes in at a lower pricepoint.
Ed Spratt    Jul 15, 2020
Christini Releases Range of AWD eMTBs Christini Releases Range of AWD eMTBs
Two-wheel drive e-bikes are now a thing.
Ed Spratt    Jul 6, 2020
Pipedream Launch Limited Edition Ti Moxie Hardtail Pipedream Launch Limited Edition Ti Moxie Hardtail
Just 24 of these titanium frames will be released.
Kona Bikes    Jul 1, 2020
Video: Connor Fearon Gets Rowdy on His Hardtail Video: Connor Fearon Gets Rowdy on His Hardtail
Connor Fearon gets loose on his carbon Kona Honzo hardtail.
Ed Spratt    Jun 30, 2020
Bike Check: Leigh Johnson's Pole Taival Steel Hardtail Bike Check: Leigh Johnson's Pole Taival Steel Hardtail
Leigh Johnson built up a Pole Taival to help pass the time until racing resumes.
Ed Spratt    Jun 22, 2020
My Boo Launches Bamboo eMTB Range My Boo Launches Bamboo eMTB Range
Ghanain-made, bamboo emtbs launched.
   Jun 19, 2020
Cotic Launch Updated SolarisMAX Hardtail Cotic Launch Updated SolarisMAX Hardtail
Cotic update their SolarisMAX Hardtail with new features, colours and a steeper seat angle.
COMMENCAL bicycles    Jun 18, 2020
Commencal Announces 2021 Meta HT AM Hardtail Commencal Announces 2021 Meta HT AM Hardtail
The 2021 Meta HT AM hasn't been dramatically overhauled, but it does have a shorter seat tube to allow for longer dropper posts.
Dan Roberts    Jun 8, 2020
Bike Check: Taj Mihelich's Chromag Stylus Bike Check: Taj Mihelich's Chromag Stylus
A legendary BMXer's version of their ideal hardtail, complete with cartoons.
Ed Spratt    May 22, 2020
Video Round Up: 10 of the Best UK Hardtail Edits Video Round Up: 10 of the Best UK Hardtail Edits
With the UK having more hardtails than you can shake a cup of tea at, we decided to look back through the archives for some of the best edits from the wet and muddy trails of the UK.
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   May 21, 2020
Cotic Launches the New BFeMAX Hardcore 29" Hardtail Cotic Launches the New BFeMAX Hardcore 29" Hardtail
Cotic adds to their BFe range of hardcore hardtails with the new 29" BFeMAX.
Ed Spratt    May 5, 2020
Video: GT Launches New Zaskar LT Trail Hardtail Video: GT Launches New Zaskar LT Trail Hardtail
GT's iconic frame gets a more aggressive update.
Sebastien Mueller    Apr 26, 2020
Senior Engineering Taken to the Trails: Home Built Hardtail Senior Engineering Taken to the Trails: Home Built Hardtail
Sebastien Mueller's senior engineering project was designing and building a frame. Here's how he did it.
Rob Rossi    Apr 1, 2020
T-Lab Enters the Mountain Bike Market with the Titanium Phenom Hardtail T-Lab Enters the Mountain Bike Market with the Titanium Phenom Hardtail
The brand that specializes in titanium gravel bikes unveils a bike that was supposed to be released at NAHBS.
Orbea    Mar 3, 2020
Video: Stylish Trail Riding from Max Rendall on Orbea’s Laufey Hardtail Video: Stylish Trail Riding from Max Rendall on Orbea’s Laufey Hardtail
Smoother than your average hardtail riding.
Alex RSD    Feb 24, 2020
RSD Bikes Announces 2020 Range With Aluminum MiddleChild HT & New Wildcat FS RSD Bikes Announces 2020 Range With Aluminum MiddleChild HT & New Wildcat FS
2020 sees the introduction of a brand new aluminum version of RSD's MiddleChild hardtail and an all-new version of the Wildcat full-suspension trail bike.
James Smurthwaite    Jan 26, 2020
Ragley Offer Aggro 'Race' Versions of Blue Pig and Big Wig - Core Bike Show 2020 Ragley Offer Aggro 'Race' Versions of Blue Pig and Big Wig - Core Bike Show 2020
More travel, four-pot brakes and downhill tyres up the hardcore factor of Ragley's long travel hardtails.
   Jan 21, 2020
Sage Titanium Announces Powerline 29er Hardtail Sage Titanium Announces Powerline 29er Hardtail
The titanium hardtail has a 67.5° head tube angle, clearance for 29x2.4" tires, and is made in the USA.
Daniel Sapp    Jan 14, 2020
Field Test: Affordable Hardtails - Marin San Quentin 3 vs Specialized Fuse Comp 29 Field Test: Affordable Hardtails - Marin San Quentin 3 vs Specialized Fuse Comp 29
The final two bikes from this year's Field Test are capable hardtails that won't break the bank.
Dan Roberts    Dec 11, 2019
Nordest Cycles Introduce New Bardino 2 Steel Enduro Hardtail Nordest Cycles Introduce New Bardino 2 Steel Enduro Hardtail
A super aggressive steel hardtail from the Canary Islands.
Jukka Mäennenä    Nov 30, 2019
Reader Story: The Rig v1 – A Custom Hardtail Frame with a Pinion Gearbox Reader Story: The Rig v1 – A Custom Hardtail Frame with a Pinion Gearbox
An in-depth look at the process of designing and building a custom hardtail frame.
Canfield Bikes    Nov 29, 2019
Canfield Bikes Unveils Longer, Slacker 2020 Nimble 9 Hardtail Canfield Bikes Unveils Longer, Slacker 2020 Nimble 9 Hardtail
The Nimble 9 enters its fifth generation with a number of tweaks and Black Friday pricing.
flag Ed Spratt    Nov 29, 2019
Voodoo Releases New £1000 Carbon Hardtail Voodoo Releases New £1000 Carbon Hardtail
A carbon hardtail that's under the Cycle to Work threshold.
Calibre Bikes    Oct 9, 2019
Video: Calibre Introduces the Budget Friendly Line29 Hardtail Video: Calibre Introduces the Budget Friendly Line29 Hardtail
Calibre's new hardtail tips the balance books at under £900 GBP.
Norco Bicycles    Sep 19, 2019
Video: Norco Bicycles Announces New Torrent Steel Hardtail Video: Norco Bicycles Announces New Torrent Steel Hardtail
The new progressive steel hardtail from Norco is built to handle plenty of abuse.
Adam Sklar    Jul 24, 2019
Sklar Introduces the Sweet Spot All-Mountain Hardtail Sklar Introduces the Sweet Spot All-Mountain Hardtail
Made in the USA from the finest 4130 tubing available, each Sweet Spot is built to order with a 3 month approximate lead time.
Richard Cunningham    Jun 24, 2019
Living the Dream: David Rosen's Flow Motion Titanium Hardtail Living the Dream: David Rosen's Flow Motion Titanium Hardtail
We meet Sage Titanium Bicycles' founder and ride his first all-mountain design
James Smurthwaite    Jun 19, 2019
First Look: The New Specialized Fuse is a Hardtail, Built for Fun First Look: The New Specialized Fuse is a Hardtail, Built for Fun
Rock simplicity with an aluminum frame, modern numbers, big wheels and single-speed friendly dropouts,
David Arthur    Dec 26, 2016
Ragley Bigwig - Review Ragley Bigwig - Review
A steel hardtail with all-mountain numbers and an appetite for downhill.
David Arthur    Dec 5, 2016
Merida Big Trail - Review Merida Big Trail - Review
Has Merida found the recipe for fun with their new Big Trail hardtail?
David Arthur    Feb 29, 2016
DMR Trailstar - Review DMR Trailstar - Review
The classic DMR Trailstar has been updated for 2016 - does it retain its ready-for-anything demeanor?
David Arthur    Jan 11, 2016
Ragley Blue Pig Hardtail - Review Ragley Blue Pig Hardtail - Review
Steel is real, and Ragley set out to prove it with an updated version of their Blue Pig hardtail.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 14, 2014
RSD Bikes Triumph Hardtail - Review RSD Bikes Triumph Hardtail - Review
We check out the Triumph, RSD Bikes' do-it-all steel hardtail.
Jordan Carr    Nov 18, 2013
REEB Cycles All-Mountain - Review REEB Cycles All-Mountain - Review
Is there a steel hardtail in your future? See what we thought of the REEB All Mountain.
Mike Kazimer    Jan 7, 2013
Trek Stache 8 Review Trek Stache 8 Review
We take a look at Trek's Stache 8 to see how this big wheeled hardtail handles aggressive trail riding.
Mike Kazimer    Nov 19, 2012
Production Privee Shan Review Production Privee Shan Review
There's a lot of buzz surrounding the Production Privee Shan. Can this steel hardtail live up to the hype?
Brad Walton    Dec 8, 2011
2012 Cove Sanchez DJ - First Look 2012 Cove Sanchez DJ - First Look
Looking for something sturdy and simple? Check out Cove's steel framed Sanchez that is both lighter and slacker for 2012.
Mike Kazimer    Dec 5, 2011
Chromag Aperture Hardtail Review Chromag Aperture Hardtail Review
Best known for its built-to-last handlebars, stems and saddles, Chromag also manufactures steel hardtail frames designed to handle epic rides on the toughest terrain. We put some serious saddle time in on their Aperture frame to find out what makes it tick.
Cory Hemminger    Apr 9, 2010
Cove Handjob and Shimano Alfine hub - Review Cove Handjob and Shimano Alfine hub - Review
This writeup is the second part of Pinkbike.com’s test of the Shimano Alfine internally geared hub. In the first part of the review, the Alfine was mounted on a Hammerschmidt-equipped rig that inspired plenty of discussion and showed that commuters can be a pretty opinionated crowd. The second part of the review has me continuing to put the Alfine hub through the paces off the road, this time mounted on a steel hardtail built for all-round trail riding.

