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Hardtail Mountain Bike
Carbon or aluminium hardtails are the perfect choice both for relaxed rides in the countryside, and emptying the tank with big, all-out efforts. They are equally suited for beginners and experienced mountain bikers alike. Gentle spins or high-intensity action– you decide.
Buying a hardtail MTB
Are you looking for the smoothest ride without compromising on speed? A hardtail bike is the ultimate MTB. As ideal for peddling effortlessly up steep hills as it is for racing down mountain trails, it’s no wonder professionals favour the versatility of a hardtail. Aluminium or carbon, electric motor or not, you’ll fall in love with this bike in no time!
What are the features of a hardtail MTB?
When buying a mountain bike, you have a choice to make. Do you go for a hardtail or a full-suspension bike? This is when understanding a bit about mountain bikes comes in handy.
While full-suspension bikes are supplied with suspension in the front and rear. Hardtails – as the name suggests – are only equipped with suspension in the front. This means hardtails are less comfortable overall but excel in tighter trails and rapid manoeuvres. Extreme trails, jumps, and downhill descents are all capable on hardtail bikes. That said, technically demanding courses are better suited to full-suspension bikes.
Thanks to their chunky tyres and a wide range of gears, hardtails are suitable for a range of different terrains. The fixed rear triangle also provides exceptional acceleration on mountain tracks. Some of our hardtail MTBs have 27.5 inch wheels, whereas others are fitted with 29 inch wheels.
The benefits of hardtail MTBs
Easy upkeep, versatility, lightweight, powerful uphill drive, and cost-effective: the best hardtail mountain bike is one that exhibits all these properties. Hardtails are perfect for MTB rookies and professionals alike. You can climb hills effortlessly with reduced weight and adequate suspension gives you more control on tighter trails.
Hardtails have no complex suspension tech in the rear, making them far lighter than their full-suspension counterparts. It also means hardtails require far less maintenance and are cheaper as a result. They provide a world of benefits for beginners, but pros also count on hardtail MTBs to see them through tough terrains and cross-country courses.
Refine your riding technique with a hardtail MTB from Canyon. Any one of our bikes offers incredible control in tight areas, ideal for riding technical trails with minimal physical effort.
Aluminium or carbon?
Both materials have different pros and cons, so it’s entirely up to you which one you go for. A hardtail MTB frame made from carbon offers greater precision in your movement and is more lightweight than an aluminium frame. However, aluminium is a more durable material and is more cost-effective.
Each type of frame feels different when riding, too, but this just comes down to personal preference. As such, it’s hard to definitively say which material is better. Ultimately, it will all depend on your individual tastes and budget.
Choosing between a regular MTB or an e-MTB is just another step you must consider before buying a hardtail. Canyon e-MTBs, such as the Grand Canyon:ON hardtail, benefit from powerful Shimano motors. These quadruple your pedalling power and give you more endurance on your bike rides. Not only can you go for longer, you’ll also be much more comfortable and have more control on long, demanding trails.
Incredible versatility with hardtail MTBs
At Canyon, you’ll find the perfect hardtail MTB for every situation. Our bikes are just as suitable for beginners as they are for ambitious athletes.
- Cross country bikes: For any cross-country athletes out there, you’ll know that the discipline requires both strength and versatility. Our bikes can master a variety of different terrains with ease, such as smooth tracks, overgrown paths, and rocky trails. The Grand Canyon, for instance, scores highly for versatility for off-road adventures. Meanwhile, the Exceed excels in speed, giving you that extra competitive edge in races. Our models have won numerous prizes, including the Red Dot Design Award which our carbon XC hardtail took home.
- Trail bikes: A trail bike can tackle even the most demanding routes. Made from either aluminium or carbon, the Stoic and the Grand Canyon are two unbelievably robust trail bikes. For the most challenging terrain and daring jumps, the Stoic is best. The Grand Canyon performs much better as an all-rounder, giving you much more control over your rides. With different setups and configurations, you can find a flexible model that’s tailored to you.
- Dirt jump bikes: If you love dirt jumps, street biking, and skate parks, you can benefit massively from one of our dirt bikes. Choose between a variety of Stitched models that will have you looking your best both on the ground and in the air.
- Fat bikes: With extra-wide tyres, fat bikes are specialists at traversing sand, snow and gravel. Pick from our Dude range of models to find the perfect companion for your next adventure.
Get your next hardtail MTB online
Buying a hardtail MTB online has several advantages. Without additional sellers or distributors, we can sell our bikes at incredibly cost-efficient prices. What’s more, your hardtail will arrive already 90% pre-assembled, meaning you won’t have to start from scratch like flat-pack furniture. We supply you with video instructions and tools to set up the few remaining parts.
Pop into one of our showrooms or find us at cycling events if you ever need any assistance. All our bikes come with a 6-year warranty and a 30-day return policy.