Full review inside,
Jordan Holmes    Aug 19, 2009
2010 Norco Bikes - Hardtails and BMX 2010 Norco Bikes - Hardtails and BMX
We have taken a look at all the other genre's of bikes from Norco's 2010 product lineup, so now we will look at 3 bikes, from the Shore to the street. The 2010 Norco Sasquatch, 2010 Norco Two50, and the 2010 Norco Rev. One being a North Shore Hardtail designed for gnarly rock rides and big drops, the second being a hardtail designed around street riding and dirt jumps and the last being a completely rigid bike, designed for street thrashing and having fun.

Click here for info on the Sasquatch, the Two50, and the Rev BMX...
Brad Walton    Mar 27, 2009
Transition Bike's TransAm Review Transition Bike's TransAm Review
"In the woods this bike is like a Swiss Army knife with only one tool, and it just so happens that that tool fits nearly everything."

What has dual 26" wheels and requires no more than a bit of chain lube for a full tune up? If you're thinking a singlespeed hardtail, you're right on the money. For years I've knocked singlespeeds for mountain biking anywhere that has fast trails with steep climbs and descents. I've watched good riders painfully struggle on climbs only to spin out and slow down when the trail points downhill, so I always questioned the point of it. To my surprise this bike has it's place, which just so happens to be the tight, technical trails in my backyard, which are so wet 6 months out of the year that I find myself picking rocks out of the corners of my eyes at dinner two nights later.

-all photos and text by Brad Walton

 
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